The Upcoming Year: Season Predictions

David KuykendallCorrespondent IJune 23, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 18: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the University of Florida passes upfield during the spring football Orange and Blue game April 18, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Well the upcoming season for college football is only a few short months away and im pumped! This article will share my views on the upcoming year and predictions for some teams that have come into the public eye in the last few years.

First off is your National Champions The U of F. Many people will Predict them as the repeat champs and Tebow a second time Heisman winner and it would be hard to argue with them. As a an objective writer though I feel obligated to point out some key factors in why it will be more difficult than Florida fans will want to believe. The biggest reason being that LSU and Florida State will be a lot better than they were the years before, and While most of the team will be back for this season Havin will not and while Tebow will have lots af people to throw to its my belief He was more than jsut a receiver he was theire biggest threat when it comes to scoring and big plays. But If Tebow can once again will his team to win there is no question they will be in the top 2 at seasons end.

Next is Kentucky. In the last 3 years UK has won 3 bowl games that they probably should have lost and while recruiting is up lets face it the SEC isnt getting worse, in fact teams they might have had a chance at in the last 2 years like Bama, South Carolina, Miss St,and Vandy are better than ever and while i could see them getting a W in 1 or 2 of these games certainly we wont see them being an 8 win team in the upcoming season.

Next up West Virginia. Last year WVU started out the season in the top 10 and looking for a NC, not many thought WVU would finish with a 9-4 record. Missing a BCS game in season that even though had a first year coach, with  4 year starting QB and Heisman contestant Pat White the sky was their limit. Although things weren't great last year many experts put wvu back in the BCS mix. Although i am a fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers i do believe that they will have some issues to overcome. With a QB  (Jarret Brown) that has only started 2 games and a young offense they will have to mesh well for their second and third games of the season with ECU at home and Auburn away. If Jarret Brown can stay calm and pull out a win at the jungle it be the sign of a great season, but make no mistake Cincy and USF are both away games and both teams have their starting QBs back this season.

Next up Virginia Tech. This year is said to be a rebuilding year for the ACC seeing as they have only won 2 of their last 6 BCS games. It is no secret that the ACC has been in a slump for awhile now and VT has won all but 1 ACC championship since the expansion of the ACC. While UNC and Virgina have been getting better it seems that former powerhouses such as Miami and FSU are weakening every year. So its no surprise that VT is picked yet again to win the ACC. However how they will doo out of conference might have a huge impact on where they are in the NC discussion at years end since their opening game is Alabama. If VT can win this game i will not pick against them the rest of the regular season because while Bama lost some key parts to their team last year Nick Saban is still the head coach and he will have his team ready come opening day. If VT loses i doubt they will get into the top 3 by the end of the regular season.

Season Predictions: Florida between 10-4 to 14-0

                           Kentucky 5-7 to 7-5

                           WVU 10-3 to 13-0

                           VT 11-3 to 14-0

This is the first of my prediction article and while i stand behind them this was written with the information i had at the time of writing this article. Comments are encouraged.