To the fans of Oklahoma State, Clemson, Oregon and Oklahoma, I’d like to apologize: You poor souls never stood a chance. The fact that your teams lost last Saturday had much more to do with me, than anything they did on the field last weekend.
Let me explain. Last Saturday, I had dinner opportunity come up that I couldn't pass on, meaning that I wouldn’t be able to watch Saturday night’s games, and in turn wouldn’t be able to do my Sunday morning recap.
And once my Sunday recap was off the table, well, it only seemed a matter of time before all hell broke loose. That’s basically what happened on Friday night and Saturday, when four Top 10 teams all lost, giving us one of the most confusing and unappealing final weekends in recent college football memory (well, unless you’re a fan of the SEC West). Call it Murphy’s Law, or Aaron’s Law (if you please), but just know that once I agreed to do that dinner, there was a 100 percent chance that something crazy was about to happen.
Still, just because we’re down to basically three teams with a realistic shot to play for a National Championship (and in actuality, it’s only two, really), that doesn’t mean that this won’t be a fun weekend of football none the less. We’ve got still got a Thanksgiving plate full of traditional rivalry games (the Iron Bowl, Ohio State-Michigan), spruced in with some fun made-for-TV events (Stanford-Notre Dame) too.
With it, here are the Week 13 picks. As usual, home teams are in caps, and this week, the good folks at Wager Web provided the point spreads.
Oh, and by the way, happy Thanksgiving everyone!