2018 College Football Schedules: All 130 Teams, Early Predictions, Breakdowns

2018 College Football Schedules: All 130 Teams, Early Predictions, Breakdowns

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2018 College Football Schedules: All 130 Teams, Early Predictions, Breakdowns


The schedules for all 130 college football teams, including the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis.


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ACC: ATLANTIC

– ACC Weekly Schedule Analysis, Top Ten Games

Boston College Eagles

The Eagles can’t give away any home games, with trips to Virginia Tech, Florida State and NC State. They catch a horrible break having to play the Hokies and Miami from the Coastal, but as long as they get off to a hot start, they can get bowling again.
Realistic Best Case Record: 7-5
Realistic Worst Case Record: 3-9

Sept. 1 UMass
Sept. 8 Holy Cross
Sept. 13 at Wake Forest
Sept. 22 at Purdue
Sept. 29 Temple
Oct. 6 at NC State
Oct. 13 Louisville
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 26 Miami
Nov. 3 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 10 Clemson
Nov. 17 at Florida State
Nov. 24 Syracuse
Full Schedule Analysis

Clemson Tigers

There’s no real complaining about the slate. If Clemson really is CFP good, it should be able to take down Texas A&M early on in the Jimbo Fisher era. Georgia Tech on the road won’t be easy, but realistically, Florida State in Tallahassee is the only real worry.
Realistic Best Case Record: 12-0
Realistic Worst Case Record: 9-3

Sept. 1 Furman
Sept. 8 at Texas A&M
Sept. 15 Georgia Southern
Sept. 22 at Georgia Tech
Sept. 29 Syracuse
Oct. 6 at Wake Forest
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 NC State
Oct. 27 at Florida State
Nov. 3 Louisville
Nov. 10 at Boston College
Nov. 17 Duke
Nov. 24 South Carolina
Full Schedule Analysis

Florida State Seminoles

The Seminoles get to see where they stand right out of the gate against Virginia Tech. With road games at Louisville, Miami, NC State and Notre Dame, Willie Taggart has a ton of work to do. Fortunately, he and the Noles get Clemson and Florida in Doak Campbell.
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 7-5

Sept. 3 Virginia Tech
Sept. 8 Samford
Sept. 15 at Syracuse
Sept. 22 Northern Illinois
Sept. 29 at Louisville
Oct. 6 at Miami
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 Wake Forest
Oct. 27 Clemson
Nov. 3 at NC State
Nov. 10 at Notre Dame
Nov. 17 Boston College
Nov. 24 Florida
Full Schedule Analysis

Louisville Cardinals

How do you start life without Lamar? You kick it all off by playing Alabama – yippee. Fortunately, the rest of the slate isn’t all that bad, getting Florida State and NC State at home. However, three road games in four dates – including Clemson – won’t be easy.
Realistic Best Case Record: 10-2
Realistic Worst Case Record: 7-5

Sept. 1 vs. Alabama (in Orlando)
Sept. 8 Indiana State
Sept. 15 WKU
Sept. 22 at Virginia
Sept. 29 Florida State
Oct. 5 Georgia Tech
Oct. 13 at Boston College
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 Wake Forest
Nov. 3 at Clemson
Nov. 9 at Syracuse
Nov. 17 NC State
Nov. 24 Kentucky
Full Schedule Analysis

NC State Wolfpack

It’s a sneaky-tough schedule, but the Pack should be okay as long as they take care of business at home. James Madison is a killer FCS team, and after that come nine bowl teams from last year in the last 11 games – and Syracuse and North Carolina aren’t easy.
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6

Sept. 1 James Madison
Sept. 8 Georgia State
Sept. 15 West Virginia
Sept. 22 at Marshall
Sept. 29 Virginia
Oct. 6 Boston College
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 at Clemson
Oct. 27 at Syracuse
Nov. 3 Florida State
Nov. 8 Wake Forest
Nov. 17 at Louisville
Nov. 24 at North Carolina
Full Schedule Analysis

Syracuse Orange

The Orange had an unfair schedule over the second half of last season. This one is a little bit easier. There’s no Clemson at home this time around, but they get Florida State in the Dome early on. On the plus side, they play five teams that didn’t go bowling last year.
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8

Sept. 1 at Western Michigan
Sept. 8 Wagner
Sept. 15 Florida State
Sept. 22 UConn
Sept. 29 at Clemson
Oct. 6 at Pitt
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 North Carolina
Oct. 27 NC State
Nov. 3 at Wake Forest
Nov. 9 Louisville
Nov. 17 Notre Dame (in New York)
Nov. 24 at Boston College
Full Schedule Analysis

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

It’s all about getting off to a really, really hot start, with a ridiculous five home games in a row after starting out at Tulane, and an equally silly four road games in the final six games after the week off. Getting Notre Dame and Clemson at home will be fun.
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7

Aug. 30 at Tulane
Sept. 8 Towson
Sept. 13 Boston College
Sept. 22 Notre Dame
Sept. 29 Rice
Oct. 6 Clemson
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 at Florida State
Oct. 27 at Louisville
Nov. 3 Syracuse
Nov. 8 at NC State
Nov. 17 Pitt
Nov. 24 at Duke
Full Schedule Analysis

ACC: COASTAL

– ACC Weekly Schedule Analysis, Top Ten Games

Duke Blue Devils

Getting off to a big start is a must, dealing with Northwestern and Baylor on the road after starting out with a battle against Army. Missing Florida State from the Atlantic helps, but having to play Clemson and Miami on the road stinks. The run of four road games in six weeks over the second half of the season is a problem.
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8

Sept. 1 Army
Sept. 8 at Northwestern
Sept. 15 at Baylor
Sept. 22 NC Central
Sept. 29 Virginia Tech
Oct. 6 OPEN DATE
Oct. 13 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 20 Virginia
Oct. 27 at Pitt
Nov. 3 at Miami
Nov. 10 North Carolina
Nov. 17 at Clemson
Nov. 24 Wake Forest
Full Schedule Analysis

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

At USF, at Pitt, Clemson. The Yellow Jackets aren’t taking it easy after starting things off with Alcorn State. And how’s this after the break? At Virginia Tech, Miami, and at Georgia – sprinkled among some other tough battles. Yikes.
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7

Sept. 1 Alcorn State
Sept. 8 at USF
Sept. 15 at Pitt
Sept. 22 Clemson
Sept. 29 Bowling Green
Oct. 5 at Louisville
Oct. 13 Duke
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 25 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 3 at North Carolina
Nov. 10 Miami
Nov. 17 Virginia
Nov. 24 at Georgia
Full Schedule Analysis

Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes can prove they’re for real again right away going to Texas to face LSU. After that, it’s just not that bad a slate, getting Florida State at home, missing Clemson, and with manageable road games early on. However, back-to-back games at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech will be the test.
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 8-4

Sept. 2 LSU (in Arlington)
Sept. 8 Savannah State
Sept. 15 at Toledo
Sept. 22 FIU
Sept. 27 North Carolina
Oct. 6 Florida State
Oct. 13 at Virginia
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 26 at Boston College
Nov. 3 Duke
Nov. 10 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 17 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 24 Pitt
Full Schedule Analysis

North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels get Miami and Virginia Tech out of the way over the first half of the season – along with an interesting home game against UCF – but it’s not like things ease up. After a week off and that date with the Hokies, they go on the road three times in four weeks. Every game over the second half is winnable, though.
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7

Sept. 1 at California
Sept. 8 at East Carolina
Sept. 15 UCF
Sept. 22 Pitt
Sept. 27 at Miami
Oct. 6 OPEN DATE
Oct. 13 Virginia Tech
Oct. 20 at Syracuse
Oct. 27 at Virginia
Nov. 3 Georgia Tech
Nov. 10 at Duke
Nov. 17 Western Carolina
Nov. 24 NC State
Full Schedule Analysis

Pitt Panthers

Not only do the Panthers have to deal with Penn State and Georgia Tech early, but they have three road games in four weeks to follow, finishing up at Notre Dame. Oh, yeah … that doesn’t include three games in the final four weeks, highlighted by trips to Virginia Tech and Miami.
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7

Sept. 1 Albany
Sept. 8 Penn State
Sept. 15 Georgia Tech
Sept. 22 at North Carolina
Sept. 29 at UCF
Oct. 6 Syracuse
Oct. 13 at Notre Dame
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 27 Duke
Nov. 2 at Virginia
Nov. 10 Virginia Tech
Nov. 17 at Wake Forest
Nov. 24 at Miami
Full Schedule Analysis

Virginia Cavaliers

If the Cavaliers have to get through September alive, they’ll have a shot at a nice season. They miss both Clemson and Florida State, but Miami and Virginia Tech are over the second half. The run of four home games in five weeks helps, but closing out at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech is a bear.
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7

Sept. 1 Richmond
Sept. 8 at Indiana
Sept. 15 Ohio
Sept. 22 Louisville
Sept. 29 at NC State
Oct. 6 OPEN DATE
Oct. 13 Miami
Oct. 20 at Duke
Oct. 27 North Carolina
Nov. 2 Pitt
Nov. 10 Liberty
Nov. 17 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 23 at Virginia Tech
Full Schedule Analysis

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies get to go to Florida State to kick things off, just to wake everyone up right away. Win that, though, and it’s relatively smooth sailing, even with Notre Dame coming to Blacksburg. Miami, and four of the final five games are at home coming off an open date.
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 7-5

Sept. 3 at Florida State
Sept. 8 William & Mary
Sept. 15 East Carolina
Sept. 22 at Old Dominion
Sept. 29 at Duke
Oct. 6 Notre Dame
Oct. 13 at North Carolina
Oct. 20 OPEN DATE
Oct. 25 Georgia Tech
Nov. 3 Boston College
Nov. 10 at Pitt
Nov. 17 Miami
Nov. 23 Virginia
Full Schedule Analysis

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