Your Complete 2010 FBS prediction

Rodd CaytonCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2010

Your Complete 2010 FBS prediction

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    The start of college football season is just a few days away.  Everybody wants to be the best, but when it ends in December (for all practical purposes), we won’t know who is the best.

    I’ve predicted every game this season involving the 120 FBS teams, to try to figure out where everybody will end up.  More specifically, who’ll end up in Glendale and who’ll have a legitimate gripe about ending up in the wrong bowl.

    Let’s look first at the conference standings, then at my projected bowl lineup. The winners of the conference title games will be marked with an asterisk.

Sun Belt

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    Midd. Tenn. 7-1, 9-3
    Troy 7-1, 9-3
    UL-Lafayette 5-3, 5-7
    UL-Monroe 4-4, 5-7
    FAU 4-4, 5-7
    FIU . 3-5, 3-9
    Arkansas St. 3-5, 3-9
    N. Texas 1-7, 2-10
    WKU 1-7, 1-11

MAC

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    East
    Temple 7-1, 10-3*
    Ohio 6-2, 8-4
    Buffalo 5-3, 7-5
    B. Green 4-4, 6-6
    Kent 3-5, 5-7
    Akron 2-6, 3-9
    Miami 1-7, 2-10

    West
    Northern Ill. 6-2, 7-6
    C. Michigan 6-2, 7-5
    W. Michigan 4-4, 6-6
    Ball State 3-5, 5-7
    Toledo 3-5, 4-8
    E. Michigan 1-7, 1-11

C-USA

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    East
    UCF 6-2, 8-5
    So. Miss. 6-2, 9-3
    E. Carolina 5-3, 7-5
    UAB  4-4, 5-7
    Marshall 4-4, 5-7
    Memphis 0-8, 1-11

    West
    Houston 6-2, 9-4*
    Tulsa 5-3, 6-6
    UTEP 5-3, 8-4
    SMU 5-3, 7-5
    Tulane 1-7, 3-9
    Rice 1-7, 2-10

WAC

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    Boise State 8-0, 12-0
    Fresno 7-1, 9-3
    Nevada 6-2, 9-4
    Idaho 4-4, 7-6
    Hawaii 4-4, 6-7
    LaTech 2-6, 3-9
    Utah State 2-6, 3-9
    N. Mexico State 2-6, 2-10
    SJSU 1-7, 4-9

Independents

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    Notre Dame 10-2
    Navy 9-3
    Army 4-8

Mountain West

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    TCU 8-0, 12-0
    Utah 7-1, 10-2
    BYU 6-2, 8-4
    Air Force 5-3, 7-5
    Wyoming 3-5, 4-8
    Colo. State 2-6, 2-10
    SDSU 1-7, 3-9
    N. Mexico 1-7, 2-10

Big East

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    Pittsburgh 6-1, 10-2

    UConn 5-2, 9-3

    W. Virginia 5-2, 9-3

    Cincy 4-3, 8-4

    Louisville 3-4, 5-7

    Rutgers 2-5, 7-5

    USF 2-5, 5-7

    Syracuse 2-5, 5-7

SEC

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    East
    Florida 7-1, 12-1*
    Georgia 5-3, 8-4
    UT-Knox 4-4, 8-4
    Kentucky 3-5, 5-7
    S. Carolina 2-6, 5-7
    Vandy 0-8, 1-11

    West
    Auburn 7-1, 11-2
    LSU 6-2, 10-2
    Alabama 6-2, 10-2
    Arkansas  4-4, 8-4
    Ole Miss 3-5, 7-5
    Miss. State 1-7, 4-8

Big Ten

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    Iowa 8-0, 12-0
    Wisconsin 7-1, 11-1
    Ohio State 6-2, 10-2
    Penn State 6-2, 9-3
    Purdue 4-4, 7-5
    Illinois 3-5, 6-6
    Mich. St. 3-5, 5-7
    Northwestern 2-6, 6-6
    Michigan 2-6, 5-7
    Indiana 1-7, 5-7
    Minny 1-7, 3-9

ACC

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    Atlantic
    Florida St. 8-0, 10-3
    Clemson 5-3, 8-4
    BC 5-3, 8-4
    Maryland 3-5, 5-7
    Wake 1-7, 4-8
    N.C. State 1-7, 3-9

    Coastal
    VaTech 7-1, 11-2*
    Miami 6-2, 8-4
    Ga. Tech 5-3, 8-4
    No. Caro 5-3, 7-5
    Virginia 2-6, 5-7
    Duke 1-7, 3-9

Big XII

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    South

    Oklahoma 7-1, 11-2*

    Texas 6-2, 10-2

    Texas A&M 5-3, 8-4

    Texas Tech 5-3, 8-4

    Okla. State 5-3, 8-4

    Baylor 1-7, 3-9

     

    North

    Nebraska 8-0, 12-1

    Mizzou 4-4, 8-4

    K-State 4-4, 8-4

    Colorado 3-5, 6-6

    Kansas 3-5, 5-7

    Iowa State 1-7, 3-9

Pac-10

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    Oregon St. 8-1, 10-2
    USC 7-2, 10-3
    Oregon 7-2, 9-3
    Stanford 6-3, 8-4
    Washington 6-3, 8-4
    Cal 6-3, 8-4
    UCLA 5-4, 6-6
    Arizona. 2-7, 4-8
    Ariz. St. 2-7, 4-8
    Wazzu 0-9, 1-11

The Bowls

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    The Bowls.
    A + Indicates a team with a losing record being placed in so the bowl doesn’t get canceled.

    New Mexico Bowl
    Ohio  vs. SMU
    Humanitarian Bowl
    Idaho vs. Buffalo
    New Orleans Bowl
    So. Miss. vs. Midd. Tenn.
     St. Petersburg Bowl
    UCF vs. Rutgers
    Bowl Las Vegas
    Cal vs. Utah
     Poinsettia Bowl
    8 pm ESPN Navy vs. BYU
    Hawai'i Bowl
    Nevada  vs. Tulsa
    Pizza Bowl
    Michigan+ vs. Temple
     Independence Bowl
    No. Carolina vs. Air Force
     Citrus Bowl
    Notre Dame vs. Miami
    Insight Bowl
    Arizona State University
    Mizzou  vs. Purdue
    Bank Bowl
    Bowling Green vs. E. Carolina
    Texas Bowl
    Texas Tech vs. Illinois
    Alamo Bowl
    Oregon  vs. Texas A&M
    Armed Forces Bowl
    UTEP vs. Northern Ill.
    Pinstripe Bowl
    K-State  vs.  Connecticut
    Music City Bowl
    Ole Miss  vs. Boston College
    Holiday Bowl
    Stanford  vs. Okla. State
    Car Care Bowl
    Clemson  vs. W. Virginia
    Sun Bowl
    Ga. Tech vs. Washington
    Liberty Bowl
    Peach Bowl
    Florida St. vs. Arkansas
    Dallas Football Classic
    Colorado vs. Northwestern
    Outback Bowl
    Ohio State vs. Alabama
    Card Bowl Citrus Bowl
    LSU vs. Wisconsin
    Gator Bowl
    Penn State vs. Tennessee
    Finance Bowl
    C. Michigan vs. Troy
    Cotton Bowl Classic
    Texas vs. Georgia
    Birmingham Bowl
    W. Michigan vs.Cincinnati
    Fight Hunger Bowl
    UCLA  vs. Fresno State
    Rose Bowl
    TCU  vs. Oregon St.
    Fiesta Bowl
    Oklahoma  vs. Boise State
    Orange Bowl
    VaTech  vs. Nebraska
    Sugar Bowl
    Auburn  vs. Pittsburgh
    BCS Championship
    Iowa vs. Florida
     

    As far as post-season predictions, I’m guessing Richmond, Grand Valley State, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Saint Xavier will win the national championships that exist.  Iowa will get the crystal football, and folks in Boise and Fort Worth will (rightly) feel cheated.