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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 62:Pittsburgh

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Virginia Loss 0-1 (0-1) ACC
2 Ohio Win 1-1 (0-1) ACC
3 at.Penn State Loss 1-2 (0-1) ACC
4 UCF Win 2-2 (0-1) ACC
5 Delaware Win 3-2 (0-1) ACC
6 at.Duke Loss 3-3 (0-2) ACC
7 Bye None 3-3 (0-2) ACC
8 at.Syracuse Win 4-3 (1-2) ACC
9 Miami Win 5-3 (2-2) ACC
10 at.Georgia Tech Win 6-3 (3-2) ACC
11 Bye None 6-3 (3-2) ACC
12 North Carolina Loss 6-4 (3-3) ACC
13 at.Virginia Tech Win 7-4 (4-3) ACC
14 Boston College Loss 7-5 (4-4) ACC

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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 60:Boston College

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Virginia Tech Loss 0-1 (0-1) ACC
2 Richmond Win 1-1 (0-1) ACC
3 Kansas Win 2-1 (0-1) ACC
4 at.Rutgers Win 3-1 (0-1) ACC
5 Wake Forest Loss 3-2 (0-2) ACC
6 at.Louisville Win 4-2 (1-2) ACC
7 Bye None 4-2 (1-2) ACC
8 NC State Loss 4-3 (1-3) ACC
9 at.Clemson Loss 4-4 (1-4) ACC
10 at.Syracuse Loss 4-5 (1-5) ACC
11 Florida State Loss 4-6 (1-6) ACC
12 Bye None 4-6 (1-6) ACC
13 at.Notre Dame Loss 4-7 (1-7) ACC
14 at.Pittsburgh Win 5-7 (2-7) ACC

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ACC American Big 12 Big Ten College Basketball Pac-12 SEC

Happy Belated, Roy (CBB News)

Hey guys! Yes, I am making three posts today. For one second, before I get into the college basketball news, instead of making schedule predictions for every NFL Team, I will be doing a division preview for each NFL Division. Anyway, let’s get into the news.

The biggest headline is the top player in the 2020 ESPN 100, Evan Mobley, has committed to play for USC. According to ESPN, there wasn’t any other school in Mobley’s recruitment except for the Trojans. Mobley is teaming up with his brother in the fall of 2020 (if he doesn’t leave for the NBA next summer), Isaiah Mobley.

UNC Tar Heels Head Coach, Roy Williams, celebrated his birthday last week. Happy Belated birthday, Roy! In related news, Greg Brown, ranked number five in the 2020 ESPN 100, cut his list down to five schools:Auburn, Memphis, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Texas. The Austin,Texas product should have a decision made soon.

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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 56:Wake Forest

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Utah State Win 1-0 (0-0) ACC
2 at.Rice Win 2-0 (0-0) ACC
3 North Carolina Win 3-0 (1-0) ACC
4 Elon Win 4-0 (1-0) ACC
5 at.Boston College Win 5-0 (1-0) ACC
6 Bye None 5-0 (1-0) ACC
7 Louisville Win 6-0 (2-0) ACC
8 Florida State Loss 6-1 (2-1) ACC
9 Bye None 6-1 (2-1) ACC
10 NC State Win 7-1 (3-1) ACC
11 at.Virginia Tech Loss 7-2 (3-2) ACC
12 at.Clemson Loss 7-3 (3-3) ACC
13 Duke Win 8-3 (4-3) ACC
14 at.Syracuse Loss 8-4 (4-4) ACC

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ACC American Big 12 Big Ten College Baseball College Basketball College Football MAC Mountain West Pac-12 SEC WCC

Ranking the ten most Power 5-ready schools right now

So, when the next rounds of college football realignment start (most likely in 2023 and 2024 when most conference TV deals are up) each of the power five conferences will be ready to expand into super conferences with sixteen to eighteen members. Here are the ten most power five ready schools when it comes to football, basketball, baseball, location, and academics.

1.Notre Dame
Current Conference:FBS Independents
Potential Fits:ACC, Big Ten

Notre Dame is currently a member of the ACC in all sports except football (they play five ACC members each football season) and will probably never lose their independent status. The Fighting Irish backed out of becoming a member of the Big Ten with Penn State in the early 1990s and haven’t been in contact with the conference since. Notre Dame has a great football programs and can ovbiously compete in any Power 5 Conference.

2.Houston
Current Conference:American Athletic
Potential Fits:ACC, Big 12, Pac-12

I understand your questioning if they would fit into the ACC but if the ACC ever wanted to expand out west, I’m sure Houston would be willing as they have conference foes from the AAC all over the east coast. Houston’s two biggest programs, football and basketball are always in the top twenty-five or fifty in the country and what a great city to have in your conference if you’re the Pac-12. The Big 12 probably wouldn’t add Houston, as they already have too many Texas markets, but I could see Larry Scott putting an offer out for Houston if he wants to move the conference east ward.

3.Boise State
Current Conference:Mountain West
Potential Fits:Pac-12

Boise State would be number one on this list, but because of their Idaho location, it is a hard place to get to and I don’t think many major programs like going to Idaho. Even though Boise’s basketball program can be improved, they have had a great football program since the turn of the century with multiple major bowl game wins and have sent players into the NFL. If the Pac-12 wants to expand, I expect Boise to be Larry Scott’s first choice.

4.Central Florida
Current Conference:American Athletic
Potential Fits:ACC, Big 12, SEC

Because of being located in Orlando many conferences will eye Central Florida. UCF’s football program has gone 25-2 in the past two seasons and their other sports programs including basketball, have made tournament runs recently. UCF has shown it will be able to compete in a power five conference due to the Florida recruiting hot bed and their great Orlando location.

5.South Florida
Current Conference:American Athletic
Potential Fits:ACC, Big 12, SEC

USF would be another quality team to accompany rival UCF with a move to the ACC or Big 12. The Bulls have a Power Five-caliber football coach in Charlie Strong, who once had a three-year stint as the head coach of Texas. Just like their Floridian counterparts, USF would make a great choice for the ACC or any other conference in the region to add.

6.San Diego State
Current Conference:Mountain West
Potential Fits:Pac-12

San Diego State is right in the area where the Pac-12 doesn’t have a California member. San Diego State has been able to recruit the talented state of California and have turned that into major success on the field and on the court. Recently, San Diego State has dominated the Mountain West’s West division with back to back division championships in 2015 and 2016. The Aztecs have had success in basketball, most notably in 2011, with now Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard where they made a run into the sweet sixteen. This is all the Pac-12 needs to hear for San Diego State to join the conference.

7.Memphis
Current Conference:American Athletic
Potential Fits:Big 12, SEC

Like their ACC counterparts, Memphis would fit well with any conference in the south. Memphis’s basketball should be back on the rise with former tiger Penny Hardaway as head coach and landing two five star recruits in the 2019 recruiting cycle. For football, along with Houston, the tigers have dominated the AAC’s west division during this decade. While Memphis won’t join the SEC (due to the SEC already having Nashville and Knoxville markets), they would give the Big 12 a pipeline to go in and steal some of the talent that would be going to the SEC if the pipeline wasn’t made with the tigers.

8.Navy
Current Conference:American Athletic
Potential Fits:ACC

I know Navy won’t be the first school considered by the ACC, but because of their rich football history and because it is a military school, the ACC should take a glance at Navy.

9.BYU
Current Conference:FBS Independents, WCC
Potential Fits:Big 12, Pac-12

The only reason BYU isn’t higher on this list is because they follow their rule of not participating in athletics on Sunday. BYU is a perfect fit with both the Big 12 and Pac-12 regionally. BYU has been off and on good with their football and basketball programs but bring a brand that is known to the power five conference they are going to.

10.Northern Illinois
Current Conference:MAC
Potential Fits:Big 12, Big Ten

Northern Illinois has had some sustained success in football during the 2010s and would give the Big 12 an outlet to the northern midwest for recruiting. The Huskies will bring a competent team in every sport they compete in, making them a top choice for the Big 12 to expand and not disbandand.

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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 54:Taggart, Florida State look to improve in 2019-2020

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 vs.Boise State (Jacksonville,FL) Win 1-0 (0-0) ACC
2 ULM Win 2-0 (0-0) ACC
3 at.Virginia Loss 2-1 (0-1) ACC
4 Louisville Win 3-1 (1-1) ACC
5 NC State Win 4-1 (2-1) ACC
6 Bye None 4-1 (2-1) ACC
7 at.Clemson Loss 4-2 (2-2) ACC
8 at.Wake Forest Win 5-2 (3-2) ACC
9 Syracuse Loss 5-3 (3-3) ACC
10 Miami Loss 5-4 (3-4) ACC
11 at.Boston College Win 6-4 (4-4) ACC
12 Alabama State Win 7-4 (4-4) ACC
13 Bye None 7-4 (4-4) ACC
14 at.Florida Loss 7-5 (4-4) ACC

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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 52:Duke looks to move on as QB Daniel Jones enters his first NFL season

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 vs.Alabama (Atlanta,GA) Loss 0-1 (0-0) ACC
2 NC A&T Win 1-1 (0-0) ACC
3 at.Middle Tennessee Win 2-1 (0-0) ACC
4 Bye None 2-1 (0-0) ACC
5 at.Virginia Tech Loss 2-2 (0-1) ACC
6 Pittsburgh Win 3-2 (1-1) ACC
7 Georgia Tech Win 4-2 (2-1) ACC
8 at.Virginia Loss 4-3 (2-2) ACC
9 at.North Carolina Win 5-3 (3-2) ACC
10 Bye None 5-3 (3-2) ACC
11 at.Notre Dame Loss 5-4 (3-2) ACC
12 Syracuse Loss 5-5 (3-3) ACC
13 at.Wake Forest Loss 5-6 (3-4) ACC
14 Miami Loss 5-7 (3-5) ACC

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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 49:NC State looks to compete in a division Clemson has on lockdown

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 East Carolina Win 1-0 (0-0) ACC
2 Western Carolina Win 2-0 (0-0) ACC
3 at.West Virginia Loss 2-1 (0-0) ACC
4 Ball State Win 3-1 (0-0) ACC
5 at.Florida State Loss 3-2 (0-1) ACC
6 Bye None 3-2 (0-1) ACC
7 Syracuse Loss 3-3 (0-2) ACC
8 at.Boston College Win 4-3 (1-2) ACC
9 Bye None 4-3 (1-2) ACC
10 at.Wake Forest Loss 4-4 (1-3) ACC
11 Clemson Loss 4-5 (1-4) ACC
12 Louisville Win 5-5 (2-4) ACC
13 at.Georgia Tech Win 6-5 (3-4) ACC
14 North Carolina Loss 6-6 (3-5) ACC

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College Football News:UConn to leave AAC in ’20, owe $17M fee

The Huskies will leave on July 1, 2020, and are required to pay an exit fee of $17 million by 2026. UConn is joining the Big East in all sports besides football, men’s and women’s ice hockey and rowing. The school said its football program will become an independent team beginning in the 2020 season.

LSU added in-state defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy to its 2020 class. Roy had been committed to coming to Baton Rouge in September of 2018 before decommitting in February of 2019. After taking multiple visits Roy cut his list down to Alabama, aforementioned LSU, and Texas A&M. Roy is the third ranked Louisiana prospect in the 2020 ESPN 300.

Top 2020 QB Haynes King chose Texas A&M, vaulting them into the top ten in ESPN’s 2020 Class Rankings. King, ranked number nineteen in the 2020 ESPN 300, chose Texas A&M over Auburn, Duke, and Tennessee.

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ACC College Football

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 38:How will Manny Diaz’s first season as head coach go in Coral Gables?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
0 vs.Florida (Orlando,FL) Loss 0-1 (0-0) ACC
1 Bye None 0-1 (0-0) ACC
2 at.North Carolina Win 1-1 (1-0) ACC
3 Bethune-Cookman Win 2-1 (1-0) ACC
4 Central Michigan Win 3-1 (1-0) ACC
5 Bye None 3-1 (1-0) ACC
6 Virginia Tech Win 4-1 (2-0) ACC
7 Virginia Loss Win 5-1 (2-1) ACC
8 Georgia Tech Win 6-1 (3-1) ACC
9 at.Pittsburgh Loss 6-2 (3-2) ACC
10 at.Florida State Win 7-2 (4-2) ACC
11 Louisville Win 8-2 (5-2) ACC
12 Bye None 8-2 (5-2) ACC
13 at.Florida International Win 9-2 (5-2) ACC
14 at.Duke Win 10-2 (6-2) ACC