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This week proved to be especially tough for me with my choices down to only nine teams and some especially bad combinations. This is what I'm hoping for this week:
Oregon over Stanford
I do not feel confident about this pick, but given my other options it's the best one I have this week. I'm actually sort of rooting for Oregon this year to go undefeated just because I sure don't want to see Alabama back in the title game and I still don't like Notre Dame. So Kansas State and Oregon are kind of my defaults. Stanford is a tough team though and I would be tempted to pick them as an upset pick if we were just picking against the spread, but I do think Oregon will pull out the win and keep trucking towards the national title game.
Nick was eliminated in Week Four
Previous Nick picks: Utah, TCU, Washington, Air Force, BYU, Nevada, San Diego State, Oregon State, Louisiana Tech, Stanford, Boise State
Boise State over Colorado State
I have waited patiently to use my Boise State pick this season until the perfect moment, which may have come and gone last week versus Hawaii but is probably still relevant for Senior Day versus Colorado State football cupcakes. This year's Bronco team has been full of surprises (Southwick: Good or bad? Which MW team will they lose to at home?). I don't expect losing to CSU to be one of the surprises.
Kevan was eliminated in Week Two.
Previous Kevan picks: Air Force, UNLV, Washington State, Utah State, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State, Louisiana Tech, Oregon, Stanford, BYU
Air Force over Hawaii
Hawaii is bad. Air Force is mediocre. Mediocre > Bad?
Drew was eliminated in Week Eight and again in Week Nine.
Previous Drew picks: Stanford, TCU, Oregon, Boise State, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, San Diego State, Washington, Oregon State, Utah State, BYU
The OBNUG Eliminator challenge is open to anyone and everyone who knows how to use a Google document or begs us really hard in the comments to use a Google document for them.
One big rule: You can't pick the same team twice.
Additional rules are 1) don't cheat and screw with the spreadsheet, 2) make your picks before your game starts, 3) keep playing as long as you want after you pick wrong. All other rules are meaningless to the extent that I cannot remember them now.
Winner gets a free Deuce Brand watch.
Pick. Survive. Gloat. Enjoy.
We will be playing this for 14 weeks so we have selected a list of 20 teams to pick from. These include all Mountain West teams as well as a selection of regional teams and, for those who love making bad decisions, Idaho.
|Boise State||Air Force||Fresno State||Hawaii||Nevada|
|New Mexico||San Diego State||UNLV||Wyoming||Idaho|
|TCU||BYU||Utah||Louisiana Tech||Utah State|
|Washington||Washington State||Oregon||Oregon State||Stanford|
This Week's Games
There are a total of 17 teams to pick from this week.
- Boise State vs. Colorado State
- Air Force vs. Hawaii
Fresno State at BYE
- Hawaii at Air Force
- Nevada at New Mexico
San Diego State vs. BYE
- UNLV vs. Wyoming
- Wyoming at UNLV
- Idaho vs. University of Texas San Antonio
TCU vs. BYE
- BYU at San Jose State
- Utah vs. Arizona
- (20) Louisiana Tech vs. Utah State
- Utah State at (20) Louisiana Tech
- (25) Washington at Colorado
- Washington State at Arizona State
- (2) Oregon vs. (13) Stanford
- (16) Oregon State vs. California
- (13) Stanford at (2) Oregon
See some winners there? Of course you do. Enter your pick in the spreadsheet and share your team du jour in the comments.