With the college football season about to begin on Thursday, we thought it only appropriate to make some Unofficial Predictions. Since the season has not yet begun, my knowledge of teams is based on the more official reports of others. We will also refrain from predicting the winners of non-AQ conferences we are not as familiar with. At this point all we can do is gaze into the crystal ball and write what we see…
ACC Atlantic: Boston College
ACC Coastal: Virginia Tech
ACC: Virginia Tech- they choke in at least one big game during the season, but they somehow tend to stay relevant.
Big XII North: Nebraska- they’ve got something to prove in their final season in the conference.
Big XII South: Oklahoma
Big XII: Nebraska- I was not convinced by Landry Jone’s play last season.
Big East: Pitt
Big Ten: Wisconsin- I may be a little biased on this one.
Mountain West: TCU- The Horned Frogs are somehow flying under the radar. They are ranked 6th and have a very weak schedule this year. Utah and BYU will be no match and Oregon State shouldn’t do much to them at home either. It is smooth sailing from there. If Boise St. loses, TCU could be the team to break into the national championship game.
Pac-10: Stanford- from what I understand it is up for grabs; Washington will be a sleeper to watch out for.
SEC East: Georgia
SEC West: Alabama- but watch out for Arkansas.
WAC: Boise State- duh.
Champion: Boise State over Alabama- Its hard to see this scenario actually happening, but I don’t think the Big East or ACC have the talent to send a champ. The Big Ten, Big XII, and Pac-10 will all beat up on each other. BSU is ranked high enough that if it goes undefeated then there is no reason why it shouldn’t get a shot at the title. Alabama is still a powerhouse, but BSU seems to thrive in big games.
Summary: Who knows?! Last season was a little too scripted, so we’re expecting (and hoping for) a lot of surprises this season.