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Local10.com 2016 college football picks: Championship week

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – It's pretty simple. Championship week means champions are crowned. Alas, a champion will emerge at the end of this week's Local10.com college football picks.

Local 10 News sports reporter Clay Ferraro has a one-game lead on meteorologist Julie Durda, but Julie won't be able to catch him since they picked the same winners.

Investigative reporter Amy Viteri has a chance to narrow the lead, but she'll still need more help to be crowned champion.

No. 1 Alabama is a unanimous pick to beat the Florida Gators in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The Gators looked unimpressive in a 31-13 loss at Florida State last weekend. 

No. 13 Western Michigan, the only other undefeated team in college football, remains a favorite to beat Ohio for the Mid-American Conference championship Friday night. A victory would likely catapult the Broncos to a berth in the Cotton Bowl.

Amy picked Wyoming to knock off San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference championship game. The Cowboys are hosting San Diego State in a rematch of a narrow 34-33 win against the Aztecs two weekends ago.

Although eighth-ranked Penn State has won six in a row, sports director Will Manso is picking sixth-ranked Wisconsin to claim the Big Ten Conference championship.

 

Will Manso

MAC Championship: Western Michigan vs Ohio at Ford Field (Friday)

Pac-12 Championship: Washington vs Colorado at Levi’s Stadium (Friday)

AAC Championship: Temple at Navy

C-USA Championship: Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

SEC Championship: Alabama vs Florida at Georgia Dome

MWC Championship: San Diego State at Wyoming

ACC Championship: Clemson vs Virginia Tech at Camping World Stadium

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs Penn State at Lucas Oil Stadium

 

Clay Ferraro

MAC Championship: Western Michigan vs Ohio at Ford Field (Friday)

Pac-12 Championship: Washington vs Colorado at Levi’s Stadium (Friday)

AAC Championship: Temple at Navy

C-USA Championship: Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

SEC Championship: Alabama vs Florida at Georgia Dome

MWC Championship: San Diego State at Wyoming

ACC Championship: Clemson vs Virginia Tech at Camping World Stadium

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs Penn State at Lucas Oil Stadium

 

Julie Durda

MAC Championship: Western Michigan vs Ohio at Ford Field (Friday)

Pac-12 Championship: Washington vs Colorado at Levi’s Stadium (Friday)

AAC Championship: Temple at Navy

C-USA Championship: Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

SEC Championship: Alabama vs Florida at Georgia Dome

MWC Championship: San Diego State at Wyoming

ACC Championship: Clemson vs Virginia Tech at Camping World Stadium

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs Penn State at Lucas Oil Stadium

 

Amy Viteri

MAC Championship: Western Michigan vs Ohio at Ford Field (Friday)

Pac-12 Championship: Washington vs Colorado at Levi’s Stadium (Friday)

AAC Championship: Temple at Navy

C-USA Championship: Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

SEC Championship: Alabama vs Florida at Georgia Dome

MWC Championship: San Diego State at Wyoming

ACC Championship: Clemson vs Virginia Tech at Camping World Stadium

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs Penn State at Lucas Oil Stadium


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