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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 33:How will UCLA do in Chip Kelly’s second season?

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

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 24:Can Stanford compete in the Pac-12 in 2019-2020?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Northwestern Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 at.USC Loss 1-1 (0-1) Pac-12
3 Oregon Loss 1-2 (0-2) Pac-12
4 Oregon State Win 2-2 (1-2) Pac-12
5 at.UCF Win 3-2 (1-2) Pac-12
6 Washington Win 4-2 (2-2) Pac-12
7 Bye None 4-2 (2-2) Pac-12
8 UCLA Win 5-2 (3-2) Pac-12
9 Arizona Win 6-2 (4-2) Pac-12
10 Bye None 6-2 (4-2) Pac-12
11 Colorado Win 7-2 (5-2) Pac-12
12 at.Washington State Win 8-2 (6-2) Pac-12
13 California Win 9-2 (7-2) Pac-12
14 Notre Dame Win 10-2 (7-2) Pac-12

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 22:Utah could surprise many in the Pac-12

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

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 18:Washigton should be among the favorites in the Pac-12

Although I injured my right wrist but the summer grind doesn’t stop. That is why why there is only one post today.

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

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Taking a look at the final 2019 top ten college basketball class rankings

As the spotligh on the 2019 class closes, we are going to take a look at the top ten classes college basketball for the 2019 class according to ESPN. The top three players according to ESPN for each school in the top ten will be ranked.

Number=National Rank on ESPN 100
()=High School

1.Memphis Tigers
Top three signees
1.James Wiseman (#1 Center) Memphis,TN (East Memphis)
17.Precious Achiuwa (#5 Power Forward) Bronx,NY (Montverde)
25.DJ Jeffries (#5 Small Forward) Olive Branch,MS (Olive Branch)

In his first full recruiting cycle as head coach Penny Hardaway beat out Kentucky for number one player in the country James Wiseman and two other five-star frontcourt players Precious Achiuwa (PF) and DJ Jeffries (SF). Hardaway and Memphis beat out Coach K and Duke for the top class with a recent signing from Precious Achiuwa.

2.Duke Blue Devils
Top three signees
6.Vernon Carey Jr. (#3 Center) Southwest Ranches,FL (NSU University)
11.Matthew Hurt (#2 PF) Rochester,MN (John Marshall)
22.Wendell Moore (#3 Small Forward) Charlotte,NC (Cox Mill)

Landing former number one player Vernon Carey Jr. was a big win in December. Landing Matthew Hurt late in the process was a win for Duke, but did not get them over the hump to get a second consecutive top class. While this isn’t the number one class, this is a solid number two ranked class.

3.Arizona Wildcats
Top three signees
8.Josh Green (#2 Shooting Guard) Bradenton,FL (IMG)
9.Nico Mannion (#2 Point Guard) Scottsdale,AZ (Pinnacle)
40.Terry Armstrong (#8 Small Forward) Flint,MI (Bella Vista)

While there was controversy surrounding Arizona’s program in 2018, Arizona has re-cemented themselves as recruiting powers by landing top ten recruits in guards Josh Green and Nico Mannion. Wing Terry Armstrong cements this class as a top three class in the country.

4.Kentucky Wildcats
Top three signees
12.Kahlil Whitney (#2 Small Forward) Roselle,NJ (Roselle Catholic)
13.Tyrese Maxey (#3 Shooting Guard) Dallas,TX (South Garland)
29.Johnny Juzang (#3 Small Forward) North Hollywood,Ca (Harvard Westlake)

Kentucky again has a top five class headed by three top three prospects at their positions. Kahlil Whitney and Tyrese Maxey are top fifteen prospects that will be difference makers. Johnny Juzang has the talent to be an NBA player after two years. Expect Kentucky to be in the national championship picture in the 2019-2020 season.

5.Georgia Bulldogs
Top three signees
4.Anthony Edwards (#1 Shooting Guard) Atlanta,GA (Holy Spirit)
64.Christian Brown (#13 Small Forward) Hopkins,SC (Oak Hill)
69.Jaykwon Walton (#15 Small Forward) Montgomery,AL (Carver)

Tom Crean and Georgia became one of the surprises of the 2019 cycle by landing top peach state prospect and number four ranked player nationally Anthony Edwards. Four-star wings Christian Brown and Jaykwon Walton will make this team competetive in the SEC for years to come.

6.Villanova Wildcats
Top three signees
14.Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (#3 Power Forward) Overland Park,KS (IMG)
15.Bryan Antoine (#4 Shooting Guard) Tinton Falls,NJ (Ranney)
52.Justin Moore (#8 Shooting Guard) Accokeek,MD (DeMatha Catholic)

Jay Wright has another top ten class to reload after a down year in 2018-19 for Villanova despite winning the Big East. These three guys are the next players in Jay Wright’s system to lead Villanova to glory.

7.USC Trojans
Top three signees
16.Isaiah Mobley (#4 Power Forward) Temecula,CA (Rancho Christian)
20.Onyeka Okongwu (#5 Center) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills)
54.Max Agbonkpolo (#12 Power Forward) Rancho Santa Margarita,CA (Santa Margarita Catholic)

USC strengthened their frontcourt by landing five-star big men Isaiah Mobley and Onyeka Okongwu and four-star big Max Agbonkpolo. This will help them compete with Arizona in the Pac-12.

8.Louisville Cardinals
24.Samuell Williamson (#4 Small Forward) Rockwall,TX (Rockwall)
50.Aiden Igiehon (#11 Power Forward) Woodmere,NY (Lawrence Woodmere)
76.David Johnson (#13 Shooting Guard) Louisville,KY (Trinity)

In his first recruiting cycle, Head Coach Chris Mack has led Louisville to a great first season but has been very successful on the recruiting trail by landing a five-star and multiple four-star recruits.

9.North Carolina
Top three signees
2.Cole Anthony (#1 Point Guard) Briarwood,NY (Oak Hill)
18.Armado Bacot (#5 Center) Richmond,VA (IMG)
77.Anthony Harris (#11 Point Guard) Fairfax,VA (Paul VI)

Roy Williams finally cemented the top ten ranking for his 2019 recruiting class by landing top point guard Cole Anthony. These three top guys will have big roles as Carolina loses four major contributors after last season’s ACC championship team. Cole Anthony will have the keys to the offense after Coby White enters the NBA.

10.Florida
Top three signees
10.Scottie Lewis (#1 Small Forward) Colts Neck,NJ (Ranney)
33.Tre Mann (#6 Point Guard) Gainesville,FL (The Villages Charter)
43.Omar Payne (#7 Center) Kissimmee,FL (Montverde)

Mike White had a huge land out of New Jersey in Scottie Lewis. White and Florida complented that by landing Tre Mann and Omar Payne.

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College Football Pac-12

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 10:Is Washington State a real contender in the Pac-12?

Week Opponent Prediction Record (W/L)
1 New Mexico State Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Northern Colorado Win 2-0 (0-0) Pac-12
3 vs.Houston (Houston,TX but in Houston Texans’s, NRG Stadium) Win 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
4 UCLA Win 4-0 (1-0) Pac-12
5 at.Utah Loss 4-1 (1-1) Pac-12
6 Bye None 4-1 (1-1) Pac-12
7 at.Arizona State Loss 4-2 (1-2) Pac-12
8 Colorado Win 5-2 (2-2) Pac-12
9 at.Oregon Loss 5-3 (2-3) Pac-12
10 Bye None 5-3 (2-3) Pac-12
11 at.California Won 6-3 (3-3) Pac-12
12 Stanford Loss 6-4 (3-4) Pac-12
13 Oregon State Win 7-4 (4-4) Pac-12
14 at.Washington Loss 7-5 (4-5) Pac-12

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College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 7:Will Oregon break the Pac-12 College Football Playoff barrier?

I have decided I will not be going off the exact order of the ESPN Pre-Season Top 25. Sometimes I will, sometimes I won’t.

Oregon was the last team from the Pac-12 to be in the playoff, in 2015 with future Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota.

Week Opponent Prediction Record (W/L)
1 vs.Auburn Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Nevada Win 2-0 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Montana Win 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
4 at.Stanford Win 4-0 (1-0) Pac-12
5 Bye None 4-0 (1-0) Pac-12
6 California Win 5-0 (2-0) Pac-12
7 Colorado Win 6-0 (3-0) Pac-12
8 at.Washington Loss 6-1 (3-1) Pac-12
9 Washington State Win 7-1 (4-1) Pac-12
10 at.USC Win 8-1 (5-1) Pac-12
11 Bye None 8-1 (5-1) Pac-12
12 Arizona Win 9-1 (6-1) Pac-12
13 at.Arizona State Win 10-1 (7-1) Pac-12
14 Oregon State Win 11-1 (8-1) Pac-12

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Former Alabama starting QB Jalen Hurts to enter transfer portal

Former Alabama starting QB Jalen Hurts to transfer.Hurts is entering the NCAA’s transfer portal and favorites to land him are Florida State,Miami,Maryland,TCU,Oklahoma,Tennessee,and UCLA.Hurts backed up Tua Tagovailoa after leading the Tide to two national championship appearances,and one national championship win in his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa.

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An eight team playoff in college football if it happened in the 2018-19 season

Format
Here’s who’s included:Every power five conference champion (who are ranked from 1-5),two power five wild cards (Ranked 6-7),and he best group of five champion (Ranked 8)

1.Alabama 13-0-SEC Champion
2.Clemson 13-0-ACC Champion
3.Oklahoma 12-1-Big 12 Champion
4.Ohio State 12-1-Big 10 Champion
5.Washington 10-3-Pac-12 Champion
6.Notre Dame 12-0-Independents At-Large
7.Georgia 11-2-SEC At-Large
8.Central Florida 12-0-American Champion

I’m going to be simulating these matchups on Whatifsports.com so thank you to them.

1.Alabama vs. 8.Central Florida
Central Florida’s winning streak would end at the hands of Alabama.Let’s just end it there.Predicted Score:Alabama 49,Central Florida 28

4.Ohio State vs. 5.Washington
Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeye offense is too much for the Washington defense as he throws for three touchdows.Predicted Score:Ohio State 28,Washington 20

3.Oklahoma vs. 6.Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s defense holds Oklahoma’s offense to a field goal at the beginning of the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma a two point lead,33-31.Ian Book and the Notre Dame offense go on a ten minute scoring drive that ends the game and puts Notre Dame in the semifinals.Predicted Score:Notre Dame 38,Oklahoma 33

2.Clemson vs. 7.Georgia
Georgia wins on a field goal after getting a pivotal stop at the two minute mark.Predicted Score:Georgia 34,Clemson 31

1.Alabama vs. 4.Ohio State
Alabama spurns Ohio State’s not so good defense in a comeback win with two passing touchdowns by Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter.Predicted Score:Alabama 27,Ohio State 23

6.Notre Dame vs. 7.Georgia
Georgia blows out Notre Dame led by a great rushing attack and Jake Fromm starting the game 17-17 passing as well as Georgia holding Notre Dame to their least amount of points of the 2018-19 season.Predicted Score:Georgia 49,Notre Dame 13

1.Alabama vs. 7.Georgia
Georgia lost to ‘Bama once,but Jake Fromm leads a game-winning drive in the closing seconds to beat Alabama and become the National Champions.Georgia 28,Alabama 27

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The top five college football classes after the early signing period according to ESPN

Players rankings are according to the 2019 ESPN 300.

1.Alabama Crimson Tide
Early Signing Period Review:Bama is at the top again with two months to stay at the top before the late signing period.Despite losing the top safety in the country early on Wednesday in Daxton Hill to Michigan,the Tide landed the number two ranked safety in the ESPN 300 in Jordan Battle who flipped from Ohio State who he had been committed to since June.Five star running back Trey Sanders from IMG Academy signed with the Tide on Wednesday as well as ESPN 300 tackle Evan Neal.

Top Three Signed/Committed Recruits
4.Pierce Quick OT Trussville,AL Hewitt-Trussville High School Signed
18.Trey Sanders RB Bradenton,FL IMG Academy Signed
36.Evan Neal OT Bradenton,FL IMG Academy Signed

2.Georgia Bulldogs
Early Signing Period Review:Again the fight for the top of the class rankings resides between three SEC schools (Bama,UGA,A&M).Landing LB Nakobe Dean,the number twenty-three ranked player in the ESPN 300 was huge for the dawgs.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
2.Nolan Smith DE Bradenton,FL IMG Academy Signed
11.Clay Webb OC Oxford,AL Oxford High Signed
23.Nakobe Dean OLB Hornlake,MS Hornlake High Signed

3.Texas A&M Aggies
Early Signing Period Review:No big fish in Jimbo Fisher’s first full class committed for the first time and signed with the Aggies bit A&M did sign most of their players already committed.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
3.Kenyon Green OT Humble,TX Atascocita High Signed
29.Brian Williams S Dallas,TX Bishop Dunne High Signed
64.DeMarvin Leal DT Converse,TX Judson High Signed

4.Michigan Wolverines
Early Signing Period Review:Flipping former Alabama commit and number one safety Daxton Hill was the biggest flip on all of Wednesday.Hill was previously committed to the Wolverines and Alabama in the process.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
13.Daxton Hill S Tulsa,OK Booker T. Washington High Signed
38.Mazi Smith DT Kentwood,MI East Kentwood High Signed
42.Christopher Hinton DT Norcross,GA Greater Atlanta Christian School Signed

5.Oregon Ducks
Early Signing Period Review:Obviously landing the nation’s number one player in Kayvon Thibodeaux was huge for the ducks.Mykael Wright,the nation’s number one cornerback,also signed with the ducks,who was another big signing in Eugene.

Top Three Signed/Committed Players
1.Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Westlake Village,CA Oaks Christian High Signed
19.Mykael Wright CB Valencia,CA Valenica High Signed
55.Mase Funa OLB Santa Ana,CA Mater Dei High Signed