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PRESS PICKS: Tie at the top as Championship Week arrives




Staff Report
(November 30, 2017)

It happens again. There is a tie at the top of the standings this week.

Graham Dunn and Stephen Gunter have been jockeying back and forth for the top spot and that continued after an 11-4 week.

Mike Peacock moved into a tie for third as the week of conference championships arrive.

Auburn’s impressive win over Alabama last week moved the Tigers into the SEC Championship against Georgia in a rematch of the Nov. 11. The last game was a blowout win for the Tigers, who will try to earn their first trip to the College Football Playoff. The panel overwhelming pick a repeat win.

The other championship games are all but unanimous choices with most expecting Oklahoma to win as well as Southern Cal in Friday’s showdown with Stanford in Friday’s Pac 12 championship.

The biggest split comes in the Big 10 title game where Ohio St gets the nod but a few expect Wisconsin to stay unbeaten.

In high school, Wetumpka is the lone team remaining in the playoffs from the River Region and needs one more win to reach the Super 7 Class 6A championship. The Indians face Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa and most pick them to win.

 

 

2017 standings (Last Week)

1. Stephen Gunter 147-48 (9-6) .753

    Graham Dunn 147-48 (11-4) .753

3. Mike Peacock 139-56 (12-3) .712

    Rick Hendrick 139-56 (11-4) .712

5. Michael Butler 138-57 (10-5) .708

    Tim Gayle 138-57 (11-4) .708

7. Doug Amos 137-58 (11-4) .703

8. Barry McKnight 122-73 (7-8) .626

 

NOTE: Graham Dunn will be part of the broadcast team for Friday’s Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at Wetumpka game on Raycom so his pick will not be published but his choice will be included in next week’s standings.

 

Stephen Gunter, Sports Director, WSFA Ch. 12
Current (week): 147-48 (9-6) .753

Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - Andalusia

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Auburn

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Wisconsin

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - USC

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Graham Dunn, Publisher/Editor, River Region Sports
Current (week): 147-48 (11-4) .753

Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka -

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - Andalusia

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Georgia

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Wisconsin

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - USC

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Mike Peacock, RRS Correspondent
Current (week): 139-56 (12-3) .712

Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - Andalusia

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Auburn

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Ohio St

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - Stanford

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Rick Hendrick, Oper. Manager, 95.1FM The Fox/P.A. Montgomery Biscuits
Current (week): 139-56 (11-4) .712

Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - UMS

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Georgia

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Ohio St

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - Stanford

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Michael Butler, WTLS 106.5 FM
Current (week): 138-57 (10-5) .708

Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - UMS

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Auburn

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Ohio St

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - USC

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Tim Gayle, Reporter, River Region Sports
Current (week): 138-57 (11-4) .708


Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - Andalusia

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Auburn

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Ohio St

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - Stanford

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Alcorn St

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Doug Amos, Co-host The Roundtable
Current (week): 137-58 (11-4) .703


Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - Andalusia

Sweet Water at Wadley - Sweet Water

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Auburn

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Ohio St

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - Stanford

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Toledo

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 

 

 

Barry McKnight, Co-host 740 Sportsline, Voice Troy Trojans
Current (week): 122-73 (7-8) .626

Hillcrest-Tusc. at Wetumpka - Wetumpka

UMS-Wright at Andalusia - UMS

Sweet Water at Wadley - Wadley

SEC: Georgia vs Auburn - Auburn

Big 10: Ohio St vs Wisconsin - Ohio St

ACC: Clemson vs Miami, Fla. - Clemson

Big 12: Oklahoma vs TCU - Oklahoma

Pac 12: Southern Cal vs Stanford - Stanford

Mountian West: Fresno St at Boise St - Boise St

American Athletic: Memphis at Central Fla - Central Fla

SWAC: Grambling vs Alcorn St - Grambling

Conf USA: North Texas at Fla. Atlantic - FAU

MAC: Akron vs Toledo - Akron

Arkansas St vs Troy - Troy

I-AA Playoffs: Kennesaw St at Jacksonville St - JSU

 


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