It is never too early to look ahead to college football season, but now that we are officially within 100 days of opening kickoff between Abilene Christian and Georgia State—get hype!—we might not need to explain ourselves as often for doing so.
So much can and will change between now and fall practice, and between fall practice and the season, that predicting who will win each conference is difficult. Part of it requires living in the moment, but another requires looking ahead to the future.
With that in mind, these predictions were based more on my gut than my final predictions before the season are likely to be. There is less information to go on now than there will be then, so consider this a countdown-to-the-season version of my picks.
There are, of course, some substantive reasons behind them, but more than anything, these are the teams I would pick if my life depended on it—the ones that the little voice in my head keeps telling me will win.
Chime in below and let me know where you disagree.
Note: All returning-starter information courtesy of Phil Steele.