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College Football Picks Week 14: UConn Huskies, Sooners To BCS

We're just three weeks away from Christmas somehow and college football's regular season is finally coming to a close. This week is the final week of action before we start bowl season. Of course, there's still major implications this week. Plenty of BCS bids are at stake and the two spots in the BCS Championship game are on the line as well.

My Week 14 picks for college football are after the jump.

No. 1 Auburn vs. No. 19 South Carolina - SEC Title Game

Cam Newton was ruled eligible to play for Auburn - I can't really imagine the relief that Newton has to feel right now. The Tigers will be taking on Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks in the SEC title game. Newton's presence and the momentum from the NCAA's ruling should be enough to propel the Tigers past the Gamecocks. Auburn wins this easily and advances to the BCS title game.

No. 9 Oklahoma vs. No. 13 Nebraska - Big 12 Title Game 

The Sooners can thank the Big 12 tie breaking system for being here - and you know the Aggies have to be all riled up over that. This is Nebraska's last chance at a Big 12 title since they're headed to the Big 10 next year - and I think they'll come up empty handed. I can't in good faith pick a team that lost to the Longhorns at home this year - give me the Sooners to advance to the Fiesta Bowl.

No. 2 Oregon at Oregon State

The Ducks should cruise right into the BCS Championship game, which is unfortunate for TCU and their fans. Is there any way you can really argue with Ducks being there, though? The Ducks average 50+ points per game while only allowing 18.3 per contest. They'll beat their in-state rivals and make a date with Auburn in the BCS Championship game.

Connecticut at South Florida

This is the biggest football game in UConn school history. It's amazing to think that the Huskies have only been an FBS team since 2002 and a member of the Big East since 2004. If they win, the four-loss Huskies will head to a BCS bowl game for the first time in history - and they'll do just that. It won't be convincing, which will only strengthen the outcries of the Big 10 and SEC BCS snubs, but it'll happen. The Huskies at 8-4 will head to a BCS game.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.