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Power 5 Preseason Predictions

ahoelsken

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Too early for this? Never. What do you think goes down this year in the P5 and Pac 12?

Mine:
SEC Champ-Alabama
Big 12 Champ-Texas
ACC Champ-Clemson
Big 10 Champ-Michigan
Pac 12 Champ-Utah

CFP-Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Texas.

Alabama beats Clemson for the title this year.

Pac 12 Preseason Picks
South
1. Utah
2. UCLA
3. Arizona State
4. Colorado
5. USC
6. Arizona

North
1. Oregon
2. Washington
3. Washington State
4. Stanford
5. Cal
6. Oregon State
 

Duff Man

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

CFP: Clemson, Bama, Washington, Georgia (not necessarily the order)

Pac-12 South
1. Utah
2. ASU
3. USC (a weak three)
4. CU
5. UCLA
6. Arizona

Pac-12 North
1. Washington
2. Stanford
3. Oregon
4. Cal
5. Washington State
6. Oregon State
 

onealcd

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Alabama over Georgia
Clemson over Virginia
Oklahoma over Texas
Ohio State over Iowa
Utah over Washington

1. Utah
2. USC
3. CU
4. ASU
5. UCLA
6. Arizona

1. Washington
2. Oregon
3. Stanford
4. Cal
5. WSU
6. OSU
 

Duff Man

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Alabama over Georgia
Clemson over Virginia
Oklahoma over Texas
Ohio State over Iowa
Utah over Washington

1. Utah
2. USC
3. CU
4. ASU
5. UCLA
6. Arizona

1. Washington
2. Oregon
3. Stanford
4. Cal
5. WSU
6. OSU
If OU wins the Big 12, it will be Riley's best coaching job yet IMO.
 

onealcd

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I think the team to watch in the big 12 is OSU. They played really well against the top half of the conference last year but put up some bad games against the bad teams. Probably due to maturity but that is a team I could see figure it out and challenge for the number one spot.
 

BehindEnemyLines

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

CFP: Clemson, Bama, Washington, Georgia (not necessarily the order)

Pac-12 South
1. Utah
2. ASU
3. USC (a weak three)
4. CU
5. UCLA
6. Arizona

Pac-12 North
1. Washington
2. Stanford
3. Oregon
4. Cal
5. Washington State
6. Oregon State

TCU returns their entire oline, but they have question marks at qb and overall talent. Patterson is supposed to be a defensive whiz but the d has looked porous (bigtwelve-ish?) the last few years.

They may be decent this year but not yet ready to unseat the whorns or land thieves.
 

BerkeleyBuff

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Isn't Wisconsin supposed to be down a bit? Didn't they lose their whole O line?
They've got some good depth there, and they reside in the weaker B1G division. But picking the B1G is the hardest one on the list. I could have just as easily said Penn State or OSU. I don't think OSU is going to fall off much. If there is any situation in which someone could do what Riley did at OU, Day has that chance at OSU. Penn State has been consistently solid for years of course. I honestly would be surprised if Michigan emerges victorious; they've been good but seem to always slip up, drop the big game, etc. Lots of people are picking them because they expect OSU to be on a decline, but I could easily see OSU, Wisky, PSU, or MSU beating Michigan.

Obviously I could be completely wrong and Michigan steamrolls into the CFP.
 

onealcd

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They've got some good depth there, and they reside in the weaker B1G division. But picking the B1G is the hardest one on the list. I could have just as easily said Penn State or OSU. I don't think OSU is going to fall off much. If there is any situation in which someone could do what Riley did at OU, Day has that chance at OSU. Penn State has been consistently solid for years of course. I honestly would be surprised if Michigan emerges victorious; they've been good but seem to always slip up, drop the big game, etc. Lots of people are picking them because they expect OSU to be on a decline, but I could easily see OSU, Wisky, PSU, or MSU beating Michigan.

Obviously I could be completely wrong and Michigan steamrolls into the CFP.
Nothing wrong with picking Wisconsin, I’m pretty sure Medford is the one that hated them for some reason.
 

TSchekler

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Nothing wrong with picking Wisconsin, I’m pretty sure Medford is the one that hated them for some reason.
Wisconsin is as good a pick in the BIG West as anyone, but probably not good enough to win the conference. Although, they were a trendy CFp pick last year, only to disappoint
 

hokiehead

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CFP: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia

B1G: tOSU
ACC: Clemson
XII: Oklahoma
Pac: Utah
SEC: Alabama

Pac 12 South: Utah, USC, Arizona St, Colorado, UCLA, Arizona
Pac 12 North: Washington, Stanford, Oregon, Washington St, Cal, Oregon St

fairly unimaginative and certainly not fearless
 

skibum

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Alabama over Georgia
Clemson over Virginia
Oklahoma over Texas
Ohio State over Iowa
Utah over Washington

1. Utah
2. USC
3. CU
4. ASU
5. UCLA
6. Arizona

1. Washington
2. Oregon
3. Stanford
4. Cal
5. WSU
6. OSU
I'd switch the P12 to UW over UU and the SEC to UGA over Bama (it might be hope over objectivity, but I think something is going to go wrong in Tuscaloosa this year). Other than that, ditto the above.
 

Mick Ronson

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Pac. hard to pick: i'm not a UW believer, really. i wish the pirate would show up for the apple cup. then i would have another reason to down on Pederson, Boise....but i do think he's good.
SEC: i don't see how you pick against Tua or Bama at this point with UGA losing their DC (right?).
ACC: Clemson. Mack coming back and the **** show Jimbo left at FSU.....good entertainment. Miami has been overrated any time they win 6 games before mid october.
Big XII: don't see how Hurts can make the same plays Mayfield and Murray did on 3rd and long....not the throws....the deep ball......and the Sooners did to need that a lot. i think Hurts is a downgrade but not good enough as the D upgrade. 10 win QB. no way Riley is that far ahead of the D's in this video era. would love ISU, OSU or TCU if they got both UT and OU at home. but i don't think they do, cursory look. i like Ehrlinger's toughness but horns lose a lot on D.
Big 10: i can't pick Michigan.....their record against tOSU is crap until they actually do it. for a "rivalry".....one of the "best ever"....what a joke the last decade.
 
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Limon Jack

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They lost everyone other than their center but they have some talent there, I wouldn't expect a huge regression.
Wisconsin's regression will be on the defensive side of the football. They lost 7 multi year starters, including 4 former All-Conference players.
 

onealcd

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Wisconsin's regression will be on the defensive side of the football. They lost 7 multi year starters, including 4 former All-Conference players.
I bet you they will be just fine. They have a system that puts out good offensive lines and defenses, not to mention they brought in some pretty good talent compared to their usual classes. Bill Connelly has them as a top 15 team.
 

TSchekler

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I bet you they will be just fine. They have a system that puts out good offensive lines and defenses, not to mention they brought in some pretty good talent compared to their usual classes. Bill Connelly has them as a top 15 team.
Not to mention one of the best RBs in the country. With the turnover they've had on the OL and defense, which I'm sure they will reload just fine, I think this could finally be a year where they need to get more out of the QB position now that Hornibrook is gone. Coan is the likely starter, but highly touted Freshman, Graham Mertz, looked really good in Spring from most reports I've read. Obviously, they will mostly go as Taylor and the defense goes, but if QB is better than it has been, they could be a pretty well rounded team this year.
 

Duff Man

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I view Washington and Wisconsin similarly this season. If Eason and Mertz are the real deal (which does not seem like a big stretch), those two teams are really undervalued right now. QB play has been a huge issue for both, even at their best.
 

onealcd

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I view Washington and Wisconsin similarly this season. If Eason and Mertz are the real deal (which does not seem like a big stretch), those two teams are really undervalued right now. QB play has been a huge issue for both, even at their best.
I am confused about Eason. Reports were he tore it up last year on scout team but then struggled a bit during spring ball. Not sure where to put UW right now.
 

Duff Man

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I am confused about Eason. Reports were he tore it up last year on scout team but then struggled a bit during spring ball. Not sure where to put UW right now.
Washington is definitely a confusing team. Should have a good to great OL, good WRs, decent RB, and Eason is the wild card. They lost a lot on defense, but there is still a lot of talent on that side of the ball. Then look at the schedule, this is the road schedule:

BYU
Stanford
Arizona
Oregon State
CU

Last year, they had Auburn (neutral site;)), Utah, Oregon, and Washington State.
 

ahoelsken

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Washington is definitely a confusing team. Should have a good to great OL, good WRs, decent RB, and Eason is the wild card. They lost a lot on defense, but there is still a lot of talent on that side of the ball. Then look at the schedule, this is the road schedule:

BYU
Stanford
Arizona
Oregon State
CU

Last year, they had Auburn (neutral site;)), Utah, Oregon, and Washington State.
They'll lose to Stanford.
 
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