Championship week picks: Alabama vs. Mizzou, Oregon vs. Arizona; more

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What to watch for: SEC Championship preview
Wednesday December 3rd, 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?

SI.com’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.

For more coverage before Championship Saturday, check out the Walkthrough, Power Rankings and much more.

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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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