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Preseason National Predictions

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    SEC: LSU
    ACC: Clemson
    Pac-12: Washington
    Big 12: TCU
    Big 10: Michigan State

    Playoffs: Clemson, LSU, Michigan State, Tennessee
     
  2. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    SEC: Bama
    ACC: FSU
    Pac-12: Stanford
    Big-12: TCU
    Big-10: Ohio State
    Playoffs: Bama, FSU, Stanford and TCU
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    SEC: LSU
    ACC: FSU
    Pac-12: Washington
    Big 12: Oklahoma
    Big 10: Michigan

    Playoffs: LSU, Michigan, FSU, Notre Dame
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I kinda like the FSU picks, but damn, that QB situation seems like it is hanging on by a thread.
     
  5. SerenityBuff

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    SEC: Alabama
    ACC: Clemson
    Pac-12: USC
    Big-12: Oklahoma
    Big-10: Ohio State

    Playoffs: Alabama, Clemson, OU, OSU
    NC: Clemson
    Heisman: McCaffrey

    Las Vegas Bowl: CU over SDSU.
     
  6. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah FSU is definitely a sketchy pick but they are loaded. It would be crazy to see two conference get two teams in like FSU, Clemson, Bama and LSU. Or even if three power conferences were left out with Bama, LSU, Clemson/FSU and Houston making it.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I think it is very wide open this year, so you can make cases for a lot of teams. Going to be fun to watch.
     
  8. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, I actually went through every FBS schedule and predicted outcomes for the season. Should be interesting to see how accurate I was.
    Here are my P5 predictions.
    Sec west
    1. LSU 11-1
    2. Alabama 11-1
    3 Ole Miss 9-3
    4. Miss st. 8-4
    5. Auburn 7-5
    6. Texas A&M 7-5
    7. Arkansas 4-8

    Sec east
    1. Tennessee 10-2
    2. Florida 10-2
    3. Georgia 9-3
    4. Missouri 5-7
    5. South Carolina 5-7
    6. Kentucky 4-8
    7. Vanderbilt 2-10

    B1G East
    1. Michigan St. 11-1
    2. Ohio St. 10-2
    3. Michigan 10-2
    4. Penn st. 7-5
    5. Indiana 7-5
    6. Maryland 5-7
    7. Rutgers 3-9

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    B1G East
    1. Wisconsin 8-4
    2. Minnesota 9-3
    3. Northwestern 8-4
    4. Iowa 8-4
    5. Nebraska 7-5
    6. Purdue 2-10
    7. Illinois 1-11

    PAC-12 North
    1. Stanford 10-2
    2. Washington 9-3
    3. Oregon 8-4
    4. Washington st. 7-5
    5. Cal 5-7
    6. Oregon st 1-11

    PAC-12 South
    1. UCLA 7-5
    2. Utah 8-4
    3. USC 6-6
    4.Arizona st 7-5
    5. Colorado 6-6
    6. Arizona 5-7

    Big 12
    1. Oklahoma 11-1
    2. Oklahoma St. 10-2
    3. TCU 10-2
    4. Texas 9-3
    5. West Virginia 7-5
    6.Baylor 7-5
    7. Kansas St. 6-6
    8. Texas Tech 6-6
    9. Iowa St. 3-9
    10. Kansas 1-11

    ACC Atl
    1. Florida St. 11-1
    2. Clemson 10-2
    3. Louisville 10-2
    4. NC st 6-6
    5. Wake Forest 6-6
    6. Boston College 4-8
    7. Syracuse 1-11

    ACC coast
    1. Miami 10-2
    2. North Carolina 9-3
    3. Pitt 8-4
    4. Duke 7-5
    5. Virginia Tech 6-6
    6. Georgia Tech 5-7
    7. Virginia 2-10
     
  9. J.R. Ewing

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    Interesting. I'd swap Vanderbilt and South Carolina on that. I think SC is going to be really, really bad. Spurrier left the cupboard pretty bare.
     
  10. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    And it's not like they went out and got some great coach to replace him.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    SEC: Ole Miss
    ACC: Miami
    Pac-12: USC
    Big 12: Oklahoma
    Big 10: Iowa

    Playoffs: Oklahoma, Ole Miss, USC, Miami
     
  12. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting. If SC can survive the first month of the season, I'll be impressed. Miami is on the rise, but a year or so away from a playoff team IMO
     
  13. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    I heard from a person very close to Richt that they don't have the depth to compete with Clemson and FSU this year and he knows it.
     
  14. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I'm pretty sure I could've told you that.
     
  15. 89BUFF89

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    Need to go to 6 or 8 playoffs, no P5 champ should get left out
     
  16. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    I just wish the money was distributed evenly no matter what.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Won't happen as long as an expanded is likely to mean that some G5 team needs to get invited and gains a piece of the money. P5 will want to break the G5 and relegate them to a separate NCAA division before this is allowed to happen.
     
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    SEC: Alabama
    ACC: Miami
    Pac-12: Colorado
    Big 12: Oklahoma
    Big 10: Iowa

    Playoffs: Oklahoma, Alabama, Colorado, Miami
     
  19. skibum

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    SEC: LSU
    ACC: FSU
    Pac-12: UW
    Big 12: OU
    B1G: tOSU

    Playoff: LSU, FSU, UW, OU, and tOSU cries like a little girl, but they lost 2 and are still out...
     
  20. patebuff

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    Boom!
     
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    I like how the analysts at SBnation break team power rankings within each conferences into six tiers. Within the PAC Colorado is Tier 3. As the deepest conference, the PAC has no team below tier 3. All the other P5 conferences have teams in tier 4.

    Most of the teams in the ACC are generously in the tier 3 - they all go to bowls every year because the ACC sucks and because they own east coast bias. Clemson and FSU have a whole season for developing their depth against patsies before they get to the playoffs. In the SEC both Vandy and Mizzou are tier 3, while South Carolina and Kentucky are tier 4. In the Big10 Rutgers and Illinois are tier 3. Purdue is tier four. In the BIG12 TT, KSU and ISU are in tier 3 and KU is tier 4. SB is generous to ostate and Baylor

    These rankings are about right to me if I were an objective observer from the outside. Objectively, CU would be a potential force in the ACC and a middle of the pack bowl team in the other P5s.

    As far as national rankings I think by the end of the year USC will be the best team in the country but the won't go to the NCs because of their record. I think Oregon will be the 4th best team but they won't go to the NCs. I think we will actually be tier2 team.
     
  22. buffaholic

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    SEC: Bama
    ACC: Clemson
    Pac-12: Washington
    Big 12: Oklahoma
    Big 10: Michigan State

    Playoffs: Clemson, Bama, Michigan State, Oklahoma
     
  23. onealcd

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    Interesting question on Russillo and Kanell yesterday. For the last 9 years 3 of the AP top 12 teams have ended the year with 4 or more losses.
    1. Bama
    2. Clemson
    3. OU
    4. FSU
    5. LSU
    6. OSU
    7. Michigan
    8. Stanford
    9. Tennessee
    10. Notre Dame
    11. Ole Miss
    12. Michigan State

    This includes bowl games so it is a little harder to predict but LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame stuck out to me.
     
  24. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Oklahoma is not going to finish in the top 15.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Best QB in the Big 12 and one of the few who is returning from last season. When Mayfield was granted the extra year, I shot them to the top of the heap.
     
  26. J.R. Ewing

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    If they stay healthy they'll be great, but if Mayfield gets hurt (and he's a little guy who runs with a history of concussions), all bets are off. They got nothing behind him.
     
  27. CarolinaBuff

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    I think the only way that 2 teams from one conference make it into the playoff is if they are both from the same division where one of them has 1 loss to an undefeated division champion. A team who loses in the conference championship game likely isn't getting into the playoff.
     
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    SEC: Bama
    ACC: Miami
    Pac-12: Stanford
    Big 12: (who gives a ****)
    Big 10: Ohio St

    Playoffs: tOSU, Miami, Furd, Bama
     
  29. White_Rabbit

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    SEC: Alabama
    ACC: Clemson
    P12: USC
    B10: Ohio State
    B12: Oklahoma
     
  30. tmac9wr

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    Hey guys...I've been lurking here for a few weeks. I'm a Clemson grad who moved to Colorado last year. I've had a lifelong connection with Denver and I've always had a soft-spot for the Buffs, so, since I'm living here, I'm paying attention to some message boards so I can know what to expect this upcoming year.

    I didn't intend my first post to be non-Colorado related, but how in the world is Miami getting multiple votes to win the ACC?
     
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