College Football Predictions: Projecting Every Team's 2020 Record

College Football Predictions: Projecting Every Team's 2020 Record

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College Football Predictions: Projecting Every Team's 2020 Record

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Good luck trying to figure out what everyone’s college football schedule is going into the 2020 season, much less how all of the puzzle pieces will possibly fit.

But when it comes to predicting every team’s final record – and the bowl projections – we give it a try.

There are still 76 schools on track to give college football a shot over the next few months – 77 if you want to add Air Force, who might play Army and Navy. Here’s the preseason prediction for every team – done in alphabetical order – along with the revised CFN Preseason Ranking.

Two quick notes. 1) Several teams are still trying to finalize their schedules. These can and will change on the fly. 2) The ranking is based on how good and talented each team appears to be going into the season. Obviously, some teams – Arkansas, for one – have a brutal slate, while others have it a whole lot easier.

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Alabama Crimson Tide

2020 Preseason Prediction: 9-1
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 2
2019 Final Record: 11-2
Alabama Schedule

Appalachian State Mountaineers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 10-1
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 36
2019 Final Record: 13-1
Appalachian State Schedule

Arkansas Razorbacks

2020 Preseason Prediction: 0-10
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 41
2019 Final Record: 2-10
Arkansas Schedule

Arkansas State Red Wolves

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 59
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Arkansas State Schedule

Army Black Knights

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 61
2019 Final Record: 5-8
Army Schedule

Auburn Tigers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 61
2019 Final Record: 9-4
Auburn Schedule

Baylor Bears

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking:29
2019 Final Record: 11-3
Baylor Schedule

Boston College Eagles

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 44
2019 Final Record: 6-7
Boston College Schedule

BYU Cougars

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-1
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 32
2019 Final Record: 7-6
BYU Schedule

Charlotte 49ers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-7
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 69
2019 Final Record: 7-6
Charlotte Schedule

Cincinnati Bearcats

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 32
2019 Final Record: 11-3
Cincinnati Schedule

Clemson Tigers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 10-1
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 1
2019 Final Record: 14-1
Clemson Schedule

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 72
2019 Final Record: 5-7
Coastal Carolina Schedule

Duke Blue Devils

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-8
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 38
2019 Final Record: 5-7
Duke Schedule

East Carolina Pirates

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 58
2019 Final Record: 4-8
East Carolina Schedule

FIU Golden Panthers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 58
2019 Final Record: 6-7
FIU Schedule

Florida Gators

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 6
2019 Final Record: 11-2
Florida Schedule

Florida Atlantic Owls

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 52
2019 Final Record: 11-3
Florida Atlantic Schedule

Florida State Seminoles

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 24
2019 Final Record: 6-7
Florida State Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 3
2019 Final Record: 12-2
Georgia Schedule

Georgia Southern Eagles

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 51
2019 Final Record: 7-6
Georgia Southern Schedule

Georgia State Panthers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-7
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 67
2019 Final Record: 7-6
Georgia State Schedule

Houston Cougars

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 37
2019 Final Record: 4-8
Houston Schedule

Iowa State Cyclones

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 22
2019 Final Record: 7-6
Iowa State Schedule

Kansas Jayhawks

2020 Preseason Prediction: 1-9
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 46
2019 Final Record: 3-9
Kansas Schedule

Kansas State Wildcats

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 27
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Kansas State Schedule

Kentucky Wildcats

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 17
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Kentucky Schedule

Liberty Flames

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 68
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Liberty Schedule

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 49
2019 Final Record: 11-3
Louisiana Schedule

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 56
2019 Final Record: 10-3
Louisiana Tech Schedule

Louisville Cardinals

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 23
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Louisville Schedule

LSU Tigers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 4
2019 Final Record: 15-0
LSU Schedule

Marshall Thundering Herd

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 57
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Marshall Schedule

Memphis Tigers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 35
2019 Final Record: 12-2
Memphis Schedule

Miami Hurricanes

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 15
2019 Final Record: 6-7
Miami Schedule

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 63
2019 Final Record: 4-8
Middle Tennessee Schedule

Mississippi State Bulldogs

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 16
2019 Final Record: 6-7
Mississippi State Schedule

Missouri Tigers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 2-8
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 26
2019 Final Record: 6-6
Missouri Schedule

Navy Midshipmen

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 47
2019 Final Record: 11-2
Navy Schedule

NC State Wolfpack

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 28
2019 Final Record: 4-8
NC State Schedule

North Carolina Tar Heels

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 13
2019 Final Record: 7-6
North Carolina Schedule

North Texas Mean Green

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 65
2019 Final Record: 4-8
North Texas Schedule

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

2020 Preseason Prediction: 10-1
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 7
2019 Final Record: 11-2
Notre Dame Schedule

Oklahoma Sooners

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 5
2019 Final Record: 12-2
Oklahoma Schedule

Oklahoma State Cowboys

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 12
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Oklahoma State Schedule

Ole Miss Rebels

2020 Preseason Prediction: 2-8
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 31
2019 Final Record: 4-8
Ole Miss Schedule

Pitt Panthers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-3
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 14
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Pitt Schedule

Rice Owls

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 70
2019 Final Record: 3-9
Rice Schedule

SMU Mustangs

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 53
2019 Final Record: 10-3
SMU Schedule

South Alabama Jaguars

2020 Preseason Prediction: 1-10
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 75
2019 Final Record: 2-10
South Alabama Schedule

South Carolina Gamecocks

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 20
2019 Final Record: 4-8
South Carolina Schedule

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 55
2019 Final Record: 7-6
Southern Miss Schedule

Syracuse Orange

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 39
2019 Final Record: 5-7
Syracuse Schedule

TCU Horned Frogs

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 25
2019 Final Record: 5-7
TCU Schedule

Temple Owls

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 45
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Temple Schedule

Tennessee Volunteers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 19
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Tennessee Schedule

Texas Longhorns

2020 Preseason Prediction: 8-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 8
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Texas Schedule

Texas A&M Aggies

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 11
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Texas A&M Schedule

Texas State Bobcats

2020 Preseason Prediction: 1-9
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 74
2019 Final Record: 3-9
Texas State Schedule

Texas Tech Red Raiders

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 34
2019 Final Record: 4-8
Texas Tech Schedule

Troy Trojans

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 64
2019 Final Record: 5-7
Troy Schedule

Tulane Green Wave

2020 Preseason Prediction: 5-6
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 48
2019 Final Record: 7-6
Tulane Schedule

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-7
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 60
2019 Final Record: 4-8
Tulsa Schedule

UAB Blazers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 9-2
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 50
2019 Final Record: 9-5
UAB Schedule

UCF Knights

2020 Preseason Prediction: 9-0
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 18
2019 Final Record: 10-3
UCF Schedule

ULM Warhawks

2020 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 71
2019 Final Record: 5-7
ULM Schedule

USF Bulls

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-7
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 62
2019 Final Record: 4-8
USF Schedule

UTEP Miners

2020 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 76
2019 Final Record: 1-11
UTEP Schedule

UTSA Roadrunners

2020 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 73
2019 Final Record: 4-8
UTSA Schedule

Vanderbilt Commodores

2020 Preseason Prediction: 1-9
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 40
2019 Final Record: 3-9
Vanderbilt Schedule

Virginia Cavaliers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 21
2019 Final Record: 9-5
Virginia Schedule

Virginia Tech Hokies

2020 Preseason Prediction: 7-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 10
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Virginia Tech Schedule

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

2020 Preseason Prediction: 4-7
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 30
2019 Final Record: 8-5
Wake Forest Schedule

West Virginia Mountaineers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-4
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 33
2019 Final Record: 5-7
West Virginia Schedule

WKU Hilltoppers

2020 Preseason Prediction: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 54
2019 Final Record: 9-4
WKU Schedule

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