Matt's 2009 College Football Preview: Conference Predictions

By: Matt Barnes
By: Matt Barnes

My predictions for every conference, including my choices for best player in each conference and teams to watch.

Matt here and I don't know about you but I am excited for the 2009 college football season. I've been reading up on all thigns college football for the past two weeks and now, I'm just ready for the teams to hit the field! Before that happens though on Thursday, I will be putting my predicitons and preview right here on the blog all week. I'll start with my conference predictions, including my choices for best players and team to watch.

1. Florida State
2. Clemson
3. NC State
4. Wake Forest
5. Boston College
6. Maryland

1. Georgia Tech
2. Virginia Tech
3. North Carolina
4. Miami (FL)
5. Virginia
6. Duke

ACC Champion: Georgia Tech
Team To Watch: NC State
Best Player: Johnathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech

1. Kansas
2. Nebraska
3. Missouri
4. Colorado
5. Kansas State
6. Iowa State

1. Texas
2. Oklahoma
3. Oklahoma State
4. Baylor
5. Texas Tech
6. Texas A+M

Big 12 Champion: Texas
Team To Watch: Baylor
Best Player: Colt McCoy, QB, Texas

1. Cincinnati
2. South Florida
3. Rutgers
4. Pittsburgh
5. West Virginia
6. UConn
7. Louisville
8. Syracuse

Big East Champion: Cincinnati
Team To Watch: Rutgers
Best Player: (Tie) Matt Grothe, QB, South Florida and Tony Pike, QB, Cincinnati

1. Ohio State
2. Penn State
3. Michigan State
4. Illinois
5. Northwestern
6. Iowa
7. Wisconsin
8. Minnesota
9. Michigan
10. Purdue
11. Indiana

Big Ten Champion: Ohio State
Team To Watch: Illinois
Best Player: Daryll Clark, QB, Penn State

1. USC
2. California
3. Oregon State
4. Oregon
5. Arizona State
6. Stanford
8. Arizona
9. Washington
10. Washington State

Pac-10 Champion: USC
Team To Watch: Stanford
Best Player: Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State

1. Florida
2. Georgia
3. South Carolina
4. Vanderbilt
5. Tennessee
6. Kentucky

1. Ole Miss
2. Alabama
3. LSU
4. Arkansas
5. Auburn
6. Mississippi State

SEC Champion: Florida
Best Player: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Team To Watch: South Carolina

EAST: East Carolina
WEST: Tulsa
BEST PLAYER: Case Keenum, QB, Houston

EAST: Buffalo
WEST: Central Michigan
CHAMPION: Central Michigan
BEST PLAYER: Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan


BEST PLAYER: Corey Leonard, QB, Arkansas State

CHAMPION: Boise State
BEST PLAYER: Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State



So there you have it. What do you think? You can let me know by e-mail at or right here in the comments section below. And don't forget to check back to catch the rest of the 2009 College Football Preview!

MONDAY: UGA and USC previews

TUESDAY: Clemson and GT previews

WEDNESDAY: My Final Top 25, Heisman predictions, and BCS Predictions

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