2021 College Football Predictions For All 130 Teams: Spring

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2021 College Football Predictions For All 130 Teams: Spring

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2021 College Football Predictions For All 130 Teams: Spring

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Sun Belt East

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Sun Belt 2021 Pre-Spring Rankings & Breakdown

Appalachian State Mountaineers

The Mountaineers might have taken a step out of the spotlight with Coastal Carolina and Louisiana rocking, but now they’re about go come back rocking. If the QB play is fine, look out – Coastal Carolina has to come to Boone.

2018: 11-2 2019: 13-1 2020: 9-3
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 7-5
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 10-2

Sept. 2 East Carolina (in Charlotte)
Sept. 11 at Miami
Sept. 18 Elon
Sept. 23 Marshall
Oct. 2 at Georgia State
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 12 at Louisiana
Oct. 20 Coastal Carolina
Oct. 30 ULM
Nov. 6 at Arkansas State
Nov. 13 South Alabama
Nov. 20 at Troy
Nov. 27 Georgia Southern
Full Schedule Analysis

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

After a season of all seasons, Coastal Carolina has everything in place to keep it all going with another loaded team along with head coach Jamey Chadwell, who somehow didn’t get a bigger gig quite yet. The Chanticleers have to go to Buffalo, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, but there isn’t a game on the slate they can’t win.

2018: 5-7 2019: 5-7 2020: 11-1
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 10-2

Sept. 4 The Citadel
Sept. 11 Kansas
Sept. 18 at Buffalo
Sept. 25 UMass
Oct. 2 ULM
Oct. 7 at Arkansas State
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 at Appalachian State
Oct. 28 Troy
Nov. 6 at Georgia Southern
Nov. 13 Georgia State
Nov. 20 Texas State
Nov. 26 at South Alabama
Full Schedule Analysis

Georgia Southern Eagles

The only problem is a Sun Belt East that’s going to be fantastic again. The O line might be an early issue, too, but it’ll be fine. There are a whole lot of landmines including dates with BYU and Coastal Carolina at home and road trips to Arkansas, Florida Atlantic and Appalachian State.

2018: 10-3 2019: 7-6 2020: 8-5
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 7-5

Sept. 4 Gardner-Webb
Sept. 11 at Florida Atlantic
Sept. 18 at Arkansas
Sept. 25 Louisiana
Oct. 2 Arkansas State
Oct. 9 at Troy
Oct. 14 at South Alabama
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 Georgia State
Nov. 6 Coastal Carolina
Nov. 13 at Texas State
Nov. 20 BYU
Nov. 27 at Appalachian State
Full Schedule Analysis

Georgia State Panthers

Everyone is expected back on offense, most of the starters are back on D, and … the schedule is a massive issue. Getting Army, at North Carolina and at Auburn hurts with trips to Georgia Southern, Louisiana and Coastal Carolina coming later. The team will probably be better than the final record.

2018: 2-10 2019: 7-6 2020: 6-4
Realistic Best Case Record: 7-5
Realistic Worst Case Record: 3-9
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 5-7

Sept. 4 Army
Sept. 11 at North Carolina
Sept. 18 Charlotte
Sept. 25 at Auburn
Oct. 2 Appalachian State
Oct. 9 at ULM
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 Texas State
Oct. 30 at Georgia Southern
Nov. 4 at Louisiana
Nov. 13 at Coastal Carolina
Nov. 20 Arkansas State
Nov. 27 Troy
Full Schedule Analysis

Troy Trojans

Don’t sleep on a Trojan team that will get lost in the preseason attention with everyone loving the rest of the good teams in the East. The biggest plus? Almost all the starters are back to go along with a nice push from the transfer portal. Take care of most of the home games, and getting to six wins is possible.

2018: 10-3 2019: 5-7 2020: 5-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 6-6

Sept. 4 Southern
Sept. 11 Liberty
Sept. 18 at Southern Miss
Sept. 25 at ULM
Oct. 2 at South Carolina
Oct. 9 Georgia Southern
Oct. 16 at Texas State
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 28 at Coastal Carolina
Nov. 6 South Alabama
Nov. 13 Louisiana
Nov. 20 Appalachian State
Nov. 27 at Georgia State
Full Schedule Analysis


Sun Belt West

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Arkansas State Red Wolves

Really? ASU got Butch Jones as the new head coach? He should be good, there’s enough incoming talent from the transfer portal, but the schedule is a potential bear. Memphis, Washington and Tulsa are all non-conference problems, but Coastal Carolina, Louisiana and Appalachian State are all at home.

2018: 8-5 2019: 8-5 2020: 4-7
Realistic Best Case Record: 7-5
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 6-6

Sept. 4 Central Arkansas
Sept. 11 Memphis
Sept. 18 at Washington
Sept. 25 at Tulsa
Oct. 2 at Georgia Southern
Oct. 7 Coastal Carolina
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 21 Louisiana
Oct. 30 at South Alabama
Nov. 6 Appalachian State
Nov. 13 at ULM
Nov. 20 at Georgia State
Nov. 27 Texas State
Full Schedule Analysis

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

The machine should keep in rolling with Billy Napier still around and not the head coach of some Power Five program, and he gets back most of the key parts of the team that rolled to a 10-1 2020 season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have to go to Texas, Georgia Southern, Troy and Liberty – all four of those games are dangerous – along with home battles against Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina and Georgia State at home.

2018: 7-7 2019: 11-3 2020: 10-1
Realistic Best Case Record: 10-2
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 8-4

Sept. 4 at Texas
Sept. 11 Nicholls
Sept. 18 Ohio
Sept. 25 at Georgia Southern
Oct. 2 at South Alabama
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 12 Appalachian State
Oct. 21 at Arkansas State
Oct. 30 Texas State
Nov. 4 Georgia State
Nov. 13 at Troy
Nov. 20 at Liberty
Nov. 27 ULM
Full Schedule Analysis

South Alabama Jaguars

There are enough interesting parts in place for new head coach Kane Wommack to work with, starting with former Utah and South Carolina QB Jake Bentley. However, the schedule isn’t going to help the cause with a rough run of four road games in five weeks before closing out against Coastal Carolina.

2018: 3-9 2019: 2-10 2020: 4-7
Realistic Best Case Record: 6-6
Realistic Worst Case Record: 2-10
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 4-8

Sept. 4 Southern Miss
Sept. 11 at Bowling Green
Sept. 18 Alcorn State
Sept. 25 OPEN DATE
Oct. 2 Louisiana
Oct. 9 at Texas State
Oct. 14 Georgia Southern
Oct. 23 at ULM
Oct. 30 Arkansas State
Nov. 6 at Troy
Nov. 13 at Appalachian State
Nov. 20 at Tennessee
Nov. 26 Coastal Carolina
Full Schedule Analysis

Texas State Bobcats

There’s a chance this becomes one of the Sun Belt’s hot teams. The offense is going to be fun, but the defense has to improve. There are just enough winnable home games to take a good step forward, but road games at Coastal Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia State and Arkansas State in the back half of the season are disastrous.

2018: 3-9 2019: 3-9 2020: 2-10
Realistic Best Case Record: 6-6
Realistic Worst Case Record: 2-10
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 3-9

Sept. 4 Baylor
Sept. 11 at FIU
Sept. 18 Incarnate Word
Sept. 25 at Eastern Michigan
Oct. 2 OPEN DATE
Oct. 9 South Alabama
Oct. 16 Troy
Oct. 23 at Georgia State
Oct. 30 at Louisiana
Nov. 6 ULM
Nov. 13 Georgia Southern
Nov. 20 at Coastal Carolina
Nov. 27 at Arkansas State
Full Schedule Analysis

ULM Warhawks

It’ll be interesting to see what new head coach Terry Bowden can do right away. After one of the worst on-field seasons of anyone in 2020, it’s still going to take a whole lot of work just to be respectable. It’ll take several big upsets just to get close to .500.

2018: 6-6 2019: 5-7 2020: 0-10
Realistic Best Case Record: 6-6
Realistic Worst Case Record: 1-10
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 2-10

Sept. 4 at Kentucky
Sept. 11 OPEN DATE
Sept. 18 Jackson State
Sept. 25 Troy
Oct. 2 at Coastal Carolina
Oct. 9 Georgia State
Oct. 16 Liberty
Oct. 23 South Alabama
Oct. 30 at Appalachian State
Nov. 6 at Texas State
Nov. 13 Arkansas State
Nov. 20 at LSU
Nov. 27 at Louisiana
Full Schedule Analysis

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