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Monday, November 21, 2005

Today's Picks, Articles, Trends - November 21, 2005

Rose Bowl officials were holding their breath as Fresno State battled USC on Saturday night. The Trojans eventually won 50-42 and now own the 5th-longest winning streak in college football history, at 33 straight wins. USC gets the week off (plays UCLA on December 3), as the nation's attention will shift to College Station, Texas on the day after Thanksgiving. No. 2 Texas will play Texas A&M on Friday and the early number has the Longhorns as 26 1/2-point favorites. Penn State clinched the Big-10 title on Saturday while Georgia clinched the SEC East crown. LSU needs to beat Arkansas this Friday (Tigers are favored by 17) to claim the SEC West title and Miami's loss to Ga Tech has opened the door for Va Tech to reach the ACC title game (FSU is already in) with a win over North Carolina on Saturday (Hokies are favored by 23 ). In the Big East, West Va and South Florida seemed headed for a December 3 showdown in Tampa for that league's BCS bid. Notre Dame needs only to win at Stanford this Saturday (Irish are 17 1/2-point favorites ) to clinch a BCS bowl bid, leaving just one at-large bid available with Ohio State and Oregon as the top-two contenders. Of course, this all assumes that USC and Texas will win-out. If one or the other loses (or God-forbid both do), all 'hell' will break loose!

The Colts beat the Bengals 45-37 on Sunday and at 10-0 with a three-game lead in their division, are starting to look like they may just go 16-0. Seattle is the only other team that has a comfortable division lead, as the 8-2 Seahawks lead the Rams by four games in the NFC West. Denver has a two-game lead in the AFC West over the Chargers and Chiefs but it's hardly safe.The Pats, at 6-4, lead the AFC East by two games and may win that division by default. The 7-3 Bears have won five straight games and could be up by three games in the NFC North if Green Bay beats Minnesota tonight. The Bengals and Steelers top the AFC Central at 7-3, the Panthers and Bucs are both 7-3 in the NFC South plus the Cowboys and Giants are both 7-3 in the NFC East.

Back to tonight's Monday Night game, where the 2-7 Packers host the 4-5 Vikings. The Pack blew a 17-0 halftime lead at Minnesota in Week 7 (lost 20-17 on the game's final play-a 56-yard FG!) and Minnesota has won two straight with Brad Johnson at QB. Despite the team's 2-7 record, Green Bay has outscored its opponents 201-184. Does that mean the Packers are better than their record indicates, or worse? Green Bay is a 5 1/2-point favorite and the total is 44 1/2 . College football is also on tonight's menu, as Miami-Ohio is at Ohio U. Miami is favored by 10 points and the total is 57. College hoops fans get treated to a loaded-field at the Maui Invitational, as well as two excellent games in the semifinals of the Guardians Classic in Kansas City.