cbhsports College Football Week 8 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 8 ()=Conference Record
1.Alabama 6-0 (3-0) Next Week:Tennessee
2.LSU 6-0 (2-0) Next Week:at.Mississippi State
3.Ohio State 6-0 (3-0) Next Week:at.Northwestern
4.Oklahoma 6-0 (3-0) Next Week:West Virginia
Outside Looking In
5.Clemson 6-0 (4-0) Next Week:at.Louisville
6.Wisconsin 6-0 (3-0) Next Week:at.Illinois

Games that will impact CFP in Week 7
9.Florida at. South Carolina
A week after Georgia went down to South Carolina, the other top team in the east division comes to Columbia. It might be tough for the Gamecocks to pull off another big upset but anything can happen in college football. Prediction:Florida 28, South Carolina 17

3.Clemson at. Louisville
This could be another trap game for the defending champions as the Louisville Cardinals are coming off a win over ranked Wake Forest. The Cards also have the ability to score with anyone in the country so expect with these two offenses we could see something like last week’s affair between Louisville and Wake Forest. Prediction:Clemson 38, Louisville 27

16.Michigan at. 7.Penn State
Jim Harbaugh’s job could very well be dependent on this season. One thing he hasn’t been able to do is win big games. Harbaugh and Michigan will get a chance to do that on Saturday night in Happy Valley. Prediction:Penn State 31, Michigan 20

Sorry for the issues with the post. I scheduled the post not thinking it was homecoming for school this week. I will go to the new blog schedule starting this week so get excited. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

What the NFL should look like…

Hey guys and welcome back to another NFL realignment post. My first post on this site was an NFL realignment post so here it is.

NFC

East
Baltimore Ravens
Carolina Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

North
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Minnesota Vikings

South
Houston Texans
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
Tennessee Titans

West
Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Oakland Raiders (Relocating to Las Vegas)

AFC

East
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers

North
Buffalo Bills
New England Patriots
New York Giants
New York Jets

South
Atlanta Falcons
Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami Dolphins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

West
LA Chargers
LA Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks

cbhsports College Football Week 7 Preview

First, I want to say thank you to my grandfather Bob for giving me this idea. And also I wanted to say that I will be trying to put one of these out every Thursday or Friday night.

So in these preview posts I will be listing my top six for the college football entering the week, games that will impact the playoff, and my predictions for those games.

Top 6 entering Week 7 ()=Conference Record
1.Alabama 5-0 (2-0)
2.Ohio State 6-0 (3-0)
3.Georgia 5-0 (2-0)
4.LSU 5-0 (1-0)
Outside Looking In
5.Oklahoma 5-0 (2-0)
6.Wisconsin 5-0 (2-0)

Games that will impact CFP in Week 7

20.Virginia at. Miami (Friday)
While this isn’t the biggest game of the weekend, this will determine if Virginia will be able to compete with Clemson in a likely ACC championship game versus the tigers. If Virginia can go into south beach ahead of five straight ACC coastal games, and beat the hurricanes, they can compete with a struggling Clemson team in early December. Prediction:Virginia 35, Miami 24

6.Oklahoma vs. 11.Texas (Dallas,TX)
The annual game at the Texas State Fair will have no shortage of offense. The real question is if the Texas defense will be able to stop Jalen Hurts terror this season. Texas QB Sam Ehlinger gets his favorite targer Collin Johnson back for the ‘Horns biggest game of the year. Prediction:Oklahoma 49, Texas 38

1.Alabama at. 24.Texas A&M
The afternoon CBS games pits two teams coming off bye weeks with two different struggles. Texas A&M only beat bottom-dweller Arkansas by four two weeks ago and Alabama, while not struggling much at all, are struggling to get a defense ready for the tests that come within the next few weeks. Prediction:Alabama 38, Texas A&M 21

10.Penn State at. 17.Iowa
Penn State heads into Iowa City with an undefeated record and Iowa comes in to this game struggling to muster offense a week ago at Michigan with only three points. Penn State may blow out Iowa, but it is always tough going into Kinnick stadium and winning a night game. Prediction:Penn State 49, Iowa 28

7.Florida at. 5.LSU
The headliner of the week has two headliner teams looking to get a statement win to improve their playoff resume. Florida is coming off a win versus Auburn and have a tough stretch to continue their season. LSU has virtually changed their offense into the modern era led by passing game coordinator Joe Brady, and quarterbacked by Heisman leader Joe Burrow. Prediction:LSU 21, Florida 10

2019 cbhsports SEC College Football Preview

Projected SEC Standings based off of my predictions.

East
1.Georgia 12-0 (8-0) SEC
2.Florida 10-2 (6-2) SEC
3.Missouri 9-3 (5-3) SEC
4.Tennessee 8-4 (4-4) SEC
5.Kentucky 8-4 (4-4) SEC
6.South Carolina 4-8 (1-7) SEC
7.Vanderbilt 4-8 (0-8) SEC

West
1.Alabama 12-0 (8-0) SEC
2.LSU 11-1 (7-1) SEC
3.Texas A&M 8-4 (5-3) SEC
4.Auburn 6-6 (3-5) SEC
5.Mississippi State 7-5 (3-5) SEC
6.Ole Miss 6-6 (2-6) SEC
7.Arkansas 3-9 (0-8) SEC

cbhsports All-SEC Team

Offense
QB:Tua Tagovailoa,Alabama (Junior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season co-SEC Player of the Year* *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season SEC co-Offensive Player of the Year* *cbhsports Best co-SEC Prospect*
RB:D’Andre Swift,Georgia (Junior)
RB:Najee Harris,Alabama (Junior)
AP:Ke’Shawn Vaughn,Vanderbilt (Senior)
WR:Jerry Jeudy,WR,Alabama (Junior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season co-SEC Player of the Year* *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season SEC co-Offensive Player of the Year* *cbhsports Best co-SEC Prospect*
WR:Kalija Lipscomb,Vanderbilt (Senior)
TE:Albert Okwuegbunam,Missouri (Junior)
C:Drake Jackson,Kentucky (Junior)
OL:Prince Tega Wanogho,Auburn (Senior)
OL:Andrew Thomas,Georgia (Junior)
OL:Tre’Vour Wallace-Sims,Missouri (Senior)
OL:Jedrick Willis Jr.,Alabama (Junior)

Defense
DL:Derrick Brown,Auburn (Senior)
DL:Raekwon Davis,Alabama (Senior)
DL:Justin Madubuike,Texas A&M (Junior)
DL:Jabri Zuniga,Florida (Senior)
LB:Cale Garrett,Missouri (Senior)
LB:Dylan Moses,Alabama (Junior)
LB:Erroll Thompson,Mississippi State (Junior)
CB:Kristian Fulton,LSU (Senior)
CB:CJ Henderson,Florida (Junior)
S:Grant Delpit,S,LSU (Junior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season SEC Defensive Player of the Year* *cbhsports Best co-SEC Prospect*
S:JR Reed,Georgia (Senior)

Specialists
K:Rodrigo Blankenship,Georgia (Senior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season SEC Specialist of the Year*
P:Braden Mann,Texas A&M (Senior)
KR:De’Vion Warren,Arkansas (Junior)
PR:Jaylen Waddle,Alabama (Sophomore)

2019 SEC Signees (by ESPN) ()=Overall Ranking
1.(2) Nolan Smith,DE,Georgia
2.(3) Kenyon Green,OT,LSU
3.(4) Evan Neal,OT,Alabama
4.(5) Darnell Wright,OT,Tennessee
5.(7) Pierce Quick,OT,Alabama
6.(8) Owen Pappoe,OLB,Auburn
7.(9) Wanya Morris,OT,Tennessee
8.(11) John Emery,RB,LSU *cbhsports SEC Newcomer of the Year*
9.(14) Clay Webb,C,Georgia
10.(16) Trey Sanders,RB,Alabama
11.(18) Derek Stingley Jr.,CB,LSU
12.(19) Jerrion Ealy,RB,Ole Miss
13.(20) Zacch Pickens,DE,South Carolina
14.(23) Bo Nix,QB,Auburn
15.(24) Nakobe Dean,OLB,Georgia
16.(28) Antonio Alfano,DT,Alabama
17.(30) Amari Knight,OT,Alabama
18.(31) Justin Eboigbe,DE,Alabama
19.(35) Lewis Cline,S,Georgia
20.(36) Dominick Blaylock,WR,Georgia
21.(37) Jeffery Carter,CB,Alabama
22.(39) Ishmael Sophser,DT,Alabama
23.(41) Brian Williams,S,Texas A&M
24.(42) Quavarious Couch,ATH,Tennessee
25.(43) Jaquaze Sorrells,DT,South Carolina
26.(46) Travon Walker,DE,Georgia
27.(47) Henry To’oto’o,OLB,Tennessee
28.(49) Keiondre Jones,OG,Auburn
29.(52) Hudson Henry,TE,Arkansas
30.(54) George Pickens,WR,Georgia
31.(56) Kardell Thomas,OG,LSU
32.(59) Kaiir Elam,ATH,Florida
33.(60) DeMarvin Leal,DT,Texas A&M
34.(62) Keon Zipperer,TE,Florida
35.(65) Baylor Cupp,TE,Texas A&M
36.(66) Ryan Hilinski,QB,South Carolina
37.(67) Brandon Turnage,CB,Alabama
38.(73) Shane Lee,ILB,Alabama
39.(77) Trezman Marshall,ILB,Georgia
40.(78) Nathan Pickering,DT,Mississippi State
41.(79) Christian Harris,ATH,Alabama
42.(82) Treylon Burks,WR,Arkansas
43.(84) Charles Cross,OT,Mississippi State
44.(86) Marcel Brooks,ILB,LSU
45.(89) Tyrique Stephenson,CB,Georgia
46.(90) Arjei Henderson,WR,Florida
47.(91) Kevi Harris,DE,Alabama
48.(92) Jordan Battle,S,Alabama
49.(95) Chris Steele,CB,Florida
50.(96) Makiya Tongue,ATH,Georgia
51.(97) Dylan Wright,WR,Texas A&M
52.(99) Erick Young,CB,Texas A&M
53.(100) Charles Moore,DT,Auburn
54.(102) Rian Davis,OLB,Georgia
55.(105) Byron Young,DE,Alabam
56.(106) Darrian Dalcourt,C,Alabama
57.(107) Maurice Hampton,S,LSU
58.(110) Deyavie Hampton,OG,Florida
59.(114) Ramel Keyton,WR,Tennessee
60.(118) Zion Puckett,ATH,Auburn
61.(121) William Norton,OT,Georgia
62.(123) Isaiah Spiller,RB,Texas A&M
63.(124) Braylen Ingram,DE,Alabama
64.(127) Jaren Handy,DE,Auburn
65.(128) DeMarcco Hellams,ATH,Alabama
66.(133) Trey Palmer,WR,LSU
67.(135) De’Monte Russell,DE,Mississippi State
68.(136) Donte Starks,OLB,LSU
69.(138) Demani Richardson,S,Texas A&M
70.(140) Derrick Hall II,ATH,Auburn
71.(143) Taulia Tagovailoa,QB,Alabama
72.(145) Garrett Shrader,QB,Mississippi State
73.(150) Lloyd Summerall,DE,Florida
74.(151) Ryland Goede,TE,Georgia
75.(154) Mark-Antony Richards,ATH,Auburn
76.(155) Khris Bogle,OLB,Florida
77.(160) King Mwikuta,DE,Alabama
78.(162) Kameron Brown,WR,Texas A&M
79.(163) Jashawn Sheffield,ATH,Auburn
80.(166) Xavier Truss,OT,Georgia
81.(167) Braedon Mowry,DE,Texas A&M
82.(170) Jaylen McCullough,S,Georgia
83.(173) Michael Tarquin,OT,Florida
84.(178) Mohamoud Diabate,OLB,Florida
85.(179) DJ Dale,DT,Alabama
86.(184) Peter Parrish,QB,LSU
87.(185) Siaki Ika,DT,LSU
88.(186) Keilan Robinson,RB,Alabama
89.(188) Ray Parker,OT,LSU
90.(191) Connor Bazelak,QB,Missouri
91.(193) Tyus Fields,ATH,Tennessee
92.(198) Jarrian Jones,ATH,Mississippi State
93.(203) Jalon Jones,QB,Florida
94.(210) Chase Lane,WR,Texas A&M
95.(211) Tyron Hopper,OLB,Florida
96.(213) Devin Bush,CB,Arkansas
97.(216) Dannis Jackson,WR,Ole Miss
98.(217) Jaelin Humphries,DT,Florida
99.(219) Jackson Lampley,OG,Tennessee
100.(221) Jackson Lowe,TE,Tennessee
101.(222) Tanner Bowles,OT,Alabama
102.(223) Kenny McIntosh,RB,Georgia
103.(224) Cam’Ron Kelly,CB,Auburn
104.(232) Darius Thomas,OT,Ole Miss
105.(238) Tyrion Davis,RB,LSU
106.(240) Joseph Anderson,DE,South Carolina
107.(242) DeVonta Lee,WR,LSU
108.(246) Anthony Harris,S,Tennessee
109.(249) Jonathan Mingo,WR,Ole Miss
110.(256) DJ Williams,RB,Auburn
111.(257) Derick Hunter,DT,Texas A&M
112.(258) Ani Izuchukwu,DE,Mississippi State
113.(261) John Rhys Plumlee,QB,Ole Miss
114.(263) Eric Gray,RB,Tennessee
115.(266) Will Harrod,OT,Florida
116.(271) Trey Knox,WR,Arkansas
117.(273) Nick Broeker,OT,Ole Miss
118.(278) Marcus Banks,CB,Alabama
119.(284) Jalani Williams,S,Missouri
120.(287) Shilo Sanders,CB,South Carolina
121.(290) Travis Tisdale,RB,Kentucky
122.(291) Warren McClendon,OT,Georgia
123.(295) Paul Tyson,QB,Alabama
124.(296) Cameron Smith,CB,South Carolina
125.(299) Keshun Brown,OLB,Texas A&M

cbhsports All-SEC Newcomer Team

Offense
QB:Bo Nix,Auburn
RB:John Emery,LSU *cbhsports SEC Newcomer of the Year*
RB:Jerrion Ealy,Ole Miss
AP:Quavarious Couch,Tennessee
WR:Dominick Blaylock,Georgia
WR: George Pickens,Georgia
TE:Hudson Henry,Arkansas
OL:Kenyon Green,LSU
OL:Evan Neal,Alabama
OL:Darnell Wright,Tennessee
OL:Pierce Quick,Alabama

Defense
DL:Nolan Smith,Georgia
DL:Zacch Pickens,South Carolina
DL:Antonio Alfano,Alabama
DL:Justin Eboigbe,Alabama
LB:Owen Pappoe,Auburn
LB:Nakobe Dean,Georgia
LB:Henry To’oto’o,Tennessee
CB:Derek Stingley Jr.,LSU
CB:Jeffery Carter,Alabama
S:Lewis Cline,Georgia
S:Brian Williams,Texas A&M

Specialists
No specialists signed by SEC in 2019 ESPN 300

2019-2020 season best five games in the SEC
1.Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville,FL)
The annual game for the SEC East champioship (or so it seems like) for the next few years. Florida needs to win this game to get into the SEC Championship and Georgia should also want this game with a test across the division versus Texas A&M ahead.

2.LSU at. Alabama
Is this the first year that LSU beats Alabama since 2011? I don’t think so but don’t think that ESPN’s College Gameday won’t be there. LSU and Alabama may be the two favorites for this division but watch out for Texas A&M (despite having a tough schedule).

3.Georgia at. Texas A&M
Georgia heads to Aggie land for the first time since A&M was introduced into the SEC. If Texas A&M wins, Georgia’s playoff hopes may not be as strong as they were if the Dawgs were before unbeaten but an SEC Championship win over Alabama will keep Georgia in the CFP no matter what.

4.Alabama at. Texas A&M
As stated before, Texas A&M has a very tough schedule. But, a chance at home to beat a top-three ranked Alabama team may not be out of the picture for a vastly improving Texas A&M team.

5.Florida at. LSU
LSU and Florida are likely to finish second in their respective divisions so a win in the middle of the season will definitley improve either squad’s playoff resume and a chance at an SEC Championship berth.

2019 cbhsports SEC Pre-Season Awards
Player of the Year:(shared award) Grant Delpit,S,LSU (Junior); Jerry Jeudy,WR,Alabama (Junior); Tua Tagovailoa,QB,Alabama (Junior)
Offensive Player of the Year:(shared award) Jerry Jeudy,WR,Alabama (Junior); Tua Tagovailoa,QB,Alabama (Junior)
Defensive Player of the Year:Grant Delpit,S,LSU (Junior)
Specialist of the Year:Rodrigo Blankenship,K,Georgia (Senior)
Best SEC Draft Prospect:(shared award) Grant Delpit,S,LSU (Junior);
Newcomer of the Year:John Emery,RB,LSU

2019 cbhsports Pac-12 College Football Preview

Projected Pac-12 Standings based off of my predictions.

North
1.Oregon 11-1 (8-1) Pac-12
2.Stanford 10-2 (7-2) Pac-12
3.Washington 10-2 (7-2) Pac-12
4.Washington State 7-5 (4-5) Pac-12
5.California 3-9 (1-8) Pac-12
6.Oregon State 1-11 (0-9) Pac-12

South
1.Utah 10-2 (7-2) Pac-12
2.Arizona State 8-4 (6-3) Pac-12
3.USC 7-5 (5-4) Pac-12
4.UCLA 6-6 (4-5) Pac-12
5.Arizona 6-6 (3-6) Pac-12
6.Colorado 2-10 (0-9) Pac-12

cbhsports All-Pac-12 Team

Offense
QB:Justin Herbert,Oregon (Senior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season Pac-12 Player of the Year* *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year* *cbhsports Best Pac-12 Draft Prospect*
RB:Eno Benjamin,Arizona State (Junior)
RB:Zack Moss,Utah (Senior)
AP:JJ Taylor,Arizona (Junior)
WR:Michael Pittman Jr.,USC (Senior)
WR:Laviska Shenault Jr.,Colorado (Junior)
TE:Hunter Bryant,Washington (Junior)
C:Nick Harris,Washington (Senior)
OL:Trey Adams,Washington (Senior)
OL:Walker Little,Stanford (Junior)
OL:Penei Sewell,Oregon (Sophomore)
OL:Calvin Throckmorton,Oregon (Senior)

Defense
DL:Bradlee Anae,Utah (Senior)
DL:Leki Fotu,Utah (Senior)
DL:Mustafa Johnson,Colorado (Junior)
DL:Jay Tufele,USC (Sophomore)
LB:Troy Dye,Oregon (Senior)
LB:Colin Schooler,Arizona (Junior)
LB:Evan Weaver,California (Senior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season Defensive Player of the Year*
CB:Paulson Adebo,Stanford (Sophomore)
CB:Jaylon Johnson,Utah (Junior)
S:Ashtyn Davis,California (Senior)
S:Jalen Thompson,Washington State (Senior)

Specialists
K:Jet Toner,Stanford (Junior)
P:Steven Coutts,California (Senior)
KR:Travell Harris,Washington State (Sophomore)
PR:Britain Covey,Utah (Junior) *2019 cbhsports Pre-Season Pac-12 Specialist of the Year*

2019 Pac-12 Signees (by ESPN) ()=Overall Ranking
1.(1) Kayvon Thibodeax,DE,Oregon *cbhsports Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year*
2.(25) Mykael Wright,CB,Oregon
3.(44) Jayden Daniels,QB,Arizona State
4.(51) Jacob Bandes,DT,Washington
5.(53) Mason Funa,OLB,Oregon
6.(57) Kyle Ford,WR,USC
7.(63) Joey Yellen,QB,Arizona State
8.(88) Faatui Tuitele,DT,Washington
9.(98) Jonah Tauanu’u,OT,Oregon
10.(111) Ge’Mon Eaford,OLB,Oregon
11.(112) Elijah Higgins,WR,Stanford
12.(116) Dylan Morris,QB,Washington
13.(119) Maninoa Tufono,ILB,USC
14.(131) Trent McDuffie,ATH,Washington
15.(134) Sean Rhyan,OT,UCLA
16.(142) Drake Jackson,DE,USC
17.(144) Mycah Pittman,WR,Oregon
18.(152) Branson Bragg,C,Stanford
19.(!56) Ethan Long,ATH,Arizona State
20.(164) Sean Dollars,RB,Oregon
21.(169) Austin Jones,RB,Stanford
22.(172) Stephen Herron Jr.,DE,Stanford
23.(189) Salim Turner-Muhammad,ATH,Stanford
24.(205) Briton Allen,S,USC
25.(234) Laiatu Latu,DE,Washington
26.(236) Joshua Delgado,WR,Oregon
27.(245) Colby Bowman,WR,Stanford
28.(251) Joshua Pakola,DE,Stanford
29.(277) Drake London,WR,USC
30.(293) Trikweze Bridges,S,Oregon
31.(297) Sama Paama,OG,Washington
32.(298) Puka Nacua,WR,Washington

cbhsports All-Pac-12 Newcomer Team

Offense
QB:Jayden Daniels,Arizona State
RB:Sean Dollars,Oregon
RB:Austin Jones,Stanford
AP:Trent McDuffie,Washington
WR:Kyle Ford,USC
WR:Elijah Higgins,Stanford
TE:No tight ends signed by Pac-12 in 2019 ESPN 300
OL:Jonah Tauanu’u,Oregon
OL:Sean Rhyan,UCLA
OL:Branson Bragg,Stanford
OL:Sama Paama,Washington

Defense
DL:Kayon Thibodeax,Oregon *cbhsports Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year*
DL:Jacob Bandes,Washington
DL:Faatui Tuitele,Washington
DL:Drake Jackson,USC
LB:Mason Funa,Oregon
LB:Ge’Mon Eaford,Oregon
LB:Maninoa Tufono,USC
CB:Mykael Wright,Oregon
CB:Only one cornerback signed by Pac-12 in 2019 ESPN 300
S:Briton Allen,USC
S:Trikweze Bridges,Oregon

Specialists
No specialists signed by Pac-12 in 2019 ESPN 300

2019-2020 season best five games in the Pac-12
1.Oregon at. Washington
These teams will likely fight it out for the Pac-12 north championship once again.

2.Utah at. Washington
Utah’s big chance to win and get a stranglehold on the Pac-12 south and a big win over a Pac-12 north power.

3.Washington at. Stanford
Stanford and Washington are right behind Oregon in the Pac-12’s pecking order, can one of them use this game to fuel a Pac-12 championship run?

4.Arizona State at. Utah
This could be an unoffical Pac-12 championship game. Winner goes to Los Angeles.

5.Washington State at. Washington
Washington State may not do as well as they did last year but Wazzu could spoil Washington’s chance at a Pac-12 championship let alone a college football playoff appearance.

2019 cbhsports Pac-12 Pre-Season Awards
Player of the Year:Justin Herbert,QB,Oregon (Senior)
Offensive Player of the Year:Justin Herbet,QB,Oregon (Senior)
Defensive Player of the Year:Evan Weaver,LB,California (Senior)
Specialist of the Year:Britain Covey,PR,Utah
Best Pac-12 Draft Prospect:Justin Herbert,QB,Oregon (Senior)
Newcomer of the Year:Kayvon Thibodeaux,DE,Oregon

2019 cbhsports College Gameday Predictions

Week 0-Miami vs. Florida (Orlando,FL) (August 24)
This is the obvious pick. Gameday has already announced they will be headed to the Camping World Kickoff Classic. Florida and Miami is the only notable game in week zero, so this is an obvious pick.

Week 1-Oregon vs. Auburn (August 31)
Gameday will usually go to the ABC/ESPN nightcap prime time and this Oregon-Auburn game will be that game. While Alabama is playing in Atlanta versus Duke, Oregon-Auburn should be the more intriguing match up. Oregon can’t get a blemish on their record or they won’t be headed to the playoff. Auburn can’t take a loss in a make or break year for Head Coach Gus Malzahn. This game should easily be the pick for game day in week one.

Week 2-LSU at. Texas (September 7)
Texas is officially back according most of the public and LSU is headed there. Austin would love to have game day versus an SEC powerhouse. A win for the Longhorns here could catapult them into the top seven teams in the country, and a win for LSU could mean that they have cemented themselves as legit college football playoff contenders.

Week 3-Clemson at. Syracuse (September 14)
This is easily Clemson’s biggest challenge in ACC play. College Gameday wants to include the reigning champs anytime they can so going to the Carrier Dome for this match up in a defacto ACC Atlantic championship will be a game everyone wants to see.

Week 4-Notre Dame at. Georgia (September 21)
While this game may be on CBS (Due to it being on Georgia’s home field thus CBS owning its rights), College Gameday will likely head to Athens for a key September out of conference match up. Notre Dame cannot afford a loss in Athens or they will be out of the playoff hunt. Georgia may be able to take a loss but they have the rest of the SEC to get through.

Week 5-Ohio State at. Nebraska (September 28)
This is the first time new Head Coach Ryan Day and Ohio State will be tested. Is Nebraska back? I guess we will see, beginning in this game and throughout the rest of this upcoming season. Nebraska and Ohio State should be the pick because of the hype around both of these new head coaches building up their programs again.

Week 6-Virginia Tech at. Miami (October 5)
If Virginia Tech and Miami be as successful as I think they will be, this game should be a pick made easy by ESPN and College Gameday. Because it will be an ACC contest, this game should be the ABC/ESPN prime time game, making the pick even more obvious to get the game between the two former Big East conference rivals.

Week 7-Oklahoma vs. Texas (October 12)
I don’t remember College Gameday not going to Dallas for this match up when both teams have at least been half decent. Oklahoma and Texas are the two favorites for the Big 12 so I see the winner of this game having a better shot at the College Football Playoff.

Week 8-Oregon at. Washington (October 19)
Another de facto division championship. Oregon and Washington could be the ABC/ESPN prime time game and it would be an obvious selection for game day if both squads were still in the top fifteen at that point.

Week 9-North Dakota State at. South Dakota State (October 26)
Gameday always picks an FCS game and picking two rivals including the team with easily the most wins this decade at the level (North Dakota State) is a no brainer.

Week 10-Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville,FL) (November 2)
Despite this game being on CBS, Gameday should pick this game. This game will likely determine who comes from the east division of the SEC and heads to Atlanta for the SEC Championship.

Week 11-LSU at. Alabama (November 9)
Gameday usually does not pick back to back SEC (thus CBS) games but LSU-Alabama has to be an exception. A week after the SEC East is likely determined, the SEC West will likely be determined with the winner of this game. That is why College Gameday will go to Tuscaloosa for this match up.

Week 12-Wake Forest at. Clemson (November 16)
There wasn’t a ton to pick from this week, and this is College Gameday’s biggest opportunity to go to Clemson. Wake Forest shouldn’t beat Clemson but they will be competitive versus the reigning champs.

Week 13-Penn State at. Ohio State (November 23)
This game will begin a tough strecth for Ohio State. Gameday should pick this game despite it being on FOX.

Week 14-Ohio State at. Michigan (November 30)
This is the obvious pick. “The Game” no matter what (maybe if both squads are unranked but that’s highly unlikely). So, I don’t see a way why College Gameday won’t be in Ann Arbor on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

2019 cbhsports Big Ten College Football Preview

Projected Big Ten Standings based off of my predictions.

East
1.Michigan 11-1 (8-1) Big Ten
2.Ohio State 11-1 (8-1) Big Ten
3.Michigan State 9-3 (6-3) Big Ten
4.Penn State 9-3 (6-3) Big Ten
5.Maryland 6-6 (4-5) Big Ten
6.Indiana 4-8 (1-8) Big Ten
7.Rutgers 2-10 (0-9) Big Ten

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

cbhsports All-Big Ten Team

Offense
QB:Shea Patterson,Michigan (Senior)
RB:JK Dobbins,Ohio State (Junior)
RB:Jonathan Taylor,Wisconsin (Junior) *cbhsports Pre-Season Big Ten Player of the Year* *cbhsports Pre-Season Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year*
AP:Rondale Moore,Purdue (Sophomore)
WR:Tyler Johnson,Minnesota (Senior)
WR:Donavan Peoples-Jones,Michigan (Junior)
TE:Pat Freiermuth,Penn State (Sophomore)
C:Tyler Biadasz,Wisconsin (Junior)
OL:Ben Bredeson,Michigan (Senior)
OL:Alaric Jackson,Iowa (Junior)
OL:Thayer Munford,Ohio State (Junior)
OL:Cole Van Lanen,Wisconsin (Junior)

Defense
DL:AJ Epenesa,Iowa (Junior)
DL:Yetur Gross-Matos,Penn State (Junior)
DL:Kenny Willekes,Michigan State (Senior)
DL:Chase Young,Ohio State (Junior) *cbhsports Pre-Season Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year* *cbhsports Best Big Ten Draft Prospect*
LB:Joe Bachie,Michigan State (Senior)
LB:Markus Bailey,Purdue (Senior)
LB:Paddy Fisher,Northwestern (Junior)
CB:Lavert Hill,Michigan (Senior)
CB:Josiah Scott,Michigan State (Junior)
S:Jordan Fuller,Ohio State (Senior)
S:Josh Metellus,Michigan (Senior)

Specialists
K:Matt Coghlin,Michigan State (Junior)
P:Drue Christian,Ohio State (Junior)
KR:Ihmir Smith-Marsette,Iowa (Junior)
PR:Rondale Moore,Purdue (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season Big Ten Specialist of the Year*

2019 Big Ten Signees (by ESPN) ()=Overall Ranking
1.(10) Zach Harrison,DE,Ohio State
2.(12) Devontae Dobbs,OT,Michigan State
3.(13) Daxton Hill,S,Michigan *cbhsports Big Ten Newcomer of the Year*
4.(15) Logan Brown,OT,Wisconsin
5.(17) Garrett Wilson,WR,Ohio State
6.(21) Graham Mertz,QB,Wisconsin
7.(22) Brandon Smith,OLB,Penn State
8.(26) Harry Miller,C,Ohio State
9.(45) Mazi Smith,DT,Michigan
10.(48) Christopher Hinton,DT,Michigan
11.(64) Julian Barnett,CB,Michigan State
12.(69) Noah Cain,RB,Penn State
13.(71) George Karlaftis,DE,Purdue
14.(74) Ronnie Hickman,WR,Ohio State
15.(80) Adisa Isaac,DE,Penn State
16.(81) Anthony Solomon,OLB,Michigan
17.(87) Marquez Beason,CB,Illinois
18.(94) Isaiah Williams,ATH,Illinois
19.(101) Zach Charbonnet,RB,Michigan
20.(103) Jameson Williams,WR,Ohio State
21.(126) Nick Cross,S,Maryland
22.(141) Luke McCaffrey,QB,Nebraska
23.(146) Devyn Ford,RB,Penn State
24.(147) John Dunmore,WR,Penn State
25.(149) Shammond Cooper,OLB,Illinois
26.(171) Trevor Keegan,OT,Michigan
27.(180) Isaiah Hazel,WR,Maryland
28.(192) Caeden Wallace,OG,Penn State
29.(199) Michael Johnson Jr.,QB,Penn State
30.(200) Ta’Quan Roberson,QB,Penn State
31.(202) Trente Jones,OT,Michigan
32.(204) Enokk Vimahi,OT,Ohio State
33.(206) Ryan Jacoby,OT,Ohio State
34.(208) Lance Legendre,QB,Maryland
35.(226) David Bell,WR,Purdue
36.(229) Genson Hooper-Price,WR,Northwestern
37.(230) Sampson James,RB,Indian
38.(235) Jalen Perry,CB,Michigan
39.(237) Beau Robbins,DE,Indiana
40.(239) Cornelius Johnson,WR,Michigan
41.(244) Wandale Robinson,ATH,Nebraska
42.(247) Steele Chambers,ATH,Ohio State
43.(253) Cade McNamara,QB,Michigan
44.(260) Noa Pola-Gates,S,Nebraska
45.(262) Ezra Miller,OT,Iowa
46.(268) Cade Stover,OLB,Ohio State
47.(274) DJ Turner II,CB,Michigan
48.(275) Bryce Benhart,OT,Nebraska
49.(280) Milton Wright,WR,Purdue
50.(281) Joey Porter Jr.,S,Penn State
51.(282) David Ojabo,DE,Michigan
52.(286) Rasha Cheney,DT,Minnesota
53.(294) Nick Henrich,OLB,Nebraska

cbhsports All-Big Ten Newcomer Team

Offense
QB:Graham Mertz,Wisconsin
RB:Noah Cain,Penn State
RB:Zach Charbonnete,Michigan
AP:Isaiah Williams,Illinois
WR:Garrett Wilson,Ohio State
WR:Ronnie Hickman,Ohio State
TE:No tight ends signed by Big Ten in 2019 ESPN 300
OL:Logan Brown,Wisconsin
OL:Harry Miller,Ohio State
OL:Trevor Keegan,Michigan
OL:Caeden Wallace,Penn State

Defense
DL:Mazi Smith,Michigan
DL:Christopher Hinton,Michigan
DL:George Karlaftis,Purdue
DL:Adisa Isaac,Penn State
LB:Brandon Smith,Penn State
LB:Anthony Solomon,Michigan
LB:Shammond Cooper,Illinois
CB:Julian Barnett,Michigan State
CB:Marquez Beason,CB,Illinois
S:Daxton Hill,Michigan *cbhsports Big Ten Newcomer of the Year*
S:Nick Cross,S,Maryland

No specialists signed by Big Ten in 2019 ESPN 300

2019-2020 season best five games in the Big Ten
1.Ohio State at. Michigan
“The Game” is always the biggest game in the Big Ten. Winner will most likely be in the thick of the playoff race yet again.

2.Michigan at. Penn State
This will prove if Michigan is for real and their biggest test before Ohio State.

3.Wisconsin at. Nebraska
The two most talented teams in the Big Ten west will fight it out for division supremacy.

4.Michigan State at. Michigan
Maybe behind Penn State, this is the Wolverines’s biggest test until thanksgiving weekend.

5.Michigan State at. Ohio State
Michigan State is and has been Ohio State’s biggest thorn in its side in the Urban Meyer era. No that Meyer is out of coaching, Ohio State fans should hope that Michigan State’s good play against the Buckeyes ends soon.

2019 cbhsports Big Ten Pre-Season Awards
Player of the Year:Jonathan Taylor,RB,Wisconsin (Junior)
Offensive Player of the Year:Jonathan Taylor,RB,Wisconsin (Junior)
Defensive Player of the Year:Chase Young,DE,Ohio State (Junior)
Specialist of the Year:Rondale Moore,WR/PR,Purdue (Sophomore)
Best Big Ten Draft Prospect:Chase Young,DE,Ohio State (Junior)
Newcomer of the Year:Daxton Hill,S,Michigan