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cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 22:Boise State likely to continue dominance of Mountain West

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Georgia Southern Win 1-0 (0-0) Mountain West
2 at.Air Force Loss 1-1 (0-1) Mountain West
3 Florida State Win 2-1 (0-1) Mountain West
4 at.Marshall Win 3-1 (0-1) Mountain West
5 San Jose State Win 4-1 (1-1) Mountain West
6 Bye None 4-1 (1-1) Mountain West
7 Utah State Win 5-1 (2-1) Mountain West
8 at.Hawaii Win 6-1 (3-1) Mountain West
9 UNLV Win 7-1 (4-1) Mountain West
10 BYU Win 8-1 (4-1) Mountain West
11 at.New Mexico Win 9-1 (5-1) Mountain West
12 at.Wyoming Win 10-1 (6-1) Mountain West
13 Colorado State Win 11-1 (7-1) Mountain West

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UNC’s Anthony to enter 2020 NBA Draft (CBB News)

North Carolina Freshman standout Point Guard Cole Anthony announced he is entering his name into the 2020 NBA Draft. Anthony averaged 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. That is the highest of any Tar Heel since Forward Tyler Hansbrough (20.7 PPG) in the 2008-2009 season. Anthony is a likely lottery pick.

Considered the top international prospect headed the college way, Guard Kerr Kriisa announced he is headed to Arizona. Kriisa played in Lithuania’s NKL this season and averaged 14.8 points and 6 assists per game this season.

San Diego State Point Guard Malachi Flynn has used him and his team’s breakout season in 2019-2020 to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. Flynn averaged almost 18 points and 5.1 assists per game in 2019-2020.

George Washington transfer Forward Arnaldo Toro is playing for Mike Anderson next season. Toro signed with St. John’s on Thursday. Toro averaged 6.5 points and a team high 7 rebounds per game for George Washington last season.

Rhode Island transfer Jacob Toppin, the brother of consensus national player of the year Obi Toppin, is transferring to Kentucky. Obi, the former Dayton Forward, has declared for the draft. Toppin averaged 5.1 points and almost 4 rebounds per game this past season.

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Predicting who will be playing in 2021 College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six Games

I will make new predictions after I predict every Power 5 team’s schedule.

Wednesday December 30,2020

2020-2021 Cotton Bowl (Arlington,TX)
Iowa State vs. Boise State

Friday January 1,2021

Peach Bowl (Atlanta,GA)
Georgia vs. Oklahoma

2020-2021 College Football Playoff Semifinals

2020-2021 Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) (Pasadena,CA)
1.Clemson vs. 4.Penn State

2020-2021 Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) (New Orleans,LA)
2.Ohio State vs. 3.Alabama

Saturday January 2,2021

2020-2021 Fiesta Bowl (Phoenix,AZ)
Oregon vs. LSU

2020-2021 Orange Bowl (Miami,FL)
Minnesota vs. Notre Dame

Monday January 11,2021 (CFP National Championship) (Miami Gardens,FL)
2.Ohio State vs. 1.Clemson

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What my 2020 NCAA Tournament picks would’ve looked like

Based off of ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s final bracketology, I’m going to talk about what all of my 2020 NCAA Tournament bracket picks would’ve looked like.

Round of 64

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Omaha
1.Kansas over 16.Siena
It’s happened once before, but I don’t see this Kansas team losing the first weekend (or spoiler) until at least the Sweet 16. Maybe not even then. Kansas is loaded, and have the pieces to make a Final Four run.

9.Marquette over 8.Houston
Marquette has explosive guard Markus Howard. Houston doesn’t.

Sacramento
12.Liberty over 5.Auburn
While Auburn had good quadrant one wins, it was tough to see them lose the SEC lead down the stretch. Liberty has become one of if not the top mid major to pick to pull an upset so why not.

4.Wisconsin over 13.North Texas
Wisconsin would’ve played as the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament and rightfully so. They would breeze by North Texas.

Greensboro
11.East Tennessee State over 6.Iowa
Despite All-American big man Luka Garza, East Tennessee State has shown that they are of the elite in mid major college basketball. They pick up a round of sixty-four win here.

3.Duke over 14.Belmont
With Duke playing basically at home, its tough not to pick them to get out of the first weekend.

St. Louis
10.Arizona State over 7.Providence
Arizona State Head Coach Bobby Hurley is an excellent coach and I think that’s why the Sun Devils move on the Round of 32.

2.Kentucky over 15.North Dakota State
After meeting Duke in the Round of 64 a year ago, North Dakota State has no easier task in this one. Kentucky wins by twenty.

East Region (New York)

Cleveland
1.Dayton over 16.Boston University
After defeating Robert Morris in the first four, Dayton blows by them in the Round of 64.

8.Colorado over 9.Florida
Florida was some people’s pre-season number one, and there season ends surprisingly, here.

Greensboro
12.Texas over 5.Butler
After getting past fellow twelve seed Richmond, the ‘Horns pull of a shocker in Greensboro.

4.Maryland over 13.Akron
At times, Maryland played like a top seed. At times they played like a four seed. I have Maryland winning and winning big over the Zips.

Albany
11.UCLA over 6.Penn State
After defeating fellow 11.NC State, UCLA pulls off another shocker.

3.Villanova over 14.Hofstra
Villanova rolls by Hofstra.

Tampa
7.West Virginia over 10.Utah State
Despite struggling at times, West Virginia struggles to a win.

2.Florida State over 15.Northern Kentucky
This might be Leonard Hamilton’s best team at Florida State. Enough said.

West Region (Los Angeles)

Spokane
1.Gonzaga over 16.NC Central
After defeating Prairie View A&M in the first four, Gonzaga defeats NC Central in a snoozefest.

8.LSU over 9.Oklahoma
Despite struggles, LSU’s offense is electric, and that should get them to a win over the Sooners.

Spokane
5.Michigan over 12.Yale
A potential upset pick here, Michigan would not lose this first round game.

13.New Mexico State over 4.Oregon
This is the only upset pick I would make, that I wouldn’t be confident about. But you always have to pick one that you’re unsure about.

Albany
6.BYU over 11.Indiana
Two teams that could score in bunches. BYU scores more.

3.Seton Hall over 14.Eastern Washington
Led by All American Myles Powell, Seton Hall rolls past EWU.

Sacramento
10.Texas Tech over 7.Arizona
In a 50/50 game, Chris Beard’s team is always my pick to win it.

2.San Diego State over 15.UC-Irvine
San Diego State might’ve slowed down to end the season but that might have been a blessing in disguise.

South Region (Houston)

Omaha
1.Baylor over 16.Winthrop
Baylor rolls over Winthrop, dominating the rebounding battle and the game.

8.Saint Mary’s over 9.Rutgers
If Saint Mary’s can beat Gonzaga, I think they can beat Rutgers too.

Tampa
5.Ohio State over 12.Stephen F. Austin
Ohio State is a team that is on and off and on and off, but they are extremely talented. They become the second five seed in my bracket to move to the Round of 32.

4.Louisville over 13.Vermont
Louisville struggled like Ohio State at some points this season, but a win over Vermont seems inevitable here.

Cleveland
6.Virginia over 11.Cincinnati
Virginia has Tony Bennett coaching them, Cincinnati does not.

3.Michigan State over 14.Bradley
Michigan State wins setting up a fun match up between two future hall of fame coaches.

St. Louis
10.USC over 7.Illinois
Onyeka Okongwu and Isaiah Mobley dominate the paint for USC en route to an NCAA Tournament victory.

2.Creighton over 15.Little Rock
I didn’t watch much of Creighton this season but they’re at least winning this game.

Round of 32

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Omaha
1.Kansas over 9.Marquette
A tempting upset pick, but Kansas like I said earlier has guys that can lock All-American Markus Howard up, so Kansas moves on to the second weekend.

Sacramento
4.Wisconsin over 12.Liberty
A hot Wisconsin team runs into the Liberty Flames. Wisconsin dominates this game.

Greensboro
3.Duke over 11.East Tennessee State
Both Cinderellas in the Midwest Region end here. Duke is too talented of a team and Mike Kyrzewski is too dominant as a coach.

St. Louis
2.Kentucky over 10.Arizona State
A fun game between Kentucky and Arizona State results in a Kentucky ten point win.

East Region (New York)

Cleveland
1.Dayton over 8.Colorado
Led by player of the year Obi Toppin, Dayton rolls by Colorado.

Greensboro
4.Maryland over 12.Texas
Maryland dominates Texas on the interior, setting up a Sweet 16 match up in Madison Square Garden with top seed Dayton.

Albany
11.UCLA over 3.Villanova
This is not the team that would’ve won a third national championship in five seasons for Jay Wright. UCLA moves on to the second weekend.

Tampa
2.Florida State over 7.West Virginia
Florida State rolls by a struggling West Virginia team.

West Region (Los Angeles)

Spokane
8.LSU over 1.Gonzaga
Gonzaga loses in the weekend number one to high scoring LSU.

Spokane
5.Michigan over 13.New Mexico State
Michigan’s offense would have a field day against the Aggies.

Albany
6.BYU over 3.Seton Hall
Seton Hall has fallen! Led by one of the most efficient offenses in the country, BYU rolls to the second weekend with a ten point win.

Sacramento
10.Texas Tech over 2.San Diego State
And another top three seed falls. Texas Tech moves on.

South Region (Houston)

Omaha
1.Baylor over 8.Saint Mary’s
Baylor’s defense gets them a win that maybe they shouldn’t have gotten.

Tampa
5.Ohio State over 4.Louisville
Ohio State sends Louisville packing on a buzzer-beater.

Cleveland
3.Michigan State over 6.Virginia
The best two games of the first weekend of the tournament are both here in the south region (the one above and this one). Michigan State gets a win in overtime.

St. Louis
10.USC over 2.Creighton
Again, the big men step up for USC and send them to Houston and the second weekend of the tournament.

Sweet 16

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Indianapolis
1.Kansas over 4.Wisconsin
Kansas wins on a late three from guard Isaiah Moss.

Indianapolis
3.Duke over 2.Kentucky
Duke wins in the best game of the weekend by just two points.

East Region (New York)

New York
4.Maryland over 1.Dayton
Led by their big man play, Maryland neutralizes All American Obi Toppin and moves to the regional final.

New York
2.Florida State over 11.UCLA
Florida State moves to the East Regional Final with a fifteen point, dominant win.

West Region (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles
5.Michigan over 8.LSU
Michigan’s high powered offense leads Michigan to the Elite 8.

Los Angeles
6.BYU over 10.Texas Tech
BYU denies Texas Tech a chance at their second straight Elite 8 let alone a second straight Final Four appearance.

South Region (Houston)

Houston
5.Ohio State over 1.Baylor
Baylor falls to Ohio State team because of the dominance rebounding the ball for Ohio State.

Houston
3.Michigan State over 10.USC
USC’s run ends at the hands of Cassius Winston and the Spartans.

Elite 8

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Indianapolis
1.Kansas over 3.Duke
Kansas becomes the lone one seed into the Elite 8 and the only one into the Final Four.

East Region (New York)

New York
2.Florida State over 4.Maryland
Leonard Hamilton’s team runs through Maryland to get to the Final Four.

West Region (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles
6.BYU over 5.Michigan
Two high powered offenses collide. BYU wins in a hard fought overtime game.

South Region (Houston)

Houston
3.Michigan State over 5.Ohio State
In a Big Ten match up, Michigan State rolls to the Final Four.

Final Four

Atlanta
1.Kansas over 2.Florida State
Kansas shows why they are one of the best teams in the country with a low scoring win over Florida State.

Atlanta
3.Michigan State over 6.BYU
Cassius Winston is not going out now. Winston leads the Spartans to a national championship berth.

National Championship

Atlanta
3.Michigan State over 1.Kansas
The pre-season number one team defeats the overall number one seed in an excellent farewell game by Michigan State’s Cassius Winston.

National Champion:Michigan State

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Seeding a sixty-four team college football tournament for the 2019-2020 season

Today, I’m going to be announcing the seedings and pairings for what a sixty-four team tournament would’ve looked like in college football during the 2019-2020 season.

Basic Rules:
1.The four teams that made the playoff are the top seeds (LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, and Oklahoma).
2.Like in the basketball tournament, the top two seed cannot play with the top one seed.
3.Also, I tried my best to not put any of the top four seeded teams together that were in the same conference, but some were inevitable.
4.I used locations that would’ve been used for the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

South Region (Houston)

St. Louis
1.LSU
16.Ohio

8.Arizona State
9.SMU

Sacramento
5.Michigan
12.TCU

4.Baylor
13.Indiana

Cleveland
6.Central Florida
11.Hawaii

3.Wisconsin
14.Ole Miss

Tampa
7.Texas
10.Kansas State

2.Florida
15.UCLA

West Region (Los Angeles)

Omaha
1.Oklahoma
16.Arizona

8.USC
9.Kentucky

Albany
5.Memphis
12.Virginia Tech

4.Auburn
13.Michigan State

Omaha
6.Air Force
11.Oklahoma State

3.Minnesota
14.BYU

Spokane
7.Texas A&M
10.North Dakota State

2.Oregon
15.Nebraska

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Cleveland
1.Ohio State
16.Stanford

8.Washington
9.Tennessee

Spokane
5.Cincinnati
12.Pittsburgh

4.Utah
13.South Carolina

St. Louis
6.Air Force
11.Louisville

3.Notre Dame
14.Miami

Greensboro
7.Virginia
10.Louisiana Tech

2.Alabama
15.Wake Forest

East Region (New York)

Greensboro
1.Clemson
16.West Virginia

8.San Diego State
9.California

Sacramento
5.Appalachian State
12.North Carolina

4.Iowa
13.Oregon State

Albany
6.Navy
11.Mississippi State

3.Penn State
14.Duke

Tampa
7.Florida Atlantic
10.Louisiana

2.Georgia
15.Tulane

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Looking at each conference’s teams who have a shot at the top seed line

Here are the teams with a chance at a one seed by conference entering the weekend of February 28-March 1. Just a note that not all conferences have a chance to get a one seed so they won’t all be listed.All bracketology references will be referring to Joe Lunardi’s latest ESPN Bracketology on February 28,2020.

Atlantic-10
Looking at the top of the Atlantic-10 Standings
1.Dayton 27-2 (16-0)
2.Rhode Island 20-7 (12-3)

Dayton
Led by potential player of the year Obi Toppin, the Flyers have to win out to even have a chance on the one line. With even a single loss, Dayton not be on the one line but likely as a three seed. Dayton is seeded on the two line currently.

ACC
Looking at the top of the ACC Standings
1.Florida State 24-4 (14-3)
2.Louisville 23-6 (14-4)
3.Duke 23-5 (13-4)

Florida State
The number six ranked team in the AP Polls last Monday, strengthened their case for a top seed with a comeback win over number eleven ranked Louisville who Joe Lunardi had as a three seed entering the week. With a loss by current four overall seed San Diego State, Florida State can make a move onto the top line depending on what happens with the lone two seed ahead of them in Maryland.

Duke
Duke has had a rough February discluding their dominant win over Virginia Tech and a game that they shouldn’t have won at the buzzer against North Carolina. Duke has lost to Wake Forest and NC State, two teams that are on or around the NCAA Tournament bubble. Duke needs to heat up because if they want to play in New York and the east region, they need to start winning some games.

Louisville
With a loss to Florida State on Monday, Louisville is putting themselves in a bad position. But like the other two contending ACC squads, a strong finish to the regular season and an ACC Tournament Championship.

Big 12
Looking at the top of the Big 12 Standings
1.Baylor 25-2 (14-1)
1.Kansas 25-3 (14-1)
3.Texas Tech 18-10 (9-6)

Kansas
The top overall seed according to ESPN, Kansas has to hope that Baylor loses so that they can easily land the top seed in the Big 12 Tournament. But the only thing that matters is the likely match up between them and the bears in the conference tournament championship. That game will likely determine the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Baylor
After the loss to Kansas, ESPN has dropped Baylor from the top overall seed line to the number two overall seed line. But the only thing that matters is the likely match up between them and the jayhawks in the conference tournament championship. That game will likely determine the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Big East
Looking at the top of the Big Ten Standings
1.Seton Hall 20-7 (12-3)
2.Creighton 22-6 (11-4)
2.Villanova 22-6 (11-4)

Seton Hall
Seton Hall is the lone team in the Big East with a mostly clear path to get to the top line. They have to hope many teams falter on the top two lines and they have to win out and then win the Big East Tournament title.

Creighton and Villanova
Both teams have to pray that red hot Seton Hall loses to get the top seed in the Big East. Both teams don’t have great shots on the one seed line, though.

Big Ten
Looking at the top of the Big Ten Standings
1.Maryland 23-5 (13-4)
2.Illinois 19-9 (11-6)
2.Wisconsin 18-10 (11-6)
2.Penn State 21-7 (11-6)
2.Michigan State 19-9 (11-6)

Maryland
With a win over Michigan State tonight, Maryland clinches no less than a share of the Big Ten title, their first since 2002. But with a Big Ten Tournament Title, they have a real shot of getting to the one line.

Mountain West
Looking at the top of the Mountain West Standings
1.San Diego State 27-1 (16-1)
2.Utah State 23-7 (12-5)
2.Nevada 19-10 (12-5)

San Diego State
Despite their first loss of the season a week ago, they remained a one seed. One loss, though, a major conference team could steal it from them.

SEC
Looking at the top of the SEC Standings
1.Kentucky 23-5 (13-2)
2.Auburn 24-4 (11-4)
3.LSU 19-9 (10-5)

Kentucky
With a win over Auburn today, Kentucky clinches an SEC regular season title. A loss at home versus the tigers today, will totally take them out of the picture to be on one of those top two seed lines.

Auburn
With a win over Kentucky and an SEC Tournament championship, this team has a shot at a two seed.

WCC
Looking at the top of the WCC Standings
1.Gonzaga 28-2 (14-1)
2.BYU 23-7 (12-3)

Gonzaga
Despite the loss to BYU last Saturday, Gonzaga controls their destiny in getting a top seed.

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cbhsports College Football Conference Championship Week Preview

Top 6 entering Week 14 (My rankings)
1.LSU 12-0 (8-0) Next Week:vs.Georgia (Atlanta,GA)
2.Ohio State 12-0 (9-0) Next Week:vs.Wisconsin (Indianapolis,IN)
3.Clemson 12-0 (8-0) Next Week:vs.Virginia (Charlotte,NC)
4.Georgia 11-1 (7-1) Next Week:vs.LSU (Atlanta,GA)
Outside Looking In
5.Oklahoma 11-1 (7-1) Next Week:vs.Baylor (Dallas,TX)
6.Utah 11-1 (8-1) Next Week:vs.Oregon (Santa Clara,CA)

Predicting Conference Championship Games
Frdiay
12.Oregon at. 5.Utah
I won’t predict this game as we our over midway through it but if Utah wins they just improve their case for a CFP spot. A loss for the Utes would kick them out of the discussion, though.

Saturday
7.Baylor vs. 6.Oklahoma
With All-American Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb back in this game, Oklahoma should have it much easier versus Baylor this time. With Oklahoma’s twenty-five point comeback, Baylor should come with vegeance in this game. Oklahoma still wins as Jalen Hurts makes his final statement for a Heisman Trophy. Prediction:Oklahoma 38, Baylori 34

Louisiana at. 21.Appalachian State
App State has dominated all year long and it doesn’t stop here. Prediction:Appalachian State 49, Louisiana 31

20.Cincinnati at. 17.Memphis
In a rematch from a week ago, Memphis should win again. Home field advantage is big in this game, and Memphis gets it both times. Prediction:Memphis 38, Cincinnati 30

4.Georgia vs. 2.LSU
Georgia versus LSU should be close but LSU’s new school offense should lift them up late in this game. Prediction:LSU 49, Georgia 31

Hawai’i at. 19.Boise State
Boise State should continue to dominate and shouldn’t have many problems with Hawai’i. Prediction:Boise State 35, Hawai’i 17

23.Virginia vs. 3.Clemson
Virginia’s defense can keep them in the game but Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers will have a field day versus this Virginia defense. Prediction:Clemson 52, Virginia 24

8.Wisconsin vs. 1.Ohio State
In a rematch from earlier this season, Ohio State dominated late in the game. I expect the same type of the game this time. Prediction:Ohio State 35, Wisconsin 24

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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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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 47:Boise State looks to take crown from UCF as Group of 5’s crown jewel

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 vs.Florida State Loss 0-1 (0-0) Mountain West
2 Marshall Win 1-1 (0-0) Mountain West
3 Portland State Win 2-1 (0-0) Mountain West
4 Air Force Win 3-1 (1-0) Mountain West
5 Bye None 3-1 (1-0) Mountain West
6 at.UNLV Win 4-1 (2-0) Mountain West
7 Hawaii Win 5-1 (3-0) Mountain West
8 at.BYU Win 6-1 (3-0) Mountain West
9 Bye None 6-1 (3-0) Mountain West
10 at.San Jose State Win 7-1 (4-0) Mountain West
11 Wyoming Win 8-1 (5-0) Mountain West
12 New Mexico Win 9-1 (6-0) Mountain West
13 at.Utah State Loss 9-2 (6-1) Mountain West
14 Colorado State Win 10-2 (7-1) Mountain West

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College Basketball News:Former UNC Guard is headed to South Carolina

There has been lots of news coming out of college basketball this week so let’s put it into one post.

Three-year North Carolina Guard Seventh Woods has announced he is transferring to South Carolina for his final year of eligibility after he sits a year out in the 2019-2020 season. South Carolina was the obvious favorite for Woods after he announced he was entering the portal, as he is from Columbia,South Carolina originally and that the Gamecocks were second in the running for him out of high school.

The NCAA announced that they would be moving the three-point line back for the 2019-2020 season. They will be moving it back to where the international players shoot it from at 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches. This will be in effect for division one ball but not for division two and three until 2020-2021.

Former McDonald’s All-American Jordan Brown has announced he will be heading to Arizona. Brown announced he was entering the transfer portal and possibly leaving Nevada in April after former Nevada Head Coach Eric Musselman took the Arkansas Head Coaching position. Brown picked Arizona over Arizona State and Saint Mary’s.

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski offered a walk on to his grandson Michael Savorino. Savorino will be joining the program in 2019-2020.

Even though it wasn’t this week, former “Fab Five” member Juwan Howard of the 1990s Michigan team was announced as the replacement for longtime Head Coach John Belein, who took the Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coaching gig in the NBA. Howard was very emotional in his introduction and couldn’t wait to do great things with the program. Howard is now a former assistant of the Miami Heat, where he was a player and coach throught the 2010s.