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2015-16 College Gameday Season Preview (and more!)

Welcome back to regularly scheduled programming here at GamedayCole.com.  Yesterday was the annual College Gameday season preview, and we have been stockpiling preseason predictions from anyone who wants to throw out any claims, and this is going to be the preseason mega-post leading up to Thursday night’s kickoff.  Remember, these are for entertainment purposes only, and we only track these picks so we can look back at then in January and laugh at ourselves.  So without further adieu I present to you the officially unofficial preseason Gameday predictions!

Lee Corso:
SEC to have 2 teams or 0 teams in playoff
Notre Dame 48 wins
FSU over VaTech in ACC Championship
Baylor to win Big 12
Ohio St to win Big 10
Oregon to win Pac-12
LSU to win SEC
Leonard Fournette to win Heisman
Final Four: Ohio St over Oregon, LSU over Baylor
LSU over Ohio St for Championship

Kirk Herbstreit:
Arizona St over Stanford in Pac-12 Championship
LSU over Tennessee in SEC Championship
Notre Dame to go 10-2 (Twitter 8/24)
Ezekiel Elliott to win Heisman (8/26 Twitter)
Michigan 8 wins at most
GaTech over FSU to win ACC
OU to win Big 12
Ohio St to win Big 10 over Wisconsin
Ohio St vs. OU, Ariz St vs. LSU
Ohio St vs. LSU
Ohio St to win Championship

Desmond Howard:
Recycled his Brady Hoke hiring speech for Jim Harbaugh
Notre Dame 9 wins
VaTech to win ACC
TCU to win Big 12
Michigan State to win Big 10
Stanford to win Pac-12
TAMU to win SEC
Final Four: TCU, Mich St, Stanford, TAMU
Stanford wins championship

Jennifer’s Picks:
Clemson to win ACC
TCU to win Big 12
Ohio St to win Big 10 (but watch out for Michigan St!)
Arizona St to win Pac-12
Auburn to win SEC
SEC Champion to have 2 losses
Final Four: (1) Ohio St vs. (4) Mich St, (2) TCU vs. (3) Ariz St
TCU over Ohio St for Championship

Cole’s Picks:
GaTech to win ACC
Auburn to win SEC
Texas to win Big 12
Ohio St to win Big 10
Oregon to win Pac-12
Final Four: Oregon, Auburn, Ohio St, Texas
Oregon over Texas, Auburn over Ohio St
Oregon over Auburn for Championship

Charles Arbuckle:
Duke under 9 wins
FSU wins ACC
No ACC in playoff
Stanford over 9 wins
UCLA over USC
Stanford over UCLA in Pac-12 championship

Mike Bellotti:
Duke under 9 wins
FSU wins ACC
No ACC in playoff
Stanford under 9 wins
USC to win Pac-12
Final Four: (1) Ohio St, (2) TCU, (3) Alabama, (4) USC
Heisman Favorites: (1) Trevone Boykin, (2) Ezekiel Elliott, (3) Deshaun Watson, (4) Nick Chubb, (5) Cody Kessler

Kevin Carter:
OU at least 9 wins
Baylor wins Big 12
Auburn best chance for SEC to make playoff

Stanford Steve Coughlin:
Final Four: Winner of USC/UCLA, Ohio St, Auburn, FSU

Colin Cowherd preseason over/unders:
ND at 9 wins or less, trap bet
Arkansas over 8 wins
Michigan under 7.5 wins
USC over 9 wins
Nebraska under 8 wins

Ed Cunningham:
Notre Dame over 9 wins
Texas under 7 wins

Rece Davis:
Louisville over 7.5 wins
USC over 9.5 wins

Heather Dinich: (Twitter 8/28)
Final Four: Auburn, Ohio St, TCU, USC

Brad Edwards: 3 best season totals at top (regular season)
Vanderbilt under 3.5 wins
Tennessee over 8 wins
S. Carolina under 6.5 wins
Arkansas 8-4
Auburn over 8 wins
Georgia over 8 wins
Kentucky under 5.5 wins
LSU over 8.5 wins
Ohio St over 11.5 wins
FSU over 9.5 wins
Okla St to win Big 12

Chris Fallica: 3 best season totals at top (regular season)
TAMU over 8 wins
Florida over 7 wins
Alabama under 9.5 wins
Arkansas 8-4
Auburn over 8 wins
Georgia over 8 wins
Kentucky over 5.5 wins
LSU under 8.5 wins
Ole Miss over 8.5 wins
Miss St over 7 wins
Mizzou over 7.5 wins
Ohio St over 11.5 wins
FSU over 9.5 wins
OU over 8.5 wins
Clemson under 9.5 wins
Louisville over 7.5 wins
USC under 9.5 wins
Final Four: Ohio St, UCLA, TAMU, Louisville

Pat Forde:
Final Four: Ohio St, TCU, Alabama, UCLA

Joey Galloway:
Ohio St undefeated
USC/UCLA meet undefeated
Michigan at 7 wins
Notre Dame under 9.5 wins
OU over 8.5 wins
Clemson under 9.5 wins
Louisville over 7.5 wins
USC over 9.5 wins

Danny Kanell:
Notre Dame 9 wins
Texas over 7 wins
Ohio St to go undefeated
Michigan at 8 wins
Notre Dame at 9 wins
OU over 8.5 wins
Clemson over 9.5 wins
Louisville over 7.5 wins
USC over 9.5 wins
Final Four: Ohio St, UCLA, Baylor, Georgia

Tom Luginbill:
Alabama best chance for SEC to make playoff
Final Four: (1) Ohio St, (2) OU, (3) Alabama, (4) USC

Trevor Matich:
Final Four: Ohio St, Oregon, Alabama, Baylor
Baylor to win championship
Seth Russell for Heisman

Ryan McGee:
SEC West winner has two losses

Brett McMurphy:
USC to make playoff (CFB Live 8/25)

Todd McShay:
Final Four: LSU, TCU, Oregon, Ohio St
Oregon over Ohio St in championship
Trevone Boykin for Heisman

Jesse Palmer:
Tennessee to win SEC East (Finebaum 8/21)

Ryen Russillo:
Final Four: Ohio St, USC, TCU, Auburn

Robert Smith:
Auburn to make playoff

Clint Stoerner:
Arkansas to go 9-3 (lose to Bama, LSU, Ole Miss)

Jason Sehorn:
10 wins for OU
TCU to win Big 12

Robert Smith:
SEC to miss playoff

Phil Steele:
Utah St 9 wins in regular season
Boise St to top the “Group of 5” in bowls
Final Four: Ohio St, Alabama, TCU, USC
Cody Kessler to win Heisman
Miami Fl over 7 wins
VaTech over 8 wins
LSU over 8.5 wins
LSU starts 8-0

Marcus Spear:
Four teams possible to make playoff from SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU

Greg McElroy:
Four teams possible to make playoff from SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas

Paul Finebaum:
One team possible to make playoff from SEC: Winner of Iron Bowl

Dari Nowkhah Playoff Predictions:
(1) Ohio st over (4) Auburn
(2) TCU over (3) Stanford,
(2) TCU over (1) Ohio st 27-23
Georgia to win SEC East, not make playoff

Dari Nowkhah Heisman predictions:
1. Trevone Boykin
2. Nick Chubb
3. Cody Kessler

Dari Nowkhah Big 10 Predictions:
Ohio St to win Big 10
Michigan as sleeper
Minnesota overrated
Ezekiel Elliott Player of the Year

Dari Nowkhah SEC Predictions:
Auburn to win SEC
Arkansas as sleeper at 10 wins
Alabama overrated
Nick Chubb as player of the year

Dari Nowkhah ACC Predictions:
FSU to win ACC
UNC as sleeper
Louisville overrated
Justin Thomas as player of the year

Dari Nowkhah Big 12 Predictions:
TCU to win Big 12
KState as sleeper
Nobody is overrated
Trevone Boykin as player of the year

Dari Nowkhah Pac-12 Predictions:
Stanford to win Pac-12
Utah as sleeper
Oregon overrated
Cody Kessler player of the year
Boise St undefeated

Mel Kiper Jr. Playoff Predictions:
(2) TCU over (3) USC
(4) Auburn over (1) Ohio St
(2) TCU over (4) Auburn

Mel Kiper Jr. Heisman Predictions:
1. Trevone Boykin
2. Ezekiel Elliott
3. Jeremy Johnson

Mel Kiper Jr. Big 10 Predictions:
Ohio St to win Big 10
Michigan as sleeper
Minnesota overrated
Ezekiel Elliott player of the year

Mel Kiper Jr. SEC Predictions:
Auburn to win SEC
Tennessee as sleeper
S. Carolina overrated
Nick Chubb player of the year

Mel Kiper Jr. ACC Predictions:
FSU to win ACC
UNC as sleeper
Miami (Fl) overrated
Deshaun Watson player of the year

Mel Kiper Jr. Big 12 Predictions:
TCU to win Big 12
Oklahoma St as sleeper
KState overrated
Trevone Boykin as player of the year

Mel Kiper Jr. PAC-12 Predictions:
USC to win Pac-12
Arizona St as sleeper
UCLA overrated
Cody Kessler player of the year

Mel Kiper Jr. miscellaneous predictions:
Boise St to lose 1 or 2 games

Baby Reese:
Alabama to win championship

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