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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 11/24-11/26 Preview

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CFP Top 6
1.Georgia 11-0 (8-0) This week: Georgia Tech
2.Ohio State 11-0 (8-0) This week: 3.Michigan
3.Michigan 11-0 (8-0) This week: at.2.Ohio State
4.TCU 11-0 (8-0) This week: Iowa State
5.LSU 9-2 (6-1) This week: at.Texas A&M
6.USC 10-1 (8-1) This week: 15.Notre Dame

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of CFP Poll)
Mississippi State at. 20.Ole Miss (Thursday, 7 PM ET, ESPN)
Even if Ole Miss will be ultra-focused following their terrible loss to Arkansas last Saturday, they still play with Lane Kiffin, their head coach, potentially on the way out to Auburn. This game will be close but Mississippi State QB Will Rogers will lead the Bulldogs to a win and hand the Rebels a third consecutive loss and get their first win in the rivalry in a long time. Projected Score: Mississippi State 35, Ole Miss 28

South Carolina at. 8.Clemson (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ABC)
Clemson has “struggled” to a 10-1 record and will play in the ACC Championship next Saturday no matter what the game result is in “Death Valley” on Saturday. The tigers have to face a red hot South Carolina team who just eliminated Tennessee from the College Football Playoff picture by scoring 63 points on them, led by QB Spencer Rattler’s 6 TDs in the game. Clemson should have the want to get to the Playoff because if TCU loses and they win out, they could very well be in contention for that fourth spot, most likely taking on Georgia if they get there. Projected Score: Clemson 27, South Carolina 17

3.Michigan at. 2.Ohio State (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
Ohio State’s players and coaches have been thinking about their game with Michigan last season the entirety of last year. They fell to their arch rival, the Wolverines, for the first time in sixteen years. Something tells me Ohio State will take some time to get going and then get a big lead and cruise in this game, claiming their spot in the Big Ten title game and putting themselves one step closer to another College Football Playoff bid. With the way Michigan played against Illinois last week (it was not very good) and needing a game-winning field goal to beat the Illini, the Buckeyes should win this game. Projected Score: Ohio State 45, Michigan 31

9.Oregon at. 21.Oregon State (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ABC)
Will Oregon State upset Oregon’s chances at another Pac-12 championship game appearance? The Beavers have had an incredible season but Bo Nix should lead the Ducks to a win and a chance at ending USC’s College Football Playoff chances. Projected Score: Oregon 31, Oregon State 17

Auburn at. 8.Alabama (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Auburn has looked better and more inspired as a team with “Cadillac” Williams as their interim coach. But Alabama has used wins over Ole Miss and Austin Peay to get back on their feet. Alabama needs Bryce Young to get them going and lead them to a win in the Iron Bowl. Projected Score: Alabama 38, Auburn 20

5.LSU at. Texas A&M (Saturday, 7 PM ET, ESPN)
With a win, LSU will still have a shot at the College Football Playoff. Playing an Aggie team with not much to play for is dangerous as they will want to end LSU’s chances at the postseason. No matter what, LSU will be in Atlanta next weekend for the SEC Championship and they should be fine in College Station on Saturday. Projected Score: LSU 34, Texas A&M 17

15.Notre Dame at. 6.USC (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
With a Pac-12 Championship Game appearance already locked up, USC will need a win over Notre Dame to jump LSU in the rankings and help themselves before they face one of Oregon, Utah, or Washington in their conference championship game. Notre Dame has also played better since their terrible start to the season and will pose a great challenge for Caleb Williams and the Trojans. Projected Score: USC 38, Notre Dame 27



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Everything you need to know about top college basketball Thanksgiving week games, events, and invitationals

Outside of the annual Champions Classic to open the season, the week that leads up to Thanksgiving is truly the opening of the college basketball season as both multiple team events and single games define the early part of the season. With everyone out of school and on Thanksgiving break, eyes are all on this college basketball season.

Maui Jim Maui Invitational (Lahaina, Hawaii)
November 21-23
Teams Participating: Arizona, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, Ohio State, San Diego State, Texas Tech
Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
10.Creighton
23.Texas Tech
Projected Score: Creighton 72, Texas Tech 67

9.Arkansas
Louisville
Projected Scorer: Arkansas 77, Louisville 65

Ohio State
17.San Diego State
Projected Score: San Diego State 78, Ohio State 74

14.Arizona
Cincinnati
Projected Score: Arizona 77, Cincinnati 70

Semifinal Match-Ups:
9.Arkansas
10.Creighton
Projected Score: Arkansas 75, Creighton 70

14.Arizona
17.San Diego State
Projected Score: San Diego State 77, Arizona 72

Final/Third Place Match-Ups:
10.Creighton
14.Arizona
Projected Score: Creighton 78, Arizona 74

9.Arkansas
17.San Diego State
Projected Score: Arkansas 74, San Diego State 73

Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
November 23-25
Teams Participating: Butler, BYU, Dayton, Kansas, NC State, Tennessee, USC, Wisconsin
Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
6.Kansas
NC State
Projected Score: Kansas 80, NC State 72

21.Dayton
Wisconsin
Projected Scorer: Dayton 68, Wisconsin 65

USC
BYU
Projected Score: USC 71, BYU 66

22.Tennessee
Butler
Projected Score: Tennessee 73, Butler 61

Semifinal Match-Ups:
6.Kansas
21.Dayton
Projected Score: Kansas 77, Dayton 75

USC
22.Tennessee
Projected Score: Tennessee 71, USC 68

Final/Third Place Match-Ups:
21.Dayton
USC
Projected Score: Dayton 84, USC 68

6.Kansas
22.Tennessee
Projected Score: Kansas 77, Tennessee 70

ESPN Events Invitational (Bay Lake, Florida)
November 24, 25, 27
Teams Participating: Florida State, Memphis, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Seton Hall, Siena, Stanford
Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
Florida State
Siena
Projected Score: Florida State 75, Siena 66

Ole Miss
Stanford
Projected Score: Ole Miss 77, Stanford 74

Oklahoma
Nebraska
Projected Score: Oklahoma 80, Nebraska 72

Memphis
Seton Hall
Projected Score: Memphis 76, Seton Hall 72

Semifinal Match-Ups:
Florida State
Ole Miss
Projected Score: Ole Miss 77, Florida State 69

Oklahoma
Memphis
Projected Score: Oklahoma 75, Memphis 71

Final/Third Place Match-Ups:
Florida State
Memphis
Projected Score: Memphis 70, Florida State 65

Ole Miss
Oklahoma
Projected Score: Oklahoma 82, Ole Miss 77

Phil Knight Invitational (Portland, Oregon)
November 24, 25, 27
Teams Participating: Alabama, Connecticut, Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, Villanova
Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
1.North Carolina
Portland
Projected Score: North Carolina 78, Portland 64

Iowa State
Villanova
Projected Score: Villanova 72, Iowa State 68

Connecticut
Oregon
Projected Score: Connecticut 75, Oregon 71

18.Alabama
Michigan State
Projected Score: Michigan State 77, Alabama 76

Semifinal Match-Ups:
1.North Carolina
Villanova
Projected Score: North Carolina 76, Villanova 74

Connecticut
Michigan State
Projected Score: Michigan State 80, Connecticut 76

Final/Third Place Match-Ups:
Villanova
Connecticut
Projected Score: Connecticut 75, Villanova 73

1.North Carolina
Michigan State
Projected Score: Michigan State 84, North Carolina 76

Phil Knight Legacy (Portland, Oregon)
November 24, 25, 27
Teams Participating: Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia, Xavier
Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
7.Duke
Oregon State
Projected Score: Duke 82, Oregon State 69

Florida
Xavier
Projected Score: Florida 75, Xavier 73

Purdue
West Virginia
Projected Score: Purdue 72, West Virginia 70

2.Gonzaga
Portland State
Projected Score: Gonzaga 76, Portland State 67

Semifinal Match-Ups:
7.Duke
Florida
Projected Score: Duke 75, Florida 70

2.Gonzaga
Purdue
Projected Score: Purdue 71, Gonzaga 68

Final/Third Place Match-Ups:

2.Gonzaga
Florida
Projected Score: Gonzaga 82, Florida 78

7.Duke
Purdue
Projected Score: Purdue 81, Duke 80

Other Games

November 20
4.Kentucky at. 2.Gonzaga
7:30 PM ET, ESPN
If Oscar Tsheibwe does not foul out like he did on Tuesday against Michigan State, Kentucky should be fine and defeat a tough Gonzaga team, led by Drew Timme.
Projected Score: Kentucky 80, Gonzaga 75

3.Houston at. Oregon
9:30 PM ET, ESPN
Houston is looking like the best team in the country but they will be tested on Sunday in Eugene. The Cougars should get the win if they play through star Marcus Sasser.
Projected Score: Houston 84, Oregon 77

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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 11/19 Preview

CFP Top 6
1.Georgia 10-0 (7-0) This week: at.Kentucky
2.Ohio State 10-0 (7-0) This week: at.Maryland
3.Michigan 10-0 (7-0) This week: Illinois
4.TCU 10-0 (7-0) This week: at.Baylor
5.Tennessee 9-1 (5-1) This week: at.South Carolina
6.LSU 8-2 (6-1) This week: UAB

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of CFP Poll)
1.Georgia at. Kentucky (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Georgia needs to stay focused and not look ahead to Atlanta even if they are playing a struggling Kentucky team, who just lost to Vanderbilt and previously came up short against South Carolina. The Bulldogs’ defense is hitting on all cylinders and it will help them head into Georgia Tech week with another win. Projected Score: Georgia 42, Kentucky 21

7.USC at. 16.UCLA (Saturday, 8 PM ET, FOX)
In the Battle for LA, USC can lock up a bid to the Pac-12 Championship with a win over the Bruins. UCLA could have made this game have even more stakes with a win over Arizona last week but they lost. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson will look to get the Bruins going again at home on his senior day. Projected Score: USC 38, UCLA 27

10.Utah at. 12.Oregon (Saturday, 10:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Oregon’s loss to rival Washington hurts their College Football layoff chances dramatically while they are trying to clinch a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game. Since their loss to Florida to open the year, Utah has not been talked about much despite defeating USC, the lone Pac-12 squad ahead of them in the CFP rankings. With the game in Eugene and in Autzen Stadium, I will lean with the Ducks but this one will be close. Projected Score: Oregon 28, Utah 24


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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 11/12 Preview

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CFP Top 6
1.Georgia 9-0 (6-0) This week: at.Mississippi State
2.Ohio State 9-0 (6-0) This week: Indiana
3.Michigan 9-0 (6-0) This week: Nebraska
4.TCU 9-0 (6-0) This week: at.18.Texas
5.Tennessee 8-1 (4-1) This week: Missouri
6.Oregon 8-1 (6-0) This week: 25.Washington

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of CFP Poll)
22.Central Florida at. 17.Tulane (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ESPN2)
In a battle for both the American Athletic Conference and the Group of Five’s spot in the New Year’s Six, Gus Malzahn’s UCF Golden Knights face the talented Tulane Green Wave. Tulane will be led to victory by Michael Pratt, the QB for Tulane. Projected Score: Tulane 31, Central Florida 24

9.Alabama at. 11.Ole Miss (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Many have been asking this week if the Nick Saban dynasty has fallen since their loss to LSU last Saturday. It will be determined in Oxford when Alabama comes in to face the Rebels who have nothing to lose and everything to gain against Alabama. Projected Score: Alabama 38, Ole Miss 27

25.Washington at. 6.Oregon (Saturday, 7 PM ET, FOX)
Oregon should keep rolling against Washington, led by Bo Nix and that talented defense. Projected Score: Oregon 24, Washington 14

4.TCU at. 18.Texas (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
ESPN’s College GameDay makes a return trip to Austin, this time for the Longhorns showdown with instate, undefeated rival TCU. Former TCU head coach Gary Patterson is now on the Texas sideline but new coach Sonny Dykes will have his team, led by QB Max Duggan, focused on the goal, winning in a difficult Austin environment. Projected Score: TCU 38, Texas 31

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What you need to know about the Champions Classic and other top early season hoops games

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Due to Election Day, the Champions Classic was pushed back to the second week of the season, a change many people in the college basketball world believe is beneficial. Here is everything you need to know about (and my score prediction) for Kansas-Duke, Kentucky-Michigan State, and other top match-ups this upcoming week in college hoops:

November 11
Michigan State vs. 2.Gonzaga (USS Abraham Lincoln; Armed Forces Classic)
TBD, ESPN
With star big man Drew Timme back, Gonzaga has a chance to get back to a national title. The first steps for the Bulldogs will be facing a tough, Tom Izzo-coached Michigan State Spartan team. The Zags will win on the aircraft carrier but it will be closer than you might think. Projected Score: Gonzaga 77, Michigan State 72

November 15
4.Kentucky vs. Michigan State (Indianapolis; Champions Classic)
7 PM ET, ESPN
Michigan State might have the two hardest games to open their season first against Gonzaga and then in this one against Kentucky. Like Gonzaga, Kentucky has a star center. Reigning national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe mans the middle for the Wildcats and with experienced wing Jacob Toppin, experienced guard Savhir Wheeler, and talented freshman guard Cason Wallace next to him, this Kentucky team will be hard to beat, looking to avoid their fate from last year. Projected Score: Kentucky 85, Michigan State 70

5.Kansas vs. 7.Duke (Indianapolis; Champions Classic)
9:30 PM ET, ESPN
In what could be a future Final Four match-up in 2023, Duke coach John Scheyer makes his debut at the Champions Classic against reigning national champion Kansas. Due to a self-imposed suspension, the Jayhawks will be without their head coach Bill Self not only for this game but for the first four games of the season. For Kansas, they will be reliant upon sophomore wing Jalen Wilson making big improvements to his game in his second year with the team as well as talented freshman Gradey Dick. Even without Coach K at the helm, Duke brought in the top class in the country for 2022, and its headlined by Dariq Whitehead, Dereck Lively, and Kyle Filipowski in addition to returning point guard Jeremy Roach. This game is going to be great. Projected Score: Duke 71, Kansas 68

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2022-2023 cbhsports Arkansas basketball preview

Projected Starters:
G:Anthony Black (Freshman)
The 6’7 lead guard can score, pass, and defend at a high level. He gives Arkansas the size they have had in past years under Coach Musselman on the perimeter, defending some of the top teams in America.
G:Nick Smith (Freshman)
The highest ranked Arkansas signee in the modern recruiting era is a phenomenal combo guard who has the ability to lead Arkansas to the Final Four. He was the clear
F:Jordan Walsh (Freshman)
Walsh is an über athletic forward with guard skills that can absolutely out athletic any other forward on opposing teams.
F:Trevon Brazile (Sophomore)
Brazile is a 6’9 Missouri transfer with the potential to be a star the NBA. He had a phenomenal European tour with the Razorbacks, scoring 28 points and added 9 rebounds in the finale against the Bakken Bears.
F/C:Kamani Johnson
Judging just based off of the European tour, Johnson was the most active inside presence for the hogs outside of Brazile. He had multiple almost double-doubles in four games. He is one of two players coming back from last season (the other is Devo Davis) and while he may start, Musselman has a lot of options at the big man spot.

Bench
Jalen Graham, Senior, Forward
Davonte Davis, Junior, Guard
Makhi Mitchell, Junior, Forward
Makhel Mitchell, Junior, Forward
Ricky Council, Sophomore, Guard/Forward
Derrian Ford, Freshman, Guard
Barry Dunning, Freshman, Forward
Joseph Pinion, Freshman, Guard/Forward

2022 Class (per 247sports composite)
6.Nick Smith (#2CG) North Little Rock,AR (North Little Rock)
18.Jordan Walsh (#5SF) DeSoto,TX (Link Academy)
22.Anthony Black (#3PG) Ducanville,TX (Duncanville)
57.Derrian Ford (#11CG) Magnolia,AR (Magnolia)
85.Barry Dunning (#21SF) Mobile,AL (McGill Toolen)
88.Joseph Pinion (#23SF) Morrilton,AR (Morrilton)

Transfer Additions
Jalen Graham, Senior, Forward Old School: Arizona State
Makhi Mitchell, Junior, Forward Old School: Rhode Island
Makhel Mitchell, Junior, Forward Old School: Rhode Island
Trevon Brazile, Sophomore, Forward Old School: Missouri
Ricky Council, Sophomore, Guard/Forward Old School: Wichita State

2022-2023 Schedule Predictions:
11/7 North Dakota State
Projected Record: 1-0 (0-0) SEC
11/11 Fordham
Projected Record: 2-0 (0-0) SEC
11/16 South Dakota State
Projected Record: 3-0 (0-0) SEC
11/21-11/23 Maui Jim Maui Invitational (Lahaina)
11/21 Louisville
Projected Record: 4-0 (0-0) SEC
11/22 Texas Tech/Creighton
Projected Record: 4-1 (0-0) SEC
11/23 TBD
Projected Record: 5-1 (0-0) SEC
11/28 Troy
Projected Record: 6-1 (0-0) SEC
12/3 San Jose State
Projected Record: 7-1 (0-0) SEC
12/6 UNC-Greensboro
Projected Record: 8-1 (0-0) SEC
12/10 Oklahoma (Tulsa)
Projected Record: 9-1 (0-0) SEC
12/17 Bradley (North Little Rock)
Projected Record: 10-1 (0-0) SEC
12/21 UNC-Asheville
Projected Record: 11-1 (0-0) SEC
12/28 at.LSU
Projected Record: 11-2 (0-1) SEC
1/4 Missouri
Projected Record: 12-2 (1-1) SEC
1/7 at.Auburn
Projected Record: 12-3 (1-2) SEC
1/11 Alabama
Projected Record: 13-3 (2-2) SEC
1/14 at.Vanderbilt
Projected Record: 14-3 (3-2) SEC
1/18 at.Missouri
Projected Record: 15-3 (4-2) SEC
1/21 Ole Miss
Projected Record: 16-3 (5-2) SEC
1/24 LSU
Projected Record: 17-3 (6-2) SEC
1/28 at.Baylor (Big 12/SEC Challenge)
Projected Record: 17-4 (6-2) SEC
1/31 Texas A&M
Projected Record: 17-5 (6-3) SEC
2/4 at.South Carolina
Projected Record: 18-5 (7-3) SEC
2/7 at.Kentucky
Projected Record: 18-6 (7-4) SEC
2/11 Mississippi State
Projected Record: 19-6 (8-4) SEC
2/15 at.Texas A&M
Projected Record: 20-6 (9-4) SEC
2/18 Florida
Projected Record: 21-6 (10-4) SEC
2/21 Georgia
Projected Record: 22-6 (11-4) SEC
2/25 at.Alabama
Projected Record: 22-7 (11-5) SEC
2/28 at.Tennessee
Projected Record: 22-8 (11-6) SEC
3/4 Kentucky
Projected Record: 23-8 (12-6) SEC
Final Regular Season Record: 23-8 (12-6) SEC
3/8-3/12 2023 SEC Tournament (Nashville)


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2022-2023 cbhsports North Carolina basketball preview 

Couple Sentence Intro

Projected Starters:
G:RJ Davis (Junior)
RJ’s scoring and toughness kept the Tar Heels in games in the NCAA Tournament while the other starters were struggling. Davis will have to keep that up to make the Heels a top ten team in the country.
G:Caleb Love (Junior)
Caleb Love’s clutch shot to end Coach K’s career in the Final Four is going to be what most Heels fans remember him for during his sophomore campaign. But the general public saw Love’s terrible shooting performance in the title game that led to Carolina’s demise.
G/F:Leaky Black (Senior)
Leaky’s defense and playmaking will again prove to be meaningful if the Heels make another run at a championship.
F:Pete Nance (Senior)
Nance, the Northwestern transfer, will replace former Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek at forward. Manek, arguably UNC’s best incoming transfer of all-time (Cam Johnson would also like to have a word). Pete may not shoot the ball at the level of Manek but he provides better size, rebounding, and inside offensive and defensive play.
C:Armando Bacot (Senior)
Bacot is the most important player to North Carolina’s success this upcoming season. If Bacot did not get hurt in the national championship game, they probably would have finished the job and won it all. He is a clear national player of the year candidate entering the season.

Bench
Justin McKoy, Senior, Forward
Puff Johnson, Junior, Guard
Rob Landry, Junior, Guard
Creighton Lebo, Junior, Guard
Dontrez Styles, Sophomore, Guard
Will Shaver, Sophomore, Forward
Seth Trimble, Freshman, Freshman
Jalen Washington, Center, Freshman
Tyler Nickel, Forward, Freshman

2022 Class (per 247sports composite)
32.Seth Trimble (#6PG) Menomenee Falls,WI (Menomenee Falls)
41.Jalen Washington (#9C) Gary,IN (West Side)
81.Tyler Nickel (#19SF) Elkton,VA (East Rockington)

Transfer Additions:
Pete Nance, Senior, Forward

2022-2023 Schedule Predictions:
11/7 UNC-Wilmington
Heels should cruise to an opening night win in the Dean Dome.
Projected Record: 1-0 (0-0) ACC
11/11 College of Charleston
North Carolina had some trouble with College of Charleston on their home floor next year but with an improved second unit, the Heels should be fine in this one.
Projected Record: 2-0 (0-0) ACC
11/15 Gardner-Webb
After the College of Charleston game, it is hard to see the Tar Heels lose a game against a lower mid-major squad.
Projected Record: 3-0 (0-0) ACC
11/20 James Madison
Projected Record: 4-0 (0-0) ACC
11/24, 11/25, 11/27 Phil Knight Invitational (Portland)
11/24 Portland
North Carolina should take care of business in round 1 in Portland against the host team, the Portland Pilots.
Projected Record: 5-0 (0-0) ACC
11/25 Iowa State/Villanova
The Tar Heels will face either Iowa State or Villanova in their second match up in Portland. Either way, this game will represent the first true test for North Carolina and I think they pass that test.
Projected Record: 6-0 (0-0) ACC
11/27 TBD
Based off of my projections, the Tar Heels would either see the winner of Connecticut/Oregon or Alabama/Michigan State in the finals of the Phil Knight Invitational. All four of those teams are expected to contend for spots in the NCAA Tournament, so it will definitely be a test. All teams lose at some point, and I think the Tar Heels will end up dropping their first game of the season here.
Projected Record: 6-1 (0-0) ACC
11/30 at.Indiana (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
Indiana will be the first of three Big Ten opponents for North Carolina to face in the span of about three weeks. The Tar Heels lost to the Hoosiers last time they met in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and with the challenging environment of Assembly Hall, the Heels will drop another game.
Projected Record: 6-2 (0-0) ACC
12/4 at.Virginia Tech
North Carolina continues on the road for their first ACC game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, who eliminated them from the ACC Tournament in last season’s semifinals. However, in their last regular season battle, the Tar Heels went into Blacksburg and defeated the Hokies. The Tar Heels will use those strategies to get back in the win column.
Projected Record: 7-2 (1-0) ACC
12/10 Georgia Tech
North Carolina will easily defeat Georgia Tech.
Projected Record: 8-2 (2-0) ACC
12/13 The Citadel
Projected Record: 9-2 (2-0) ACC
12/17 Ohio State (CBS Sports Classic; New York City)
In the first of two Big Ten games, North Carolina finally gets a quality win.
Projected Record: 10-2 (2-0) ACC
12/21 Michigan (Jumpman Invitational; Charlotte)
The Tar Heels will notch their second consecutive win over a Big Ten school, this time in the first ever Jumpman Invitational against Michigan.
Projected Record: 11-2 (2-0) ACC
12/30/31 at.Pittsburgh
Projected Record: 12-2 (3-0) ACC
1/4 Wake Forest
The Tar Heels will be challenged in this game and the Notre Dame game but I believe they will win both of these games.
Projected Record: 13-2 (4-0) ACC
1/7 Notre Dame
Projected Record: 14-2 (5-0) ACC
1/10 at.Virginia
The Tar Heels begin a road trip to play in tough environments in Charlottesville and Louisville. The Heels will drop this one and bounce back at the KFC Yum Center against the Cardinals.
Projected Record: 14-3 (5-1) ACC
1/14 at.Louisville
Projected Record: 15-3 (6-1) ACC
1/17 Boston College
Projected Record: 16-3 (7-1) ACC
1/21 NC State
Projected Record: 17-3 (8-1) ACC
1/24 at.Syracuse
Projected Record: 17-4 (8-2) ACC
2/1 Pittsburgh
Projected Record: 18-4 (9-2) ACC
2/4 at.Duke
Projected Record: 18-5 (9-3) ACC
2/7 at.Wake Forest
Projected Record: 18-6 (9-4) ACC
2/11 Clemson
Projected Record: 19-6 (10-4) ACC
2/13 Miami
Projected Record: 20-6 (11-4) ACC
2/19 at.NC State
Projected Record: 21-6 (12-4) ACC
2/22 at.Notre Dame
Projected Record: 21-7 (12-5) ACC
2/25 Virginia
Projected Record: 22-7 (13-5) ACC
2/27 at.Florida State
Projected Record: 23-7 (14-5) ACC
3/4 Duke
Projected Record: 24-7 (15-5) ACC
Final Regular Season Record: 24-7 (15-5) ACC
3/7-3/11 2023 ACC Tournament (Greensboro)



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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 11/5 Preview

CFP Top 6
1.Tennessee 8-0 (4-0) This week: at.3.Georgia
2.Ohio State 8-0 (5-0) This week: at.Northwestern
3.Georgia 8-0 (5-0) This week: 1.Tennessee
4.Clemson 8-0 (6-0) This week: at.Notre Dame
5.Michigan 8-0 (5-0) This week: at.Rutgers
6.Alabama 7-1 (4-1) This week: at.10.LSU

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of CFP Poll)
3.Tennessee at. 1.Georgia (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
6.Alabama at. 10.LSU (Saturday, 7 PM ET, ESPN)
21.Wake Forest at. 22.NC State (Saturday, 8 PM ET, ACCN)

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2022-2023 cbhsports College Basketball Preview

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2022-2023 Power 6 Projected Conference Standings:
(Conference Records only)

ACC
Duke (17-3)
North Carolina (16-4)
Virginia (14-6)
Miami (14-6)
Wake Forest (13-7)
Florida State (12-8)
Virginia Tech (12-8)
Notre Dame (11-9)
Louisville (11-9)
Georgia Tech (10-10)
Syracuse (9-11)
Clemson (8-12)
NC State (7-13)
Pittsburgh (7-13)
Boston College (5-15)

Big 12
Baylor (15-3)
TCU (14-4)
Kansas (13-5)
Texas (13-5)
Texas Tech (11-7)
Oklahoma State (10-8)
Oklahoma (10-8)
West Virginia (9-9)
Iowa State (9-9)
Kansas State (5-13)

Big East
Creighton (16-4)
Villanova (15-5)
Connecticut (14-6)
Providence (12-8)
Xavier (12-8)
St. John’s (11-9)
Seton Hall (10-10)
Marquette (10-10)
Butler (9-11)
DePaul (6-14)

Big Ten
Indiana (15-5)
Illinois (14-6)
Purdue (13-7)
Michigan (13-7)
Ohio State (12-8)
Michigan State (11-9)
Iowa (11-9)
Wisconsin (10-10)
Rutgers (9-11)
Penn State (9-11)
Maryland (8-12)
Nebraska (7-13)
Northwestern (5-15)
Minnesota (4-16)

Pac-12
UCLA (17-3)
Oregon (15-5)
Arizona (15-5)
USC (14-6)
Colorado (13-7)
Arizona State (11-9)
Washington State (10-10)
Washington (10-10)
Stanford (9-11)
Utah (8-12)
California (5-15)
Oregon State (4-16)

SEC
Kentucky (15-3)
Arkansas (14-4)
Alabama (13-5)
Auburn (12-6)
Tennessee (12-6)
Texas A&M (11-7)
Florida (9-9)
LSU (8-10)
Missouri (8-10)
Mississippi State (7-11)
Ole Miss (7-11)
Vanderbilt (6-12)
South Carolina (6-12)
Georgia (5-13)

Top 5 conference Match-Ups:
1.Duke/North Carolina (February 4, March 4)
2.Arkansas/Kentucky (February 7, March 4)
3.Baylor/Kansas (January 23, February 18)
4.Indiana/Purdue (February 4, February 25)
5.Arizona/UCLA (January 21, March 4)

Top 5 interconference Match-Ups:
1.Kentucky at. Gonzaga (November 20)
2.Kansas at. Kentucky (January 28)
3.Baylor vs. Gonzaga (Sioux Falls) (December 2)
4.Arkansas at. Baylor (January 28)
5.Kansas vs. Duke (November 15)

Final Four and National Championship Game Projections:
Virginia
Arizona

Arkansas
Purdue

Virginia
Arkansas

National Champion: Arkansas

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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 10/29 Preview

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AP Top 6
1.Georgia 7-0 (4-0) This week: Florida (Jacksonville)
2.Ohio State 7-0 (4-0) This week: at.13.Penn State
3.Tennessee 7-0 (3-0) This week: 19.Kentucky
4.Michigan 7-0 (4-0) This week: Michigan State
5.Clemson 8-0 (6-0) This week: Off
6.Alabama 7-1 (4-1) This week: Off

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
2.Ohio State at. 13.Penn State (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
Ohio State has not faced many tests this season. But, they will seemingly play their first one in an always raucous Happy Valley against Penn State in the early Saturday window. Penn State’s running game will be hard to stop for the Buckeyes but if their offense keeps playing liked it did a week a go-54 points on an “off week” against Iowa, it should be no problem for a win. Projected Score: Ohio State 42, Penn State 24

9.Oklahoma State at. 22.Kansas State (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, FOX)
Oklahoma State keeps finding ways to win games, highlighted by their two touchdown comeback against Texas a week ago. But can they do it on the road against red hot Kansas State, who lost a lead of their own against TCU a week ago? Projected Score: Kansas State 24, Oklahoma State 20

Florida at. 1.Georgia (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Georgia should handle Florida. But, if Anthony Richardson can make timely passes for the Gators, it could be a quality ball game. Projected Score: Georgia 31, Florida 14

19.Kentucky at. 3.Tennessee (Saturday, 7 PM ET, ESPN)
In the battle for second in the SEC East yet again. Tennessee’s offense has garnered new heights with Hendon Hooker at QB and Jalin Hyatt at receiver so it will have to be the average Kentucky defense getting timely stops to win this key battle. Projected Score: Tennessee 35, Kentucky 24

Michigan State at. 4.Michigan (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
Michigan should be focused after falling to the Spartans last year and the game in the Big House. But, you never know if Mel Tucker and the Spartans have something up their sleeves. Projected Score: Michigan 24, Michigan State 17


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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 10/22 Preview

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AP Top 6
1.Georgia 7-0 (4-0) This week: Off
2.Ohio State 7-0 (4-0) This week: Iowa
3.Tennessee 6-0 (3-0) This week: UT-Martin
4.Michigan 7-0 (4-0) This week: Off
5.Clemson 7-0 (4-0) This week: 14.Syracuse
6.Alabama 6-1 (3-1) This week: 24.Mississippi State

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
Iowa at. 2.Ohio State (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
Ohio State should take care of an Iowa offense that is pedestrian at best. If this game was at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, I would give the Hawkeyes a better chance but if CJ Stroud continues to play the way that he is, it should be all Buckeyes. Projected Score: Ohio State 49, Iowa 10

14.Syracuse at. 5.Clemson (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ABC)
Can Syracuse upset Clemson and grab the inside track to being the ACC Atlantic’s representative in the ACC Championship game? If Clemson does what they do at a successful rate, the tigers should be fine at home. But, Syracuse is undefeated and they will pose many challenges for the tigers. Coming off of a win over NC State, the Orange should continue to run the ball and test Clemson. Projected Score: Clemson 35, Syracuse 24

9.UCLA at. 10.Oregon (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, FOX)
ESPN’s College GameDay heads to Chip Kelly’s homecoming in Eugene. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been terrific for Kelly this season in addition to Zack Charbonnet at running back. Since an opening loss to Georgia, Bo Nix has helped Oregon become a top ten team for the first time this season. Projected Score: Oregon 27, UCLA 17

20.Texas at. 11.Oklahoma State (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ABC)
Spencer Sanders and Oklahoma State look to bounce back from their first loss as they host Texas. Quinn Ewers, Bijhan Robinson, and Xavier Worthy have led the Texas offense to terrific heights and they will look to continue their prowess on Saturday afternoon. Projected Score: Oklahoma State 31, Texas 28

7.Ole Miss at. LSU (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
With Ole Miss undefeated and LSU having one loss in the SEC, there is a lot at stake in the division in this one. With the game being played in Baton Rouge, the crowd will be hostile and something hard to deal with for Lane Kiffin’s Rebels whose offense has been humming up to this point. It’s always a good one between the Rebels and Tigers. Projected Score: Ole Miss 27, LSU 24

24.Mississippi State at. 6.Alabama (Saturday, 7 PM ET, ESPN)
Alabama is going to bounce back. Nick Saban does not lose after a loss. Projected Score: Alabama 38, Mississippi State 13

17.Kansas State at. 8.TCU (Saturday, 8 PM ET, TBD)

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2022-2023 cbhsports NBA Preview

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Projected Conference Standings (of teams predicted to make playoffs/play-in tournament)

Eastern Conference
1.Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks re-signed forward Bobby Portis. They of course have former MVP Giannis Antekounmpo and will look to get back to the Finals for the first time in 2021.
2.Boston Celtics
The Celtics added the Indiana Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon to shore up their point guard position. Star forward Jayson Tatum’s turnover problems in the NBA Finals’ loss to Golden State will have to be fixed if Boston want to get back to winning a championship.
3.Philadelphia 76ers
The Sixers re-signed star James Harden on a smaller contract, allowing Philadelphia to add other free agents. Harden wants to win a championship and he can do that with last season’s leading scorer Joel Embiid.
4.Miami Heat
The Heat were a Jimmy Butler made three away from reaching the Finals for a second consecutive year. It will be up to off ball guards Tyler Herro and Max Strus to play well next to Butler and get the Heat deep into the playoffs.
5.Toronto Raptors
Toronto will continue to play through forwards Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam and add assets to push through and make a run at Milwaukee, Boston, and Philadelphia at the top of the eastern conference.
6.Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta is just a year removed from an Eastern Conference Finals appearance. The Hawks paired guard Trae Young with San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray to share ball handling duties. Now, Young will be able to come off of screens and take more open threes, which should help the Hawks scoring load.
7.Chicago Bulls
Chicago maintained wings Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan but will need to get better defensively to be a true contender in the eastern conference.
8.Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland will use young big man tandem Evan Mobley and former Brooklyn Net Jarrett Allen to create offense and suffocate other opponents on defense.
9.Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte lost young star Miles Bridges due to legal issues but will trot Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball out in their backcourt and continue to be one of the most exciting teams in the league.
10.New York Knicks
The Knicks added Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson to hopefully fix their point guard role. Brunson is surrounded by wing RJ Barrett and forward Julius Randle.

Western Conference
1.Golden State Warriors
The reigning NBA champions will just keep doing what they’ve been doing with guard Stephen Curry leading the way.
2.Los Angeles Clippers
LA added guard John Wall to come off the bench and with star forward Kawhi Leonard returning from injury, the Clippers are expected to make a bounce back season in 2022-2023.
3.Denver Nuggets
Back to back MVP Nikola Jokic gets star guard Jamal Murray and forward Michael Porter Jr. back from injury entering this season. The Nuggets are a clear top four or five team in the west and will challenge Golden State again for the west crown.
4.Dallas Mavericks
Dallas eliminated the reigning western conference champions at the time in the second round of the playoffs. The Mavericks lost guard Jalen Brunson but former Brooklyn Nets starter Spencer Dinwiddie should fit right in next to star Luka Doncic in the backcourt. Dallas will be a quality team in 2022-2023.
5.Phoenix Suns
Phoenix has a salty taste in their mouth after losing in the West Semifinals to the Mavericks in May. Back to back Coach of the Year Monty Williams will have to keep working with Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and his entire team on keeping their defensive intensity up every game.
5.Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis was the two seed in the playoffs last season but many believe only because of injuries in Denver and LA. But the Ja Morant led Grizzlies will most definitely be in the playoffs next season in a loaded western conference.
7.New Orleans Pelicans
In a crowded southwest division (Memphis, Dallas, …), New Orleans has finally gotten star forward Zion Williamson back from his injury. He will team up with off-ball guard CJ McCollum and wing Brandon Ingram to form a competitive team down south.
8.Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota traded for former Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert to play center for them. They will move Karl-Anthony Towns over to the four and allow Anthony Edwards to create outside at guard.
9.Portland Trail Blazers
Portland’s Damian Lillard continues to remain content in Portland while developing guard Anfernee Simons gives the Blazers a second option outside. Portland will be okay in 2022-2023.
10.Los Angeles Lakers
LA needs shooters outside of LeBron, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis. Their front office has not done that yet. Until that happens, this is as high as I will project the Lakers.

Projected NBA Finals:
Milwaukee 4
LA Clippers 2

Projected Award Winners
MVP: Giannis Antentokounmpo, Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
DPOY: Mikal Bridges, Guard/Forward, Phoenix Suns
MIP: Bobby Portis, Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
COY: Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks

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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 10/15 Preview

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AP Top 6
1.Georgia 6-0 (3-0) This week: Vanderbilt
2.Ohio State 6-0 (3-0) This week: Off
3.Alabama 6-0 (3-0) This week: at.6.Tennessee
4.Clemson 6-0 (3-0) This week: at.Florida State
5.Michigan 6-0 (3-0) This week: 10.Penn State
6.Tennessee 5-0 (2-0) This week: 3.Alabama

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
10.Penn State at. 4.Michigan (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX) Projected Score: Penn State 24, Michigan 21
15.NC State at. 18.Syracuse (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ACCN) Projected Score: Syracuse 31, NC State 24
3.Alabama at. 6.Tennessee (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS) Projected Score: Tennessee 45, Alabama 42
4.Clemson at. Florida State (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC) Projected Score: Clemson 34, Florida State 24
20.Utah at. 7.USC (Saturday, 8 PM ET, FOX) Projected Score: Utah 27, USC 20

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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 10/8 Preview

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AP Top 6
1.Alabama 5-0 (2-0) This week: Texas A&M
2.Georgia 5-0 (2-0) This week: Auburn
3.Ohio State 5-0 (2-0) This week: at.Michigan State
4.Michigan 5-0 (2-0) This week: at.Indiana
5.Clemson 5-0 (2-0) This week: at.Boston College
6.USC 5-0 (3-0) This week: Washington State

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
17.TCU at. 19.Kansas (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FS1)
TCU and Kansas are the surprises of the Big 12 this year as both have gone undefeated. Kansas is in the AP top twenty-five for the first time since 2009 and will look to continue their winning ways with QB Jalon Daniels at the helm. Expect the atmosphere to be crazy in Lawrence as ESPN’s College GameDay heads there for the first time ever. Projected Score: Kansas 34, TCU 31

8.Tennessee at. 25.LSU (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ESPN)
LSU gets to host red-hot Tennessee in Death Valley tomorrow. LSU has gone undefeated since their season opening loss at the hands of Florida State. Jayden Daniels has been the pioneer at QB for the tigers but they will have a tough task at hand dealing with Heisman favorite Hendon Hooker and the Vols. Tennessee’s defense has looked okay throughout the season but in a hostile road environment like Tiger Stadium, they will have to string multiple stops together. While LSU does have home field advantage here, it is tough for me to go against the Volunteers. Projected Score: Tennessee 31, LSU 24

Texas vs. Oklahoma (Dallas) (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ABC)
With Quinn Ewers expected to start tomorrow, Texas should have a much better chance to defeat the reeling Oklahoma Sooners, who have lost their last two games. Brent Venables’ defense has looked atrocious during losses to Kansas State and TCU and will look to get going against an offense getting their star signal-caller back. With Ewers back, expect the Longhorns to air it out to star receiver Xavier Worthy while keeping the Sooners honest with arguably the best running back in the country in Bijhan Robinson. The game is always phenomenal in the Cotton Bowl ever year, who will be the star of this one? Projected Score: Texas 27, Oklahoma 21

11.Utah at. 18.UCLA (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, FOX)
Utah has looked terrific since their season-opening loss to Florida. The Utes will go into the Rose Bowl and defeat the Bruins. Projected Score: Utah 35, UCLA 20

Texas A&M at. 1.Alabama (Saturday, 8 PM ET, CBS)
Before the season started, the Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama head man Nick Saban were in the headlines because of Saban calling out Fisher’s recruiting tactics in attaining the best recruiting class ever. A&M has since been upset by Appalachian State, bounced back against Miami and Arkansas, and then fallen to Mississippi State. After hurting his shoulder during a win over Arkansas last Saturday, last season’s Heisman winner Bryce Young will be a game-time decision tomorrow (Update:He has been ruled out by a source). In his place would be Jalen Milroe, who had a relatively pedestrian game against Arkansas, outside of a terrific fourth quarter where the Razorbacks defense fell apart. For the Aggies, starter Max Johnson has been ruled out so former starter Haynes King will be taking snaps. King’s lack of ability to get the ball down field worries me about their chances in the game. Even if Young does not play, Alabama is surely not to lose to a team that upset them last season at Kyle Field. Projected Score: Alabama 49, Texas A&M 28



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2022-2023 cbhsports College Football 10/1 Preview

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AP Top 6
1.Georgia 4-0 (1-0) This week: at.Missouri
2.Alabama 4-0 (1-0) This week: at.20.Arkansas
3.Ohio State 4-0 (1-0) This week: Rutgers
4.Michigan 4-0 (1-0) This week: at.Iowa
5.Clemson 4-0 (1-0) This week: 10.NC State
6.USC 4-0 (2-0) This week: Arizona State

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
16.Ole Miss at. 8.Kentucky (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ESPN)
Jaxson Dart has now been named the starter for Ole Miss at quarterback for their game in Lexington against red hot Kentucky. Will Levis has had a tremendous season thus far and with last season’s SEC rushing leader Chris Rodriguez coming back. If Kentucky’s defense continues to play the way it has, they have a great shot to win this game. Projected Score: Kentucky 27, Ole Miss 20

9.Oklahoma State at. 16.Baylor (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, FOX)
Spencer Sanders (OSU) and Blake Shapen (Baylor) have both looked good at quarterback for their respective teams but not phenomenal. The Cowboys and Bears are both known to rely on their defense more than other Big 12 teams and one of them will make a big stop to help their team win the game. Projected Score: Baylor 28, Oklahoma State 20

2.Alabama at. 20.Arkansas (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Arkansas struggled after their successful first quarter against Texas A&M, resulting in their first loss of the season. Alabama has not looked as dominant as expected but Nick Saban’s team is 4-0 going into October yet again. Arkansas’ secondary looked better last week with Myles Slusher back in the fold but it will be tested even more against Bryce Young and the Alabama offense. Arkansas has to play a complete game, something they have not done yet, to win this game. Projected Score: Alabama 49, Arkansas 31

10.NC State at. 5.Clemson (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
ESPN’s College Gameday heads to Clemson for a huge ACC showdown between the Tigers and the Wolfpack. Clemson’s DJ Uagalelei looked terrific in last Saturday’s double overtime win over Wake Forest, 51-45. NC State has struggled from time to time this season but quarterback Devin Leary has kept them going offensively. NC State upset the tigers last year but something tells me Dabo Swinney will have his team ready to beat the Wolfpack in prime time even if Clemson is coming off a tough test at Wake Forest. Projected Score: Clemson 35, NC State 24