Brad’s 2015 College Football Preview- Heisman Picks

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for the upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my predictions.  For my final post in this preview guide, I am giving you my preseason Heisman Top 10.  You will probably find it interesting that it does not include any Ohio State players.  Given the uncertainty as to who will play quarterback and their lack of marquee games, I think it will be hard for any single player to garner the kind of momentum necessary to win this award.

Preseason Heisman Top 10
1 Deshaun Watson
2 Jeremy Johnson
3 Derrick Henry
4 Royce Freeman
5 Samaje Perine
6 Leonard Fournette
7 Cody Kessler
8 Trevone Boykin
9 Nick Chubb
10 Chuckie Keaton

Brad’s 2015 College Football Preview- Bowl Predictions

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for the upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few days to publish my predictions.  The one major modification to my predictions for 2015 is that I have gone through every team’s schedule and actually predicted the result of every game in FBS.  Without further ado, here are my predicted bowl match-ups for the 2015 season.  My favorite prediction is by far the Hawaii Bowl which would be a rematch of last year’s Miami Beach Bowl between BYU and Memphis that ended in a brawl!

Date Bowl Teams Time Channel
19-Dec Cure Houston UL-Lafayette 12:00 CBSS
19-Dec New Mexico Marshall New Mexico 2:00 ESPN
19-Dec Las Vegas Boise State Washington State 3:30 ABC
19-Dec Camellia Ohio Appalachian State 5:30 ESPN
19-Dec New Orleans Middle Tennessee Georgia Southern 9:00 ESPN
21-Dec Miami Beach Temple Western Kentucky 2:30 ESPN
22-Dec Famous Idaho Potato Bowling Green Nevada 3:30 ESPN
22-Dec Boca Raton East Carolina Western Michigan 7:00 ESPN
23-Dec Poinsettia San Diego State NC State 4:30 ESPN
23-Dec GoDaddy Northern Illinois Arkansas State 8:00 ESPN
24-Dec Bahamas Louisiana Tech Toledo 12:00 ESPN
24-Dec Hawaii Memphis BYU 8:00 ESPN
26-Dec St. Petersburg UCF Old Dominion 11:00 ESPN
26-Dec Sun Virginia Tech Utah 2:00 CBS
26-Dec Heart of Dallas Boston College Rice 2:20 ESPN
26-Dec Pinstripe Louisville Iowa 3:30 ABC
26-Dec Independence Georgia Tech Florida 5:45 ESPN
26-Dec Foster Farms Minnesota UCLA 9:15 ESPN
28-Dec Military Cincinnati North Carolina 2:30 ESPN
28-Dec Quick Lane Miami-FL Illinois 5:00 ESPN 2
29-Dec Arizona Middle Tennessee Colorado State TBA CBSS
29-Dec Armed Forces Akron Texas State 2:00 ESPN
29-Dec Russell Athletic Florida State West Virginia 5:30 ESPN
29-Dec Texas Oklahoma State Texas A & M 9:00 ESPN
30-Dec Birmingham Navy Mississippi State 12:00 ESPN
30-Dec Belk Duke South Carolina 3:30 ESPN
30-Dec Music City Michigan Tennessee 7:00 ESPN
30-Dec Holiday Wisconsin Arizona 10:30 ESPN
31-Dec Peach Baylor LSU 12:00 ESPN
31-Dec Cotton Bowl- Semifinal Ohio State Oregon 4:00 or 8:00 ESPN
31-Dec Orange- Semifinal Auburn Clemson 4:00 or 8:00 ESPN
1-Jan Outback Nebraska Missouri 12:00 ESPN 2
1-Jan Citrus Penn State Georgia 1:00 ABC
1-Jan Fiesta TCU Utah State 1:00 ESPN
1-Jan Rose Michigan State Southern Cal 5:00 ESPN
1-Jan Sugar Alabama Oklahoma 8:30 ESPN
2-Jan Taxslayer (Gator) Notre Dame Arkansas 12:00 ESPN
2-Jan Liberty Texas Tech Ole Miss 3:20 ESPN
2-Jan Alamo Wisconsin Arizona State 6:45 ESPN
2-Jan Cactus Kansas State UTEP 10:15 ESPN
11-Jan Championship Game Ohio State Auburn 8:30 ESPN
Auburn is my 2015 predicted national champion

Brad’s 2015 College Football Preview- Disappointment Picks

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for the upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my predictions.  The one major modification to my predictions for 2015 is that I have gone through every team’s schedule and actually predicted the result of every game in FBS.  Without further ado, here are the teams I am predicting to disappoint this season.  These teams are ordered in the relative disparity between my picks and the experts average while also taking into account the significance of each pick.

Disappointment teams My Predictions: Experts Predictions:
1 UCLA 33rd in nation (-18); 5th in PAC-12 South (-3) 15th in nation; 2nd in Pac-12 South
2 Ole Miss 41st in nation (-28); 5th in SEC West (-1) 13th in nation; 4th in SEC West
3 Georgia Tech 45th in nation (-26); 4th in ACC Coastal (-1) 19th in nation; 3rd in ACC Coastal
4 Miami-FL 51st in nation (-14); 5th in ACC Coastal (-3) 37th in nation; 2nd in ACC Coastal
5 Kansas State 69th in nation (-29); 8th in Big 12 (-2) 40th in nation; 6th in Big 12
6 Northwestern 77th in in nation (-19); 6th in Big 10 West (-3) 58th in nation; 3rd in Big 10 West
7 Washington 95th in nation (-45); 6th in Pac-12 North (-2) 50th in nation; 4th in Pac-12 North
8 Pittsburgh 91st in nation (-47); 6th in ACC Coastal (-2) 44th in nation; 4th in ACC Coastal
9 California 83rd in nation (-41); 4th in Pac-12 North (-1) 42nd in nation; 3rd in Pac-12 North
10 Indiana 98th in nation (-28); 7th in Big 10 East (-2) 70th in nation; 5th in Big 10 East

Brad’s 2015 College Football Preview- Surprise Picks

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for the upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my predictions.  The one major modification to my predictions for 2015 is that I have gone through every team’s schedule and actually predicted the result of every game in FBS.  Without further ado, here are the teams I am predicting to surprise this season.  These teams are ordered in the relative disparity between my picks and the experts average while also taking into account the significance of each pick.

Surprise Teams My Predictions: Experts Predictions:
1 Clemson 3rd in nation (+10); 1st in ACC Atlantic (+1) 13th in nation; 2nd in ACC Atlantic
2 Oklahoma 6th in nation (+10); 1st in Big 12 (+2) 16th in nation; 3rd in Big 12
3 Utah State 20th in nation (+33); 1st in MWC Mountain (+1) 53rd in nation; 2nd in MWC Mountain
4 Nebraska 23rd in nation (+11); 1st in Big 10 West (+1) 34th in nation; 2nd in Big 10 West
5 Navy 34th in nation (+34); 1st in AAC West (+2) 68th in nation; 3rd in AAC West
6 Old Dominion 36th in nation (+74); 1st in C-USA East (+3) 110th in nation; 1st in C-USA East
7 Duke 24th in nation (+24); 2nd in ACC Coastal (+4) 48th in nation; 6th in ACC Coastal
8 Ohio 59th in nation (+32); 2nd in MAC East (+1) 91st in nation; 3rd in MAC East
9 New Mexico 65th in nation (+36); 3rd in MWC Mountain (+2) 101st in nation; 5th in MWC Mountain
10 Hawaii 84th in nation (+33); 3rd in MWC West (+2) 107th in nation; 5th in MWC West

Brad’s 2015 College Football Preview- Comprehensive Ranking

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for the upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few days to publish my predictions.  The one major modification to my predictions for 2015 is that I have gone through every team’s schedule and actually predicted the result of every game in FBS.  Here are my rankings of teams 1-128.  The column to the left of each team is my ranking of each squad, and the column to the right of each team is the experts ranking (average of Lindy’s, Sporting News, Athlon, ESPN FPI, DeSimone, and Phil Steele) for that program.  You will soon see that the teams in which I have the biggest disparities with the experts will be featured in my surprise/disappointment lists in the upcoming days.

Team Experts
1 Ohio State 1
2 Auburn 7
3 Clemson 13
4 Oregon 5
5 Alabama 2
6 Oklahoma 16
7 LSU 12
8 Southern Cal 6
9 TCU 3
10 Michigan State 7
11 Baylor 4
12 Georgia 9
13 Stanford 20
14 Florida State 11
15 Missouri 24
16 Penn State 36
17 Notre Dame 9
18 Arizona State 17
19 Virginia Tech 29
20 Utah State 53
21 Tennessee 21
22 Arizona 26
23 Nebraska 34
24 Duke 48
25 Wisconsin 23
26 Cincinnati 47
27 Boise State 25
28 Arkansas 18
29 Texas 30
30 Louisiana Tech 73
31 Utah 33
32 Brigham Young 45
33 UCLA 15
34 Navy 68
35 Minnesota 46
36 Old Dominion 110
37 North Carolina 40
38 Toledo 74
39 Texas A & M 22
40 Georgia Southern 82
41 Ole Miss 13
42 San Diego State 68
43 Iowa 52
44 Northern Illinois 71
45 Georgia Tech 19
46 Western Kentucky 67
47 West Virginia 35
48 Marshall 56
49 Oklahoma State 27
50 Temple 57
51 Miami-FL 37
52 UCF 59
53 Louisville 38
54 Memphis 55
55 NC State 39
56 Illinois 61
57 Rice 92
58 South Carolina 43
59 Ohio 91
60 Florida 32
61 Arkansas State 81
62 Mississippi State 31
63 Appalachian State 85
64 Michigan 31
65 New Mexico 101
66 Washington State 60
67 Texas Tech 48
68 Houston 62
69 Kansas State 40
70 Boston College 63
71 East Carolina 75
72 Kentucky 51
73 Nevada 92
74 Bowling Green 77
75 Middle Tennessee 88
76 Western Michigan 78
77 Northwestern 58
78 Texas State 97
79 Colorado State 83
80 Akron 105
81 UTEP 106
82 UL-Lafayette 90
83 California 42
84 Hawaii 117
85 Oregon State 76
86 Fresno State 89
87 Iowa State 80
88 Air Force 87
89 Rutgers 65
90 Central Michigan 98
91 Pittsburgh 44
92 Ball State 94
93 Maryland 66
94 Syracuse 83
95 Washington 50
96 Vanderbilt 71
97 Wake Forest 86
98 Indiana 70
99 Virginia 54
100 Purdue 79
101 Colorado 64
102 UMass 99
103 Tulane 99
104 Troy 122
105 UConn 114
106 Army 121
107 Tulsa 104
108 South Alabama 111
109 Buffalo 116
110 Kansas 101
111 USF 96
112 Wyoming 109
113 SMU 112
114 FIU 101
115 Southern Miss 115
116 Miami-OH 119
117 New Mexico State 123
118 UL-Monroe 113
119 North Texas 118
120 San Jose State 95
121 Florida Atlantic 107
122 Kent State 108
123 UTSA 120
124 Georgia State 126
125 UNLV 124
126 Idaho 125
127 Charlotte 127
128 Eastern Michigan 128

Brad’s 2015 College Football Preview- Conference Title Game Predictions

Well you have seen now who I have predicted to be the division champs for each conference.  Now here are my conference championship game predictions with each participant’s final regular season record in parentheses:

SEC: Auburn (12-1) defeats Georgia (11-3)

Pac-12: Oregon (12-1) defeats Southern Cal (10-3)

Big 10: Ohio State (13-0) defeats Nebraska (9-4)

ACC: Clemson (13-0) defeats Virginia Tech (9-4)

AAC: Cincinnati (11-2) defeats Navy (10-3)

MWC: Utah State (12-1) defeats San Diego State (9-4)

MAC: Toledo (10-3) defeats Bowling Green (6-7)

C-USA: Louisiana Tech (11-2) defeats Old Dominion (10-3)