My 2017 College Football Preview: Part 5

ACC – Predicted Order of Finish

COASTAL

Miami, Fla. (5-3, 9-4)

Virginia Tech (5-3, 8-4)

North Carolina (4-4, 7-5)

Georgia Tech (4-4, 6-6)

Pittsburgh (4-4, 6-6)

Duke (2-6, 4-8)

Virginia (2-6, 4-8)

ATLANTIC

Florida State (8-0, 11-2)

Clemson (6-2, 9-3)

Louisville (6-2, 9-3)

N.C. State (5-3, 8-4)

Syracuse (2-6, 5-7)

Wake Forest (2-6, 4-8)

Boston College (1-7, 4-8)

ACC Championship—Florida State over Miami, Fla.

All-ACC Offense

QB—Lamar Jackson, Louisville

RB—Mark Walton, Miami

RB—Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh

WR—Ahmmon Richards, Miami

WR—Ervin Phillips, Syracuse

TE—Jaylen Phillips, N.C. State

OL—Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

OL—Tyrone Crowder, Clemson

OL—Tony Adams, N.C. State

OL—Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh

OL—Alec Eberle, Florida State

K—Mike Weaver, Wake Forest

All-ACC Defense

DL—Bradley Chubb, N.C. State

DL—Christian Wilkins, Clemson

DL—Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

DL—Harold Landry, Boston College

LB—Micah Kiser, Virginia

LB—Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

LB—Ben Humphreys, Duke

DB—Derwin James, Florida State

DB—Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

DB—Quin Blanding, Virginia

DB—Jaire Alexander, Louisville

P—Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse

ACC Honor Roll 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Lamar Jackson, Louisville

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Derwin James, Florida State

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR—Christian Wilkins, Clemson

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Hunter Johnson, Clemson

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Adonis Thomas, Florida State

COACH OF THE YEAR—Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

COACH MOST LIKELY TO BE FIRED—Steve Addazio, Boston College

GAME OF THE YEAR—Florida State at Clemson

CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Pittsburgh over Miami

NON-CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Auburn over Clemson

BEST NON-CONFERENCE WIN—Miami over Notre Dame

BUY LOW—N.C. State

SELL HIGH—Georgia Tech

BIG 12 – Predicted Order of Finish

Oklahoma State (7-2, 11-2)

Texas (7-2, 10-3)

Oklahoma (7-2, 9-3)

Kansas State (6-3, 9-3)

TCU (5-4, 7-5)

West Virginia (4-5, 7-5)

Texas Tech (4-5, 5-7)

Baylor (3-6, 5-7)

Iowa State (2-7, 5-7)

Kansas (0-9, 2-10)

All-Big 12 Offense

QB—Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

RB—Justice Hill, Oklahoma State

RB—Justin Crawford, West Virginia

WR—James Washington, Oklahoma State

WR—Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

WR—Allen Lazard, Iowa State

OL—Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

OL—Connor Williams, Texas

OL—Dalton Risner, Kansas State

OL—Zack Crabtree, Oklahoma State

OL—Jake Campos, Iowa State

K—Mike Molina, West Virginia

All-Big 12 Defense

DL—Dorance Armstrong, Kansas

DL—K.J. Smith, Baylor

DL—Malcolm Roach, Texas

LB—Travin Howard, TCU

LB—Elijah Lee, Kansas State

LB—Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma

LB—Malik Jefferson, Texas

DB—Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State

DB—Jordan Thomas, Oklahoma

DB—D.J. Reed, Kansas State

DB—Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State

P—Michael Dickson, Texas

Big 12 Honor Roll

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Malik Jefferson, Texas

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR—Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Will Grier, West Virginia

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Gary Johnson, Texas

COACH OF THE YEAR—Tom Herman, Texas

COACH MOST LIKELY TO BE FIRED—Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech

GAME OF THE YEAR—Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Texas Tech over Kansas State

NON-CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—West Virginia over Virginia Tech

BEST NON-CONFERENCE WIN—Texas over USC

BUY LOW—Texas

SELL HIGH—Oklahoma

Big Ten – Predicted Order of Finish

EAST DIVISION

Ohio State (8-1, 12-1)

Penn State (7-2, 10-2)

Michigan (7-2, 10-2)

Indiana (5-4, 8-4)

Maryland (4-5, 6-6)

Michigan State (3-6, 5-7)

Rutgers (0-9, 2-10)

WEST DIVISION

Wisconsin (7-2, 10-3)

Northwestern (6-3, 9-3)

Minnesota (5-4, 7-5)

Nebraska (5-4, 7-5)

Iowa (4-5, 6-6)

Illinois (1-8, 3-9)

Purdue (1-8, 2-10)

Big Ten Championship—Ohio State over Wisconsin

All-Big Ten Offense

QB—J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

RB—Justin Jackson, Northwestern

RB—Saquon Barkley, Penn State

WR—DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

WR—Simmie Cobbs, Indiana

TE—Troy Fumagali, Wisconsin

OL—Billy Price, Ohio State

OL—Sean Welsh, Iowa

OL—Mason Cole, Michigan

OL—Jamarco Jones, Ohio State

OL—Brian Allen, Michigan State

K—Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota

All-Big Ten Defense

DL—Rashan Gary, Michigan

DL—Maurice Hurst, Michigan

DL—Nick Bosa, Ohio State

DL—Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State

LB—Tegray Scales, Indiana

LB—Josey Jewell, Iowa

LB—Jack Cichy, Wisconsin

DB—Rashard Fant, Indiana

DB—Marcus Allen, Penn State

DB—Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern

DB—Denzel Ward, Ohio State

P—Hunter Niswander, Northwestern

Big Ten Honor Roll

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Saquon Barkley, Penn State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Tegray Scales, Indiana

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR—Maurice Hurst, Michigan

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Chris James, Wisconsin

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State

COACH OF THE YEAR—Tom Allen, Indiana

COACH MOST LIKELY TO BE FIRED—Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

GAME OF THE YEAR—Penn State at Ohio State

CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Maryland over Michigan

NON-CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Oregon State over Minnesota

BEST NON-CONFERENCE WIN—Ohio State over Oklahoma

BUY LOW—Northwestern

SELL HIGH—Iowa

Pac-12 – Predicted Order of Finish

NORTH DIVISION

Washington (7-2, 11-2)

Stanford (6-3, 9-3)

Washington State (5-4, 8-4)

Oregon (5-4, 8-4)

Oregon State (3-6, 6-6)

California (2-7, 3-9)

SOUTH DIVISION

USC (7-2, 9-4)

Utah (5-4, 7-5)

Arizona State (5-4, 7-5)

UCLA (4-5, 7-5)

Arizona (3-6, 5-7)

Colorado (2-7, 5-7)

Pac-12 Championship—Washington over USC

All-Pac-12 Offense

QB—Jake Browning, Washington

RB—Myles Gaskin, Washington

RB—Royce Freeman, Oregon

WR—Dante Pettis, Washington

WR—N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

WR—Shay Fields, Colorado

OL—Trey Adams, Washington

OL—Cody O’Connell, Washington State

OL—Scott Quessenberry, UCLA

OL—Coleman Shelton, Washington

OL—Damien Mama, USC

K—Aiden Schneider, Oregon

All-Pac-12 Defense

DL—Vita Vea, Washington

DL—Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State

DL—JoJo Wicker, Arizona State

DL—Greg Gaines, Washington

LB—Azeem Victor, Washington

LB—Keishawn Bierria, Washington

LB—Cameron Smith, USC

DB—Iman Marshall, USC

DB—Quenton Meeks, Stanford

DB—Chase Hansen, Utah

DB—Xavier Crawford, Oregon State

P—Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah

Pac-12 Honor Roll

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Jake Browning, Washington

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Vita Vea, Washington

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR—Vita Vea, Washington

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Tyler Vaughns, USC

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Jaelan Phillips, UCLA

COACH OF THE YEAR—Willie Taggart, Oregon

COACH MOST LIKELY TO BE FIRED—Jim Mora, UCLA

GAME OF THE YEAR—Washington at Stanford

CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Arizona State over Washington

NON-CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Texas over USC

BEST NON-CONFERENCE WIN—USC over Notre Dame

BUY LOW—Arizona State

SELL HIGH—Colorado

SEC – Predicted Order of Finish

EAST DIVISION

Georgia (6-2, 10-3)

Florida (6-2, 9-3)

Tennessee (4-4, 8-4)

Kentucky (3-5, 6-6)

South Carolina (3-5, 5-7)

Vanderbilt (2-6, 4-8)

Missouri (1-7, 4-8)

WEST DIVISION

Alabama (7-1, 12-1)

Auburn (6-2, 10-2)

LSU (5-3, 9-3)

Texas A&M (4-4, 7-5)

Arkansas (3-5, 7-5)

Mississippi State (3-5, 6-6)

Ole Miss (3-5, 6-6)

SEC Championship—Alabama over Georgia

All-SEC Offense

QB—Jalen Hurts, Alabama

RB—Derrius Gice, LSU

RB—Nick Chubb, Georgia

WR—Calvin Ridley, Alabama

WR—Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

TE—Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

OL—Braden Smith, Auburn

OL—Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State

OL—Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

OL—Will Clapp, LSU

OL—Martez Ivey, Florida

K—Daniel Carlson, Auburn

All-SEC Defense

DL—Arden Key, LSU

DL—Da’Ron Payne, Alabama

DL—Trent Thompson, Georgia

DL—Marques Haynes, Ole Miss

LB—Jordan Jones, Kentucky

LB—Roquan Smith, Georgia

LB—Ben Davis, Alabama

DB—Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

DB—Mike Edwards, Kentucky

DB—Duke Dawson, Florida

DB—Ronnie Harrison, Alabama

P—JK Scott, Alabama

SEC Honor Roll

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Derrius Gice, LSU

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR—Braden Smith, Auburn

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR—Ben Davis, Alabama

COACH OF THE YEAR—Kirby Smart, Georgia

COACH MOST LIKELY TO BE FIRED—Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M

GAME OF THE YEAR—Georgia vs. Florida

CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Auburn over Alabama

NON-CONFERENCE UPSET OF THE YEAR—Auburn over Clemson

BEST NON-CONFERENCE WIN—Alabama over Florida State

BUY LOW—Auburn

SELL HIGH—LSU

2017 BOWL PROJECTIONS

Sugar Bowl national semifinal—Florida State vs. Alabama

Rose Bowl national semifinal—Oklahoma State vs. Ohio State

Cotton Bowl—Texas vs. Auburn

Fiesta Bowl—Penn State vs. Washington

Orange Bowl—Clemson vs. Georgia

Peach Bowl—South Florida vs. Michigan

Citrus Bowl—Florida vs. Wisconsin

Outback Bowl—Indiana vs. LSU

Sun Bowl—Notre Dame vs. Oregon

Holiday Bowl—Stanford vs. Northwestern

Alamo Bowl—Oklahoma vs. USC

Camping World Bowl—Kansas State vs. Miami

Taxslayer Bowl—Nebraska vs. Arkansas

Arizona Bowl—Wyoming vs. Georgia Southern

Music City Bowl—Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky

Liberty Bowl—Mississippi State vs. West Virginia

Belk Bowl—Tennessee vs. Louisville

*Birmingham Bowl—Ohio vs. Memphis

Texas Bowl—Texas A&M vs. TCU

Foster Farms Bowl—Iowa vs. UCLA

Independence Bowl—North Carolina vs. Middle Tennessee

Pinstripe Bowl—Maryland vs. N.C. State

*Quick Lane Bowl—Utah vs. Pittsburgh

*Cactus Bowl—Western Kentucky vs. Arizona State

Military Bowl—Georgia Tech vs. Houston

*Heart of Dallas—Air Force vs. UTSA

St. Petersburg Bowl—SMU vs. Florida Atlantic

Hawaii Bowl—Hawaii vs. Navy

Dollar General Bowl—Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Armed Forces Bowl—Army vs. BYU

Bahamas Bowl—Southern Miss vs. Miami (Ohio)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl—Toledo vs. Boise State

*Boca Raton Bowl—Oregon State vs. Central Florida

New Orleans Bowl—Louisiana Tech vs. Troy

Cure Bowl—Idaho vs. Tulsa

Camellia Bowl—Western Michigan vs. Appalachian State

Las Vegas Bowl—Washington State vs. San Diego State

New Mexico Bowl—Old Dominion vs. New Mexico

*at-large team was selected since no affiliated team was available

 

 

 

 

 

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