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College Football Predictions Week 1 – 2017


Several big match-ups as most of college football teams open up their 2017 season.  The week starts with a Big Ten match-up as Ohio State visits Indiana.  On Saturday several key match-ups featuring Alabama vs. Florida State, LSU vs. BYU and Florida vs. Michigan.  Sunday, West Virginia plays Virginia Tech and UCLA hosts Texas A&M.  The week closes on Monday night with Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech.

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Week 1 College Football Predictions

Thursday, August 31, 2017

133 Ohio State 68% 35 -20.5
134 Indiana 32% 19
135 Buffalo 20% 12
136 Minnesota 80% 39 -26.5
137 Louisiana-Monroe 20% 21
138 Memphis 80% 49 -27.0
139 New Mexico State 20% 24
140 Arizona State 80% 51 -25.0
169 Florida International 38% 20
170 Central Florida 62% 31 -17.0
199 Tulsa 50% 36
200 Oklahoma State 50% 37 -17.0

Friday, September 1, 2017

141 Charlotte 48% 27
142 Eastern Michigan 52% 29 -12.5
143 Washington 94% 48 -30.5
144 Rutgers 6% 8
145 Navy 91% 51 -13.5
146 Florida Atlantic 9% 14
147 Utah State 20% 12
148 Wisconsin 80% 40 -29.0
149 Boston College 66% 33 -2.5
150 Northern Illinois 34% 19
151 Colorado State 33% 24
152 Colorado (in Denver) 67% 40 -7.0

Saturday, September 2, 2017

153 Bowling Green 26% 20
154 Michigan State 74% 42 -19.5
155 Wyoming 32% 22
156 Iowa 68% 39 -13.0
157 Miami (OH) 77% 43
158 Marshall 23% 18 PK
159 Kent State 19% 13
160 Clemson 81% 42 -38.5
161 Massachusetts 53% 33
162 Coastal Carolina 47% 30
163 Akron 29% 19
164 Penn State 71% 38 -33.0
165 Louisville 84% 46 -26.5
166 Purdue (in Indianapolis) 16% 15
167 Arkansas State 30% 16
168 Nebraska 70% 34 -16.5
171 Nevada 39% 17
172 Northwestern 61% 27 -24.5
173 Ball State 56% 29
174 Illinois 44% 23 -8.5
175 UTEP 10% 14
176 Oklahoma 90% 50 -44.5
177 California 55% 37
178 North Carolina 45% 32 -12.5
179 South Alabama 29% 22
180 Mississippi 71% 41 -25.0
181 Western Michigan 43% 24
182 USC 57% 31 -26.0
183 BYU 48% 20
184 LSU (in Houston) 52% 22 -13.5
185 Maryland 48% 27
186 Texas 51% 28 -17.0
187 Temple 60% 30
188 Notre Dame 40% 21 -15.0
189 Georgia Southern 19% 12
190 Auburn 81% 40 -35.0
191 Appalachian State 42% 20
192 Georgia 58% 27 -14.5
193 Kentucky 76% 42 -10.0
194 Southern Miss 24% 19
195 Houston 72% 43 -13.5
196 UTSA 28% 23
197 South Carolina 42% 21
198 North Carolina State (in Charlotte) 58% 29 -5.5
201 Michigan 62% 30 -4.0
202 Florida (in Arlington, TX) 38% 19
203 Vanderbilt 80% 47 -5.5
204 Middle Tennessee 20% 20
205 Florida State 36% 24
206 Alabama (in Atlanta) 64% 37 -7.0
207 Troy 56% 30
208 Boise State 44% 25 -12.5

Sunday, September 3, 2017

209 West Virginia 51% 30
210 Virginia Tech (in Landover, MD) 49% 29 -4.5
211 Texas A&M 63% 35
212 UCLA 37% 23 -3.5

Monday, September 4, 2017

213 Tennessee 54% 32 -3.5
214 Georgia Tech (in Atlanta) 46% 29

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College Football Predictions Week 0 – 2017


College Football kicks off the 2017 season on Saturday, August 26 with four games including Colorado State vs. Oregon State, UMass vs. Hawaii, San Jose State vs. South Florida and Stanford vs. Rice.

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Week 0 College Football Predictions

Saturday, August 26, 2017


291 Oregon State 57% 30
292 Colorado State 43% 23 -3.5
293 Hawaii 60% 35 -1
294 Massachusetts 40% 26
295 South Florida 78% 44 -20
296 San Jose State 22% 19
297 Rice 16% 10
298 Stanford 84% 40 -31.5

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The Formulator College Football Contest – Week 1 2017

Introducing a new contest here at SportsFormulator, The Formulator College Football Contest.  Play each week of the 2017 college football season picking 5 games against the spread.

We will give you a list of 20 games a week from and you will receive one point for each correct ATS pick.  The game is free to enter and each entry will get a 50% coupon for the SportsFormulator Pick Shop.

Select 5 teams from the list below.  Entry deadline is 12 PM ET on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  

Bowling Green +19.5Michigan State -19.5Wyoming +13.5Iowa -13.5Miami (OH) Pick 'EmMarshall Pick 'EmAkron +33.5Penn State -33.5Louisville -26.5Purdue +26.5FIU +17.5UCF -17.5Nevada +24.5Northwestern -24.5UTEP +44.5Oklahoma -44.5California +12.5North Carolina -12.5Western Michigan +26.5USC -26.5BYU +13.5LSU -13.5Maryland +17.5Texas -17.5Temple +15.5Notre Dame -15.5Appalachian State +14.5Georgia -14.5Kentucky -10.5Southern Miss +10.5Houston -13.5UTSA +13.5Michigan -4.5Florida +4.5Vanderbilt -5.5Middle Tennessee +5.5Florida State +7.5Alabama -7.5Troy +12.5Boise State -12.5

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2017 College Football Preview

Welcome to SportsFormulator’s 2017 College Football Preview.  Get our preseason college football predictions for every conference including predicted records for each team.

Inside the 2017 College Football Preview:

2017 Preseason All-Americans
2017 AAC Preview and Predictions
2017 ACC Preview and Predictions
2017 Big 12 Preview and Predictions
2017 Big Ten Preview and Predictions
2017 Conference USA Preview and Predictions
2017 Independent Preview and Predictions
2017 MAC Preview and Predictions
2017 Mountain West Preview and Predictions
2017 Pac-12 Preview and Predictions
2017 SEC Preview and Predictions
2017 Sun Belt Preview and Predictions
2017-18 Preseason Bowl Predictions
2017-18 College Football Playoff Predictions

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Inside the 2017 College Football Preview

-Predicted scores for every game

-Bowl Predictions

-Power Rankings

-Predicted Conference Standings

-The Major Question for Each Team in 2017

-Coaching Changes


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Matt’s Picks – College Football Week 1 – 2017


by Matt Fischer

With spring football is full swing across the country, I decided to take an early look at the 2017 college football season.

I’ll preview and predict 13 games of week 1 of the 2017 college football season.  If you think you can beat me, you can challenge me now here.

Week 1 is highlighted by some games that’ll have a big impact on the College Football Playoff including Florida St. vs. Alabama in Atlanta, LSU vs. BYU in Houston, Michigan vs. Florida in Arlington, Texas.

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Let’s get to my picks for 2017 college football week 1 :

Ohio State at Indiana

The Buckeyes visit the Hoosiers in a week 1 Big Ten conference game.  Urban Meyer’s crew opens as our preseason #2 in our college football power rankings.

The crowd in Bloomington for this Thursday night opener should help the Hoosiers stick around but look for the Buckeyes to pull away for a win in the second half.

Washington at Rutgers

The Huskies will travel across the country for their opener, but Chris Peterson’s team is far superior talent wise and should roll at Rutgers.

Look for Washington to name their score in winning on the road to start the 2017 season.

Florida State vs. Alabama in Atlanta

The big game of opening weekend happens in Atlanta.  The Crimson Tide look to start another season that ends with a trip to the College Football Playoff.

The ‘Noles look to get back in the title hunt.  Are they ready for the big stage?

When Nick Saban has an offseason to prepare it usually means doom for the opposition.  ‘Bama is our preseason #1, while the Noles are 14th.

The Tide wins by double digits.

Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia in Landover, MD

An intriguing match-up in week 1.  The 15th ranked Hokies and 21st ranked Mountaineers face-off in a neutral site game.

This game should be high scoring.  Justin Fuente’s team turned the corner late in his first year with VA Tech.  Look for his Hokies to win week 1.

NC State vs. South Carolina in Charlotte

Will Muschamp starts his second season at South Carolina with a tough test.  Being a SEC team, they should be ready for all comers.  Is the Wolfpack ready to move forward and win close games?  They had the opportunity last year to win some high games but came up short.

I see this game coming down to the wire and being decided by a  Field Goal late.  I think South Carolina can capitalize on the winning four out of their last five and can pull the upset here.

Colorado State vs. Colorado in Denver

The Buffs come off a breakout season that saw them win 10 games.  They’re ranked 34th in our preseason rankings.

The Rams are looking for revenge after losing this game 44-7 a year ago.  They’re 60th in our rankings this week.

BYU vs. LSU in Houston

Ed Orgeron had his interim title removed in the offseason and he’s official the head man at LSU.  Gone is Leonard Fournette to the NFL but this roster is still stacked.  We have them ranked 9th to open 27.

BYU was very competitive last season and will look to bring that to 2017.  They were in every game they lost last year so look for them to be in this game until the end.

LSU is too talented but this one is going to be close.  Look for the Tigers to win by less than a touchdown.

Florida vs. Michigan in Arlington, TX

A huge match-up for the Big Ten and SEC.  Jim Harbaugh’s team enters with big expectations for 2017.  The Wolverines enter the year ranked 3rd and the Gators 19th.

Jim McElwain will have his Gators ready for this game.  Jim Harbaugh wants to beat the SEC to start the season.  This will be a close battle for four quarters.  I think it’s a low scoring game and the Wolverine win by a FG.

Texas A&M at UCLA

This is a rematch of last year’s opener that saw the Aggies win by 7.  The Bruins went on to struggle all season losing 6 of their final 7.

The question for 2017 is can Josh Rosen make the difference?  After an injury last season that led to an Bruins’ offensive sputter, will Rosen make them contenders?

A&M has several new starters on both sides of the ball making this a tough game to predict.  A&M I think has the talent but I look for Rosen to lead a game winning drive to give the Bruins a 3 point win.

Temple at Notre Dame

Notre Dame looks to rebound from a season that some thought might cost Brian Kelly his job.  They’ll break in a new signal caller against the Owls.

Temple has a new coach after Matt Rhule left for Baylor.  They’re experienced but will have a new starting QB for 2017.

The Irish have superior talent and are at home.  That should be the difference in a tight game.

Maryland at Texas

The question in Austin is how will Shane Buechele perform under new head coach Tom Herman?  Herman proved he could win right away at Houston.  Will he do the same at Texas?

Maryland comes off a bowl appearance and seems to be an improving program.  They’ll be starting a new QB in 2017.

I think Herman takes advantage of the talent he has in Austin and wins by at least two touchdowns.

California at North Carolina

Larry Fedora has built a solid program at UNC.  He’ll have to break in several new skill positions starters.  The defense should be able to keep the team in games early in the season as the offense gels.

Cal has turned the program over to defensive minded Justin Wilcox.  That’ll be quite an adjustment from the Sonny Dykes era.

North Carolina win this low scoring game.

Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech in Atlanta

This SEC vs. ACC showdown closes out opening weekend on Monday night.  Tennessee comes off of a disappointing season.

Joshua Dobbs is gone for the Vols so they’ll have a QB battle.  Brad Hoke was brought in to coach the D-Line.  He’ll get a good test against the option attack of the Yellow Jackets.

Will Georgia Tech be able to balance the option with a passing game?  Tennessee should be loading up to stop the run so the Yellow Jackets will need to hit some throws over the defense to win.

Butch Jones must win this game.  A loss and the search for his replacement begins.  Tennessee wins a close one.

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College Football Power Rankings – Week 1 – 2017


We’ve analyzed all 128 college football teams.  See our data driven preseason 2017 college football power rankings.

The Big Ten leads the way in our top 10 with 3 teams followed by the ACC, Pac-12 and SEC with two teams each and one team from the Big 12.

While only one team made the top 10, the Big 12 has six teams in our preseason top 25.  The ACC, Big Ten and SEC each have five teams in the top 25 and the Pac-12 has four teams.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 1

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

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2017 College Football National Championship Game Prediction

Get our data driven college football prediction for the 2017 national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers.

In a rematch of last season’s college football championship game, the Tide and Tigers collide again in Tampa to decide a champion.  Can Clemson get revenge or do the Tide repeat?

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College Football Playoff National Championship Prediction:

Clemson 38% 22 51.5
Alabama 62% 30 -6.5

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Big Ten vs. SEC – 2016 College Football

The talk this season has been if the Big Ten has surpassed the SEC as the best conference in college football.  We decided to predict the games based upon the 2016 standing.  The conference champions faceoff and then the division champions go head to head.  Then the conferences matchup based upon conference record.

The games are based upon being played at a neutral site.  The Big Ten team is listed first in each match-up.

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Big Ten vs. SEC College Football 2016

Penn State vs. Alabama

Penn State 37% 23
Alabama 63% 32

Wisconsin vs. Florida

Wisconsin 57% 23
Florida 43% 19

Ohio State vs. Auburn

Ohio State 63% 29
Auburn 37% 21

Michigan vs. LSU

Michigan 63% 28
LSU 37% 19

Nebraska vs. Texas A&M

Nebraska 47% 26
Texas A&M 53% 28

Iowa vs. Tennessee

Iowa 55% 29
Tennessee 45% 26

Minnesota vs. Kentucky

Minnesota 57% 30
Kentucky 43% 26

Northwestern vs. Georgia

Northwestern 54% 26
Georgia 46% 23

Indiana vs. Arkansas

Indiana 50% 28
Arkansas 50% 29

Maryland vs. South Carolina

Maryland 50% 23
South Carolina 50% 24

Illinois vs. Mississippi St.

Illinois 37% 24
Mississippi St. 63% 33

Michigan St. vs. Vanderbilt

Michigan St. 47% 24
Vanderbilt 53% 26

Purdue vs. Ole Miss

Purdue 35% 28
Ole Miss 65% 38

Rutgers vs. Missouri

Rutgers 33% 23
Missouri 67% 34

In going head to head the Big Ten wins more of the top of the conference match-ups but the SEC won eight of the 14 games.  Two games were incredibly close with the SEC winning each to make the difference in the overall standings.