Big Ten Predictions

Part 2 of my college football conference predictions goes to the Big Ten. The Big Ten is a fast rising conference and is home to the reigning National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes.

Big Ten East

  1. Ohio State 11-1
  2. Michigan State 10-2
  3. Penn State 9-3
  4. Michigan 6-6
  5. Rutgers 6-6
  6. Maryland 5-7
  7. Indiana 3-9

Big Ten West

  1. Wisconsin 11-1
  2. Nebraska 8-4
  3. Minnesota 7-5
  4. Iowa 6-6
  5. Northwestern 4-8
  6. Illinois 4-8
  7. Purdue 3-9

Big Ten Championship

Ohio State vs Wisconsin

Big Ten Champion: Ohio State

SEC Preseason Picks

The time has for college football. Most teams are reporting to preseason camps with games right around a month away. So I will be looking at each conference in division 1 football and giving my predictions of each teams record and where they will finish in conference. I am starting this off with what is considered the biggest, baddest and best conference in college football. The SEC. The SEC did lose a little swagger after a rough postseason that saw a couple elite teams pushed around including Alabama’s playoff loss to the eventual champion Ohio State Buckeyes. The conference figures to be as tough as ever and will be looking to prove something this season and quite possibly produce a national champion for the first time in three years which sounds strange to say out loud.

SEC West

1. Auburn 11-1

2. Alabama 10-2

3. LSU 9-3

4. Ole Miss 8-4

5. Arkansas 7-5

6. Mississippi State 6-6

7. Texas A&M 4-8

SEC East

1. Georgia 11-1

2. Tennessee 8-4

3. Florida 7-5

4. Missouri 7-5

5. Kentucky 6-6

6. South Carolina 5-7

7. Vanderbilt 4-8

SEC Championship

Auburn vs Georgia

SEC Champion

Auburn

All AFC East and NFC East Teams

AFC East

QB Tom Brady Patriots

RB LeSean McCoy Bills

FB Jerome Felton Bills

WR Brandon Marshal Jets

WR Sammy Watkins Bills

WR Julian Edelman Patriots

TE Rob Gronkowski Patriots

LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson Jets

LG James Carpenter Jets

C Nick Mangold Jets

RG Wille Colon Jets

RT Nate Solder Patriots

DE/Pass Rusher Mario Williams Bills

DE/ Pass Rusher Cameron Wake Dolphins

DT/3-4DE Sheldon Richardson Jets

DT Ndamukong Suh Dolphins

DT Marcell Dareus Bills

LB Preston Brown Bills

LB Jamie Collins Patriots

LB Donta Hightower Patriots

CB Darrelle Revis Jets

CB Brent Grimes Dolphins

CB Antonio Cromartie Jets

S Reshad Jones Dolphins

S Devin McCourty Patriots

K Caleb Sturgis Dolphins

P Ryan Allen Patriots

KR Marcus Thigpen Bills

Rising Star: Leonard Williams DL Jets , Devin Smith WR Jets

NFL East

QB Tony Romo Cowboys

RB Demarco Murray Eagles

FB Darrell Young Washington

WR Dez Bryant Cowboys

WR Odell Beckham Jr. Giants

WR Desean Jackson Washington

TE Zach Eritz Eagles

LT Tyron Smith Cowboys

LG Zach Martin Cowboys

C Travis Frederick Cowboys

RG Justin Pugh Giants

RT Trent Williams Washington

DE/Pass Rusher Jason Pierre-Paul Giants

DE/Pass Rusher Ryan Kerrigan Washington

DE/DT Fletcher Cox Eagles

DT Tyrone Crawford Cowboys

LB Kiko Alonso Eagles

LB Sean Lee Cowboys

LB Mychal Kendricks Eagles

CB Byron Maxwell Eagles

CB Orlando Scandrick Cowboys

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Giants

S Landon Collins (R) Giants

S Malcolm Jenkins

K Cody Parkey Eagles

P Chris Jones Cowboys

KR Darren Sproles Eagles

Rising Star: Landon Collins S Giants

Preseason All NFC South and AFC South teams

Training camp is right around the corner. I will be looking to build an All Star team from each NFL division to lead up to teams opening camps next week. Can’t you just feel the excitement in the air? It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

NFC South

QB Dree Brees Saints

RB Mark Ingram Saints

FB Mike Tolbert Panthers

TE Greg Olsen Panthers

WR1 Julio Jones Falcons

WR 2 Vincent Jackson Buccaneers

WR 3 Mike Evans Buccaneers

LT Jake Matthews Falcons

LG Logan Mankins Buccaneers

C Max Unger Saints

RG Jahri Evans Saints

RT Terron Armstead Saints

DT Gerald McCoy Buccaneers

DT Star Lotulelei Panthers

DE Charles Johnson Panthers

DE Cameron Jordan Saints

LB Lavanta David Buccaneers

MLB Luke Kuechly Panthers

LB Thomas Davis Panthers

CB Desmond Trufant Falcons

CB Keenan Lewis Saints

S Jairus Byrd Saints

S Kenny Vacaro Saints

K Matt Bryant Falcons

P Matt Bosher Falcons

KR Devin Hester

Rising Star Jameis Winston QB Buccaneers

AFC South

QB Andrew Luck Colts

RB Arian Foster Texans

FB Jack Doyle Colts

TE Julius Thomas Jaguars

WR 1 T.Y. Hilton Colts

WR 2 DeAndre Hopkins Texans

WR 3 Harry Douglas Titans

LT Anthony Castonzo Colts

LG Zane Beadles Jaguars

C Khaled Holmes Colts

RG Chance Warmack Titans

RT Duane Brown Texans

DT Sen’Derrick Marks Jaguars

DT Vince Wilfork Texans

DE J.J. Watt Texans

DE Robert Mathis Colts

LB Brian Cushing Texans

LB Telvin Smith Jaguars

LB Dexter Jackson Colts

CB Vontae Davis Colts

CB Jason McCourty Titans

S Da’Norris Searcy

S Mike Adams Colts

K Adam Vinetieri Colts

P Pat McAfee Colts

KR Denard Robinson Jaguars

Rising Star Jadeveon Clowney OLB/DE Texans

Sophomores to watch

College football is loaded with young talent and it’s not a surprise when young freshmen come in and contribute right away. In fact a lot of times it’s expected with the rise of recruiting rankings and the dramatic recruiting processes. But I have come up with a list of sophomore that will become household names in year two on campus. Some you will know and some have simply been waiting for a bigger role.(I will name 5 players at each position)

Quarterback

1. Deshaun Watson Clemson

2. Anu Solomon Arizona

3. Will Grier/ Treon Harris Florida

4. Brad Kaaya Miami (Fla)

5. Justin Holman Central Florida

Runningback 

1. Nick Chubb Georgia

2. Royce Freeman Oregon

3. Leonard Fournette LSU

4. Samaje Perine Oklahoma

5. Jalen Hurd Tennessee

(Dalvin Cook was on the list before the recent suspension)

Wide Receiver

1. Travis Rudolph Florida State

2. Malichi Dupree LSU

3. Jalin Marshall Ohio State

4. K.D. Cannon Baylor

5. Artavis Scott Clemson

Tight End 

1. Austin Hooper Stanford

2. Jeb Blazevich Georgia

3. Ethan Wolf Tennessee

4. Bryce Dixon USC

5. Ian Bunting Michigan

Offensive Line (Not position specific top 5)

1. Cameron Robinson Alabama

2. Rod Johnson Florida State

3. Alex Bookser Pittsburgh

4. David Sharpe Florida

5. Conor McDermott UCLA

Defensive Line

1. Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M

2. Lorenzo Carter DE/OLB Georgia

3. D’Shawn Hand DT Alabama

4. Kshun Freeman Georgia Tech

5. Lorenzo Featherston DE Florida State

Linebackers 

1. Raekwon McMillian Ohio State

2. Darron Lee Ohio State

3. D.J. Calhoun Arizona State

4. Ja’Whaun Bentley Purdue

5. Taylor Young Baylor

Secondary

1. Adoree Jackson USC

2. Jalen Torbor Florida

3. Quin Blanding Virginia

4. Dominick Sanders Georgia

5. Parry Nickerson Tulane

July NBA Power Rankings

1. Spurs

2. Warriors

3. Cavaliers

4. Heat

5. Clippers

6. Rockets

7. Bulls

8. Thunder

9. Grizzles

10. Wizards

11. Kings

12. Hawks

13. Bucks

14.Raptors

15.Pelicans

16. Celtics

17. Suns

18. Mavericks

19. Timberwolves

20. Trail Blazers

21. Magic

22. Jazz

23. Lakers

24. Pacers

25. Nuggets

26. Hornets

27. Nets

28. 76ers

29. Pistons

30. Knicks