College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Championship Week

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College football expert picks, predictions for Championship Week, highlighted by Georgia vs Alabama, Michigan vs Iowa, and Oklahoma State vs Baylor

* next to the pick means the team will win, but not cover.
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Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

Conference USA Championship
WKU at UTSA

7:00, CBS Sports Network
Line: WKU -1, o/u: 72

Gill Alexander, VSIN: UTSA
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: UTSA
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com WKU
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com UTSA
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: UTSA
Pete Fiutak, CFN: UTSA
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: WKU
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: UTSA
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: UTSA
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: WKU
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: UTSA
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: WKU
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: UTSA
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: WKU
CONSENSUS PICK: UTSA

NEXT: Pac-12 Championship: Oregon vs Utah Expert Picks, Predictions

Pac-12 Championship
Oregon vs Utah

8:00, ABC
Line: Utah -3, o/u: 59.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Utah
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Utah
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Utah
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Oregon
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Utah
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Oregon
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Utah
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Utah
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Utah
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Utah*
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Oregon
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Oregon
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Utah
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Utah
CONSENSUS PICK: Utah

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: Big 12 Championship: Baylor vs Oklahoma State Expert Picks, Predictions

Big 12 Championship
Baylor vs Oklahoma State

12:00, ABC
Line: Oklahoma State -5, o/u: 46.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Oklahoma State
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Oklahoma State*
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Oklahoma State*
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Oklahoma State
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Oklahoma State*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Oklahoma State
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Oklahoma State*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Oklahoma State*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Oklahoma State
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Oklahoma State
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Baylor
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Oklahoma State*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Oklahoma State
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Baylor
CONSENSUS PICK: Oklahoma State*

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: MAC Championship: Kent State vs Northern Illinois Expert Picks, Predictions

MAC Championship
Kent State vs Northern Illinois

12:00, ESPN
Line: Kent State -3, o/u: -3

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Kent State
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Kent State
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Kent State
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Kent State
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: NIU
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Kent State
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Kent State
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Kent State
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: NIU
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Kent State*
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Kent State
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Kent State*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Kent State
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Kent State
CONSENSUS PICK: Kent State

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: Mountain West Championship: Utah State at San Diego State Expert Picks, Predictions

Mountain West Championship
Utah State at San Diego State

3:00, FOX
Line: San Diego State -6, o/u: 50

Gill Alexander, VSIN: SDSU*
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: SDSU
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com SDSU
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com SDSU
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: SDSU
Pete Fiutak, CFN: SDSU
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: SDSU*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: SDSU
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: SDSU
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: SDSU*
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: SDSU
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: SDSU*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: SDSU
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Utah State
CONSENSUS PICK: SDSU

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: Sun Belt Championship: Appalachian State at Louisiana Expert Picks, Predictions

Sun Belt Championship
Appalachian State at Louisiana

3:30, ESPN
Line: Appalachian State -3, o/u: 53

Gill Alexander, VSIN: App State
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: App State
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com App State
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Louisiana
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Louisiana
Pete Fiutak, CFN: App State
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: App State
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: App State
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: App State
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: App State*
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Louisiana
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: App State
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: App State
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Louisiana
CONSENSUS PICK: App State

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: American Athletic Conference Championship: Houston at Cincinnati Expert Picks, Predictions

American Athletic Conference Championship
Houston at Cincinnati

4:00, ABC
Line: Cincinnati -10.5, o/u: 54

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Cincinnati*
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Cincinnati*
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Cincinnati
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Cincinnati
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Cincinnati*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Houston
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Cincinnati*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Cincinnati*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Cincinnati*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Cincinnati
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Cincinnati
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Cincinnati*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Cincinnati
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Houston
CONSENSUS PICK: Cincinnati*

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: SEC Championship: Alabama vs Georgia Expert Picks, Predictions

SEC Championship
Alabama vs Georgia

4:00, CBS
Line: Georgia -6.5, o/u: 50.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Georgia
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Georgia
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Georgia
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Georgia
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Georgia*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Alabama
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Georgia*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Georgia
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Georgia
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Alabama
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Georgia
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Georgia
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Georgia*
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Georgia
CONSENSUS PICK: Georgia

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: ACC Championship: Pitt vs Wake Forest Expert Picks, Predictions

ACC Championship
Pitt vs Wake Forest

8:00, FOX
Line: Wake Forest -3, o/u: 72.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Pitt
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Pitt
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Wake Forest
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Pitt
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Pitt
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Pitt
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Pitt
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Pitt
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Pitt
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Pitt*
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Wake Forest
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Wake Forest
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Wake Forest
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Pitt
CONSENSUS PICK: Pitt

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: Big Ten Championship: Michigan vs Iowa Expert Picks, Predictions

Big Ten Championship
Michigan vs Iowa

8:00, ABC
Line: Michigan -10.5, o/u: 43.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: Michigan*
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Michigan
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com Michigan*
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Michigan
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Michigan*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Michigan
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Michigan
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Michigan*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Michigan*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Michigan*
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Michigan
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Michigan*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Michigan*
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Iowa
CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan*

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: USC at Cal Expert Picks, Predictions

USC at Cal

11:00 pm, FS1
Line: Cal -3.5, o/u: 57.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: USC
Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: USC
Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com USC
Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com Cal
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: USC
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Cal
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Cal
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Cal
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: USC
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: USC
Zac Neel, DucksWire.com: Cal
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Cal
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Cal
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: USC
CONSENSUS PICK: Cal

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule

NEXT: Experts, Results So Far …

Experts, Results So Far …

Gill Alexander, VSIN
SU: 151-59, ATS: 107-93-3

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com
SU: 158-72, ATS: 106-101-2

Patrick Conn, LSUTigersWire.com
SU: 182-75, ATS: 115-117-3

Adam Dubbin, GatorsWire.com
SU: 223-82, ATS: 161-141-3

Jeff Feyerer, CFN
SU: 218-87, ATS: 159-143-3

Pete Fiutak, CFN
SU: 204-101, ATS: 153-149-3

Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com
SU: 221-84, ATS: 152-150-3

Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com
SU: 211-94, ATS: 151-151-3

Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com
SU: 214-91, ATS: 153-148-3

Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com
SU: 198-83, ATS: 152-126-3

Zac Neel, DucksWire.com
SU: 177-77, ATS: 130-124-3

Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN
SU: 162-73, ATS: 113-119-3

Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com
SU: 194-87, ATS: 139-138-2

Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com
SU: 194-83, ATS: 146-128-3

Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com
SU: 180-78, ATS: 128-125-2

Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com
SU: 168-86, ATS: 122-130-2

John Williams, SoonersWire.com
SU: 122-60, ATS: 88-93-2

Clucko the Chicken, CFN
SU: 113-142, ATS: 134-119-2

CONSENSUS PICK
SU: 179-76, ATS: 118-117-2

Championship Week College Football Expert Picks
C-USA WKU vs UTSA
Pac-12 Oregon vs Utah
Big 12 Baylor vs Oklahoma State
MAC Kent State vs Northern Illinois
MW Utah State vs San Diego State
Sun Belt Appalachian State vs Louisiana
AAC Houston vs Cincinnati
SEC Georgia vs Alabama
ACC Wake Forest vs Pitt
Big Ten Iowa vs Michigan
USC at Cal | Results So Far
Championship Week Schedule