Based on the projected performances of every team by the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR Top 130), here is how the 2017 bowl season could shape up.
Alabama took home another SEC football title in 2016, as predicted, with a 54-16 disposal of Florida. It was the 8th straight conference crown for a representative from the Western Division, with 5 of those earned by the Tide.
Get ready for a wild ride in the PAC-12 North, while the South is expected to easily go USC's way.
Oklahoma won a second consecutive conference title in 2016, going 9-0 in the Big 12 and finishing 11-2 overall after a 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn. Oklahoma State and West Virginia tied for second.
As predicted by the Congrove Computer Rankings, San Diego State repeated as MWC champs in 2016. The Aztecs' 27-24 win at Wyoming came just two weeks after the Cowboys had put an end to SDSU's 17-game conference winning streak.
The MAC gets quirky with its schedule in 2017 with not a single Saturday game in the entire month of November. The conference membership will play all of its games Tuesday through Friday in the final month of the season.
UAB returns in 2017 after abandoning football at the conclusion of the 2014 season. The Blazers will compete in the western half of the conference, giving each Conference USA division 7 teams.
Appalachian State is 20-4 in Sun Belt games since joining the conference in 2014 and is projected to tie Troy for the 2017 title. The Mountaineers and Trojans do not meet each other on the gridiron to settle the matter.
Where will your team be at the end of the regular season? The Congrove Computer Rankings has Florida State on top, followed by a trio of Big Ten schools. Check out the preseason rankings now.
The consensus rankings have been updated to include the Sportswriters (AP) preseason poll.
The stunning revelations in the 2017 forecast, based on the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com, are that 2017 won't be any better for Notre Dame, and Army could be in for a banner year. Meanwhile, BYU will improve, and UMass will not.
2017 was a disaster for a Michigan State squad that was expected to compete for the conference title but finished 3-9 after losing 9 of its last 10 games. The only victory in that stretch was a 49-0 whitewashing of a horrible Rutgers team.
The 2017 preseason forecast, based on the Congrove Computer Rankings, says Clemson will once again vie for the Atlantic Division title, but ultimately fall short by the thinnest of margins.
Temple captured the 2016 conference title with a 34-10 win at Navy. It was the first conference football title for the Owls since 1967 when it was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Conference.
81 players received preseason consideration for the nation's top interior lineman award when the Football Writers Association of America announced its 2017 Outland Trophy Watch List.
29 punters have been placed on the 2017 Ray Guy Award Watch List. Administered by the Augusta (Ga.) Sports Council, the award has been given annually to the nation's top punter since 2000. The list includes 2016 winner Mitch Wishnowsky of Utah and 2016 finalist Michael Dickson of Texas.
The 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List boasts 103 defensive standouts from all 10 Division I FBS conferences, including four returning players from last season’s Football Writers Association of America All-America team.
45 players comprise the 2017 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, released by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football, regardless of position.