Florida State Will Win National Championship, & Other Predictions
So far college football has been a snoozer. Nothing surprising has occurred in this early season. We knew Alabama would beat Michigan.
Maybe the wide margin of victory was surprising, but all sports fans knew the Tide would roll.
Sure Notre Dame is undefeated, but after all, how long did we expect Notre Dame to stay down and not contend?
Was USC losing to Stanford, really that shocking? No.
Stanford is a well-coached team, will win 10-plus games and will contend for the PAC-12 title, so that wasn’t surprising.
UCLA is a surprise, but talent has never been a problem, it was coaching. Now that they have a good coach, with a good system, they will win many more games. Beating Nebraska wasn’t shocking because the Huskers have been an iffy team since their move to the Big 10.
Drum roll please.
The SEC will not play in the National Championship game this year. Yes you read that correctly. Neither Alabama nor LSU will be there in January playing for the title.
Alabama is playing a cream puff schedule (see wins over Western Kentucky, an overrated Arkansas team, and future wins against Florida Atlantic and Western Carolina). They would have to go undefeated and beat LSU to play for the National Championship.
After LSU, Alabama and maybe Georgia, the SEC is not that strong of a conference. I’m not sold on Florida yet, but they won’t be an easy outing for any SEC team. But here is where things start to shake up, Bama will lose three games.
Are you ready for this? Mark down October 13th at Missouri. The Tigers will upset the Tide. That wide open offense that Mizzou runs will give the Tide fits. I know Nick Saban is a defensive guru, but I think Missouri will have figured out the SEC by then and take down the Tide. Now, here is where things get more interesting . . .
In back-to-back weeks on November 3rd and 10th, the Tide will lose to LSU and Texas A&M. The LSU loss will be no surprise, but the Aggies will reap the benefits of playing a Bama team that just lost a physical game against LSU.
Don’t get too excited Tigers fans because I have bad news for you . . .
LSU will fall to Florida at the Swamp on October 6th. They will still make the SEC Championship game where they will lose to SEC East champ Georgia.
The PAC-12 champion will be crowned this Saturday. I’m going out on a limb and say that the champion will not be the Ducks, but the Arizona Wildcats. The “Desert Swarm” is back on the offensive end as Rich Rodriguez has the Wildcats on fire.
After the turmoil in Michigan, Rich Rod is on a mission to prove the nation wrong. Truth be told, he is one of the best coaches in the country and will shock the world Saturday night in Eugene. Expect a high scoring game, but the Wildcats will make the necessary stops to beat the Ducks.
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