We saw another year of college football end amazingly with Ohio State winning the national championship. While some may say it’s dumb to make predictions right after a season ends, it’s never too early for some college football talk, so let’s preview the upcoming year.
Top Heisman Trophy candidates:
TCU QB Trevone Boykin
The superstar TCU QB finished 4th in last year’s Heisman trophy and he lead his team to a blowout victory over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl. I don’t see why he won’t put up big numbers again this year.
LSU RB Leonard Fournette.
The sky is the limit for this kid, he was the best player coming out of High School in the 2014 recruiting class. He had 1,034 rushing yards and 10 TDs his freshman year, I expect both those numbers to increase.
Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott lead Mississippi State to a ten win season this past season. He broke out as an elite QB last year, and I still think he can improve. Don’t be surprised if he puts up great numbers again.
Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen.
Kyle Allen surpassed Kenny Hill on the Texas A&M on the depth chart as a true freshman by the end of the season. Kyle Allen was the top QB coming out of high school in the 2014 recruiting class. Considering that Texas A&M has a good history with QBS (RyanTannehill and Johnny Manziel) it would be smart to assume that Kyle Allen will put up good numbers
Arizona QB Anu Solomon
Last year Anu Solomon set the record for most passing yards by a pac 12 freshman. He also lead Arizona to a 10 win season and a trip to the pac 12 title game.
Next years conference favorites:
Alabama- It’s hard to bet against Alabama, they once again have the 1 recruiting class.
Mississippi State-With Dak Prescott returning, they should be a very good team again
LSU- LSU underachieved last year, with Leonard Fournette and a top 5 recruiting class coming in, they should be an elite SEC team again.
Ohio State- The defending national champs have 3 very very good QBS on their roster, no matter who they decide to start they should win the big 10 again.
Michigan State- Michigan State is 24-3 over the past 2 years, with wins in the Rose and Cotton Bowl. With QB Connor Cook coming back for his senior year, this team could win 10 games again.
Wisconsin- After Ohio State and Michigan State, there is a big drop-off in the big 10. Wisconsin won 11 games last year so that is why I’m calling them the 3rd best big 10 team.
Florida State- Despite losing Winston to the NFL draft, the Seminoles should be a very good team again. Dalvin Cook will be a very important player next year for FSU and they are bringing in a top 3 recruiting class.
Georgia Tech- Goergia Tech is coming off an 11 win season and an Orange Bowl victory which solidifies them as the 2nd best ACC team
Clemson- Clemson is coming off a 10 win season and they are bringing in a top 10 recruiting class.
Arizona- With Anu Solomon, Arizona should be one of the pac 12 favorites for next year.
Oregon-Despite losing Mariota to the NFL draft, Oregon should still be a good team. They will probably find a QB to replace Mariota and put up great numbers in oregons system.
USC- USC should be a much improved team next year because they are bringing in a top 3 recruiting class
TCU- The Hornfrogs were so close to making the college football playoff last year, and with the Heisman favorite Boykin, they are the best team in the big 12.
Baylor- Even though they are losing Petty to the NFL draft, they are returning a lot of their key players.
Oklahoma- The Sooners had a rough season last year, but with a top 15 recruiting class they should b much improved.