12 August 2013

2013-14 College Football Predictions

Last year, I wrote that this is the SEC's world and we are all living in it. This year, I need to correct that; this is Alabama's world and we are all living it. The Crimson Tide have now won three of the last four BCS titles, and who is to stop them from doing it again? Will they be taken down by one of their conference rivals, with eyes squarely on Georgia and Texas A&M with some on South Carolina as well. Could it be one of the top clubs from the Pac-12 in Oregon or Stanford? How good will Ohio State, now eligible to play in a bowl, be under the second season of the Urban Meyer tenure? Or will somebody surprise us all like Notre Dame a year ago and get to Pasedena?

Ladies and gentlemen, as we prepare to say goodbye to the Bowl Championship Series, here is my 2013 College Football Preview.

Heisman predictions
Coaches on the hot seat

Top 25
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Stanford
4. Georgia
5. Oregon
6. South Carolina
7. Texas A&M
8. Louisville
9. Clemson
10. Texas
11. Oklahoma State
12. Notre Dame
13. Michigan
14. LSU
15. Florida State
16. Nebraska
17. Oklahoma
18. Boise State
19. Wisconsin
20. Baylor
21. Northwestern
22. Miami (FL)
23. UCLA
24. Michigan State
25. USC

Conference Predictions
Bold signifies conference champion

1. Louisville
Bowl Projection: Fiesta

2. Cincinnati
Bowl Projection: Belk

3. Rutgers
Bowl Projection: Pinstripe

4. UCF
Bowl Projection: Russell Athletic

5. South Florida
Bowl Projection: BBVA Compass

6. Houston
Bowl Projection: Beef 'O' Brady's

7. SMU

8. UConn

9. Memphis

10. Temple

Atlantic
1. Clemson
Bowl Projection: Orange

2. Florida State
Bowl Projection: Chick-fil-A

3. N.C. State
Bowl Projection: Military

4. Maryland
Bowl Projection: Advocare V100

5. Wake Forest

6. Syracuse

7. Boston College

Coastal
1. Miami (FL)
Bowl Projection: Russell Athletic

2. Virginia Tech
Bowl Projection: Sun

3. North Carolina
Bowl Projection: Belk

4. Georgia Tech
Bowl Projection: Music City

5. Pittsburgh

6. Duke

7. Virginia

1. Texas
Bowl Projection: Fiesta

2. Oklahoma State
Bowl Projection: Cotton

3. Oklahoma
Bowl Projection: Alamo

4. Baylor
Bowl Projection: Buffalo Wild Wings

5. TCU
Bowl Projection: Holiday

6. Kansas State
Bowl Projection: Pinstripe

7. Texas Tech
Bowl Projection: Meineke Car Care of Texas

8. West Virginia

9. Iowa State

10. Kansas
Leaders
1. Ohio State
Bowl Projection: BCS National Championship

2. Wisconsin
Bowl Projection: Outback

3. Penn State

4. Indiana
Bowl Projection: Meineke Car Care of Texas

5. Illinois

6. Purdue

Legends
1. Michigan
Bowl Projection: Rose

2. Nebraska
Bowl Projection: Capital One

3. Northwestern
Bowl Projection: Buffalo Wild Wings

4. Michigan State
Bowl Projection: Gator

5. Minnesota
Bowl Projection: Heart of Dallas

6. Iowa

East
1. East Carolina
Bowl Projection: Heart of Dallas

2. Marshall
Bowl Projection: Hawai'i

3. Southern Miss

4. Middle Tennessee

5. Florida Atlantic

6. UAB

7. FIU

West
1. Tulsa
Bowl Projection: Liberty

2. Rice
Bowl Projection: Armed Forces

3. Louisiana Tech
Bowl Projection: New Orleans

4. UTEP

5. North Texas

6. Tulane

7. UTSA

Notre Dame
Bowl Projection: Orange

BYU
Bowl Projection: Kraft Fight Hunger

Army

Navy

Idaho

New Mexico State

East
1. Ohio
Bowl Projection: Famous Idaho Potato

2. Bowling Green
Bowl Projection: Little Caesar's Pizza

3. Kent State

4. Buffalo

5. Miami (OH)

6. Akron

7. UMass

West
1. Northern Illinois
Bowl Projection: GoDaddy.com

2. Toledo
Bowl Projection: Military

3. Ball State

4. Central Michigan

5. Western Michigan

6. Eastern Michigan

Mountain
1. Boise State
Bowl Projection: Maaco Las Vegas

2. Utah State
Bowl Projection: Armed Forces

3. Air Force
Bowl Projection: Hawai'i

4. Colorado State

5. Wyoming

6. New Mexico

West
1. Fresno State
Bowl Projection: Poinsettia

2. San Jose State
Bowl Projection: New Mexico

3. San Diego State
Bowl Projection: Famous Idaho Potato

4. Nevada

5. UNLV

6. Hawaii

North
1. Stanford
Bowl Projection: Rose

2. Oregon
Bowl Projection: Orange

3. Oregon State
Bowl Projection: Maaco Las Vegas

4. Washington
Bowl Projection: Kraft Fight Hunger

5. Washington State

6. Cal

South
1. UCLA
Bowl Projection: Holiday

2. USC
Bowl Projection: Alamo

3. Arizona State
Bowl Projection: Sun

4. Arizona
Bowl Projection: New Mexico

5. Utah

6. Colorado
East
1. Georgia
Bowl Projection: Sugar

2. South Carolina
Bowl Projection: Capital One

3. Florida
Bowl Projection: Outback

4. Vanderbilt
Bowl Projection: Gator

5. Tennessee
Bowl Projection: BBVA Compass

6. Missouri
Bowl Projection: Poinsettia

7. Kentucky

West
1. Alabama
Bowl Projection: BCS National Championship

2. Texas A&M
Bowl Projection: Cotton

3. LSU
Bowl Projection: Chick-fil-A

4. Ole Miss
Bowl Projection: Music City

5. Auburn
Bowl Projection: Liberty

6. Arkansas
Bowl Projection: AdvoCare V100

7. Mississippi State

1. Louisiana-Lafayette
Bowl Projection: New Orleans

2. Western Kentucky
Bowl Projection: GoDaddy.com

3. Arkansas State
Bowl Projection: Beef 'O' Brady's

4. Louisiana-Monroe
Bowl Projection: Little Caesar's Pizza

5. Troy

6. Texas State

7. South Alabama

8. Georgia State

Bowl Projections & Predictions

San Jose State over Arizona

Boise State over Oregon State

Ohio over San Diego State

Louisiana-Lafayette over Louisiana Tech

Arkansas State over Houston

Marshall over Air Force

Bowling Green over Louisiana-Monroe

Fresno State over Missouri

N.C. State over Toledo

Indiana over Texas Tech

Washington over BYU

Rutgers over Kansas State

Cincinnati over North Carolina

Miami (FL) vs. UCF

Baylor over Northwestern

Utah State over Rice

Ole Miss over Georgia Tech

USC over Oklahoma

UCLA over TCU

Arkansas over Maryland

Arizona State over Virginia Tech

Tulsa over Auburn

Florida State over LSU

Vanderbilt over Michigan State

East Carolina over Minnesota

South Carolina over Nebraska

Florida over Wisconsin

Stanford over Michigan

Louisville over Texas

Georgia over Oregon

Clemson over Notre Dame

Oklahoma State over Texas A&M

South Florida over Tennessee

Northern Illinois over Western Kentucky

Alabama over Ohio State

1 comment:

  1. Problem: Auburn cannot finish both 5th and 7th in the SEC West. You are missing Mississippi State.

    Also, I really think you are underestimating Duke. They have a much easier schedule than last year and have a good chance to go 7-5 or 8-4 and go back to a bowl.

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