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2016-17 College Football Preseason Predictions MEGA-POST! #cfb #cfbplayoff

Welcome back guys and gals.  We are sitting here watching official Week 0 college football with Cal and Hawaii battling it out in Australia and we could not be more excited.  For this reason, we are here with a late night Friday night post which will be our penultimate preseason MEGA-POST!!!!  Tomorrow we will be back with the greatest of college football traditions: the College Gameday Season Preview.  Until then, check out the full slate of insane predictions below.  Many of them came waaaay too early to take seriously, and I don’t count these in any official record, but it sure is fun to look at now and it is even MORE fun to look back at these in January.  Enjoy.

Andrea Adelson: espn.com 8/23
Final four: Alabama over FSU, Clemson over Stanford
Clemson over Alabama for championship

Charles Arbuckle: ACC Preview 8/23
Pitt ACC Surprise Team
Miami FL Overhyped ACC Team
UNC to win ACC Coastal
Clemson to win ACC Atlantic
UCLA best chance for Pac-12 to make playoff

Mike Bellotti: ACC Preview 8/23
Miami FL ACC Surprise team
Louisville Overhyped ACC team
Miami FL to win ACC Coastal
Clemson to win ACC Atlantic
Stanford best chance for Pac-12 to make playoff
Final Four: Clemson, Alabama, OU, Ohio St

Kevin Carter:
Clemson to win championship (ESPN the Magazine preview 8/8)
Tennessee 10-2 (SEC Preview 8/22)
Florida 10 wins
Alabama over 10 wins
Chad Kelly SEC POY
Bama to win SEC
Baker Mayfield Big 12 POY
OU to win Big 12

Stanford Steve Coughlin: (Behind the Bets podcast 8/9)
LSU/Tennessee winner, Clemson, Ohio St, FSU to make playoff
UCF over 5 wins (#1 value bet)
Kansas over 1.5 wins
OU under 10 wins
TCU to win Big 12
UNC over 8.5 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
SDSU over 8.5 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Mich St over 7.5 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Michigan under 10 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Alabama under 10 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Alabama under 10 wins (Behind the Bets Podcast 8/26)
Clemson over ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
OU under 10 wins
FSU over 9.5 wins
LSU to go 10-2, no play on 10 win total
Ohio St over 9.5 wins
Stanford under 8.5 wins
Tennessee under 9.5 wins
Notre Dame over 9.5 wins
UCLA over 8.5 wins
Washington over ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
Iowa over 8.5 wins

Colin Cowherd:
Iowa over 8.5 wins (Twitter 8/19)

Heather Dinich: espn.com 8/23
Final four: LSU over OU, Clemson over ND
Clemson over ND for championship

Chris Fallica: (Behind the Bets podcast 8/9)
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio St, Notre Dame to make playoff
Wake Forest over 5.5 wins
LSU under 10 wins
Tennessee under 10 wins
TCU to win Big 12
Alabama over 10 wins (Behind the Bets podcast 8/26)
Clemson over ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
OU under 10 wins
FSU under 10 wins
LSU under 10 wins
Ohio St over 9.5 wins
Stanford over 8.5 wins
Michigan under 10 wins
Tennessee under 9.5 wins
Notre Dame over 9.5 wins
UCLA over 8.5 wins
Washington under ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
Louisville over 8.5 wins

Paul Finebaum: (SEC NATION PREVIEW 8/17)
Bama over Tennessee in SEC Championship
Kentucky to have 6 or 7 wins this year
Alabama and Clemson to the National Championship (CFB Live 8/22)

Joey Galloway:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins (10-2)
UCLA to win championship
ESPNU Path to the Playoff (8/16)
LSU to win SEC
Clemson to go undefeated
Clemson to win ACC
Ohio St to win Big 10
UCLA to win Pac 12
Big 12 to miss playoff
TCU as sleeper to make playoff

Kirk Herbstreit:
Final Four: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio St, TCU (Finebaum 8/25 on Twitter)

Desmond Howard:
Michigan to win Big 10 (CFB Live 8/23)

Danny Kanell:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins
Nobody undefeated
Clemson to win championship
ESPNU Path to the Playoff (8/16)
LSU to win SEC West
Georgia to win SEC
Clemson loses to FSU but wins ACC
Michigan to win Big10
OU to win Big 12 (not undefeated)
UCLA to win Pac 12
Big 10 to miss playoff
Nobody will go undefeated
UNC sleeper to make playoff

Mel Kiper Jr.: (Dari & Mel 8/20)
Ohio St to win the Big 10
Indiana as Big 10 sleeper
Michigan St and Iowa overrated
JT Barrett Big 10 player of the year
Tennessee to win the SEC
TAMU as the SEC sleeper
Ole Miss overrated
Jalen Hurd as SEC player of the year
FSU to win the ACC
Louisville as the ACC sleeper
Miami (FL) overrated
Dalvin Cook ACC Player of the Year
Oklahoma to win Big 12
TCU as Big 12 sleeper
Oklahoma State overrated
Baker Mayfield Big 12 player of the year
Oregon to win Pac 12
Colorado as Pac 12 sleeper
USC overrated
Royce Freeman Pac 12 player of the year-
Final Four: Tennessee, Ohio State, FSU, Oklahoma
Oklahoma to win championship over FSU

Tom Luginbill:
FSU to win championship (ESPN the Magazine preview 8/8)
Tennessee 10-2 (SEC Preview 8/23)
Georgia 7-5
Kentucky to make bowl game, 6 wins
L Fournette SEC POY
LSU to win SEC
Iowa to win Big 10 West
Ohio St to win the Big 10 East
JT Barrett Big 10 POY
Ohio St to win Big 10
Final four: Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ohio St

Ivan Maisel: espn.com 8/23
Final Four: Clemson over FSU, OU over Alabama
Clemson over OU for championship

Greg McElroy: Arkansas Preview 8/22
Alabama to go 11-1
Auburn to go 6-6
Georgia to go 7-5
S.Carolina to go 4-8
Tennessee to go 10-2

Booger McFarland: Dari & Mel 8/20
LSU to win SEC
Florida as SEC Sleeper
TAMU overrated
Leonard Fournette as the SEC player of the year
Mich St to win Big 10 (CFB Live 8/23)
LSU to go 11-1
S.Carolina to go 4-8

Todd McShay:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins (11-1)
Clemson to win championship
Texas over ND (Week 1)

Dari Nowkhah: (Dari & Mel 8/20)
Ohio St to win the Big 10
Nebraska as the Big 10 sleeper
Michigan overrated
JT Barrett Big 10 Player of the Year
LSU to win the SEC
Georgia the SEC sleeper
Tennessee overrated
Jonathan Allen SEC player of the year
FSU to win the ACC
UNC the ACC sleeper
Clemson overrated (only because they won’t win the ACC)
Dalvin Cook ACC player of the year
Oklahoma to win Big 12
Baylor as Big 12 sleeper
TCU overrated
Baker Mayfield Big 12 player of the year
Oregon to win Pac 12
Washington St as Pac 12 sleeper
UCLA overrated
Royce Freeman Pac 12 player of the year
Final Four: Oklahoma, Clemson, LSU, FSU
Clemson to have one loss
FSU undefeated
FSU over LSU to win championship

David Pollack:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins
Alabama to win championship
ESPNU Path to the Playoff (8/16)
Alabama to win SEC
Ohio St to win Big 10 (CFB Live 8/23)
TCU to win Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12
Pac 12 to miss playoff
Louisville a sleeper to make playoff

Jordan Rodgers:
Florida to go 8-4
Kentucky to go 6-6
Ole Miss to go 9-3
Mizzou to go 4-8

Ryen Russillo:
UNC over 8.5 wins (R&K 8/24)

Mark Schlabach: (espn.com 8/8)
Alabama to win championship over Michigan (espn.com 8/23)
Final Four: Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, OU
Deshaun Watson to win Heisman
Pac-12 Left out of playoff
Michigan to beat Ohio St, win Big 10
Tom Herman hired by a Power 5 school by 12/1
Tennessee to win SEC East, but won’t be Florida
Big 12 to add 2 teams (probably Houston/Cinci)
SDSU undefeated

Jason Sehorn:
Iowa to win Big 10 West
Ohio St to win Big 10 East
JT Barrett Big 10 POY
Ohio St to win Big 10
Baker Mayfield Big 12 POY
OU to win Big 12

Marcus Spears: (SEC NATION PREVIEW 8/17)
LSU over Tennessee in SEC Championship
Florida to go 8-4
Georgia to go 10-2
LSU to go 11-1
Miss St to go 6-6

Phil Steele: (ESPN the Magazine preview ESPNU 8/8)
Alabama, FSU, OU, LSU to make playoff
FSU to win national championship
Texas over 7 wins
Texas to win 8 games (Phil Steele podcast 8/18)
Navy over 6.5 wins (Podcast 8/18)
Navy to win 8

Matt Stinchcomb:
Mizzou to go 5-7
Tennessee to go 10-2

Clint Stoerner: Arkansas Preview 8/22
Alabama to go 11-1
Arkansas to go
Arkansas to beat Florida
LSU over Arkansas
Auburn to go 6-6
Kentucky to go 8-4
Ole Miss to go 8-4
Miss St to go 6-6

Tim Tebow: (SEC NATION PREVIEW 8/17)
Bama over Tennessee in SEC Championship

 

2016-17 Preseason Predictions: Dari & Mel (featuring Booger McFarland)

This morning our good buddies Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper Jr. had their annual college football preseason prediction show.  They were joined for one segment by the SEC Network’s own Booger McFarland for SEC conference predictions.  They went conference-by-conference selecting their conference winner, conference sleeper, overrated team of the conference, and conference player of the year.  They finished off the show with their official playoff predictions for your listening pleasure.

Dari Nowkhah: (Dari & Mel 8/20)
Ohio St to win the Big 10
Nebraska as the Big 10 sleeper
Michigan overrated
JT Barrett Big 10 Player of the Year
LSU to win the SEC
Georgia the SEC sleeper
Tennessee overrated
Jonathan Allen SEC player of the year
FSU to win the ACC
UNC the ACC sleeper
Clemson overrated (only because they won’t win the ACC)
Dalvin Cook ACC player of the year
Oklahoma to win Big 12
Baylor as Big 12 sleeper
TCU overrated
Baker Mayfield Big 12 player of the year
Oregon to win Pac 12
Washington St as Pac 12 sleeper
UCLA overrated
Royce Freeman Pac 12 player of the year
Final Four: Oklahoma, Clemson, LSU, FSU
Clemson to have one loss
FSU undefeated
FSU over LSU to win championship

Mel Kiper Jr.: (Dari & Mel 8/20)
Ohio St to win the Big 10
Indiana as Big 10 sleeper
Michigan St and Iowa overrated
JT Barrett Big 10 player of the year
Tennessee to win the SEC
TAMU as the SEC sleeper
Ole Miss overrated
Jalen Hurd as SEC player of the year
FSU to win the ACC
Louisville as the ACC sleeper
Miami (FL) overrated
Dalvin Cook ACC Player of the Year
Oklahoma to win Big 12
TCU as Big 12 sleeper
Oklahoma State overrated
Baker Mayfield Big 12 player of the year
Oregon to win Pac 12
Colorado as Pac 12 sleeper
USC overrated
Royce Freeman Pac 12 player of the year-
Final Four: Tennessee, Ohio State, FSU, Oklahoma
Oklahoma to win championship over FSU

Booger McFarland: Dari & Mel 8/20
LSU to win SEC
Florida as SEC Sleeper
TAMU overrated
Leonard Fournette as the SEC player of the year

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