cbhsports 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational Preview

When:November 21-24
Location:Myrtle Beach,SC

Bracket
Villanova
Middle Tennessee

Mississippi State
Tulane

Baylor
Ohio

Utah
Coastal Carolina

Synopsis:Villanova should be the obvious favorite to win this tournament but watch out for Utah and Baylor.

Predicted Championship:Utah vs. Villanova

Predicted Champion:Villanova

Who can make the CFP in each Power 5 Conference? (Post Week 12 Installment)

A few weeks ago I did this very post. Now, let’s see who is left in the race to land a college football playoff spot from each power five spot.

ACC
Clemson (11-0)
Since the scare against North Carolina, the ACC’s only hope to make the CFP once again has not looked back, destroying all of their opponents since, including a 52-3 drubbing of now seven and three Wake Forest. All Clemson has to do now is beat South Carolina following a bye next Saturday, and beat the ACC’s Coastal winner in Charlotte to make the CFP.

Big 12
Oklahoma (9-1)
Oklahoma came back from being down 28-3 to then undefeated Baylor to beat the Bears 34-31 in the final two minutes. Oklahoma has to get some help, though, from other conference champions and hope that one of them has two losses.

Baylor (9-1)
Baylor’s undefeated season ended at the hands of a loss to Oklahoma. Now, they have to beat both Texas and Kansas, then they have to beat Oklahoma in a rematch. Like, Oklahoma, they would have to get some help.

Big Ten
Ohio State (10-0)
Ohio State just has to win and they’re in.

Penn State (9-1)
Penn State has a golden opportunity to prove to the committee that they’re worthy of a spot with a showdown against Ohio State next Saturday. A win there would put them in the prime position to win the Big Ten East and put them in the Big Ten Championship for a rematch versus Minnesota, who would be there only loss.

Minnesota (9-1)
Minnesota’s undefeated season ended in Kinnick Stadium versus Iowa yesterday. If they win out they will be in the Big Ten Championship. A win there would almost definitely put them in the CFP.

Pac-12
Oregon (9-1)
Winning out, inculding a Pac-12 championship, will put the ducks in the best position to get into the CFP.

Utah (9-1)
Like Oregon, winning out, inculding a Pac-12 championship, will put the ducks in the best position to get into the CFP.

SEC
LSU (10-0)
A win over Alabama proved that LSU was CFP ready. To finish the season, they play rivals Arkansas and Texas A&M. Struggling Arkansas won’t be a challenge. But something tells me Texas A&M won’t be easy for LSU. Even if LSU loses one of these games, winning in Atlanta should put them back into the CFP.

Georgia (9-1)
After defeating Auburn, Georgia has locked up the SEC East for the third consecutive season. Georgia plays host to Texas A&M and plays Georgia Tech. Georgia has to win both plus the SEC Championship to get into the CFP.

Alabama (9-1)
A loss to LSU a week ago plus losing QB Tua Tagovailoa for the season yesterday for the season means that Alabama will need some help to get into the CFP this season. Backup QB Mac Jones should have no problems with Western Carolina next week, but a trip to Jourdan-Hare will not be easy. Something tells me Alabama will not be in the CFP for the first time ever in 2019.

cbhsports College Football Week 12 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 12 (My rankings)
1.LSU 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:at.Ole Miss
2.Ohio State 9-0 (6-0) Next Week:at.Rutgers
3.Clemson 10-0 (7-0) Next Week:Wake Forest
4.Alabama 8-1 (5-1) Next Week:at.Mississippi State
Outside Looking In
5.Georgia 8-1 (5-1) Next Week:at.Auburn
6.Oregon 8-1 (6-0) Next Week:Arizona

Games that will impact CFP in Week 12 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
5.Alabama at. Mississipi State
Alabama has to win to have a chance at returning to the College Football Playoff. I expect Nick Saban’s team to fire on all cylinders in Starkville and give Mississippi State no chance entering the fourth quarter. Prediction:Alabama 49, Mississippi State 17

2.Ohio State at. Rutgers
Ohio State showed a week ago versus Maryland that there was going to be no problem for them without star Defensive End Chase Young. With Young only suspeneded one game more for NCAA elgibility issues, Ohio State should easily beat Rutgers. Prediction:Ohio State 56, Rutgers 10

Wake Forest at. 3.Clemson
Wrapping up the ACC Atlantic just means for a bigger target on Clemson’s back. A tough challenge for Clemson just means that Clemson should play better. I have Clemson winning a tough game versus the Demon Deacons. Prediction:Clemson 38, Wake Forest 27

4.Georgia at. 12.Auburn
QB Jake Fromm and Georgia have had trouble with Auburn on the plains in the past, but Georgia has to win to stay in the playoff race. Georgia wins in an ugly game. Prediction:Georgia 16, Auburn 9

8.Minnesota at. 20.Iowa
Iowa has been eliminated from the Big Ten West picture but a game at home versus the division leaders means for a great game. I think Iowa has a first half lead but PJ Fleck’s Golden Gophers make a comeback to win. Prediction:Minnesota 33, Iowa 28

1.LSU at. Ole Miss
After LSU’s glorius win over then number three ranked Alabama, they will have to keep winning to stay in the driver’s seat in the SEC West. LSU wins and they don’t have much trouble doing it. Prediction:LSU 49, Ole Miss 24

10.Oklahoma at. 13.Baylor
Whoever wins this game will be in the driver’s seat in the Big 12 and the most likely to land a playoff spot. Despite Oklahoma’s loss, I have them beating Baylor. Prediction:Oklahoma 38, Baylor 17

cbhsports 2019-2020 SEC MBB Preview

Projected Standings
1.Kentucky
2.Florida
3.Auburn
4.LSU
5.Tennessee
6.Arkansas
7.Alabama
8.Georgia
9.Ole Miss
10.Mississippi State
11.Missouri
12.South Carolina
13.Texas A&M
14.Vanderbilt

cbhsports SEC Projected Awards
Player of the Year:Kerry Blackshear,F,Florida
Newcomer of the Year:co:Tyrese Maxey,G,Kentucky,Anthony Edwards,G,Georgia
Coach of the Year:Mike White,Florida

1st Team All-Conference
G:Ashton Hagans,Kentucky
G:Tyrese Maxey,Kentucky
G:Isaiah Joe,Arkansas
G:Anthony Edwards,Georgia
F:Kerry Blackshear,Florida
F:Reggie Perry,Mississippi State

cbhsports 2019-2020 Pac-12 MBB Preview

Projected Standings
1.Oregon
2.Arizona
3.Colorado
4.Washington
5.Arizona State
6.USC
7.Oregon State
8.UCLA
9.Stanford
10.Utah
11.Washington State
12.California

cbhsports Big Ten Projected Awards
Player of the Year:Isaiah Stewart,F,Washington
Newcomer of the Year:Isaiah Stewart,F,Washington
Coach of the Year:Dana Altman,Oregon

1st Team All-Conference
G:Peyton Pritchard,Oregon
G:Nico Mannion,Arizona
F:Tres Tinkle,Oregon State
F:Jayden McDaniels,Washington
F:Isaiah Stewart,Washington

Arkansas Head Coach Chad Morris fired

After a 4-18 record through almost two seasons, Arkansas was done with Head Football Coach Chad Morris. During his tenure, he lost eight of twenty two games by thirty or more points including losses to Colorado State (2018,28-21), San Jose State (2019,31-24), and the final straw versus Western Kentucky (2019,45-19). Arkansas Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator Barry Lunney will serve as the interim coach while the coaching search is in process. I wish Coach Morris the best with the future of his family and finding a new job. Florida State Head Coach Willie Taggart was fired a week ago, and Chris Ash was let go by Rutgers.

cbhsports College Football Week 11 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 11 (My rankings)
1.LSU 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:at.Alabama
2.Alabama 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:LSU
3.Ohio State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Maryland
4.Penn State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:at.Minnesota
Outside Looking In
5.Clemson 9-0 (6-0) Next Week:at.NC State
6.Georgia 7-1 (4-1) Next Week:Missouri

Games that will impact CFP in Week 10 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
Maryland at. 1.Ohio State
Maryland challenged Ohio State a year ago but came up just short. This, much improved Buckeyes team should not have any problems with the Terps this season. Prediction:Ohio State 45, Maryland 21

4.Penn State at. 17.Minnesota
While both teams are undefeated, Minnesota’s non-conference schedule has meant that this will be the Golden Gophers’s first real test this season. Penn State needs another big win and I think they get a hard fought win in Minnesota. Prediction:Penn State 28, Minnesota 24

2.LSU at. 3.Alabama
While LSU and Alabama are ranked 1-2 in the AP Poll, they were not ranked 1-2 in the first College Football Playoff poll. Still, we might get the best match up of the season if Tua Tagovailoa is at full strength for Alabama. If Tua’s at full strength, Alabama wins at home in shootout. Alabama 56, LSU 52

Missouri at. 6.Georgia
Georgia will have to get through another test versus Kelly Brytant and Missouri. While it should be close early, I expect Georgia to roll at home. Prediction:Georgia 31, Missouri 21

5.Clemson at. NC State
The way Clemson has been winning, I struggled to put this game on the list, but just remember the game versus North Carolina. Prediction:Clemson 45, NC State 24

Iowa State at. 9.Oklahoma
Oklahoma has another test at home versus Iowa State. With their loss to Kansas State, they cannot lose a game or will not be in the CFP. Jalen Hurts should dominate in a shootout win over Iowa State. Prediction:Oklahoma 38, Iowa State 34

cbhsports 2019-2020 Big Ten MBB Preview

Welcome to my 2019 Big Ten College Basketball Preview!

Projected Standings
1.Michigan State
2.Ohio State
3.Maryland
4.Purdue
5.Michigan
6.Illinois
7.Indiana
8.Wisconsin
9.Iowa
10.Minnesota
11.Penn State
12.Rutgers
13.Nebraska
14.Northwestern

cbhsports Big Ten projected Awards
Player of the Year:Cassius Winston,G,Michigan State
Newcomer of the Year:Trayce Jackson-Davis,F,Indiana
Coach of the Year:Tom Izzo,Michigan State

1st Team All-Conference
G:Cassius Winston,Michigan State
G:Anthony Cowan,Maryland
G:Lamar Stevens,Penn State
F:Kaleb Wesson,Ohio State
F:Nojel Eastern,Purdue

cbhsports 2019-2020 Big 12 MBB Preview

These college basketball conference previews will go into the season a little bit (sorry about that) but the games being played now are mostly unimportant and won’t matter when we get to March. I also wanted to say that because of the time change all posts on both throwballnews and on cbhsports will be moved up an hour to 5 PM CT post time. Anyway, let’s get into the Big 12 Preview.

Projected Standings
1.Kansas
2.Texas Tech
3.Baylor
4.Texas
5.Iowa State
6.Oklahoma State
7.Oklahoma
8.Kansas State
9.West Virginia
10.TCU

cbhsports Big East projected Awards
Player of the Year:Tristan Clark,F,Baylor
Newcomer of the Year:Jahmius Ramsey,G,Texas Tech
Coach of the Year:Chris Beard,Texas Tech

1st Team All-Conference
G:Devon Dotson,Kansas
G:Tyrese Haliburton,Iowa State
F:Tristan Clark,Baylor
F:Derek Culver,West Virginia
F:Udoka Azubuike,Kansas

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