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Ralphie Report’s Pre-Season Predictions

Division champs, national champs, Heisman winners, everything you need.

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We needed easy pre-season content, so I asked the staff writers of Ralphie Report to make some predictions for division champs, playoff picks and a national champion. So here’s that.


Jon Woods: Oregon
Jack Barsch: USC
Logan Standard: USC
Sam Metivier: USC over Utah

Big Ten

Jon: Ohio State
Jack: Ohio State
Logan: Ohio State
Sam: Ohio State over Wisconsin


Jon: Alabama
Jack: Alabama
Logan: Alabama
Sam: Alabama over Kentucky


Jon: Clemson
Jack: Clemson
Logan: Clemson
Sam: Clemson over Virginia

Big 12

Jon: Oklahoma
Jack: Kansas State
Logan: Oklahoma
Sam: Oklahoma State over Baylor

Playoff Picks

Jon: (1) Oklahoma, (2) Alabama, (3) Ohio State, (4) Oregon
Jack: (1) Alabama, (2) Ohio State, (3) Georgia, (4) Clemson
Logan: (1) Alabama, (2) Georgia, (3) USC, (4) Ohio State
Sam: (1) Ohio State, (2) Alabama, (3) Oklahoma State, (4) Clemson

National Champions

Jon: Alabama
Jack: Alabama
Logan: Alabama
Sam: Alabama over Ohio State


Jon: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
Jack: Will Anderson, Alabama
Logan: Bryce Young, Alabama
Sam: (1) Caleb Williams, USC; (2) Will Anderson; (3) Will Levis, Kentucky; (4) Bryce Young; (5) Brennan Armstrong, Virginia

What will be the Colorado Buffaloes record?

Jon: 4-8
Jack: 2-10
Logan: 4-8
Sam: 3-9 with wins over TCU, Arizona and Arizona State