The conference championship games are looming this weekend and everything is on the line. Here's who I think makes the college football playoff.

Elijah Hood and the Tar Heels will run past Clemson in the ACC Championship game into the college football playoff (Photo: UNC Athletics)


 #1 Alabama - Never ever ever count out a Nick Saban coached team. The Crimson Tide rebounded from a hiccup against Ole Miss and rolled through the rest of their schedule including a beat down of rival LSU. Derrick Henry (who will win the Heisman Trophy) is a machine that can wear down a defense. Alabama's defense will feast of the Gators in the SEC Championship game and roll into the playoff. There is too much talent on this team for them not to be playing for a national championship.

#2 Oklahoma - Much like Alabama, the Sooners rely on a solid running game and outstanding defense. However, Oklahoma has a better field general in Baker Mayfield. He's the difference maker for this team. Many counted out Oklahoma after they lost to Texas but the bounced back. They're the real deal. I think by not playing in a conference championship actually helps their cause unlike TCU and Baylor last year.

#3 Michigan State - The Spartans shouldn't be here. Let me say that again...the Spartans shouldn't be here, but they are. If it wasn't for a miracle against Michigan the Spartans would have two losses and wouldn't even be in the playoff conversation. I don't see Iowa being much of a problem for Michigan State.

#4 North Carolina - They might just be the hottest team in college football since week two of the season. The only blemish on their schedule is a week one loss to South Carolina. Their offensive is explosive and they have tremendous balance between the run and pass. Their defense can be a little shaky but I think they can win in a shootout. They'll upset Clemson in the ACC championship game.
Here are photos of the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets from July 11, 2015 at Citi Field in Flushing, NY.

After giving up a two-run homer to David Peralta in the first inning, Matt Harvey settled in and kept the D-backs scoreless the rest of the way. "The Dark Knight" also added his first career home run. Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada also homered for the Mets who won 4-2.

The Dark Knight rises (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
Exchanging lineup cards (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Matt Harvey with the delivery (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Eric Campbell manning third base (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


David Peralta rounding second after hitting a first inning homer (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Peralta touching home (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Juan Lagares hits a ground ball (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Lagares hustling down to first (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Michael Cuddyer takes a cut (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Kevin Plawecki (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tejada goes airborne to avoid the slide of Jake Lamb (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mets mound meeting (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Lucas Duda (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Patrick Corbin with the delivery (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Cliff Pennington makes a running throw (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Patrick Corbin (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

John Mayberry Jr. (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Juan Lagares (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


Duda rounding third after his home run (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Harvey rounding the bases after his first career home run (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

High fives from Eric Campbell (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Juan Lagares (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


Lagares catches a fly ball (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tejada and Teufel after Tejada's homer (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Chip Hale makes a pitching change(photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Randall Delgado (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tejada turns two (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

...avoids take-out slide (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Oliver Perez (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


Perez jumping over the baseline (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Bobby Parnell (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Jeurys Familia makes the flip to first (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


Familia (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
Game Over. Familia and Plawecki (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Here are photos from the game between the Saugerties Stallions and Albany Dutchmen on July 9, 2015 at Bellizzi Field in Albany, NY.

The Dutchmen won the rain shortened game 3-0 behind dominate pitching from Nick Cioffi who allowed only two hits over six innings while striking out six.

Nick Cioffi (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Eric Downey tracks a fly ball (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Phil Zdanowski (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

John Giakas (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Grayson Lewis (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Adam Gauthier (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Gauthier steals second (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Zach Remillard (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Remillard slides into third (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Sean Aspinall comes home (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Dylan Sprague tries to turn two  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

A play at second  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Pat Hisle  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Micah Riddick  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Eric Downey  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


Taking a cut  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Hisle makes the throw to first  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Remillard squares a pitch up  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Pat Hisle  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

A play at the plate  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Michael Fitzsimmons  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Newly acquired Tom Moore (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The umpires discuss field conditions  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Fitzsimmons tries to make a play on a bunt in the rain...  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

...ball hits Nick Cioffi in the head  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


Chris Amorosi and Nick Cioffi  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

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