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BCC College Football Edition: Week 1 Open Thread

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College Football is finally upon us. This weekend will provide us a great opening round of action that will set the race towards the Mythical National Championship and hopefully provide us glimpses of future greats in Teal. First, let get some picks out of the way

 

Conference Champions

ACC-Florida State

The Noles are the most talented team in the ACC, but their season rests on getting consistent QB play out of either Christian Ponder or highly touted EJ Manuel. If either one of them can take control of the offense, then the Noles should regain their position as the ACC's top program.

Big 10-Ohio State

Terrell Pryor was a freshmen phenom that lived up to the hype, and with a year under his belt, will look to lead the Buckeyes to redemption after spending the last few year's as national whipping boys. The Buckeyes in essence play a two game schedule against USC and then @ Penn State.

Big 12-Texas

Colt McCoy returns to lead Texas' most talented team since it's 2005 National Championship season. However, the game that concerns me most for them isn't their annual date with Oklahoma in Dallas. The Longhorns travel to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State on Halloween.

Big East-West Virginia

A conference with no clear #1, the Mountaineers ride Noel Devine and what remains of Rich Rodriguez's recruits to one another conference title.

PAC-10- USC

USC fields easily their weakest team since Pete Carroll's first year as head coach. The Trojans will be having a true freshmen under center for the first time in school history, which will be troublesome. They'll lose early in Columbus, but bounce back against the PAC 10.

SEC-Alabama

Alabama finally comes into it's own under Nick Saban. The Tide were major over achievers last year, but now with another year under their belts, will be a major force in the SEC. In a modern classic, the Tide up end the Gators 28-24 in the SEC Championship game.

Bowl Predictions

BCS National Title: Ohio State vs Texas

Orange Bowl: Florida State vs Penn St

Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs West Virginia

Fiesta: Oklahoma vs Florida

Rose: USC vs Boise St (Remember, under the new BCS rules, the Rose has to take a mid major if it loses a team to the national championship game)

Weekly Predictions

Oklahoma 41  BYU 23

Alabama 21 Virginia Tech 13

Oklahoma State 34 Georgia 23

Florida State 31 Miami 20

 

Use this as an open thread for any and all thoughts on the opening weekend in college football.