College football championship week picks: Alabama-Missouri, Oregon-Arizona, Baylor-Kansas State, Florida State-Georgia Tech, more.

By The SI Staff
December 03, 2014

Will Alabama beat Missouri in the SEC Championship Game? Can Arizona stun Marcus Mariota and Oregon for the second time this season? How will Ohio State fare in the Big Ten title game without injured quarterback J.T. Barrett?

Championship week is finally here. Which teams will take the final step to secure College Football Playoff berths?’s college football experts Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Martin Rickman, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman make their picks for this weekend’s biggest games.

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  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Rickman Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
UCF at East Carolina
NIU vs. Bowling Green
Arizona vs. Oregon
Iowa State at TCU
Louisiana Tech at Marshall
Houston at Cincinnati
Okla. State at Oklahoma
Alabama vs. Missouri
Kansas State at Baylor
Florida State vs. Ga. Tech
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
Fresno State vs. Boise State
LAST WEEK 14-8 12-10 14-8 13-9 15-7 15-7 13-9 14-8
SEASON 170-74 159-85 167-77 166-78 172-72 157-87 168-76 154-90
date matchup tv
Dec. 4 (7:30 p.m. ET) UCF at East Carolina ESPN
Dec. 5 (7 p.m. ET) NIU vs. Bowling Green ESPN2
Dec. 5 (9 p.m. ET) Arizona vs. Oregon FOX
Dec. 6 (Noon ET) Iowa State at TCU ABC
Dec. 6 (Noon ET) La. Tech at Marshall ESPN2
Dec. 6 (Noon ET) Houston at Cincinnati ESPN
Dec. 6 (3:30 p.m. ET) Okla. State at Oklahoma FOX Sports 1
Dec. 6 (4 p.m. ET) Alabama vs. Missouri CBS
Dec. 6 (7:45 p.m. ET) Kansas State at Baylor ESPN
Dec. 6 (8 p.m. ET) FSU at Georgia Tech ABC
Dec. 6 (8:17 p.m. ET) Wisc. vs. Ohio State FOX
Dec. 6 (10 p.m. ET) Fresno State at Boise CBS

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