College Football Conference Breakdown: Recap and Projected Winners

RunTellMattContributor IAugust 26, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game against the Texas Longhorns  on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

With just a little over a week left before the start of the college football season, I've finally completed my 12-part "Conference Breakdown" series.

Here's a final look at all the projected conference winners, and I've also added my selections for division winners as well.

 

Part 1: The Mid-American Conference

 

Projected MAC West Champion: Central Michigan Chippewas

Last Year 8-5

My 2009 Prediction: 8-4

 

Projected MAC East Champion: Buffalo Bulls

Last Year 8-5

My 2009 Prediction: 8-4

 

Projected MAC Champion: Central Michigan Chippewas

 

Part 2: The Big 10 Conference

 

Projected Big 10 Conference Champion: Ohio State Buckeyes

Last Year: 10-3

My 2009 Prediction: 12-0

 

Part 3: The Southeastern Conference

Projected SEC West Champion: Alabama Crimson Tide

Last Year: 12-2

My 2009 Prediction: 9-3

 

Projected SEC East Champion: Florida Gators

Last Year: 13-1

My 2009 Prediction: 12-0

 

Part 4: The FBS Independents

 

Projected best record of the Independents: Notre Dame

Last Year: 7-6

My 2009 Prediction: 10-2

 

Part 5: The Big 12 Conference

 

Projected Big 12 North Champion: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Last Year: 9-4

My 2009 Prediction: 9-3

 

Projected Big 12 South Champion: Texas Longhorns

Last Year: 12-1

My 2009 Prediction: 12-0

 

Projected Big 12 Champion: Texas Longhorns


Part 6: The Big East Conference

 

Projected Big East Conference Champion: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Last Year: 8-5

My 2009 Prediction: 11-1

 

Part 7: The Atlantic Coast Conference

 

Projected Atlantic Division Champion: Clemson Tigers

Last Year: 7-6

My 2009 Prediction: 9-3

 

Projected Coastal Division Champion: Virginia Tech Hokies

Last Year: 10-4

My 2009 Prediction: 10-2

 

Projected ACC Champion: Virginia Tech Hokies

 

Part 8: The Mountain West Conference

 

Projected MWC Champion: BYU Cougars

Last Year: 10-3

My 2009 Prediction: 11-1

 

Part 9: Conference USA

 

Projected C-USA West Champion: Houston Cougars

Last Year: 8-5

My 2009 Prediction: 10-2

 

Projected C-USA East Champion: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Last Year: 7-6

My 2009 Prediction: 10-2

Projected C-USA Champion: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

 

Part 10: The Pac-10 Conference

 

Projected Pac-10 Champion: USC Trojans

Last Year: 12-1

My 2009 Prediction: 10-2

 

Part 11: The Western Athletic Conference

 

Projected WAC Champion: Nevada Wolf Pack

Last Year: 7-6

My 2009 Prediction: 11-1

 

Part 12: The Sun Belt Conference

 

Projected SBC Champion: Troy Trojans

Last Year: 8-5

My 2009 Prediction: 10-2

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