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Week 12 college football picks: Oklahoma-West Virginia, Clemson-Wake Forest, more

Oklahoma's matchup with West Virginia and Washington State's meeting with Colorado highlight the Week 12 slate in college football.

Most college football fans expected last Saturday to produce few close games or surprising scores. Instead, it was one of the most chaotic days in recent memory, as five of the top 10 teams in the AP Top 25 poll suffered losses, including squads ranked No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. Week 12 doesn’t offer many intriguing matchups on paper, but look no further than Week 11 for evidence that college football tends to get crazy in November. While No. 1 Alabama may be immune to chaos, pretty much every other team in the Football Bowl Subdivision can be upended by an inferior opponent. A panel of Sports Illustrated writers and editors (Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton, Joan Niesen, Colin Becht and Gabriel Baumgaertner) made its picks for every big matchup.

 

Staples

Thamel

Schnell

Hamilton

Niesen

Becht

Baum-
gaertner

Louisville at Houston

Wash. St. at Colo.

Kansas St. at Baylor

Ohio St. at Mich. St.

Okla. St. at TCU

Florida at LSU

Oregon at Utah

Va. Tech at Notre Dame

Stanford at Cal

Clemson at W. Forest

Ark. at Miss. St.

Ariz. St. at Wash.

Okla. at West. Va.

USC at UCLA

LAST WEEK

9-6

8-7

8-7

8-7

9-6

9-6

10-5

SEASON

110-56

107-59

114-52

109-57

111-55

109-57

109-57

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