Alabama vs. Texas: Our staff predictions

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Goliath vs. Goliath. No. 1 vs. No. 2. The way it was meant to be, without the BCS getting involved.

Sunday afternoon at Riviera Country Club promises to be epic, as the Alabama Crimson Tide (the top seed for match play and second-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings) take on the Texas Longhorns (the third seed for match play and top-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarins).

Our crew on the scene – Ryan Lavner, Sean Martin, Lance Ringler and Ron Balicki – have kept you up-to-date on the latest storylines all week long, while our Tracy Wilcox has brought you images from every corner of golf that Riviera has to offer.

But, now, it is time for our crew to put all of that said knowledge to the test. They’ve watched all 10 players who will take the course on Sunday, and seemingly know how each match might play out.

(In case you don’t know everyone on these squads, check out Lance Ringler’s scouting report for the final.)

Take a look at our staff picks below. In case you don’t want to do the math, only one of our experts is taking Texas to win it all.

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