Bill Connelly’s Annual Preseason SP+ College Football Rankings.

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Read the article to see the methodology used.

Overall SP+ Rankings
TEAMPROJ. SP+OFFENSEDEFENSE
120. ODU-16.913.2 (130)30.1 (80)
121. UNLV-17.223.5 (100)40.7 (126)
122. New Mexico-17.422.5 (102)40.0 (125)
123. Texas St.-19.518.1 (117)37.6 (116)
124. UTSA-19.522.2 (105)41.7 (127)
125. Akron-19.813.5 (129)33.3 (101)
126. UConn-21.417.4 (123)38.9 (119)
127. BGSU-22.215.6 (124)37.8 (118)
128. NMSU-23.319.1 (115)42.4 (128)
129. UMass-29.618.0 (120)47.6 (130)
130. UTEP-30.015.3 (126)45.3 (129)

His UConn in-depth review should come out tomorrow...
 
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Boy UTEP must be some team to be looking up at UConn and Umess.

A quote:

" No matter what the "stars don't matter" crowd will tell you, recruiting rankings are extremely predictive, and these projections are more effective because of them."
 
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There are 7 games based on his rankings that UConn has a chance to win with 6 of those 7 coming at home
  • Maine (not listed, but FCS so please don't lose) @ Home
  • Army (104) @ Home
  • Liberty (105) @ Home
  • MIddle Tennessee (106) @ Home
  • SJSU (108) @ Away
  • ODU (120) @ Home
  • UMass (129) @ Home

Those are all games they should be competitive in if not win. After that it may be really tough considering Illinois is 61, Ole Miss is 37, Indiana is 27, Virginia is 44, and North Carolina is 17 (assuming these rankings are directionally accurate).

I would hope they could pull out 5 wins with this schedule, with 4 being the floor considering how many bad teams are coming to the Rent.
 
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We should schedule 120-130 every year. with that we should be 6-6 most years.
 
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Yeah. Indiana is not going to be 27 in this lifetime. Not saying we will beat them but come on. And if Ol Miss was in any other league with the same team they are 50s 60s
 
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Yeah. Indiana is not going to be 27 in this lifetime. Not saying we will beat them but come on. And if Ol Miss was in any other league with the same team they are 50s 60s
I don't follow your logic. Indiana was ranked in the top 25 as recent as this past season and they return a bunch of starters including a promising QB. Being a fringe top 25 team doesn't seem to be an outlandish prediction IMO. As for Ole Miss who knows what kind of season they'll have considering they have an entirely new staff and a schedule that includes LSU, Bama, Auburn and Florida. That being said there is talent on their team well in excess of top 50 or 60.
 
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There are 7 games based on his rankings that UConn has a chance to win with 6 of those 7 coming at home
  • Maine (not listed, but FCS so please don't lose) @ Home
  • Army (104) @ Home
  • Liberty (105) @ Home
  • MIddle Tennessee (106) @ Home
  • SJSU (108) @ Away
  • ODU (120) @ Home
  • UMass (129) @ Home

Those are all games they should be competitive in if not win. After that it may be really tough considering Illinois is 61, Ole Miss is 37, Indiana is 27, Virginia is 44, and North Carolina is 17 (assuming these rankings are directionally accurate).

I would hope they could pull out 5 wins with this schedule, with 4 being the floor considering how many bad teams are coming to the Rent.
Before I put the 4 wins in the bank, how many wins did you have as a minimum in 2019?
 
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Yeah. Indiana is not going to be 27 in this lifetime. Not saying we will beat them but come on. And if Ol Miss was in any other league with the same team they are 50s 60s
Ole' Miss has the fastest QB I have ever seen. He is a great runner, needs work on his passing. I'm sure it will improve.
 

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Ole Miss has a lot of athletes and the team speed is incredible. Their defense is under sized, but again very fast.

They may have been 4-8 last year but remember they were beating Alabama, close to LSU and lost late to Auburn. They will be the second best team UConn plays next year and the fastest.
 
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If you squint, you can almost see a turnaround where the smiley is.
 
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These charts make you want to vomit. Good lord you need to work extra hard to achieve that kind of decline.
 

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Honest to god, with the amount of bad teams we're getting at home this year, only 3 wins should probably get Edsall fired...
 
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Winning 3 games out of UMass, ODU, Maine, Liberty, SJS, MT and Army would be horrific. Five wins easy against this group.
Those seven are probably saying the same thing "an easy win" about UConn.
 

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