Big 12 Outlook

Big 12 standings                                                                                  overall     conf.

Oklahoma                                                                                                 11-2          7-2

TCU                                                                                                             8-5            6-3

Oklahoma St.                                                                                            8-4            6-3

West Virginia                                                                                           8-4            6-3

Kansas St.                                                                                                 7-5            5-4

Texas                                                                                                         8-4            5-4

Iowa St.                                                                                                     7-5            4-5

Baylor                                                                                                       5-7            3-6

Texas Tech                                                                                               5-7            3-6

Kansas                                                                                                      2-10          0-9

Oklahoma: I think they will win the Big 12 once again, but I don’t think they will make the playoffs again. I think that they will not do as good as last year because of the loss of Baker Mayfield and Mark Andrews, but with Rodney Anderson and Trey Sermon returning, they shouldn’t have much trouble on the ground, at Wide Receiver Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb are coming back and should have a good season, and at quarterback Kyler Murray will comeback with the starting job, and he should have a good season, but not nearly as good as Baker Mayfield. On defense they should stink again. I know that it wasn’t totally the defenses fault, because of how good the offenses are in the Big 12.

Schedule 11-2 7-2

Florida Atlantic W

UCLA W

Iowa St. L

Army W

Baylor W

Texas L

TCU W

Kansas St. W

Texas Tech W

Oklahoma St. W

Kansas W

West Virginia W

Big 12 champ: TCU W

TCU: I would look somewhere else for information on TCU.

Schedule 8-5 6-3

Southern W

SMU W

Ohio St. L

Texas L

Iowa St. L

Texas Tech W

Oklahoma L

Kansas W

Kansas St. W

West Virginia W

Baylor W

Oklahoma St. W

Big 12 champ: Oklahoma L

Oklahoma St.: All I have to say is that they’ll probably have a good QB.

Schedule 8-4 6-3

Missouri St. W

South Alabama W

Boise St. L

Texas Tech L

Kansas W

Kansas St. W

Texas W

Baylor W

Oklahoma L

West Virginia W

TCU L

West Virginia Schedule 8-4 or 7-5, 6-3

Tennessee ?

Youngstown St. W

NC St. L

Kansas St. W

Texas Tech W

Kansas W

Iowa St. W

Baylor W

Texas W

TCU L

Oklahoma St. L

Oklahoma L

Kansas St. Schedule 7-5 5-4

 

South Dakota W

Mississippi St. L

UTSA W

West Virginia L

Texas W

Baylor W

Oklahoma St. L

Oklahoma L

TCU L

Kansas W

Texas Tech W

Iowa St. W

Texas: I got nothing to say except that Texas ain’t got no one injured no more so as long as Texas’s players can stay healthy Texas should do good.

Schedule 8-4 5-4

Maryland W

Tulsa W

USC W

TCU W

Kansas St. L

Oklahoma W

Baylor L

Oklahoma St. L

West Virginia L

Texas Tech W

Iowa St. W

Kansas W

Iowa St.: They should have a good season as well and could be a contender.

Schedule 7-5 4-5

South Dakota St. W

Iowa W

Oklahoma W

Akron W

TCU W

Oklahoma St. L

West Virginia L

Texas Tech L

Kansas W

Baylor W

Texas L

Kansas St. L

Baylor: I think Baylor will improve.

Schedule 5-7 3-6

Abilene Christian W

UTSA W

Duke L

Kansas W

Oklahoma L

Kansas St. L

Texas W

West Virginia L

Oklahoma St. L

Iowa St. L

TCU L

Texas Tech W

Texas Tech: All I know is that they did not get the best replacement at QB and they probably will not do very good because if that.

Schedule 5-7 3-6

Ole Miss L

Lamar W

Houston W

Oklahoma St. W

West Virginia L

TCU L

Kansas W

Iowa St. W

Oklahoma L

Texas L

Kansas St. L

Baylor L

Kansas: They should probably improve, but still probably do awful.

Schedule 2-10 0-9

Nicholls St. W

Central Michigan W

Rutgers L

Baylor L

Oklahoma St. L

West Virginia L

Texas Tech L

TCU L

Iowa St. L

Kansas St. L

Oklahoma L

Texas L

 

 

 

Group of Five (and Independent) Outlook

AAC East                                                    Overall   Conf.

UCF                                                                                                11-2          8-0

USF                                                                                                10-2           6-2

Temple                                                                                          7-5             5-3

Cincinnati                                                                                     3-9             2-6

East Carolina                                                                               2-10           1-7

Connecticut                                                                                  2-10           0-8

AAC West

Navy                                                                                              10-4           6-2

Memphis                                                                                       9-3            6-2

Houston                                                                                        7-5            5-3

Tulane                                                                                           4-8            3-5

SMU                                                                                               4-8            3-5

Tulsa                                                                                             3-9             2-6

C-USA East

Florida Atlantic                                                                          11-2           7-1

Marshall                                                                                       8-4             6-2

Florida International                                                                6-6              5-3

Middle Tennessee St.                                                                6-6              5-3

Old Dominion                                                                            6-6             3-5

Western Kentucky                                                                    4-8              2-6

Charlotte                                                                                    2-10            1-7

C-USA West

Louisiana Tech                                                                          9-4              7-1

UAB                                                                                              8-4              5-3

North Texas                                                                                8-4              5-3

Southern Mississippi                                                                7-5              5-3

UTSA                                                                                            5-7              4-4

UTEP                                                                                            2-10            1-7

Rice                                                                                              2-11            0-8

Mac East            

Buffalo                                                                                      8-5                5-3

Ohio                                                                                          8-4                 5-3

Miami (OH)                                                                             5-7                 4-4

Akron                                                                                       5-7                 4-4

Kent St.                                                                                    2-10               1-7

Bowling Green                                                                     1-11               0-8

Mac West

Toledo                                                                                     10-3               7-1

Western Michigan                                                                9-3                 6-2

Northern Illinois                                                                   8-4                6-2

Eastern Michigan                                                                  7-5                5-3

Central Michigan                                                                  5-7                 4-4

Ball St.                                                                                     2-10               1-7

Mountain West Mountain

Boise St.                                                                                  10-3               6-2

Utah St.                                                                                   8-4                 6-2

Colorado St.                                                                           6-6                 5-3

Wyoming                                                                               8-4                 5-3

Air Force                                                                                7-5                 4-4

New Mexico                                                                          3-9                 1-7

                  Mountain West West

Fresno St.                                                                              11-2               7-1

San Diego St.                                                                         9-3                 6-2

Nevada                                                                                  6-6                 4-4

UNLV                                                                                      5-7                 3-5

Hawaii                                                                                   2-11               1-7

San Jose St.                                                                            1-11               0-8

                                                                   International

Notre Dame                                                                           11-1

BYU                                                                                          6-6

Army                                                                                       6-6

New Mexico St.                                                                     7-5

UMass                                                                                     5-7

Liberty                                                                                   2-10

Sorry but I could not get Sun Belt predictions in on time, but I think Troy will win the Conference.

UCF: I think UCF will go 11-1 in the regular season because of strength of schedule. UCF has 7 games that they could possibly lose, but since UCF has so many players coming back from a 13-0 team including, McKenzie Milton (QB), Adrian Killins (RB), Kyle Gibson (FS), and Pat Jasinski (ILB) I think they should be able to handle at least 4 of them.

Schedule 11-2 8-0

Connecticut W

South Carolina St. W

North Carolina W

Florida Atlantic L

Pittsburgh W

SMU W

Memphis W

East Carolina W

Temple W

Navy W

Cincinnati W

South Florida W

AAC Championship: Navy L

Florida Atlantic: Florida Atlantic could and probably will have an amazing season this year and win the C-USA again. With Devin Singletary (RB), who had 301 att. for 1,920 yds. and 32 TDs, and Azeez Al-Shaair (MLB), who led the team with 147 tackles returning, Lane Kiffin and the Owls could have a chance at beating Oklahoma if their QB can’t perform well.

Schedule 11-2 7-1

Oklahoma L

Air Force W

Bethune-Cookman W

UCF W

MTSU W

Old Dominion W

Marshall L

Louisiana Tech W

FIU W

Western Kentucky W

North Texas W

Charlotte W

C-USA championship: Louisiana Tech W

Air Force: Okay, so I’m an Air Force fan. I tried to be the least biased possible, and hey these things I predicted could happen if they can just improve they could very well go       7-5.

Schedule 7-5 4-4

Stony Brook W

Florida Atlantic L

Utah St. W

Nevada L

Navy W

San Diego St. L

UNLV W

Boise St. L

Army W

New Mexico W

Wyoming L

Colorado St. W

Notre Dame: I think they’ll improve with Brandon Wimbush coming back, I think he will improve and Notre Dame will be a playoff contender again.

Schedule 11-1

Michigan L

Ball St. W

Vanderbilt W

Wake Forest W

Stanford W

Virginia Tech W

Pittsburgh W

Navy W

Northwestern W

Florida St. W

Syracuse W

USC W

Top 15 group of five teams

  1. Florida Atlantic
  2. Fresno St.
  3. Boise St.
  4. Toledo
  5. Western Michigan
  6. Northern Illinois
  7. San Diego St.
  8. UCF
  9. USF
  10. Ohio
  11. Navy
  12. Troy
  13. Buffalo
  14. Utah St.
  15. Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

Pac 12 outlook

Pac 12 North Predictions                                         Overall            Conf.

Stanford                                                                             10-3                    7-2

Washington                                                                        9-3                     7-2

Oregon                                                                                7-5                     4-5

Washington St.                                                                  7-5                     4-5

California                                                                           6-6

Oregon St.                                                                           1-11                  0-9

Pac 12 South predictions                                             

USC                                                                                      8-5                    7-2

Arizona St.                                                                         6-6                    5-4

Arizona                                                                              8-4                    5-4

Utah                                                                                    8-4                    5-4

Colorado                                                                           6-6                     4-5

UCLA                                                                                 5-7                    3-6

Short predictions

Stanford: On offense they should be dominate with Bryce Love (Heisman Trophy runner up, 263 att. for 2,118 yds. and 19 TDs), their QB K.J. Costello (124-211 1,573 yds. and 14 TDs), and their leading wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside (48 rec. for 781 yds. 9 TDs). On defense their only problem will be a big problem. Their defensive line will have a bunch of problems especially with depth. But at Linebacker and in the secondary, should be able to back up the D-line and have a good season. So overall I think they should win the Pac-12 because of all they weak defenses. I think they’ll go 9-3 in the regular season but then again there are some teams on here that can give’em trouble like San Diego St., USC, Oregon, Notre Dame, Utah, Washington, California, and UCLA.

Schedule 10-3 7-2

San Diego St. W

USC W

UC Davis W

Oregon L

Notre Dame L

Utah L

Arizona St. W

Washington St. W

Washington W

Oregon St. W

California W

UCLA W

Pac-12 Championship: USC W

Washington: I Think Washington will be a very strong contender especially with 2016 Heisman candidate Jake Browning, And on a great defense they have nine returning starters. I think if Washington can take down Auburn and Stanford They will very well be a contender to make their second playoffs in three years.

Schedule 9-3 7-2

Auburn L

North Dakota W

Utah W

Arizona St. W

BYU W

UCLA W

Oregon W

Colorado W

California W

Stanford L

Oregon St. W

Washington St. L

Oregon, schedule 7-5 4-5

Bowling Green W

Portland St. W

San Jose St. W

Stanford W

California L

Washington L

Washington St. W

Arizona L

UCLA W

Utah L

Arizona St. L

Oregon St. W

Washington St.: I think Washington St. will struggle on offense especially at QB and on the offensive line. On defense they should do great once again with seven returning starters, but they have a new defensive coordinator (Tracy Claeys). So as long as their QB ends up doing good then Washington St. could be a contender in the Pac-12 North.

Schedule 7-5 4-5

Wyoming W

San Jose St. W

Eastern Washington W

USC L

Utah W

Oregon St. W

Oregon L

Stanford L

California W

Colorado L

Arizona L

Washington W

 

California: Schedule 6-6 3-6

North Carolina W

BYU W

Idaho St. W

Oregon W

Arizona L

UCLA L

Oregon St. W

Washington L

Washington St. L

USC L

Stanford L

Colorado W

Oregon St.: 1-11 0-9

Ohio St. L

Southern Utah W

Nevada L

Arizona L

Arizona St. L

Washington St. L

California L

Colorado L

USC L

Stanford L

Washington L

Oregon L

USC: I’ll talk about defense first for a change. Last year USC ranked 60th in the nation and 5th in the Pac-12 in Scoring defense, they gave up 32.6 POINTS PER GAME! They were 82nd and 6th in the Pac-12 in Passing yards allowed per game (237.0), they were 56th in the nation and 5th in the Pac-12 in Rushing yards allowed per game (185.1), and finally they were 68th in the nation and 5th in the nation in total yards allowed per game (395.6). They have seven returning starters on that defense. They should improve but they’ll still have some trouble. On offense they lost Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones and Deontay Burnett. but with Stephen Carr and Aca’Cedric Ware they should be good on the run game. At QB their expected starter is true freshman and number three recruit for the Trojans JT Daniels. So I think USC will win the Pac-12 South once again but will probably lose to Stanford or Washington depending on which one the play.

Schedule 8-5 7-2

UNLV W

Stanford L

Texas L

Washington St. W

Arizona W

Colorado W

Utah W

Arizona St. L

Oregon St. W

California W

UCLA W

Notre Dame L

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford L

Arizona St.: Arizona St. could do great with their new coach (Herm Edwards) or they could do awful. Lucky for them on offense they have Manny Wilkins (QB) and N’Keal Harry (their leading receiver) are returning, so they should be good on offense. But on defense they won’t have to much luck with four returning starters on a terrible defense.

Schedule 6-6 5-4

UTSA W

Michigan St. L

San Diego St. L

Washington L

Oregon St. W

Colorado L

Stanford L

USC W

Utah L

UCLA W

Oregon W

Arizona W

Arizona: I just have to say they have an amazing duel threat QB Khali Tate and nine starters coming back to an experienced defense.

Schedule 8-4 5-4

BYU W

Houston W

Southern Utah W

Oregon St. W

USC L

California W

Utah W

UCLA L

Oregon W

Colorado L

Washington St. W

Arizona St. L

Utah: I think Utah will have a great season this year and be a contender for the Pac-12 South. They’ll have a very experienced Offense with 7 returning starters including  QB Tyler Huntley and RB Zack Moss. On defense they should do good despite only having 4 returning startersmand they have good depth.

Schedule 8-4 5-4

Weber St. W

Northern Illinois W

Washington L

Washington St. L

Stanford W

Arizona L

USC L

UCLA W

Arizona St. W

Oregon W

Colorado W

BYU W

Colorado: schedule 6-6 4-5

Colorado St. W

Nebraska L

New Hampshire W

UCLA L

Arizona St. W

USC L

Washington L

Oregon St. W

Arizona W

Washington St. W

Utah L

California L

UCLA: I think this isn’t UCLA’s year. UCLA may have Chip Kelly but the players he recruited are not experienced, so I don’t think they will contend for the Pac-12 South just yet but soon they will come through. So I think, like Nebraska, UCLA will have a boom year in about 2 to 4 seasons.

Schedule 5-7 3-6

Cincinnati W

Oklahoma L

Fresno St. W

Colorado W

Washington L

California W

Arizona W

Utah L

Oregon L

Arizona St. L

USC L

Stanford L

Pac-12 ranks

  1. Stanford
  2. Washington
  3. USC
  4. Arizona
  5. Utah
  6. Oregon
  7. Washington St.
  8. Arizona St.
  9. UCLA
  10. California
  11. Colorado
  12. Oregon St.

                 

2018 Big Ten Outlook

The Big Ten

 Big ten East, projected Standings:                                                Overall     Conf.

Michigan                                                                                             12-1           8-1

Michigan St.                                                                                        10-2          7-2

Ohio St.                                                                                                10-2          7-2

Penn St.                                                                                                8-4           5-4

Maryland                                                                                             6-6           4-5

Indiana                                                                                                 3-9           1-8

Rutgers                                                                                                  2-10        0-9

Big Ten West

Wisconsin                                                                                            10-3         7-2

Iowa                                                                                                       7-5           6-3

Northwestern                                                                                      7-5           6-3

Minnesota                                                                                            6-6            4-5

Purdue                                                                                                  5-7           4-5

Nebraska                                                                                              6-6          3-6

Illinois                                                                                                  3-9          1-8

Short previews

Michigan: Now we’ll start on offense. They shouldn’t have to much trouble here as long as the offensive line can improve. Michigan has a lot of talent, like at QB they have Shea Patterson (graduate transfer from Ole Miss), At running back they have Karan Higdon, who had 164 attempts for 994 yards and 11 TDs, and they also have Chris Evans, At Tight End they have their returning leader in receiving, Sean Mckeon, who had 31 receptions for 301 yards and 3 TDs, finally at WR they have talent with Donovan Peoples-Jones,Grant Perry, and Tarik Black. Last year Michigan was 49th in the nation and 4th in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (177.7), But 111th in the nation and 11th in the Big ten in passing yards per game (171.2), But with Shea Patterson and some young and experienced WRs things could change if the O-Line can give him some time.

Now we’re going to talk about the Defense. Well, if you look at last years stats and how many players are returning it’s pretty obvious that Michigan is going to have one of the best defenses in the country. Last year Michigan was 13th in the nation and 3rd in the Big Ten in scoring defense (25.2), 18th in the nation and 6th in the Big Ten in Rushing yards allowed per game (120.9), and 1st in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (150.1), And they have 8 PLAYERS COMING BACK on that defense.

So if Michigan’s offensive line can improve and Shea Patterson meets his expectations, Michigan should be able to win the Big ten and maybe even make it to the CFP.

Schedule 12-1 8-1

Notre Dame W

Western Michigan W

SMU W

Nebraska W

Northwestern W

Maryland W

Wisconsin W

Michigan St. L

Penn St. W

Rutgers W

Indiana W

Ohio St. W

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin W

Michigan St. I would just like to say 10 starters are coming back to a decent Offense that got’em to a 10-3 season and 9 returning to a defense that was second in the nation in rush defense and 7th total. So overall Michigan St. should be a contender in Big ten and even for the playoffs.

Schedule 10-2 7-2

Utah St. W

Arizona St. W

Indiana W

Central Michigan W

Northwestern L

Penn St. W

Michigan W

Purdue L

Maryland W

Ohio St. W

Nebraska W

Rutgers W

Ohio St. All I have to say about them is that they lost some crucial players on defense and J.T. Barrett, but they do have J.K. Dobbins who should be a strong Heisman contender, but I think every team but Ohio St. and maybe Rutgers, Illinois, and Purdue will improve. But they should be a major contender in Big ten and for the CFP.

Schedule 10-2 7-2

Oregon St. W

Rutgers W

TCU W

Tulane W

Penn St. W

Indiana W

Minnesota W

Purdue W

Nebraska W

Michigan St. L

Maryland W

Michigan L

Penn St. They should still be great on offense but on defense they only have 2 returning starters So depth should be a big problem.

Schedule 8-4  5-4

Appalachian St. W

Pittsburgh W

Illinois W

Ohio St. L

Michigan St. L

Indiana W

Iowa W

Michigan L

Wisconsin L

Rutgers W

Maryland W

Maryland, suffered many crucial injuries especially at QB, but should do a lot better this year.

Schedule 6-6 4-5

Texas L

Bowling Green W

Temple W

Minnesota W

Michigan L

Rutgers W

Iowa L

Illinois W

Michigan St. L

Indiana W

Ohio St. L

Penn St. L

 Indiana schedule 3-9 1-8

Florida International W

Virginia L

Ball St. W

Michigan St. L

Rutgers W

Ohio St. L

Iowa L

Penn St. L

Minnesota L

Maryland L

Michigan L

Purdue L

Rutgers schedule 2-10 0-9

Texas St. W

Ohio St. L

Kansas W

Buffalo L

Indiana L

Illinois L

Maryland L

Northwestern L

Wisconsin L

Michigan L

Penn St. L

Michigan St. L

Wisconsin: On offense they should be good, especially with Jonathan Taylor who had 299 attempts for 1,977 yds., and 13 TDs. On defense they should be good, but depth will be a problem.

Schedule 10-3 7-2

Western Kentucky W

New Mexico W

BYU W

Iowa L

Nebraska W

Michigan L

Illinois W

Northwestern W

Rutgers W

Penn St. W

Purdue W

Minnesota W

Big ten Champ: Michigan L

Iowa: Iowa should do great this season especially on offense. They have Nate Stanley (QB) coming back and Noah Fant (TE), and Wide Receiver Nick Easley. But on defense depth will be an issue.

Schedule 7-5 6-3

Northern Illinois L

Iowa St. L

Northern Iowa W

Wisconsin W

Minnesota L

Indiana W

Maryland W

Penn St. L

Purdue L

Northwestern W

Illinois W

Nebraska W

 

Northwestern, I think they’ll do good, they have their QB Clayton Thorson who was 262-434, 12 int., 2,844 yards, and 15 TDs. They also have Jeremy Larkin.

Schedule 7-5 6-3

Purdue W

Duke L

Akron W

Michigan L

Michigan St. W

Nebraska W

Rutgers W

Wisconsin L

Notre Dame L

Iowa L

Minnesota W

Illinois W

Minnesota: Schedule 6-6 4-5

New Mexico St. W

Fresno St. L

Miami (OH) W

Maryland L

Iowa W

Ohio St. L

Nebraska L

Indiana W

Illinois W

Purdue W

Northwestern L

Wisconsin L

Purdue: Schedule 5-7 4-5

Northwestern L

Eastern Michigan W

Boston College L

Nebraska L

Illinois W

Ohio St. L

Michigan St. W

Iowa W

Minnesota L

Wisconsin L

Indiana W

Nebraska. Even though they have Scott Frost at Head Coach now, I don’t think they’ll be able to contend for the Big Ten West immediately it might take a few more seasons, But I do think think they will be able to make a bowl game.

Schedule 6-6 3-6

Akron W

Colorado W

Troy W

Michigan L

Purdue W

Wisconsin L

Northwestern L

Minnesota W

Ohio St. L

Illinois W

Michigan St. L

Iowa L

Illinois: schedule 3-9 1-8

Kent St. W

Western Illinois W

South Florida L

Penn St. L

Rutgers W

Purdue L

Wisconsin L

Maryland L

Minnesota L

Nebraska L

Iowa L

Northwestern L

The Big ten ranks.

  1. Michigan
  2. Michigan St.
  3. Ohio St.
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Penn St.
  6. Iowa
  7. Northwestern
  8. Nebraska
  9. Maryland
  10. Minnesota
  11. Purdue
  12. Indiana
  13. Illinois
  14. Rutgers

 

 

 

Top 20 Bowl Games

Just to let you know I am going to count not the playoffs and these are not in order.

The New Mexico Bowl Marshall vs Colorado St. Marshall won 1 of their last 5 games. Colorado St. won 2 of their last 5 games. So their last five games were pretty tough like Colorado St. lost to three decent teams Air Force,Wyoming,and Boise St. and Marshall also lost to some decent teams (one of them I think is perty good FAU) they lost to FIU,FAU,UTSA,and Southern Miss. I think Colorado St. will win by 7 points 27-20.

The Frisco Bowl Louisiana Tech vs SMU. I think were gonna have a shout out here and really all I know about SMU is that they lost to some pretty good teams in close ones like TCU 56-36,Houston 22-35,UCF 24-31,Navy 43-40,and Memphis 45-66. Well I guess some of them were close. But anyways I don’t really have much to say so SMU wins 52-45.

Bahamas Bowl UAB vs Ohio. I got nothing to say but UAB wins 35-30.

Armed Forces Bowl San Diego St. vs Army. I say Army wins 28-24.

The Hawai’i Bowl Fresno St. vs Houston. I think this is one of the best Bowl games of them all. I think both teams are great both teams have had tough games like Fresno St. they lost to Alabama 41-10,they lost to Washington 48-16,they lost to UNLV 26-16, they only beat BYU by 7, they only beat Wyoming by three, and they lost to Boise St. in their rematch with Boise St. 17-14. Then Houston well they haven’t had had the best of games they lost to Tulsa 45-17, and they lost to Tulane 20-17. So I think Fresno St. will win because Houston’s losses are just to bad so yeah the Bulldogs win 31-24.

The Pin Stripe Bowl Iowa vs Boston College. First the poor losses from these teams. Iowa really only has one against Purdue 24-15 the other ones weren’t that bad one of them was against Penn St. who had to get a game winning touchdown at the end of the game the score was 21-19. Boston College doesn’t have any bad losses. Now here’s a fact Boston College have won five of their last six games this season and their loss was to NC.St. 17-14. I think Boston College is hot right now and they will win 28-17.

The Texas Outdoors Bowl Texas vs Missouri. I think this game will be won by Missouri if they play like well all the games they won in they beat Missouri St. in week 1 72-43,then they had a five game losing streak and then now starting in week 8 they started a six game winning streak they beat Idaho 68-21,then they beat Connecticut 52-12,they beat Florida 45-16,they beat Tennessee 50-17,they beat Vanderbilt 45-17,they beat Vanderbilt 45-17,and they beat Arkansas 48-45. So once again I’m gonna pick the hot team Missouri and they will win big 48-28.

The Military Bowl Virginia at Navy. I think Navy will win 24-21.

The Camping World Bowl Virginia Tech vs Oklahoma St. I say Virginia Tech wins 49-42.

The Alamo Bowl Stanford vs TCU. I think TCU is overrated like who did they beet? I know! Oklahoma St.!…That’s it so Stanford wins with Bryce Love 31-24.

The Holiday Bowl Washington St. vs Michigan St. Okay now I’m make some short picks. So I think Washington St. is good but I don’t think their defense is good en of to beat Michigan St. So I think the team with the better defense will do it so Michigan St. wins 35-26.

The Belk Bowl Wake Forest vs Texas A&M. I think we’ll have a defensive battle here. Wake Forest allowing  about 23 points a game and Texas A&M allows about 26 points a game.Then there’s offense and Texas A&M scores about 30 points a game and Wake Forest scores about 35 points a game. So I think Wake Forest is just a bit better and will win 30-28 with a game winning field goal with around 3:22 left on the clock in the 4th quarter.

The Cotton Bowl USC vs Ohio St. I’ll stay with my answer from Committee Thoughts Ohio St. wins 38-37.

The Tax Slayer Bowl Louisville vs Mississippi St. I think this one will go to the Louisville Cardinals and my main reason is because Louisville has Lamar Jackson who won the Heisman Trophy last and was a finalist this year and Mississippi St.’s Nick Fitzgerald is an amazing player and he got a season ending injury against Ole Miss. So the Cardinals win 42-21.

The Liberty Bowl Iowa St. vs Memphis. I think we’re gonna have a shootout because Memphis scores about 56 points a game and allows about 31 points a game and Iowa St. scores about 35 points a game and allows about 27 points a game. So think Iowa St.’s defense isn’t good en of to stop Memphis’s offense and Memphis will win 52-45.

The Fiesta Bowl Washington vs Penn St. Here I just think Penn St. is just better overall and will win 28-21.

The Orange Bowl Wisconsin vs Miami (FL). I think Miami (FL) will keep it close by creating turnovers but in the end Wisconsin wins 31-23.

The Outback Bowl Michigan vs South Carolina. Here I think it will be a defensive battle and South Carolina will end up winning because they know how to score a good amount of points so they win 20-10.

The Peach Bowl UCF vs Auburn. I say Auburn wins because they have such good run defense and will win 30-24.

The Citrus Bowl Notre Dame vs LSU. I think we’re gonna have another defensive battle and I think LSU wins because I just think their defense is better so they win 17-14.

Record 12-8    

The Rose Bowl

As I said in Committee Thoughts Georgia will win this one by 3 points in a pretty high scoring game. I think if Oklahoma wins this game they will lose in the championship no matter who they play they will lose. I’m not saying that Oklahoma doesn’t deserve to be in the playoffs I’m saying their defense is just not good en of for a championship game. But at the same time it seems like Oklahoma is the only team that is elite on any side of the ball and by that I mean Oklahoma is the only team with an elite offense and no team really has an elite defense. Now there are great defenses out there like Georgia,Clemson, Alabama, Michigan St., NC.St., LSU, Washington, Stanford,Penn St., and Auburn of course all of those teams have great defenses.

Oklahoma though well they’re defense is a different story they just allow to many points and like they say defense wins championships and offense wins games there’s a difference. An offense will win in the Big 12 and a defense will win other games and Oklahoma doesn’t quite have that great defense that they need to win a championship game like Alabama,Clemson,and Georgia do. If I rate all the defenses in the playoffs on the scale of 1 to 10 (1 means they got a terrible defense and ten means they got an elite defense)  I give Clemson an 8, Oklahoma a 5, Georgia a 9, and Alabama an 8.

So I think Georgia wins because of that great defense that they have and a good en of offense to keep scoring with Sony Michelle,Nick Chub,and Jake Fromm. But Oklahoma will keep it close because of that amazing offense they have. So my answer from Committee Thoughts will stay the same Georgia will win 45-42.

Committee Thoughts

I like some of the decisions the committee made this week. I especially like the bowl games they made the Sugar Bowl No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama,the Rose Bowl No. 3 Georgia vs No. 2 Oklahoma,the Cotton Bowl No. 8 USC vs No. 5 Ohio St.,the Fiesta Bowl No. 11 Washington vs No. 9 Penn St.,the Orange Bowl No. 6 Wisconsin vs No. 10 Miami (FL),and the Peach Bowl No. 7 Auburn vs No. 12 UCF.

I think Alabama in the playoff was the right decision instead of the two loss team Ohio St.,because Ohio St. has two 15 plus losses against Oklahoma 31-16 and lost to 7-5 Iowa 55-24. Though they had great wins against Penn St. 39-38,Michigan St. 48-3,and Wisconsin 27-21 it wasn’t en-of to get them in the playoffs. I think the main three reasons are  1. having two 15 plus losses 2. losing to a 7-5 team (Iowa) by 31 points 3. Plus just their performance sometimes like the first three quarters against Penn St.,the first quarter against Michigan,and the whole game against Iowa.

Now I’m gonna make some quick predictions on the New Years Six Bowl Games. The Sugar bowl Alabama vs Clemson I say Alabama wins 27-24,The Rose Bowl Georgia vs Oklahoma I say Georgia wins 45-42,The Cotton Bowl Ohio St. vs USC Ohio St. wins 35-34, The Fiesta Bowl Penn St. vs Washington I say Penn St. wins 28-21,The Orange Bowl Wisconsin vs Miami (FL) Wisconsin wins 31-23,and the Peach Bowl Auburn vs UCF I think Auburn will win 30-24.

 

 

 

Most Over/Under-rated Teams 2-13-17

OVERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are overrated (in order of overratedness):

Team AP Rank TRP Rank
Maryland 23 55
Southern California 29 54
Kansas 3 19
Arizona 5 21
Baylor 4 17
Villanova 2 9
Oregon 7 13

UNDERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are underrated (in order of underratedness):

Team AP Rank TRP Rank
Wichita St. 26 8
Oklahoma St. 34 23
Kentucky 13 4
Virginia 14 5
Florida 15 7
West Virginia 9 2
Cincinnati 18 11

Most Over/Under-rated Teams 2-9-17

OVERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are overrated (in order of overratedness):

  • Maryland -Big time!!!  AP rank: 21, but the Ranker says they’re barely in the top 60
  • USC – Technically 27th in the AP, but 53rd according to the Ranker
  • Kansas
  • Baylor
  • Arizona
  • Xavier
  • Oregon

UNDERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are underrated (in order of underratedness):

  • Wichita State – 26th in the AP, but 12th according to the Ranker
  • Oklahoma State
  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • Virginia

Most Over/Under-rated Teams

OVERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are overrated (in order of overratedness):

  • Maryland (Big time!!!  AP rank: 21, but the Ranker says they’re barely in the top 50)
  • Kansas
  • Baylor
  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin
  • Villanova
  • South Carolina

UNDERRATED

According to the rankings in the AP Poll, the Ranker says the following teams are underrated (in order of underratedness):

  • Oklahoma State
  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia
  • Florida
  • Virginia