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cbhsports 2019-2020 Big East MBB Preview

Hey guys welcome to my 2019-2020 Big East Preview! Hope you enjoy.

Projected Standings
1.Villanova
2.Seton Hall
3.Xavier
4.Providence
5.Creighton
6.Marquette
7.Xavier
8.Butler
9.St. John’s
10.DePaul

cbhsports Big East projected Awards
Player of the Year:Marcus Howard,G,Marquette
Newcomer of the Year:Jeremiah Robinson-Earl,G,Villanova
Sixth Man of the Year:KyKy Tandy,G,Xavier

1st Team All-Conference
G:Markus Howard,Marquette
G:Myles Powell,Seton Hall
G:Alpha Diallo,Providence
F:Naji Marshall,Xavier
F:Paul Reed,DePaul

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cbhsports 2019-2020 ACC MBB Preview

Hey guys welcome to my 2019-2020 ACC Preview! Hope you enjoy.

Projected Standings
1.Louisville
2.Duke
3.North Carolina
4.Virginia
5.Florida State
6.NC State
7.Notre Dame
8.Syracuse
9.Miami
10.Pittsburgh
11.Clemson
12.Virginia Tech
13.Wake Forest
14.Georgia Tech
15.Boston College

cbhsports ACC projected Awards
Player of the Year:Jordan Nwora,F,Louisville
Newcomer of the Year:Cole Anthony,G,North Carolina
Sixth Man of the Year:Ryan McMahon,G,Louisville

1st Team All-Conference
G:Cole Anthony,UNC
G:Tre Jones,Duke
G:Markell Johnson,NC State
F:Jordan Nwora,Louisville
C:Vernon Carey,Duke

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cbhsports College Football Week 9 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 9 (My rankings)
1.LSU 7-0 (3-0) Next Week:LSU
2.Alabama 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:Arkansas
3.Ohio State 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:Wisconsin
4.Oklahoma 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:at.Kansas State
Outside Looking In
5.Clemson 7-0 (5-0) Next Week:Boston College
6.Penn State 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:at.Michigan State

Games that will impact CFP in Week 9 (Rankings are from AP Poll)

I don’t see Alabama, Oklahoma, or Clemson losing their games this week so they won’t be listed here.

13.Wisconsin at. 3.Ohio State
If Wisconsin loses they are unofficially knocked out of contention for the playoff. If this game was in Madison, I might pick the badgers but the way Ohio State has been playing at home with Georgia bounceback Justin Fields at QB, JK Dobbins at running back, and a stingy defense I don’t see a way OSU loses. Prediction:Ohio State 45, Wisconsin 28

9.Auburn at. 2.LSU
LSU has been on fire and that’s all you really have to say about that. Auburn is coming off a drubbing of bottom-dweller Arkansas and if they keep that offensive firepower going, this game could be a shootout. Prediction:LSU 38, Auburn 34

6.Penn State at. Michigan State
Penn State will go on the road to a hostile environment in East Lansing but I don’t expect the nittany lions to have many problems with the Spartans. Prediction:Penn State 31, Michigan State 14

8.Notre Dame at. 19.Michigan
After losing to Penn State a week ago, Michiga, unless craziness happens, is out of the race. But, Michigan can eliminate the independent Irish from a second year in a row trip to the CFP by knocking them off in Ann Arbor. Prediction:Michigan 17, Notre Dame 14

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Who can make the CFP in each Power 5 Conference?

Today, we are going to be going over each power five conference’s teams with a chance to make the college football playoff this season.

ACC
4.Clemson (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:Just don’t lose. Clemson hasn’t looked like the team that we thought they were but if they win out they should very well be in the playoff.

Big 12
5.Oklahoma (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:After getting past Texas a week ago, they only have one more test.The Sooners have Baylor and if they can get past Matt Rhule’s team they should have no problem getting into the playoff.

14.Baylor (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:Beating Oklahoma has to be what Baylor does to make a national statement and get into the top ten to have a chance to get into the CFP.

Big Ten
3.Ohio State (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:With how dominant the Buckeyes have been, I don’t see anything put green grass for Ohio State’s playoff chances. Penn State may be a challenge for this team, but the way it’s looking is Ohio State will be in the playoff.

6.Penn State (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:How they can make the playoff:While Penn State may not have the talent Ohio State has, a win over the Buckeyes will set them up with great chances to get into the final four.

13.Wisconsin (6-1)
How they can make the playoff:A tough upset loss to Illinois set the Badgers back, but if they win out, and they will have to beat Ohio State in the regular season, and then likely in the Big Ten championship game.

Pac-12
11.Oregon (6-1)
How they can make the playoff:How they can make the playoff:After a tough loss in week one to Auburn, Oregon will have to win the Pac-12 without losing another game to get into the CFP.

12.Utah (6-1)
How they can make the playoff:Utah, like Oregon, had one tough loss. If both teams meet in Los Angeles in the Pac-12 championship with just one loss each, the winner will have a great shot to get into the CFP.

SEC
1.Alabama (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:Alabama does need to survive this stretch without Tua but those games are easy. First is a game at home versus bottom-dweller Arkansas and then a bye to prepare for LSU, where he will likely return to action. If they do survive the stretch without Tua, they will be in the CFP.

2.LSU (7-0)
How they can make the playoff:LSU will have to go through Auburn and Alabama within the next month. This will let us see if QB Joe Burrow and the tigers are a team that is top-four quality and CFP worthy.

7.Florida (6-1)
How they can make the playoff:After wins over Miami, Auburn, and a close loss versus LSU, Florida has completed a tough stretch but will have to show that they can beat Georgia in a few weeks.

9.Auburn (6-1)
How they can make the playoff:Auburn lost to Florida a few weeks ago but have been hitting on all cylinders before their tough stretch next month against Georgia and Alabama.

10.Georgia (6-1)
How they can make the playoff:After a tough upset loss to South Carolina, Georgia struggled to beat Kentucky on Saturday. Upcoming tests against Auburn and will prove if Georgia is still the king of the SEC East.

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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.

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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.

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2019 cbhsports ACC College Football Preview

Projected ACC Standings based off of my predictions.

Atlantic
1.Clemson 12-0 (8-0) ACC
2.Syracuse 10-2 (6-2) ACC
3.Wake Forest 8-4 (4-4) ACC
4.Florida State 7-5 (4-4) ACC
5.NC State 6-6 (3-5) ACC
6.Boston College 5-7 (2-7) ACC
7.Louisville 2-10 (0-8) ACC

Coastal
1.Miami 10-2 (6-2) ACC
2.Virginia 9-3 (6-2) ACC
3.Virginia Tech 8-4 (5-3) ACC
4.Pittsburgh 7-5 (4-4) ACC
5.Duke 5-7 (3-5) ACC
6.North Carolina 5-7 (3-5) ACC
7.Georgia Tech 2-10 (0-8) ACC

cbhsports All-ACC Team

Offense
QB:Trevor Lawrence,Clemson (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Player of the Year* *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Offensive Player of the Year*
RB:Travis Etienne,Clemson (Junior) *cbhsports Best ACC Draft Prospect*
RB:AJ Dillon,Boston College (Junior)
AP:Deon Jackson,Duke (Junior)
WR:Justyn Ross,Clemson (Sophomore)
WR:Tee Higgins,Clemson (Junior)
TE:Brevin Jordan,Miami (Sophomore)
C:Jimmy Morrissey,Pittsburgh (Junior)
OL:Tremayne Anchrum,Clemson (Senior)
OL:Mehki Becton,Louisville (Junior)
OL:Charlie Heck,North Carolina (Senior)
OL:John Simpson,Clemson (Senior)

Defense
DL:Jonathan Garvin,Miami (Junior)
DL:Alton Robinson,Syracuse (Senior)
DL:Xavier Thomas,Clemson (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Defensive Player of the Year*
DL:Marvin Wilson,Florida State (Junior)
LB:Michael Pickney,Miami (Senior)
LB:Shaquille Quarterman,Miami (Senior)
LB:Isaiah Simmons,Clemson (Junior)
CB:Trajan Brandy,Miami (Junior)
CB:Bryce Hall,Virginia (Senior)
S:Andre Cisco,Syracuse (Sophomore)
S:Damar Hamlin,Pittsburgh (Senior)

Specialists
K:Andre Szymt,Syracuse (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Specialist of the Year*
P:Sterling Hofrichter (Senior)
KR:Joe Reed,Virginia (Senior)
PR:Sean Riley,Syracuse (Senior)

2019 ACC Signees (by ESPN) ()=Overall Ranking
1.(34) Andrew Booth,CB,Clemson
2.(38) Frank Ladson Jr.,WR,Clemson
3.(50) Savion Jackson,DE,NC State
4.(58) Tyler Davis,DT,Clemson
5.(61) Jeremiah Payton,WR,Miami *cbhsports ACC Newcomer of the Year*
6.(72) Doug Nester,OT,Virginia Tech
7.(75) Jowon Briggs,DT,Virginia
8.(93) Akeem Dent,CB,Florida State
9.(108) Sheridan Jones,CB,Clemson
10.(113) Brendan Grant,S,Florida State
11.(117) William Putnam,OG,Clemson
12.(120) Sam Howell,QB,North Carolina
13.(122) Jaleel McRae,OLB,Florida State
14.(129) Bryton Constanin,ILB,Clemson
15.(139) Chez Mellusi,RB,Clemson
16.(157) Raymond Woodie III,S,Florida State
17.(158) Ja’Darien Boykin,DE,Louisville
18.(159) Joe Ngata,WR,Clemson
19.(161) Travis Jay,CB,Florida State
20.(168) Taisun Phommachanh,QB,Clemson
21.(174) Christian Williams,S,Miami
22.(194) Quashaon Fuller,DT,Florida State
23.(195) Kalen Deloach,OLB,Florida State
24.(196) Jayden Payoute,ATH,Virginia Tech
25.(214) Khafre Brown,WR,North Carolina
26.(215) Te’Cory Couch,CB,Miami
27.(220) Sam Johnson,QB,Boston College
28.(227) Joseph Charleston,S,Clemson
29.(231) Keontra Smith,S,Miami
30.(252) Bryan Hudson,OT,Virginia Tech
31.(254) Jacob Pinckney,WR,Virginia Tech
32.(259) Kane Patterson,ILB,Clemson
33.(276) CJ Clark,DT,NC State
34.(285) LaVonta Cheney,ILB,Clemson
35.(292) Eugene Asante,ILB,North Carolina

cbhsports All-ACC Newcomer Team

Offense
QB:Sam Howell,North Carolina
RB:Chez Mellusi,Clemson
RB:No othern newcomer ACC RBs
AP:Jayden Payoute,Virginia Tech
WR:Jeremiah Payton,Miami *cbhsports ACC Newcomer of the Year*
WR:Joe Ngata,Clemson
TE:No newcomer ACC Team
OL:Doug Nester,Virginia Tech
OL:William Putnam,Clemson
OL:Bryan Hudson,Virginia Tech
OL:No other newcomer ACC offensive lineman

Defense
DL:Savion Jackson,NC State
DL:Tyler Davis,Clemson
DL:Jowon Briggs,Virginia
DL:Ja’Darien Boykin,Louisville
LB:Jaleel McRae,Florida State
LB:Bryton Constanin,Clemson
LB:Kalen Deloach,Florida State
CB:Akeem Dent,Florida State
CB:Sheridan Jones,Clemson
S:Brendan Grant,Florida State
S:Raymond Woodie III,Florida State

No specialists signed by ACC in ESPN 300.

2019-2020 season best five games in the ACC
1.Clemson at. Syracuse
Clemson’s second ACC game is its toughest in conference play. Syracuse’s stingy defense and improving offense should make it tough for Trevor Lawrence and his receivers to make an impact but I still see Clemson breaking through and winning this game.

2.Virginia at. Miami
The winner of this game will likely go on to win the ACC Coastal. Manny Diaz looks to get to the ACC Championship in his first year in Coral Gables, and Virginia looks to get to their first ACC Championship overall.

3.Virginia Tech at. Virginia
Whoever wins this game will have a real shot to win the ACC coastal.

4.Wake Forest at. Syracuse
Similar to VTU-UVA, whoever wins this game will be Clemson’s real competitor in the ACC Atlantic.

5.Duke at. North Carolina
This could determine who goes to a bowl game between the two tobacco road rivals.

2019 cbhsports ACC Pre-Season Awards
Player of the Year:Trevor Lawrence,QB,Clemson (Sophomore)
Offensive Player of the Year:Trevor Lawrence,QB,Clemson (Sophomore)
Defensive Player of the Year:Xavier Thomas,DE,Clemson (Sophomore)
Specialist of the Year:Andre Szymt,K,Syracuse (Sophomore)
Best ACC Draft Prospect:Travis Etienne,RB,Clemson (Junior)
Newcomer of the Year:Jeremiah Payton,WR,Miami (Freshman)

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cbhsports way-too-early NFL mock draft 2020:Top five players at each skill player position (offense)

QB
1.Tua Tagovailoa,Alabama (Junior)
2.Justin Herbert,Oregon (Senior)
3.Jake Fromm,Georgia (Junior)
4.KJ Costello,Stanford (Senior)
5.Jalen Hurts,Oklahoma (Senior)

RB
1.Travis Etienne,Clemson (Junior)
2.Jonathan Taylor,Wisconsin (Junior)
3.D’Andre Swift,Georgia (Junior)
4.Eno Benjamin,Arizona State (Senior)
5.Ke’Shawn Vaughn,Vanderbilt (Senior)

WR
1.Jerry Jeudy,Alabama (Junior)
2.CeeDee Lamb,Oklahoma (Junior)
3.Henry Ruggs III,Alabama (Junior)
4.Laviska Shenault Jr.,Colorado (Junior)
5.Tee Higgins,Clemson (Junior)

TE
1.Albert Okwuegbunam,Missouri (Junior)
2.Jared Pinkey,Vanderbilt (Senior)
3.Colby Parkinson,Stanford (Junior)
4.Grant Calcaterra,Oklahoma (Junior)
5.Brycen Hopkins,Purdue (Senior)

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 67:Georgia Tech

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.Clemson Loss 0-1 (0-1) ACC
2 South Florida Loss 0-2 (0-1) ACC
3 The Citadel Win 1-2 (0-1) ACC
4 Bye None 1-2 (0-1) ACC
5 at.Temple Win 2-2 (0-1) ACC
6 North Carolina Loss 2-3 (0-2) ACC
7 at.Duke Loss 2-4 (0-3) ACC
8 at.Miami Loss 2-5 (0-4) ACC
9 Bye None 2-5 (0-4) ACC
10 Pittsburgh Loss 2-6 (0-5) ACC
11 at.Virginia Loss 2-7 (0-6) ACC
12 Virginia Tech Loss 2-8 (0-7) ACC
13 NC State Loss 2-9 (0-8) ACC
14 Georgia Loss 2-10 (0-9) ACC

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 66:Louisville

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Notre Dame Loss 0-1 (0-0) ACC
2 Eastern Kentucky Win 1-1 (0-0) ACC
3 Western Kentucky Win 2-1 (0-0) ACC
4 at.Florida State Loss 2-2 (0-1) ACC
5 Bye None 2-2 (0-1) ACC
6 Boston College Loss 2-3 (0-2) ACC
7 at.Wake Forest Loss 2-4 (0-3) ACC
8 Clemson Loss 2-5 (0-4) ACC
9 Virginia Loss 2-6 (0-5) ACC
10 Bye None 2-6 (0-5) ACC
11 at.Miami Loss 2-7 (0-6) ACC
12 at.NC State Loss 2-8 (0-7) ACC
13 Syracuse Loss 2-9 (0-8) ACC
14 at.Kentucky Loss 2-10 (0-8) ACC