2019 College Football Early Predictions For All 130 Teams

2019 College Football Early Predictions For All 130 Teams

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2019 College Football Early Predictions For All 130 Teams

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Big 12 Weekly Schedule Analysis, Top Ten Games

Baylor Bears

After what should be a great start, what can the Bears do against the Big 12 big boys? They should be 3-0 going into the conference opener against Iowa State, and in all, five of the first six games are against teams that didn’t go bowling. Oklahoma and Texas have to come to Waco, and all things considered, road games at TCU and Oklahoma State aren’t all that awful.

2018 Record: 7-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2019 Prediction, March Version: 7-5

Aug. 31 Stephen F. Austin
Sept. 7 UTSA
Sept. 14 OPEN DATE
Sept. 21 at Rice
Sept. 28 Iowa State
Oct. 5 at Kansas State
Oct. 12 Texas Tech
Oct. 19 at Oklahoma State
Oct. 26 OPEN DATE
Oct. 31 West Virginia
Nov. 9 at TCU
Nov. 16 Oklahoma
Nov. 23 Texas
Nov. 30 at Kansas
Full Schedule Analysis

Iowa State Cyclones

It’s time to start giving head coach Matt Campbell the benefit of the doubt. There’s a week off before hosting Iowa, and TCU, Oklahoma State and Texas have to come to Ames. However, road games at Baylor, West Virginia and Oklahoma are just a part of the problem. Even so, the team is good enough to fight to eight wins if everything goes right.

2018 Record: 8-5
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2019 Prediction, March Version: 8-4

Aug. 31 Northern Iowa
Sept. 7 OPEN DATE
Sept. 14 Iowa
Sept. 21 ULM
Sept. 28 at Baylor
Oct. 5 TCU
Oct. 12 at West Virginia
Oct. 19 at Texas Tech
Oct. 26 Oklahoma State
Nov. 2 OPEN DATE
Nov. 9 at Oklahoma
Nov. 16 Texas
Nov. 23 Kansas
Nov. 30 at Kansas State
Full Schedule Analysis

Kansas Jayhawks

Les Miles is probably going to be good enough to win at least four games in his first season in Lawrence … but how? The Jayhawks will start out 2-0 against Indiana State and Coastal Carolina, but it’ll take a few big upsets – like at home against Texas Tech or against Kansas State – to get to the four mark.

2018 Record: 3-9
Realistic Best Case Record: 6-6
Realistic Worst Case Record: 2-10
2019 Prediction, March Version: 4-8

Aug. 31 Indiana State
Sept. 7 Coastal Carolina
Sept. 13 at Boston College
Sept. 21 West Virginia
Sept. 28 at TCU
Oct. 5 Oklahoma
Oct. 12 OPEN DATE
Oct. 19 at Texas
Oct. 26 Texas Tech
Nov. 2 Kansas State
Nov. 9 OPEN DATE
Nov. 16 at Oklahoma State
Nov. 23 at Iowa State
Nov. 30 Baylor
Full Schedule Analysis

Kansas State Wildcats

Chris Klieman should be the Big 12’s biggest X factor. There’s just enough experience at K-State to turn a mediocre, underachieving 2018 season into a good 2019. The Wildcats will start 2-0, and have to get by teams like Baylor, West Virginia and Iowa State at home and Kansas and Texas Tech on the road. An upset somewhere – like at home against TCU – would be nice.

2018 Record: 5-7
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2019 Prediction, March Version: 6-6

Aug. 31 Nicholls
Sept. 7 Bowling Green
Sept. 14 at Mississippi State
Sept. 21 OPEN DATE
Sept. 28 at Oklahoma State
Oct. 5 Baylor
Oct. 12 OPEN DATE
Oct. 17 TCU
Oct. 26 Oklahoma
Nov. 2 at Kansas
Nov. 9 at Texas
Nov. 16 West Virginia
Nov. 23 at Texas Tech
Nov. 30 Iowa State
Full Schedule Analysis

Oklahoma Sooners

At some point, Oklahoma has to lose two regular season games again, right? Watch out for the road game at UCLA early on, to go along with the Texas game, and … where’s that sure-thing second loss? Where’s that sure-thing first loss? The other games at Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor, and up the road to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State just aren’t that bad.

2018 Record: 12-2
Realistic Best Case Record: 12-0
Realistic Worst Case Record: 8-4
2019 Prediction, March Version: 11-1

Aug. 31 Houston
Sept. 7 South Dakota
Sept. 14 at UCLA
Sept. 21 OPEN DATE
Sept. 28 Texas Tech
Oct. 5 at Kansas
Oct. 12 Texas (in Dallas)
Oct. 19 West Virginia
Oct. 26 at Kansas State
Nov. 2 OPEN DATE
Nov. 9 Iowa State
Nov. 16 at Baylor
Nov. 23 TCU
Nov. 30 at Oklahoma State
Full Schedule Analysis

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State has a way of bouncing back quickly from disappointing seasons, and this year should be something excellent with a whole lot of good parts back. With road games at Oregon State and Tulsa to go along with McNeese State, OSU should start out 3-0 before going to Texas. The Oklahoma game is at home, and so are the dates against TCU and Baylor. Watch out for a push for ten wins.

2018 Record: 7-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 10-2
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2019 Prediction, March Version: 9-3

Aug. 30 at Oregon State
Sept. 7 McNeese State
Sept. 14 at Tulsa
Sept. 21 at Texas
Sept. 28 Kansas State
Oct. 5 at Texas Tech
Oct. 12 OPEN DATE
Oct. 19 Baylor
Oct. 26 at Iowa State
Nov. 2 TCU
Nov. 9 OPEN DATE
Nov. 16 Kansas
Nov. 23 at West Virginia
Nov. 30 Oklahoma
Full Schedule Analysis

Texas Longhorns

Lost in all of the excitement and all of what will be preseason hype is all the rebuilding to be done on the lines and in the defensive backfield. However, this will be one fun team to watch. The LSU game will be the litmus test to see just how good this season can be, but that’s not it. West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State, Baylor and Oklahoma – those are all away from Austin. Expect two losses, and the question is whether or not the Longhorns can avoid a third.

2018 Record: 10-4
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 8-4
2019 Prediction, March Version: 9-3

Aug. 31 Louisiana Tech
Sept. 7 LSU
Sept. 14 Rice (in Houston)
Sept. 21 Oklahoma State
Sept. 28 OPEN DATE
Oct. 5 at West Virginia
Oct. 12 Oklahoma (in Dallas)
Oct. 19 Kansas
Oct. 26 at TCU
Nov. 2 OPEN DATE
Nov. 9 Kansas State
Nov. 16 at Iowa State
Nov. 23 at Baylor
Nov. 30 Texas Tech
Full Schedule Analysis

TCU Horned Frogs

Just assume that TCU took a year off – this year’s version should bounce back into one of the Big 12’s stars. Beat Purdue in West Lafayette, and it’ll be a 4-0 start before going to Iowa State and Kansas State. The Texas game is at home, but the Horned Frogs have to go to Norman to face Oklahoma. The O still won’t be good enough to get to ten wins, but it’ll be better. The D will pick up the slack for the rest.

2018 Record: 7-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 10-2
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2019 Prediction, March Version: 9-3

Aug. 31 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Sept. 7 OPEN DATE
Sept. 14 at Purdue
Sept. 21 SMU
Sept. 28 Kansas
Oct. 5 at Iowa State
Oct. 12 OPEN DATE
Oct. 17 at Kansas State
Oct. 26 Texas
Nov. 2 at Oklahoma State
Nov. 9 Baylor
Nov. 16 at Texas Tech
Nov. 23 at Oklahoma
Nov. 29 West Virginia
Full Schedule Analysis

Texas Tech Red Raiders

New head man Matt Wells should have just enough talent back to get bowling, and just enough missing to do much more. Starting out 2-0 is no problem, but the trips to Arizona and Oklahoma will likely even things out. Those, along with road trips to Baylor, West Virginia and Texas, will make it tough to get past that six win mark.

2018 Record: 5-7
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2019 Prediction, March Version: 6-6

Aug. 31 Montana State
Sept. 7 UTEP
Sept. 14 at Arizona
Sept. 21 OPEN DATE
Sept. 28 at Oklahoma
Oct. 5 Oklahoma State
Oct. 12 at Baylor
Oct. 19 Iowa State
Oct. 26 at Kansas
Nov. 2 OPEN DATE
Nov. 9 at West Virginia
Nov. 16 TCU
Nov. 23 Kansas State
Nov. 30 at Texas
Full Schedule Analysis

West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia will be one of the more interesting Big 12 calls. There’s a whole lot to like, but the schedule is an issue with a trip to Missouri and a home date against a solid NC State. Even the opener against James Madison isn’t a sure thing. Texas and Oklahoma State have to come to Morgantown, but the Mountaineers have to go to Oklahoma, Baylor and TCU. Getting past seven wins will be a push.

2018 Record: 8-4
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2019 Prediction, March Version: 7-5

Aug. 31 James Madison
Sept. 7 at Missouri
Sept. 14 NC State
Sept. 21 at Kansas
Sept. 28 OPEN DATE
Oct. 5 Texas
Oct. 12 Iowa State
Oct. 19 at Oklahoma
Oct. 26 OPEN DATE
Oct. 31 at Baylor
Nov. 9 Texas Tech
Nov. 16 at Kansas State
Nov. 23 Oklahoma State
Nov. 29 at TCU
Full Schedule Analysis

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