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4th & Inches College Football: College Football Playoffs Special- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

It’s Selection Sunday for the college football playoffs, and we just wouldn’t be doing the name 4th & Inches service if we didn’t bring you a last-ditch effort to predict how the rankings shake out. Who makes the cut? Who’s left crying at home?

Oh, and to make it interesting – we’re going to treat these like extra credit for our picks.

4th & Inches College Football: College Football Playoffs Special- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football: Conference Championship Week - Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

Regular season is over. For most, anyway. Now it’s time to determine who truly reigns supreme in each conference. And despite being the end of the season, there is still plenty at stake. Automatic bowl bids, jockeying for better bowl games, and last efforts to lock up the coveted playoff spots.

With the selection committee making their picks on Sunday, it’s only right that we squeeze ours in beforehand too. So be on the lookout for a special edition of 4th & Inches on Sunday, December 3rd. We’ll tell you who we think fill out the 4 bracket seeds, who will be first man out, and who we see as the biggest snub.

Getting to the end for us – once bowls are announced we’ll put together a bowl game edition, and be following through the national championship. But after this weekend, probably only 2-3 more editions of 4th & Inches. But let’s stay focused on the immediate future and dive into the conference championship matchups. Just one order of business beforehand…

4th & Inches College Football: Conference Championship Week - Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football Week 13- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

This is my personal favorite week of college football. Rivalry week.

Throw out the records. Throw out the expectations. Hell, throw out the analysis. Rivalry week is just chaos and anarchy. Like a wasteland simultaneously before and after the era of mankind - anything goes.

And speaking of rivals - I believe congratulations is owed to our favorite Gumpa.

4th & Inches College Football Week 13- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football Week 12- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

Well damn. We had all bought into Georgia’s infallibility. And then Auburn came along and ruined it. Jerks. Us, not Auburn.

And Miami rolling over Notre Dame?! Last week was just a fun week of football. This week, however, feels like a time warp. Looking at these matchups you might think it was week 1! But rain or shine, they still play, and we still pick. And speaking of picks…

4th & Inches College Football Week 12- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football Week 11- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

The drama intensifies as we get closer and closer to the end of the season. There have been a couple of dark horse teams on the rise. Surging out of seemingly nowhere to the brink of snatching conference glory from the perennial favorites. Much like Clackers, in his hunt to try and climb to the top of Shit Pick Mountain.

4th & Inches College Football Week 11- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches Week 10- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

Shit. Just. Got. Real.

First College Football Playoff rankings were released this week. So, we naturally ditched the AP Poll to chase something newer, sleeker, sexier… Okay, well… something newer at least. And more meaningful from here on out. We’ll get to the leftover Halloween goodies here in a minute, but first...

4th & Inches Week 10- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football Week 8- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

What. In. The. Actual. Hell…

Did anyone else see that shit coming? FOUR upsets in the top 10 last week. FOUR! Clemson may have blown it’s shot at another national title run - flinging the door wide open in the ACC. Auburn stumbled against an LSU team suffering from what can only be described as dissociative identity disorder. Meanwhile, the golden children of the Pac-12 North both fell face first in the dirt, leaving Stanford on course to face USC for the title. It’s absolute chaos. Clemson and Washington really shocked me. I mean, I haven’t seen an utter breakdown like that since the last week or two of Hillary’s campaign in 2016. Whew. I’m gonna need a minute… Let’s… let’s just check in with the leaderboard.

4th & Inches College Football Week 8- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football Week 6- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

What a week! Florida State picked up their first win, albeit in ugly fashion. USC’s luck finally ran out. LSU had their homecoming ruined. And the 7 teams in the top 10 that played outscored their opponents 285 to 95. 190 points! Against conference opponents! And to top off this sundae of awesome - for the first time all season one of us correctly picked every game. So, let’s check in on the leaderboard and see if anything has changed!

4th & Inches College Football Week 6- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

4th & Inches College Football Week 5- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC

Hope you packed some extra undies, ‘cause we’re still on the road this week and actually have some matchups that may leave you needing a change! A little slim in the top 10 though, as third-ranked Oklahoma, eighth-ranked Michigan, and ninth-ranked TCU are all off this week. But first, a stop-off to check in on our leaderboard.

4th & Inches College Football Week 5- Austin Snyder- Raleigh NC