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2023 Staff Pick’em Week 14 and 15

Conference championships are on tap this weekend with waiting before bowl games get underway.

2023 Pac-12 Championship - Oregon v Washington
This weekend started off with a bang as the Washington Huskies won the final Pac-12 championship before the conference detonates this offseason.
Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images

Rivalry Week got WEIRD. Three SEC-SEC matchups were WAY closer than Vegas expected including Vanderbilt-Tennessee, the Iron Bowl, and Clean Old Fashioned Hate. The upheaval on the field put the standings in a blender. Cole and the Commentariat went 7-4! Christian was just behind them at 6-5. Tom and myself had pretty bad 4-7 records while Andrew was even worse at 3-8. Cole is trying to do The Full Import by going from a laughably bad season to potentially winning the whole thing!

There were 4 to 1 AND 1 to 4 wins. In fact, there were 2 of the former and 3 of the latter. That perfectly sums up Rivalry Week.

Now, we get conference championships. I was the lone idiot to think Oregon would win comfortably last night, but there was enough disagreement to make the rest of the slate today still meaningful for setting positions before bowl season.

The Rules

  1. Normally, the picks are for all SEC games with one dealer’s choice where I get to choose another game to make us pick. With two new teams set to join in 2024, Texas and Oklahoma will have all of their games picked, too.
  2. The picks will be made AGAINST THE SPREAD. Too many games are easy to pick heads up. Also, this will serve as a PSA for why you should not get into sports gambling, which is especially important with sports gambling being legal in Tennessee now.
  3. The lines will be taken from Oddshark’s consensus spread some time Monday, so they may not match what is listed at the time this article is published.

The Standings

WRITER SEASON WEEK 12
W L W L
Cole 65 72 7 4
Commentariat 65 72 7 4
Patrick 64 73 4 7
CDA 63 74 6 5
VU 04 63 74 3 8
Tom 60 77 4 7

The Picks

GAME DotP Cole Tom VU04 CDA
Oregon (-10)
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Washington
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Georgia (-5.5)
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Alabama
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Louisville (+1.5)
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Florida State
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Oklahoma State (+15.5)
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Texas
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Michigan (-21.5)
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Iowa
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Army (-2)
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Navy
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