You Can't Predict a College Football Season That Will Never Happen

David HedlindAnalyst IIJanuary 17, 2009

As far as I know, no one can really predict the future. But that doesn’t stop people from trying to predict who will win in a matchup between two teams.

Some people even go as far as to try and predict things like the final score and how many yards superstar players will have. Honestly, I have no problem with this. I do it with pick 'ems through the regular season and bowls.

The thing that does bug me is people that believe they could predict an entire hypothetical season for a team if they played in another conference. Statements of a team being overrated and how they would be lucky to make a bowl if they played in another conference. Or how Conference X is so weak that a mid- to low-level team from Conference Y would win the whole thing every year.

I read a lot of message boards and these are the kinds of things I see. I’m not trying to single out the SEC or Big 12, but that’s typically where this stuff comes from. I don’t know that I have ever heard the Big East or ACC fans make statements like these.

I hear a lot how Ohio State or USC would barely be nine-win teams in the SEC or Big 12.

Really? Based on what?

Biased opinion? Really, there can’t be much more than that.

Even the so-called experts don’t get them all right all the time. I remember hearing the Orange Bowl and Rose Bowl were going to be a lot closer than what they ended up being.

If the experts can’t get single games right, why do everyday people, or, as I like to refer to us, fanalysts, believe they can predict a whole hypothetical season that will never happen?

There is no way to prove how USC or anyother team would do in the SEC or Big 12. There is no way we will ever know, but stop saying you know they would never win the conference or that they would only win eight or nine games at best because you really don't know that for sure.