NOTE: THE TIEBREAKER THIS WEEK IS: "How many receiving yards will Dezmon Briscoe have against Missouri?"
Four weeks from now you just might be so sick and tired of the cold, biting wind you will want to spend the holidays in Arizona.
Kansas University’s basketball team plays against Arizona in Tucson on Dec. 23. Barring a stunning development, the football team will play in the Insight Bowl in Tempe on Dec. 31.
Bring the sticks and try your luck at putting in the shadow of cacti. Fly a helicopter into the Grand Canyon. Take a drive on the scenic roads and stop at one of the semi-hidden parks.
What if Kansas goes to a different bowl game?
The chances of that happening are about as good as the Jayhawks sacking Chase Daniel six times Saturday in the Border War at Arrowhead Stadium. Bank on an Insight Bowl appearance. And if you spend the week in Arizona, pack the blue gear.
Missouri 42, Kansas 28: Louisiana Tech (7-4) is the only one of the six teams Kansas has beaten that does not have a losing record.
Oklahoma 55, Oklahoma State 31: What a mess. The Sooners, Longhorns and Red Raiders finish with one loss, leaving it to the BCS rankings to determine which team goes to the Big 12 title game. If Florida manages to defeat Alabama in the SEC championship and a South team wins the Big 12 title game it gets even messier with two SEC schools, three from the Big 12, plus USC having legitimate claims on deserving a spot in the BCS title game. Can we please show president elect Barack Obama some respect and give him the college football playoff system he desires?
Oregon State 31, Oregon 28: Oregon State last played in the Rose Bowl in 1965, getting drilled 34-7 by Michigan. A victory against its in-state rival sends the Beavers, the nation’s most underrated team all season, to Pasadena.
Miami 35, N.C. State 24: Bill Young’s defense bounces back after allowing 472 rushing yards in loss to Georgia Tech.
South Carolina 28, Clemson 27: If the football season must get in the way of Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier’s golf schedule, the least his players could do is give him a victory to help him forget last week’s 56-6 drubbing at the hands of Florida.
Kentucky 35, Tennessee 17: Both schools have lost three of their last four. Find another game to watch.
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)