Brad’s 2019 College Football Preview- Top 25 Regular Season Upset 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 13th annual college football preview guide which will contain 19 entries in all (see July 12th article for full schedule).  I am both beginning my college football preview guide and ending it with an article/entry that I have not done in year’s past.  Over the past 4 seasons, I have made my college football offseason more expansive by predicting the outcome of every single game that is played by every FBS team over the course of the upcoming season.  I obviously sprinkle a few upsets in there when favored teams matchup poorly with inferior opponents or play them at inopportune times.  In the past I have just mad mental notes of these upset picks (ex: last year I correctly picked Cuse over Florida St in the preseason), but this season I decided to compile a list of 25 of them that I think will happen.  At the end of the season, it will be interesting to look back and see how many of these upset picks actually come to fruition.  I am willing to bet a few of these will hit at the very least.  These upsets are listed in chronological order, and the ten upset picks that will be the most impactful to the college football playoff picture are marked in bold.  Also, the (H) and (A) written on each line represents whether or not the the team pulling off the upset is playing the game at home or on the road.  Feel free to comment or debate on this post as well as any others included in this preview guide.

Preseason Upset Picks of the Year
1 James Madison (A) over West Virginia- Aug 31
2 Toledo (A) over Kentucky- Aug 31
3 Coastal Carolina (H) over Eastern Michigan- Aug. 31
4 Eastern Kentucky (A) over Louisville- Sept 7
5 Oregon State (H) over Stanford- Sept 28
6 Nebraska (H) over Ohio State- Sept 28
7 Charlotte (H) over FAU- Sept 28
8 Cincinnati (H) over UCF- Oct 4
9 UL-Monroe (H) over Memphis- Oct. 5
10 UTEP (H) Over Louisiana Tech- Oct 26
11 New Mexico (H) over Hawaii- Oct 26
12 UNLV (H) over San Diego State- Oct 26
13 Mississippi State (H) over LSU- Oct 26
14 Georgia Tech (H) over PItt- Nov 2
15 East Carolina (H) over Cincinnati- Nov 2
16 Hawaii (H) over Fresno St- Nov 2
17 Arkansas (H) over Mississippi State- Nov 2
18 Kentucky (H) over Tennessee- Nov 9
19 Auburn (H) over Georgia- Nov 16
20 Duke (H) over Syracuse- Nov 16
21 Colorado (H) over Washington- Nov 23
22 Tulsa (H) over Houston- Nov 23
23 Indiana (H) over Michigan- Nov 23
24 Baylor (H) over Texas- Nov 23
25 Oklahoma State (H) over Oklahoma- Nov 30

 

 

 

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