Week 6 in Review

So just like that, Houston’s chances of sneaking into the playoff just went up in smoke. One of the easiest qualifications to make the play off: You don’t ever, EVER lose to Navy. The Cougars were never in my Top 5 anyway.

I don’t think we will need a playoff committee to figure out who the Top 4 teams are going to be at the end of the season. Clemson will win out. Washington is destroying everyone. The Ohio State / Michigan winner is in. And as long as Alabama continues to do what they did against Arkansas, things will be fine.

My Top 5:
1. Ohio State
2. Clemson
3. Alabama
4. Washington
5. Louisville

However, Alabama will have the hardest run of the bunch. The Tide has a road game against 5-1 Tennessee and after that faces undefeated Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa. Then must go on the road and play LSU. At the end of the season, Bama finishes with Auburn. You almost get the feeling that Alabama will get tagged somewhere along that line.

Oh and by the way…. Auburn is getting better each week.

Hey Look! Notre Dame lost… AGAIN! This time to North Carolina State in the Hurricane Matthew slop fest.
Nobody’s paying attention, but believe it or not, the Big 12 still has two undefeated teams left in Baylor and West Virginia. But not to worry, any stock I had in the Big 12 reaching the College Football Play Off was sold in week 3.

Really Florida State! Really? Right when you thought the Seminoles were down and out, they came back down 13-0 to finish off Miami in a classic. It all came down to a blocked field goal.

On to Pick’ems……

Let’s get this out of the way. ESPN made a major gaffe on either: a) not placing a new match-up in Pick’ems instead of the LSU/Florida game which was postponed, or b) Not e-mailing a single soul about how they are going to play this.

Instead, ESPN locks the game at least 10:55 AM on Saturday morning and I’m out 4 points. Thanks ESPN! For that, Teddy gained on me.

Cindie and Jim have taken their commitment to the next level. Cindie FINALLY purchased Jim his first Alabama Crimson Tide t-shirt. But of course, getting a picture of him in it is harder than finding Bigfoot. Intimate time with Jim must be paying off considering Cindie received 42 of 55 points.

But of course, Mike and Teddy probably gave Priscilla and Sylvia an Auburn t-shirt on their first date! That’s just sick!

Megan is on a hot streak. In 5 of 6 weeks, she has scored 40 points or higher. For that very reason, she is in a comfortable 4th place.

At any moment, Wendi is about to have a bad week.

After talking all week on Zello about making her move up, Mom still comfortably sits in last place. Smooth move.

It’s almost time to hit the panic button if you’re Wendi, Mike, Kim, and Mom. First of all, anytime Megan is ahead of you; that alone should send off an alarm. Secondly, the gap is about the same it has been the last few weeks from 1st to 8th place.

Best Pick of the week: Hands down that was Teddy and Mike. Teddy was just somehow hoping Florida State would beat Miami. And they did. Mike didn’t buy into the North Carolina beating Florida State hype and picked the Hokies to win. And most everyone lost BIG.

Worst Pick of the week: Me sticking 4 points on LSU to win…….. in a postponed game!

Most Points for the week: Teddy for nailing 44 of 54 total points.

Lowest Points for the week: It’s not that Kim was horrible this week hitting on 37 points. It’s just that nobody wet the bed with their picks.

Here are our current standings:
1. David (242 points)
2. Teddy (234 points)
3. Cindie (228 points)
4. Megan (226 points)
5. Wendi (215 points)
6. Mike (214 points)
7. Kim (212 points)
8. Mom (209 points)
Only 33 points separate last place from first place. Everyone is still in it. However, we are almost halfway through the contest!

Who needs the $80.00 this week? That’s Wendi after Hurricane Matthew came through blowing a few lemons off of the trees. Now she’ll have to go to the store and buy the lemons.

Good Luck in your picks this week… Not really!

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