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cbhsports College Football Week 10 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 10 (My rankings)
1.Alabama 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Bye
2.LSU 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:Bye
3.Ohio State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Bye
4.Clemson 8-0 (6-0) Next Week:Wofford
Outside Looking In
5.Penn State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Bye
6.Oklahoma 7-1 (4-1) Next Week:Bye

Games that will impact CFP in Week 10 (Rankings are from AP Poll)

10.Georgia vs. 7.Florida (Jacksonville,FL)
The primetime SEC-CBS matchup has recently been scheduled to be played and to continue to be played in Jacksonville through 2023. Florida has not been successful versus Georgia recently and I think that struggle continues. I believe that Georgia QB Jake Fromm will shake off his struggles after coming off a bye week and lead Georgia to a win and the control of the SEC East. Prediction:Georgia 38, Florida 34

16.SMU at. Memphis
SMU is back and Memphis is right behind them. This game will likely determine the American Athletic west and who can get the lone group of five spot in the new year’s six bowl games. Prediction:Memphis 31, SMU 27

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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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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

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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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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 69:Colorado

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Colorado State Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Nebraska Loss 1-1 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Air Force Win 2-1 (0-0) Pac-12
4 at.Arizona State Loss 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
5 Bye None 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
6 Arizona Loss 2-3 (0-2) Pac-12
7 at.Oregon Loss 2-4 (0-3) Pac-12
8 at.Washington State Loss 2-5 (0-4) Pac-12
9 USC Loss 2-6 (0-5) Pac-12
10 at.UCLA Loss 2-7 (0-6) Pac-12
11 Stanford Loss 2-8 (0-7) Pac-12
12 Bye None 2-8 (0-7) Pac-12
13 Washington Loss 2-9 (0-8) Pac-12
14 at.Utah Loss 2-10 (0-9) Pac-12

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 65:California

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 UC-Davis Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 at.Washington Loss 1-1 (0-1) Pac-12
3 North Texas Win 2-1 (0-1) Pac-12
4 at.Ole Miss Loss 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
5 Arizona State Loss 2-3 (0-2) Pac-12
6 at.Oregon Loss 2-4 (0-3) Pac-12
7 Bye None 2-4 (0-3) Pac-12
8 Oregon State Win 3-4 (1-3) Pac-12
9 at.Utah Loss 3-5 (1-4) Pac-12
10 Bye None 3-5 (1-4) Pac-12
11 Washington State Loss 3-6 (1-5) Pac-12
12 USC Loss 3-7 (1-6) Pac-12
13 at.Stanford Loss 3-8 (1-7) Pac-12
14 at.UCLA Loss 3-9 (1-8) Pac-12

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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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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 58:Arizona

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.Hawaii Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Northern Arizona Win 2-0 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Texas Tech Win 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
4 Bye None 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
5 UCLA Loss 3-1 (0-1) Pac-12
6 at.Colorado Win 4-1 (1-1) Pac-12
7 Washington Loss 4-2 (1-2) Pac-12
8 at.USC Loss 4-3 (1-3) Pac-12
9 at.Stanford Loss 4-4 (1-4) Pac-12
10 at.Oregon State Win 5-4 (2-4) Pac-12
11 Bye None 5-4 (2-4) Pac-12
12 at.Oregon Loss 5-5 (2-5) Pac-12
13 Utah Win 6-5 (3-5) Pac-12
14 at.Arizona State Loss 6-6 (3-6) Pac-12