Southern Football Predictions

Dean Legge makes his weekly picks for the 23 schools in the South

1. Auburn – Should play for national title after win over Tennessee in SEC title game

2. GeorgiaWisconsin awaits in Outback

3. LSU – Big win over Arkansas means Tigers could be favorite for SEC title next season.

4. Virginia Tech – Upset in Orange Bowl and the Hokies are back

5. Tennessee – Vols are lucky – to beat Georgia earlier this season, to beat Vandy, and to get past Kentucky last weekend. Their luck ends against Auburn.

6. Virginia – Still have a shot at the ACC, but it won't happen

7. Miami – Canes control their own destiny in the ACC

8. Florida – Inspirational win over Seminoles was impressive – where has that sort of effort been all season long?

9. Florida State – Noles' offense is the worst in years, if not decades

10. Alabama – Auburn was too much for Tide in the second half last week – now a bowl; which one?

11. North Carolina – Win over Duke – the Heels must be considered the surprise team of the ACC this year.

12. Arkansas – LSU was too much

13. Clemson – No bowl? Tigers didn't deserve it after their worthless fight against South Carolina. Pathetic.

14. Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech fights Georgia till the last moment of the game, but still loses.

15. South Carolina – Loss to Clemson was bad – the fight was worse.

16. Ole Miss – win over rivals and then fire coach…?

17. Wake Forest – Game against Maryland is worthless for fans

18. Maryland – Not a good year at all

19. Duke – North Carolina was too much

20. North Carolina State – They beat East Carolina – who cares?

21. Mississippi State – Rebels are this weekend in Egg Bowl.

22. Kentucky – Cats will get drilled by UT.

23. Vanderbilt – Close does not count – start winning winnable games

This week's games:

NOTE: these are Sunday lines; many have moved

Virginia Tech (+6.5) at Miami
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Miami is a little overrated, and I just think Tech is better


Auburn (-13.5) vs. Tennessee at the Georgia Dome
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Tigers have too much to play for.


Year – Lock of the week: 8 of 13 or 62%
Year – Straight up: 126 out of 159 or 79%
Year – Points: 79 of 144 or 55%

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