Brad’s 2017 College Football Preview- Surprise Picks

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for each upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my 11th annual college football preview guide.  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 Oklahoma State 4th in nation (+12); 1st in Big 12 (+1) 16th in nation; 2nd in Big 12
2 Arkansas 18th in nation (+14); 2nd in SEC West (+3) 32nd in nation; 5th in SEC West
3 Washington State 13th in nation (+14); 2nd in Pac-12 North (+2) 27th in nation; 4th in Pac-12 North
4 Louisville 5th in nation (+11); 2nd in ACC Atlantic (+1) 16th in nation; 3rd in ACC Atlantic
5 UNLV 74th in nation (+33); 3rd in MWC West (+2) 107th in nation; 5th in MWC West
6 New Mexico 55th in nation (+39); 2nd in MWC Mountain (+2) 94th in nation; 4th in MWC Mountain
7 Army 38th in nation (+41); 79th in nation;
8 Georgia Tech 32nd in nation (+4); 2nd in ACC Coastal (+2) 36th in nation; 4th in ACC Coastal
9 Hawaii 59th in nation (+42); 2nd in MWC West (+1) 101st in nation; 3rd in MWC West
10 Idaho 77th in nation (+34); 5th in Sun Belt (+1) 111th in nation; 6th in Sun Belt
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