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2015 College Football Preview

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Welcome to SportsFormulator’s 2015 College Football Preview.  We’ve got predicted records, power rankings, All-Americans and game predictions.  See what the data says about the 2015 college football season.

2015 College Football Power Rankings
2015 Preseason College Football Power Rankings
2015 Preseason ACC Football Predictions
2015 Preseason Big Ten Football Predictions
2015 Preseason Big 12 Football Predictions
2015 Preseason Pac-12 Football Predictions
2015 Preseason SEC Football Predictions
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2016 Preseason College Football Playoff Predictions
2015 Preseason College Football All-Americans
2015 Preseason College Football All-Americans
2015 Week 1 College Football Predictions

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12 Best New College Football Uniforms in 2015

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College Football is upon us so it’s time to get updated on the seemingly ever changing uniforms of college football teams.  We did picked out the 12 best new college uniforms for 2015.  Check them out:

Arizona State Sun Devils

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Baylor Bears

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East Carolina Pirates

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Louisville Cardinals

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Oklahoma State Cowboys

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San Diego State Aztecs

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SMU Mustangs

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Syracuse Orange

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UCLA Bruins

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

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Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Tech new unis

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2015 SEC Football Predictions

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College Football is just around the corner.  The 2015 season kicks off September 3.  We’ve crunched the numbers to predict the 2015 SEC football schedule.  See our predicted records for every SEC team in 2015 and our predicted SEC Championship match-up.

The SEC is out to end it’s two year national title drought.  They have several contenders for the playoff which will make for another brutal season and contenders clash weekly in conference.

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Data Driven SEC football power rankings:

RANK TEAM DIVISION
4 Auburn West
6 Georgia East
8 Mississippi West
9 Arkansas West
12 Mississippi State West
14 Alabama West
17 Missouri East
26 Florida East
29 LSU West
45 Tennessee East
46 Texas A&M West
59 South Carolina East
64 Kentucky East
113 Vanderbilt East

Nobody is making it through the 2015 SEC football season without a loss.  The league is as tough as ever with East improving and the West having seven good teams.

Our predicted SEC records for the 2015 college football season:

EAST W L Conf W Conf L
Georgia 11 1 7 1
Missouri 10 2 6 2
Florida 7 5 4 4
Tennessee 6 6 3 5
South Carolina 5 7 2 6
Kentucky 4 8 1 7
Vanderbilt 1 11 0 8
WEST W L Conf W Conf L
Auburn 11 1 7 1
Alabama 10 2 6 2
Arkansas 9 3 5 3
Mississippi 9 3 5 3
LSU 8 4 4 4
Mississippi State 8 4 4 4
Texas A&M 5 7 2 6

Predicted SEC Football Championship Game:

Auburn beats Georgia  to win the SEC Championship.

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2015 Pac-12 Football Predictions

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College Football is just around the corner.  The 2015 season kicks off September 3.  We’ve crunched the numbers to predict the 2015 Pac-12 football schedule.  See our predicted records for every Pac-12 team in 2015 and our predicted Pac-12 Championship match-up.

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Data Driven Pac-12 football power rankings:

RANK TEAM DIVISION
3 Oregon North
10 Southern California South
20 Arizona State South
21 Arizona South
25 UCLA South
28 Stanford North
31 Washington North
36 Utah South
66 California North
76 Oregon State North
88 Washington State North
94 Colorado South

Our predicted Pac-12 records for the 2015 college football season:

North W L Conf W Conf L
Oregon 11 1 9 0
Stanford 9 3 7 2
Washington 7 5 5 4
California 4 8 2 7
Washington State 4 8 2 7
Oregon State 3 9 1 8

The Pac-12 South looks to be very competitive in the middle.  USC projects as the team to beat in 2015 but while several good teams beat each other up in the middle of the Pac-12.

South W L Conf W Conf L
Southern California 11 1 8 1
Arizona State 8 4 5 4
Arizona 8 4 5 4
Utah 8 4 5 4
UCLA 8 4 5 4
Colorado 3 9 0 9

Predicted Pac-12 Football Championship Game:

Oregon beats USC to win the Pac-12 Championship.

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2015 Big 12 Football Predictions

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College Football is just around the corner.  The 2015 season kicks off September 3.  We’ve crunched the numbers to predict the 2015 Big 12 football schedule.  See our predicted records for every Big 12 team in 2015 and our predicted Big 12 Championship match-up.

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Data Driven Big 12 football power rankings:

RANK TEAM
1 TCU
7 Baylor
13 Kansas State
24 Oklahoma
49 West Virginia
56 Texas
78 Oklahoma State
85 Texas Tech
100 Iowa State
109 Kansas

Our predicted Big 12 records for the 2015 college football season:

BIG XII W L Conf W Conf L
TCU 12 0 9 0
Baylor 11 1 8 1
Kansas State 10 2 7 2
Oklahoma 9 3 6 3
West Virginia 8 4 5 4
Texas 6 6 4 5
Texas Tech 5 7 3 6
Oklahoma State 5 7 2 7
Iowa State 2 10 1 8
Kansas 1 11 0 9

With no championship game in the Big 12, TCU will run the table in the regular season and eliminate any doubt as to who is the conference champion this season.

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2015 Big Ten Football Predictions

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College Football is just around the corner.  The 2015 season kicks off September 3.  We’ve crunched the numbers to predict the 2015 Big Ten football schedule.  See our predicted records for every Big Ten team in 2015 and our predicted Big Ten Championship match-up.

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Data Driven Big Ten Football Power Rankings:

RANK TEAM DIVISION
2 Ohio State East
5 Michigan State East
22 Wisconsin West
23 Nebraska West
37 Minnesota West
52 Iowa West
54 Penn State East
62 Michigan East
70 Maryland East
72 Northwestern West
74 Rutgers East
81 Indiana East
87 Illinois West
95 Purdue West

Our predicted Big Ten records for the 2015 college football season:

Big Ten East W L Conf W Conf L
Ohio State 12 0 8 0
Michigan State 11 1 7 1
Penn State 10 2 6 2
Michigan 6 6 4 4
Indiana 6 6 2 6
Maryland 4 8 1 7
Rutgers 5 7 1 7
Big Ten West W L Conf W Conf L
Wisconsin 11 1 8 0
Minnesota 9 3 6 2
Nebraska 8 4 5 3
Iowa 8 4 4 4
Northwestern 4 8 2 6
Illinois 4 8 1 7
Purdue 3 9 1 7

Predicted Big Ten Football Championship Game:

We see a rematch of last year’s Big Ten title game with both coming in undefeated in conference play.

Ohio State beats Wisconsin to win the Big Ten Championship.

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2015 ACC Football Predictions

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College Football is just around the corner.  The 2015 season kicks off September 3.  We’ve crunched the numbers to predict the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule.  See our predicted records for every ACC team in 2015 and our predicted ACC Championship match-up.

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Here are our preseason ACC football power rankings:

RANK TEAM DIVISION
11 Georgia Tech Coastal
15 Clemson Atlantic
27 Louisville Atlantic
32 Duke Coastal
33 Miami (Fla.) Coastal
34 Florida State Atlantic
35 Boston College Atlantic
44 Virginia Coastal
47 North Carolina State Atlantic
58 Virginia Tech Coastal
60 Pittsburgh Coastal
77 Syracuse Atlantic
86 North Carolina Coastal
111 Wake Forest Atlantic

Here are our predicted ACC records for the 2015 college football season:

Atlantic W L Conf W Conf L
Louisville 10 2 7 1
Clemson 11 1 7 1
Boston College 8 4 5 3
Florida State 8 4 5 3
North Carolina State 7 5 3 5
Syracuse 5 7 2 6
Wake Forest 1 11 0 8
Coastal W L Conf W Conf L
Georgia Tech 10 2 7 1
Duke 9 3 5 3
Virginia 7 5 5 3
Miami (Fla.) 8 4 4 4
Virginia Tech 6 6 4 4
North Carolina 4 8 1 7
Pittsburgh 3 9 1 7

Predicted ACC Football Championship Game:

Georgia Tech beats Louisville to win the ACC Championship.

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College Football Predictions – Week 1 2015

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It’s only July but never too early to release our week 1 college football predictions for the 2015 season.  We’ve run the formula for week 1 college football games and here are our data driven results for 38 games:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE TOTAL
133 South Carolina 56% 34 -3½ 65
134 North Carolina 44% 26 65
135 Florida International 37% 18 46 1/2
136 Central Florida 63% 35 -17
137 Oklahoma State 51% 31 -20½ 54
138 Central Michigan 49% 29
139 Michigan 40% 20 46
140 Utah 60% 33 -3
141 TCU 59% 32 -16 57 1/2
142 Minnesota 41% 20
143 Duke 66% 39 -13½ 47
144 Tulane 34% 17
145 Ohio 54% 31 -7 -9 1/2
146 Idaho 46% 26
147 Texas-San Antonio 26% 13 52 1/2
148 Arizona 74% 46 -30½
211 Western Kentucky 58% 34 67
212 Vanderbilt 42% 24 -3½
149 Colorado 54% 33 -4 58 1/2
150 Hawaii 46% 28
151 Baylor 82% 55 -26 74
152 SMU 18% 12
155 Michigan State 63% 35 -23½ 58 1/2
156 Western Michigan 37% 17
157 Kent State 37% 19 51 1/2
158 Illinois 63% 36 -16
159 Washington 50% 28 57 1/2
160 Boise State 50% 27 -11
161 Old Dominion 58% 38 66
162 Eastern Michigan 42% 27 -5½
163 New Mexico State 19% 6 57 1/2
164 Florida 81% 48 -38
165 Penn State 53% 26 -10 39
166 Temple 47% 22
167 Florida Atlantic 53% 30 62 1/2
168 Tulsa 47% 26 -16
169 Virginia 42% 23 53
170 UCLA 58% 34 -14½
171 Stanford 59% 31 -10 45
172 Northwestern 41% 19
173 Louisville 43% 23 59
174 Auburn 57% 32 -10½
175 Arizona State 56% 37 66 1/2
176 Texas A&M 44% 29 -3
177 BYU 42% 23 66
178 Nebraska 58% 34 -7
179 Troy 28% 15 56 1/2
180 North Carolina State 72% 44 -23
181 UNLV 34% 20 62 1/2
182 Northern Illinois 66% 41 -17
183 Akron 27% 12 55 1/2
184 Oklahoma 73% 43 -36
185 Bowling Green State 36% 19 58 1/2
186 Tennessee 64% 37 -20
189 Louisiana-Monroe 21% 10 52
190 Georgia 79% 48 -33½
191 Louisiana-Lafayette 42% 23 60 1/2
192 Kentucky 58% 33 -14
193 UTEP 27% 11 48 1/2
194 Arkansas 73% 42 -35
195 Georgia Southern 48% 30 58 1/2
196 West Virginia 52% 33 -28½
197 Texas 44% 22 54 1/2
198 Notre Dame 56% 30 -9
199 Texas State 33% 18 58
200 Florida State 67% 40 -37
201 Wisconsin 47% 24 53 1/2
202 Alabama 53% 28 -10
203 Mississippi State 80% 48 -17 55 1/2
204 Southern Miss 20% 7
205 Arkansas State 31% 17 67
206 Southern Cal 69% 42 -29
207 Purdue 32% 20 64
208 Marshall 68% 45 -3½
209 Ohio State 64% 37 -14½ 53
210 Virginia Tech 36% 18

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2015 College Football Power Rankings – Preseason

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The 2015 College Football season is just weeks away so we’re releasing our 2015 College Football Power Rankings.  Using our data driven formula, we have projected the teams for 2015.  See where your favorite team ranks whether it be 1 or 128 as we head to the 2015 college football season.

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

See the rest of our 2015 College Football Preview here.

See how our college football power rankings compare to others:

Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Preseason Top 25 College Football Power Rankings

ESPN’s 2015 Preseason College Football Power Rankings

CBS Sports 2015 Preseason College Football Power Rankings

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2015 College Football All-Americans

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The Big Ten and SEC dominate our preseason college football teams.  We name the best players at each position heading to the 2015 college football season.

First Team

OFFENSE

QB – Trevone Boykin (TCU)

RB – Nick Chubb (Georgia)

RB – Samaje Perine (Oklahoma)

WR – Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)

WR –Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss)

TE – Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

OC – Max Tuerk (USC)

OG – Sebastian Tretola (Arkansas)

OG – Greg Pyke (Georgia)

OT – Taylor Decker (Ohio State)

OT – Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss)

DEFENSE

DE – Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

DT – A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama)

DT – Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss)

DE – Shalique Calhoun (Michigan State)

LB – Scooby Wright (Arizona)

LB – Erik Striker (Oklahoma)

LB – Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame)

DB – Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida)

DB – Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech)

DB – Jalen Ramsey (Florida State)

DB – Jeremy Cash (Duke)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK – Roberto Aguayo (Florida State)

P – Austin Rehkow (Idaho)

KR – Alex Ross (Oklahoma)

PR – Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Second Team

OFFENSE

QB – Cody Kessler (USC)

RB – Leonard Fournette (LSU)

RB – Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)

WR – D’haquille Williams (Auburn)

WR – Corey Coleman (Baylor)

TE – Evan Engram (Ole Miss)

OC – Jack Allen (Michigan State)

OG – Landon Turner (North Carolina)

OG – Pat Elfein (Ohio State)

OT – Jack Conklin (Michigan State)

OT – Denver Kirkland (Arkansas)

DEFENSE

DE – Shawn Oakman (Baylor)

DT – Chris Jones (Mississippi State)

DT – Anthony Zettel (Penn State)

DE – Derek Barnett (Tennessee)

LB – Leonard Floyd (Georgia)

LB – Tyler Matakevich (Temple)

LB – Jordan Jenkins (Georgia)

DB – Jalen Mills (LSU)

DB – Vonn Bell (Ohio State)

DB – Dante Barnett (Kansas State)

DB – Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK – Brad Craddock (Maryland)

P – Peter Mortell (Minnesota)

KR – Deandre Reaves (Marshall)

PR – Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia)

 

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