Monday, January 09, 2006
Revisiting my Pre-Season Predictions
For your amusement, here are my five outlandish predictions for college football from August, along with those of my friend Ben. Happily, I'm giving myself credit for getting 2.5 of them right. I was right that Notre Dame would be better than expected and that Louisville would lose two games. I was wrong that Cal would win the Pac Ten (you need semi-competent quarterback play for that) and that USC's defense would be better than their offense by the end of the season, the equivalent of predicting smashing success for the Democrats on the morning of the '94 elections. Maybe I'm cheating, but I get half-credit for picking Maryland to win the ACC Coastal Division, not because the Terps were decent, but because I thought that Florida State would be mediocre. After an 8-5 year that included blow-out losses to Clemson and Florida, I feel vindicated in that decision, ACC Title be damned.