Sunday, August 20, 2017

2017 NCAA Football Bowl Projections

December 16
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans) - Louisiana Tech vs. Appalachian State
AutoNation Cure Bowl (Orlando) - UCF vs. Georgia Southern
Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas) - Utah vs. San Diego State
Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque) - 24 BYU vs. Colorado State
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, AL) - Northern Illinois vs. South Alabama

December 19
Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, FL) - Tulsa vs. Florida Atlantic

December 20
Frisco Bowl (Frisco, TX) - Houston vs. Arkansas State

December 21
St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL) - Cincinnati vs. Southern Miss

December 22
Bahamas Bowl (Nassau) - Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise) - Wyoming vs. Miami (OH)

December 23
Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham) - Texas A&M vs. Memphis
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Ft. Worth, TX) - Minnesota vs. Army
Dollar General Bowl (Mobile, AL) - Ohio vs. Troy

December 24
Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu) - SMU vs. Air Force

December 26
Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit) - Indiana vs. Western Michigan
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas) - Baylor vs. Western Kentucky
San Diego County CU Holiday Bowl (San Diego) - 19 Northwestern vs. Colorado
Foster Farms Bowl (Santa Clara, CA) - Michigan State vs. UCLA
Cactus Bowl (Phoenix) - West Virginia vs. Boise State

December 27
Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA) - North Carolina vs. South Carolina
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx, NY) - 21 Virginia Tech vs. Iowa
Texas Bowl (Houston) - 23 Kansas State vs. Kentucky

December 28
Military Bowl by Northrop Grumman (Annapolis, MD) - Syracuse vs. Temple
Camping World Bowl (Orlando) - 22 TCU vs. 25 Notre Dame
Valero Alamo Bowl (San Antonio) - 16 Oklahoma State vs. 20 Washington State

December 29
Belk Bowl (Charlotte) - NC State vs. Arkansas
Hyundai Sun Bowl (El Paso) - Pittsburgh vs. Oregon
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville) - 17 Louisville vs. Tennessee
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl (Tucson) - UNLV vs. Idaho
*Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Arlington, TX) - 5 Oklahoma vs. 12 Stanford

December 30
Taxslayer Bowl (Jacksonville) - 15 Wisconsin vs. Florida
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis) - Texas vs. Mississippi State
*Playstation Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ) - 6 Washington vs. 11 Michigan
*CapitalOne Orange Bowl (Miami) - 7 Clemson vs. 8 Penn State

January 1
Outback Bowl (Tampa) - 13 Auburn vs. Nebraska
*Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Atlanta) - 9 South Florida vs. 10 LSU
Citrus Bowl (Orlando) - 14 Miami vs. 18 Georgia
*Rose Bowl by Northwestern Mutual - CFP Semi (Pasadena, CA) - 2 Florida State vs. 3 Ohio State
*Allstate Sugar Bowl - CFP Semi (New Orleans) - 1 Alabama vs. 4 USC

January 8
CFP National Championship Game (Atlanta) - 1 Alabama vs. 3 Ohio State

The two best programs of the past decade will meet in the National Championship with Alabama winning its 5th national title in the last 9 years

2017 NCAA Football Predictions

ACC
Atlantic

1. Florida State (12-1, 8-0)
2. Clemson (10-2, 6-2)
3. Louisville (9-3, 5-3)
4. NC State (7-5, 4-4)
5. Syracuse (6-6, 3-5)
6. Boston College (5-7, 2-6)
7. Wake Forest (4-8, 1-7)

Coastal
1. Miami (10-3, 6-2)
2. Pittsburgh (7-5, 5-3)
3. Virginia Tech (9-3, 5-3)
4. North Carolina (6-6, 3-5)
5. Georgia Tech (5-7, 3-5)
6. Duke (5-7, 3-5)
7. Virginia (4-8, 2-6)

ACC Championship - Florida State over Miami

Big 12
1. Oklahoma (11-2, 8-1)
2. Oklahoma State (10-3, 7-2)
3. TCU (8-4, 6-3)
4. Kansas State (9-3, 6-3)
5. Texas (7-5, 5-4)
6. West Virginia (7-5, 5-4)
7. Baylor (6-6, 3-6)
8. Texas Tech (5-7, 3-6)
9. Iowa State (4-8, 2-7)
10. Kansas (3-9, 0-9)

Big 12 Championship - Oklahoma over Oklahoma State

Big 10
East
1. Ohio State (12-1, 8-1)
2. Penn State (10-2, 7-2)
3. Michigan (10-2, 7-2)
4. Michigan State (6-6, 4-5)
5. Indiana (6-6, 3-6)
6. Maryland (5-7, 3-6)
7. Rutgers (4-8, 2-7)

West
1. Wisconsin (10-3, 7-2)
2. Northwestern (9-3, 6-3)
3. Nebraska (7-5, 5-4)
4. Iowa (8-4, 5-4)
5. Minnesota (6-6, 3-6)
6. Purdue (3-9, 2-7)
7. Illinois (3-9, 1-8)

Big 10 Championship - Ohio State over Wisconsin

Pac-12
North
1. Washington (11-2, 8-1)
2. Stanford (10-2, 7-2)
3. Washington State (9-3, 6-3)
4. Oregon (7-5, 4-5)
5. Oregon State (3-9, 1-8)
6. Cal (3-9, 1-8)

South
1. USC (12-1, 8-1)
2. Colorado (8-4, 5-4)
3. UCLA (7-5, 5-4)
4. Utah (7-5, 4-5)
5. Arizona State (5-7, 3-6)
6. Arizona (5-7, 2-7)

Pac-12 Championship - USC over Washington

SEC
East
1. Georgia (9-4, 6-2)
2. Florida (8-4, 6-2)
3. Kentucky (7-5, 4-4)
4. Tennessee (7-5, 3-5)
5. South Carolina (6-6, 3-5)
6. Vanderbilt (5-7, 2-6)
7. Missouri (5-7, 1-7)

West
1. Alabama (12-1, 7-1)
2. LSU (10-2, 6-2)
3. Auburn (9-3, 6-2)
4. Arkansas (7-5, 4-4)
5. Texas A&M (7-5, 3-5)
6. Mississippi State (7-5, 3-5)
7. Ole Miss (5-7, 2-6)

SEC Championship - Alabama over Georgia

American
East
1. South Florida (13-0, 8-0)
2. Temple (8-4, 5-3)
3. UCF (7-5, 5-3)
4. Cincinnati (6-6, 4-4)
5. East Carolina (3-9, 2-6)
6. UConn (2-10, 1-7)

West
1. Memphis (9-4, 6-2)
2. Houston (8-4, 5-3)
3. Tulsa (7-5, 5-3)
4. SMU (6-6, 3-5)
5. Navy (5-7, 3-5)
6. Tulane (3-9, 1-7)

American Championship - South Florida over Memphis

Mountain West
Mountain
1. Boise State (9-4, 7-1)
2. Colorado State (7-5, 6-2)
3. Wyoming (7-5, 5-3)
4. Air Force (6-6, 4-4)
5. New Mexico (5-7, 3-5)
6. Utah State (3-9, 2-6)

West
1. San Diego State (10-3, 7-1)
2. UNLV (6-6, 4-4)
3. Fresno State (4-8, 3-5)
4. Hawaii (5-7, 3-5)
5. Nevada (3-9, 2-6)
6. San Jose State (3-10, 2-6)

Mountain West Championship - San Diego State over Boise State

Conference USA
East
1. Western Kentucky (9-4, 6-2)
2. Middle Tennessee (7-5, 6-2)
3. Marshall (7-5, 5-3)
4. Florida Atlantic (7-5, 5-3)
5. Florida International (5-7, 3-5)
6. Old Dominion (5-7, 3-5)
7. Charlotte (4-8, 2-6)

West
1. Louisiana Tech (8-5, 6-2)
2. Southern Miss (8-4, 6-2)
3. UT-San Antonio (6-6, 5-3)
4. North Texas (6-6, 4-4)
5. Rice (4-8, 3-5)
6. UAB (3-9, 1-7)
7. UTEP (3-9, 1-7)

Conference USA Championship - Western Kentucky over Louisiana Tech

MAC
East
1. Miami (OH) (8-5, 7-1)
2. Ohio (7-5, 5-3)
3. Bowling Green (5-7, 4-4)
4. Akron (4-8, 3-5)
5. Kent State (3-9, 2-6)
6. Buffalo (2-10, 1-7)

West
1. Western Michigan (10-3, 7-1)
2. Toledo (9-3, 6-2)
3. Northern Illinois (6-6, 5-3)
4. Central Michigan (4-8, 3-5)
5. Ball State (5-7, 3-5)
6. Eastern Michigan (3-9, 2-6)

MAC Championship - Western Michigan over Miami (OH)

Sun Belt
1. Appalachian State (9-3, 7-1)
2. Arkansas State (7-5, 6-2)
3. Troy (7-5, 5-3)
4. South Alabama (6-6, 5-3)
5. Idaho (6-6, 5-3)
6. Georgia Southern (6-6, 4-4)
7. Louisiana (5-7, 4-4)
8. UL-Monroe (4-8, 4-4)
9. Texas State (4-8, 3-5)
10. Georgia State (3-9, 2-6)
11. New Mexico State (3-9, 2-6)
12. Coastal Carolina (3-9, 1-7)

Independents
1. BYU (10-3)
2. Notre Dame (8-4)
3. Army (6-6)
4. UMass (3-9)




Friday, April 7, 2017

2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Pre-Preseason Rankings

1. Kentucky
2. North Carolina
3. Kansas
4. Arizona
5. Duke
6. Oregon
7. Louisville
8. Villanova
9. UCLA
10. Gonzaga
11. Florida
12. Michigan St.
13. West Virginia
14. Miami
15. Wichita St.
16. Xavier
17. Butler
18. Baylor
19. Notre Dame
20. St. Mary's
21. Virginia
22. Purdue
23. Virginia Tech
24. South Carolina
25. SMU

Up Next
Michigan
Minnesota
Auburn
Cincinnati
Alabama
Wisconsin
Texas
Indiana
Seton Hall
Ohio St.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 MLB Predictions

AL East
(1) Boston 96-66
Toronto 85-77
Baltimore 83-79
NY Yankees 81-81
Tampa Bay 73-89

AL Central
(2) Cleveland 92-70
(5) Detroit 87-75
Kansas City 76-86
Chicago Sox 72-90
Minnesota 70-92

AL West
(3) Houston 91-71
(4) Seattle 88-74
Texas 85-77
LA Angels 74-88
Oakland 72-90

NL East
(3) Washington 90-72
NY Mets 86-76
Miami 74-88
Atlanta 72-90
Philadelphia 69-93

NL Central
(1) Chicago Cubs 95-67
(5) St. Louis 87-75
Pittsburgh 82-80
Milwaukee 73-89
Cincinnati 71-91

NL West
(2) LA Dodgers 93-69
(4) San Francisco 88-74
Colorado 83-79
Arizona 74-88
San Diego 68-94


AL Wild Card
Seattle over Detroit

NL Wild Card
San Francisco over St. Louis

ALDS
Boston over Seattle
Cleveland over Houston

NLDS
Chicago Cubs over San Francisco
LA Dodgers over Washington

ALCS
Cleveland over Boston

NLCS
Chicago Cubs over LA Dodgers


World Series
Cleveland over Chicago Cubs

The Cubs' World Series victory over Cleveland last season, ended the longest World Series drought in baseball.  The Indians will get revenge in a rematch, and end the new longest World Series drought.