2013 SportsFormulator College Football All-Americans

 

It’s time for us to announce our first ever preseason All-American teams!  We will give you a first and second team highlighting the best players at their position in all of college football.  Without further ado, here are the 2013 SportsFormulator All-Americans:

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB – Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)

RB – Kadeem Carey (Arizona)

RB – Lache Seastrunk (Baylor)

WR – Marquise Lee (USC)

WR – Sammy Watkins (Clemson)

TE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Washington)

OL – Gabe Ikard (Oklahoma)

OL – Spencer Long (Nebraska)

OL – David Yankey (Stanford)

OL – Taylor Lewan (Michigan)

OL – Jake Matthews (Texas A&M)

Defense 

DE – Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)

DT – Louis Nix III (Notre Dame)

DT – Will Sutton (Arizona State)

DE – Scott Crichton (Oregon State)

LB – C.J. Moseley (Alabama)

LB – Kyle Van Noy (BYU)

LB – Shane Skov (Stanford)

DB – Ha Ha Cliinton-Dix (Alabama)

DB – Craig Loston (LSU)

DB – Jason Verrett (TCU)

DB – Louischeiz Purifoy (Florida)

Special Teams 

K – Cairo Santos (Tulane)

P – Kyle Christy (Florida)

KR – Dri Archer (Kent State)

PR – Venric Mark (Northwestern)

 

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB – Marcus Mariotta (Oregon)

RB – Duke Johnson (Miami)

RB – Todd Gurley (Georgia)

WR – Amari Cooper (Alabama)

WR – Stefon Diggs (Maryland)

TE – Chris Coyle (Arizona State)

OL – Cyril Richardson (Baylor)

OL – James Hurst (North Carolina)

OL – Tiny Richardson (Tennessee)

OL – Cyrus Kouandijo (Alabama)

OL – Gabe Jackson (Mississippi State)

Defense 

DE – Morgan Breslin (USC)

DT – Timmy Jernigan (Florida State)

DT – Dominique Easley (Florida)

DE – Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)

LB – Anthony Barr (UCLA)

LB – Ryan Shazier (Ohio State)

LB – Chris Borland (Wisconsin)

DB – Bradley Roby (Ohio State)

DB – Aaron Colvin (Oklahoma)

DB – Ed Reynolds (Stanford)

DB – Hakeem Smith (Louisville)

Special Teams

K – Chris Boswell (Rice)

P – Richie Leone (Houston)

KR – Tyler Lockett (Kansas State)

PR – Marcus Murphy (Missouri)

2013 Conference USA Football Predictions

 

We’ve run the formula through every game in the 2013 college football season.  We’ve calculated the results and are now ready to tell you how the 2013 season will go.  Check out the projected record overall and in the Conference USA for each team.

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EAST
1.  Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
Power Ranking:  76
Strength of Schedule:  124
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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2.  Marshall Thundering Herd
Power Ranking:  90
Strength of Schedule:  120
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (6-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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3.  East Carolina Pirates
Power Ranking:  80
Strength of Schedule:  114
Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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4.  Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Power Ranking:  115
Strength of Schedule:  92
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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5.  Florida Atlantic Owls
Power Ranking:  121
Strength of Schedule:  118
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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6.  UAB Blazers
Power Ranking:  110
Strength of Schedule:  110
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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7.  Florida International Panthers
Power Ranking:  112
Strength of Schedule:  108
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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WEST
1.  Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Power Ranking:  37
Strength of Schedule:  95
Projected 2013 Record: 11-1 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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2.  Rice Owls
Power Ranking:  70
Strength of Schedule:  98
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (7-1 Conference)
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3.  Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Power Ranking:  52
Strength of Schedule:  122
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (6-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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4.  UT-San Antonio Roadrunners
Power Ranking:  95
Strength of Schedule:  91
Projected 2013 Record: 4-8 (4-4 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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5.  North Texas Mean Green
Power Ranking:  104
Strength of Schedule:  84
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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6.  Tulane Green Wave
Power Ranking:  119
Strength of Schedule:  109
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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7.  UTEP Miners
Power Ranking:  108
Strength of Schedule:  107
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
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2013 Sun Belt Football Predictions

We’ve run the formula through every game in the 2013 college football season.  We’ve calculated the results and are now ready to tell you how the 2013 season will go.  Check out the projected record overall and in the Sun Belt for each team.

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1.  Arkansas State Red Wolves
Power Ranking:  50
Strength of Schedule:  117
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (6-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0 (7-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (5-2 Conference)

2.  Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Power Ranking:  64
Strength of Schedule:  94
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (6-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (7-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5 (4-3 Conference)

3.  Lousiana-Lafayette Rajin’ Cajuns
Power Ranking:  55
Strength of Schedule:  104
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (5-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  10-2 (6-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5 (4-3 Conference)

4.  Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Power Ranking:  77
Strength of Schedule:  115
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (5-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  10-2 (6-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (3-4 Conference)

5.  Troy Trojans
Power Ranking:  91
Strength of Schedule:  85
Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (3-4 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (2-5 Conference)

6.  Texas State Bobcats
Power Ranking:  89
Strength of Schedule:  119
Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (2-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (4-3 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (2-5 Conference)

7.  South Alabama Jaguars
Power Ranking:  117
Strength of Schedule:  116
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (0-7 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  1-11 (0-7 Conference)

8.  Georgia State Panthers
Power Ranking:  126
Strength of Schedule:  99
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (0-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (1-6 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (0-7 Conference)

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2013 MAC Football Predictions

 

Northern Illinois was the BCS Buster of 2012 and they lost their coach to a BCS school as a result.  They return several starters including QB Jordan Lynch and should be a force in the MAC and have a great chance to crash the last year of the BCS again this season.  The league should be competitive below Northern Illinois.  Bowling Green, Ohio and Toledo should all strong contenders within the conference.

The MAC has some chances to knock off BCS schools early in the season.  That can go a long way toward getting a team back into the BCS.  We look forward to those November games that over the past few seasons have lit up the scoreboard.

We’ve run the formula through every game in the 2013 college football season.  We’ve calculated the results and are now ready to tell you how the 2013 season will go.  Check out the projected record overall and in the Mid-American Conference for each team.

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EAST
1.  Bowling Green Falcons
Power Ranking:  63
Strength of Schedule:  112
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (7-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  9-3 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5 (5-3 Conference)

2.  Ohio Bobcats
Power Ranking:  66
Strength of Schedule:  123
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (7-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:

3.  Kent State Golden Flashes
Power Ranking:  57
Strength of Schedule:  89
Projected 2013 Record: 7-5 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:

4.  Miami (OH) Red Hawks
Power Ranking:  113
Strength of Schedule:  105
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (2-6 Conference)

5.  Buffalo Bulls
Power Ranking:  109
Strength of Schedule:  83
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (2-6 Conference)

6.  Massachusetts Minutemen
Power Ranking:  124
Strength of Schedule:  77
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  1-11 (0-8 Conference)

7.  Akron Zips
Power Ranking:  120
Strength of Schedule:  66
Projected 2013 Record: 1-11 (0-8 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  1-11 (0-8 Conference)

WEST
1.  Northern Illinois Huskies
Power Ranking:  39
Strength of Schedule:  125
Projected 2013 Record: 12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (7-1 Conference)

2.  Ball State Cardinals
Power Ranking:  68
Strength of Schedule:  121
Projected 2013 Record: 11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (5-3 Conference)

3.  Toledo Rockets
Power Ranking:  62
Strength of Schedule:  102
Projected 2013 Record: 7-5 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  10-2 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (2-6 Conference)

4.  Central Michigan Chippewas
Power Ranking:  88
Strength of Schedule:  106
Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (4-4 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)

5.  Western Michigan Broncos
Power Ranking:  98
Strength of Schedule:  87
Projected 2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (3-5 Conference)

6.  Eastern Michigan Eagles
Power Ranking:  116
Strength of Schedule:  79
Projected 2013 Record: 1-11 (0-8 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 1-11 (0-8 Conference)

MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:  Northern Illinois over Bowling Green

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2013 Mountain West Football Predictions

 

The Mountain West has some very good teams this season. It’s no longer just Boise State and a bunch of others. The top four teams are bunched up in our power rankings so it could go to any of those four. The league I think is too good to get a team into the BCS because we don’t project a team making it through the title game undefeated.

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MOUNTAIN
1.  Boise State Broncos
Power Ranking:  34
Strength of Schedule:  88
Projected 2013 Record: 11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (4-4 Conference)

2.  Utah State Aggies
Power Ranking:  32
Strength of Schedule:  100
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (6-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (6-2 Conference)

3.  Wyoming Cowboys
Power Ranking:  105
Strength of Schedule:  86
Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)

4.  New Mexico Lobos
Power Ranking:  107
Strength of Schedule:  90
Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (1-7 Conference)

5.  Air Force Falcons
Power Ranking:  103
Strength of Schedule:  97
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (2-6 Conference)

6.  Colorado State Rams
Power Ranking:  106
Strength of Schedule:  81
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (1-7 Conference)

WEST
1.  San Jose State Spartans
Power Ranking:  36
Strength of Schedule:  93
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  10-2 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (6-2 Conference)

2.  Fresno State Bulldogs
Power Ranking:  35
Strength of Schedule:  11
Projected 2013 Record: 11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (5-3 Conference)

3.  San Diego State Aztecs
Power Ranking:  51
Strength of Schedule:  78
Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  8-4 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (5-3 Conference)

4.  Nevada Wolfpack
Power Ranking:  71
Strength of Schedule:  60
Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (4-4 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (3-5 Conference)

5.  Hawaii Warriors
Power Ranking:  118
Strength of Schedule:  58
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  0-12 (0-8 Conference)

6.  UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
Power Ranking:  114
Strength of Schedule:  82
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (1-7 Conference)

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
Boise State Broncos over San Jose State Spartans

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2013 Independents Football Predictions

 

We’ve run the formula through every game in the 2013 college football season.  We’ve calculated the results and are now ready to tell you how the 2013 season will go.  Check out the projected record overall and in the Independents for each team.

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BYU Cougars
Power Ranking: 38
Strength of Schedule:  36
Projected 2013 Record:  9-3
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Power Ranking: 15
Strength of Schedule:  18
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6

Old Dominion Monarchs
Power Ranking: 125
Strength of Schedule:  126
Projected 2013 Record: 7-5
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6

Navy Midshipmen
Power Ranking: 97
Strength of Schedule:  96
Projected 2013 Record: 5-7
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8

Army Knights
Power Ranking: 111
Strength of Schedule:  113
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10

New Mexico State Aggies
Power Ranking: 122
Strength of Schedule: 101
Projected 2013 Record: 1-11
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  1-11

Idaho Vandals
Power Ranking: 123
Strength of Schedule: 76
Projected 2013 Record: 0-12
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 1-11
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  0-12

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25 College Football Games To Watch 2013

 

By Allyus Fritz

There are a variety of factors that go in to choosing the most intriguing games of the season. It’s more than just the games with all of the best teams. Some teams are looking for revenge. Some games are stepping-stones to division titles. Others are rivalry games that are going to be intense no matter what. To put this simply, if the game is on this list, you don’t want to miss it.

The Starting 25

25. Virginia Tech vs. Alabama, Sat. Aug 31

This game will be hyped but seriously, we all know Alabama will kill them. If Virginia Tech somehow wins though, it will change the landscape of the entire college football season, opening up possibilities no one thought possible.

24. Oklahoma vs. Texas, Sept. 12 in Dallas

This game will inevitably be important to the Big 12 standings. I honestly don’t like either team, but this will still be one of the highest rated games of the year because of the rivalry. How many times will they show Jerry Jones up in his luxury box during this game? My over/under is 10.

23. Ohio State vs. Northwestern, Oct. 5

Ohio State could easily go undefeated this season. As Urban Meyer would know, it’s important to stay focused if a squad is going to stay unbeaten. The week before Ohio State travels to Northwestern it plays Wisconsin. Northwestern has a bye week to prepare for the Buckeyes. My bet is that this game will be a lot closer than people think.

22. Oklahoma St. vs. Texas, Nov. 16

The Cowboys are poised for a fantastic season. In order to fulfill the fan base’s expectations they will have to take down the giant. Oklahoma State is only 4-23 against Texas all-time. If the Cowboys ever want to make the jump in to the “big” time, they need to start beating the “big” boys. This match-up is also late in the season, which only heightens the potential drama that could develop in Austin.

21. Nebraska vs. Michigan, Nov. 9

Michigan appears on this list many times, and to be honest I’m not sure why. It is the tradition? Is it pure and simply the fact that it’s MICHIGAN? I’m not sure either, but anyway this game should be a doozy. Taylor Martinez and the Cornhuskers traveling in to the Big House has fun written all over it.

20. Tennessee vs. Oregon, Sept. 14

This made the list purely because a SEC team is willing to travel to Eugene to play ball. To me it looks like Tennessee is thirsty for a beating. The ducks play at Virginia the week before this game and then never have to fly away from the western time zone the rest of the season.

19. Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 28

The Sooners were supposed to end the Fighting Irish’s undefeated season last year. Instead of making a statement they were dominated on both sides of the ball. Both sides had key players exodus for the NFL, including Manti Te’o and Landry Jones. Oklahoma’s first season without Jones in years should be fun to watch develop.

18. TCU vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 5

TCU has ten returning starters on defense. If TCU wants to make its presence felt in the Big 12, this is where they start. A win over Oklahoma in Norman would be huge for the Horned Frog program.

17. Oregon State vs. Oregon, Nov. 29

The Civil War will have high stakes this season. Oregon will most likely be nearing a BCS birth. The Beavers look forward to this game all year long. Oregon State could win one game a season and if it were against Oregon it would be worth it. The Beavers will most likely have a lot at stake when this game is played as well.

16. Texas A&M vs. LSU, Nov. 23

Johnny Football and the Bayou Bengals appear on this list more than once. Let’s be honest, we all know why this game is interesting. I’ll leave it at that.

15. Clemson vs. South Carolina, Nov 30

The Clemson Tigers begin their season with the Georgia Bulldogs and end with the South Carolina Gamecocks. Scheduling two championship caliber teams isn’t the best way to reach the BCS Title game. What if Clemson reaches this game unbeaten? Things could get very interesting.

14. Boise State vs. Fresno State, Sept. 20

This early season Friday night in Fresno may decide who wins the Mountain West Conference. Coach Chris Peterson and quarterback Joe Southwick will be in charge of leading a team who is replacing 14 starters from last season. Playing in Fresno is never easy, and this early season test for the Broncos will not be any different.

13. Wisconsin vs. Ohio St., Sept 28

The fate of the Big 10 rests on this game. Wisconsin could walk out of Columbus with a huge win. They could also walk out of Columbus knowing that Ohio State will have a free ride all the way to the Big 10 Championship game.

12. Louisville vs. Cincinnati, Dec. 5

This will be the American Athletic Conference game of the year. Saying the words “American Athletic Conference” still doesn’t seem right. Regardless, Teddy Bridgewater will hopefully still be in the Heisman race by this point in the season. Can Louisville cause some BCS chaos? We shall see.

11. LSU vs. Georgia, Sept. 28

Les Miles and the boys travel to Bulldog country to face a hungry team led by Aaron Murray. LSU will have to have a tremendous season to reach the BCS title game against. The only thing I can promise is that they won’t lose to Furman.

10. UCLA vs. USC, Nov. 30

My pick to win the Pac-12 South will need to beat USC to make it a reality. Coach Jim Mora Jr. will have the Bruins ready to play.

9. South Carolina vs. Georgia, Sept. 7

NFL talent will be everywhere in this game. Even though it is being played so early on in the season it will make a heavy imprint on who wins the SEC East.

8. Florida St. vs. Clemson, Oct. 19

As I illustrated earlier, Clemson has some tough matchups this year. This game will likely be the ACC game of the year. Sammy Watkins and the speedy Tigers against the brute force of Florida State. Buy a six-pack and nachos before viewing.

7. Florida vs. Florida St., Nov. 30

This game is marked on my calendar this year because of the Seminoles, not the Gators. Florida State will smell oranges by this point, and obviously Florida would love nothing more than to crush their rival’s hopes of playing in a BCS bowl. Florida State will have the advantage because the game is being played in Tallahassee.

6. Ohio State vs. Michigan, Nov. 30

Michigan could very likely be the last roadblock between Ohio State and an undefeated season. Even if the Buckeyes have lost by this point they still will be in the hunt for the conference crown. There will be an entire season’s worth of work hanging in the balance.

5. Oregon vs. Stanford, Nov. 7

I probably could have just put Oregon’s entire schedule on here as a separate article so I could have put other games on this list. The Ducks high-flying (get it?) offense is incredibly fun to watch no matter who they’re playing. Oregon and Stanford both have ruined perfect season for the other the last two seasons. Hopefully this game can be just as enthralling.

4. Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 7

This may be one of the last times we ever see these two historic schools battle. Notre Dame will not be renewing their contract with Michigan, meaning that this game will have a little extra juice. This game will ooze tradition from its every pore. Like always, expect these two teams to be over-hyped.

3. Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 14

This is of course only the number three game of the year if Johnny Manziel is still able to play. This autograph fiasco is holding A&M in limbo and all of us holding our breath. Provided he does play, Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will be seeking revenge.

2. Florida vs. Miami (FL) Sep. 7

This should be one of the best early games of the season. Florida was lucky to get in to a BCS bowl last season. It survived games against Texas A&M and Missouri that it should have lost. Miami will contend for the ACC title and will give Florida all it can handle. I think the Hurricanes pull it out because the Gators still don’t have a reliable quarterback. The rivalry factor alone makes this a must watch.

1. LSU at Alabama, Nov. 9

I’m sure this is not a surprise to anyone. Last year’s match up between these two could easily be the best regular season game I’ve ever watched. Each team is locked and reloaded with fresh recruits and the rivalry will be an intense as ever. This contest will most likely have national title implications. Mark November 9th on your calendar. It will be a day to remember.

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2013 AAC Football Predictions

 

The American Athletic Conference starts this year as former Big East Members join some former Conference USA teams to begin a new league. The league has a few Top 25 quality teams but most of this league ranks in the bottom half of the FBS. If not for Louisville knocking off Florida in the Sugar Bowl earlier this year, this league would have no respect entering the final year of the BCS. We project a team running the table in the AAC this year so that should keep the league on the map nationally.

We’ve run the formula through every game in the 2013 college football season.  We’ve calculated the results and are now ready to tell you how the 2013 season will go.  Check out the projected record overall and in the American Athletic Conference for each team.

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1. Louisville Cardinals
Power Ranking: 21
Strength of Schedule: 80
Projected 2013 Record: 12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (6-2 Conference)

2. Central Florida Golden Knights
Power Ranking: 29
Strength of Schedule: 67
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (7-1 Conference)

3. Cincinnati Bearcats
Power Ranking: 25
Strength of Schedule: 103
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (6-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (6-2 Conference)

4. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Power Ranking: 42
Strength of Schedule: 64
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (3-5 Conference)

5. SMU Mustangs

Power Ranking: 67
Strength of Schedule: 40
Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 7-5 (5-3 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)

6. Connecticut Huskies
Power Ranking: 65
Strength of Schedule: 56
Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (5-3 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (3-5 Conference)

7. Houston Cougars
Power Ranking: 86
Strength of Schedule: 71
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 6-6 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7 Conference)

8. Memphis Tigers
Power Ranking: 94
Strength of Schedule: 69
Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 2-10 (1-7

9. South Florida Bulls
Power Ranking: 83
Strength of Schedule: 53
Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)

10. Temple Owls
Power Ranking: 96
Strength of Schedule: 75
Projected 2013 Record: 4-8 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 5-7 (2-6 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (0-8 Conference)

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2013 ACC Football Predictions

 

You’ll notice a bigger ACC this season as the league has expanded with Pitt and Syracuse joining. Bigger isn’t always better though. The league has fallen down the past few years as they haven’t been able to win big games against BCS conferences. This year they have two very strong teams in Clemson and Florida State. Each have a chance to show the ACC is a power league as Clemson faces Georgia to start the year and Florida State wraps up the regular season with Florida. If the ACC can win both of those, it’d be big in proving the league is a contender in the new playoff forward in future seasons.

The league will be better in the middle this year due to the expansion. When conference play starts up you should see very competitive games every Saturday this season.  You’ll see a wide range in many teams’ projected records as there are several games that we rate as “toss ups”.

We’ve run the formula through every game in the 2013 college football season.  We’ve calculated the results and are now ready to tell you how the 2013 season will go.  Check out the projected record overall and in the Atlantic Coast Conference for each team.

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Here’s the SportsFormulator 2013 ACC Football Preview:

ATLANTIC DIVISION
1.  Clemson Tigers
Power Ranking:  6
Strength of Schedule:  51
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (8-0 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5 (5-3 Conference)

2.  Florida State Seminoles
Power Ranking:  7
Strength of Schedule:  63
Projected 2013 Record: 10-2 (7-1 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  12-0 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  10-2 (7-1 Conference)

3.  Syracuse Orange
Power Ranking:  49
Strength of Schedule:  41
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record: 7-5 (5-3 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)

4.  Maryland Terrapins
Power Ranking:  81
Strength of Schedule:  68
Projected 2013 Record: 4-8 (2-6 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5 (4-4 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)

5.  NC State Wolfpack
Power Ranking:  60
Strength of Schedule:  59
Projected 2013 Record: 8-3 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  9-3 (5-3 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (2-6 Conference)

6.  Boston College Eagles
Power Ranking:  92
Strength of Schedule:  48
Projected 2013 Record: 4-8 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (1-7 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  3-9 (0-8 Conference)

7.  Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Power Ranking:  93
Strength of Schedule:  49
Projected 2013 Record: 3-9 (1-7 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  2-10 (0-8 Conference)

COASTAL DIVISION
1. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Power Ranking:  33
Strength of Schedule:  43
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (6-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  10-2 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (3-5 Conference)

2. Miami Hurricanes
Power Ranking:  47
Strength of Schedule:  57
Projected 2013 Record: 8-4 (5-3 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (5-3 Conference)

3.  North Carolina Tar Heels
Power Ranking:  46
Strength of Schedule:  50
Projected 2013 Record: 9-3 (6-2 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (8-0 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  6-6 (3-5 Conference)

4.  Virginia Tech Hokies
Power Ranking:  56
Strength of Schedule:  54
Projected 2013 Record: – (- Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:

5.  Pittsburgh Panthers
Power Ranking:  43
Strength of Schedule:  46
Projected 2013 Record: 7-5 (4-4 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  11-1 (7-1 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  5-7 (2-6 Conference)

6.  Duke Blue Devils
Power Ranking:  74
Strength of Schedule:  74
Projected 2013 Record: 7-5 (3-5 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  7-5 (3-5 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (0-8 Conference)

7.  Virginia Cavaliers
Power Ranking:  85
Strength of Schedule:  23
Projected 2013 Record: 1-11 (0-8 Conference)
Best Case Projected 2013 Record:  4-8 (2-6 Conference)
Worst Case Projected 2013 Record:  1-11 (0-8 Conference)

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