Bold Predictions for the 2017 College Football Season - Fueled by Sports

Bold Predictions for the 2017 College Football Season

The 2017 College Football Season is seven months away, but it’s always fun to look ahead and make predictions. Here are my bold predictions for the 2017 season:

  1. Alabama and Florida State will be ranked as the preseason top two teams when they meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to kickoff the season. Jalen Hurts will look much improved at throwing the ball, after a spirited QB battle with freshman Tua Tagovailoa, throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-20 win over the Seminoles.
  2. Oklahoma will get revenge on Ohio State, beating the Buckeyes 38-35.
  3. Clemson will lose their second game of the year at home against Auburn, 31-21.
  4. Notre Dame will fire coach Brian Kelly after the Fighting Irish get beat by three touchdowns against USC.
  5. Ohio State will beat Penn State, handing the Nittany Lions their first loss of the season.
  6. The SEC West will be decided by the Iron Bowl.
  7. Michigan will beat Ohio State for the first time since 2011, but come up short in the conference after losing on the road to Penn State earlier in the year.
  8. Tennessee will fire Butch Jones after a disappointing 7-5 season.
  9. Alabama will beat Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
  10. The Big Ten East will come down to a three way tie with Penn State winning the tiebreaker.
  11. The Big-12 will come down to West Virginia and Oklahoma in the first conference title game since 2010. The Mountaineers beat the Sooners, but the Big-12 will fail to have a representative in the playoffs yet again, since both teams have two losses.
  12. Alabama will return to the playoffs yet again with a 13-0 record and as the number one team in the country.
  13. Clemson will finish third in their division.
  14. USC will win the Pac-12 and go into the playoffs as the number two team in the country with a 12-1 record.
  15. Penn State will win the Big Ten for the second consecutive season, knocking off Wisconsin again, and the Nittany Lions will make their first appearance in the playoffs with a 12-1 record and as the number three team.
  16. Jalen Hurts will beat out Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson for the Heisman Trophy.
  17. Florida State fell short to Alabama in the opener, but recovered to go 12-1, winning the ACC and meeting the Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl.
  18. Penn State will get their revenge over USC in the Rose Bowl, beating the Trojans 45-42 in another shootout.
  19. Alabama beats Florida State by two touchdowns, 35-21, after their defense secures the victory with a late pick-six.
  20. Alabama will blowout the Nittany Lions, 38-13 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to win the National Championship.

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