2016 College Football Preview

Free-Ncaa-Football--Wallpaper-473The 2016 college football season is only one day away.  And yeah, I know about Cal-Hawaii in Sydney, Australia last weekend, so sue me.

At any rate, I normally preview each conference separately.  However, not only am I running out of time, I’m just a damn slacker.

So, without further ado, here is my rather comprehensive 2016 college football preview.  Let’s go…

(In order of predicted finish)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

  1. Clemson
  2. Louisville
  3. Florida State
  4. Boston College
  5. NC State
  6. Wake Forest
  7. Syracuse

Coastal Division

  1. North Carolina
  2. Miami
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. Virginia Tech
  5. Georgia Teach
  6. Duke
  7. Virginia

Analysis: as much as the ACC is all about Clemson and Florida State, this is the year Louisville crashes the party.  They have the defense, and the star QB to make it happen (plus the Cards get FSU at home).  Pitt should be scary, too…

Big 12

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. TCU
  4. Texas
  5. Kansas State
  6. Texas Tech
  7. Baylor
  8. West Virginia
  9. Iowa State
  10. Kansas

Analysis: conference “can’t get right” should be competitive this season, though I don’t see anyone out of this bunch in the 2016 College Football Playoff…

Big Ten, aka “B1G”

East Division

  1. Ohio State
  2. Michigan
  3. Michigan State
  4. Penn State
  5. Indiana
  6. Maryland
  7. Rutgers

West Division

  1. Nebraska
  2. Iowa
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Northwestern
  5. Minnesota
  6. Purdue
  7. Illinois

Analysis: sorry Wolverine fans, but your squad ain’t winning the B1G.  Go beat Ohio State and Michigan State first.  They lost to both AT HOME last season…

Pac-12

North Division

  1. Stanford
  2. Oregon
  3. Washington
  4. Washington State
  5. California
  6. Oregon State

South Division

  1. UCLA
  2. Utah
  3. USC
  4. Arizona
  5. Arizona State
  6. Colorado

Analysis: another conference who will be without a representative in the CFP, in this case for the second year in a row.  Wouldn’t shock me if the conference champ has at least three loses… 

Southeastern Conference, aka “The Beast”

East Division

  1. Tennessee
  2. Georgia
  3. Florida
  4. Kentucky
  5. Missouri
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. South Carolina 

West Division

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Ole Miss
  4. Arkansas
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Mississippi State
  7. Auburn

Analysis: this is the year two teams from the same conference make the CFP.  Alabama and LSU, come on down.  Meanwhile, Tennessee, you better make my prediction look good – dammit…

Best of the Rest (Group of Five)

AAC

East division champ: Cincinnati

West division champ: Houston

AAC champ: Houston

Conference USA

East division: Marshall

West division: Southern Miss

Conference USA champ: Marshall

Mid Athletic Conference, aka “#MACtion”

East division champ: Bowling Green

West division champ: Northern Illinois

MAC champ: Northern Illinois

Mountain West Conference

Mountain division champ: Boise State

West division champ: San Diego State

MWC champ: San Diego State

Sun Belt Conference

Conference champ: Appalachian State

And now, back to the REAL action…

College Football Playoff Teams

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU

2017 College Football Champ: Alabama (damn, this is getting BORRRRRINGGGGG)

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