Next up, we look at those teams that are too high and mighty to even join a conference. These spoiled brats were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and expect everyone to just cater to them. Yeah that’s right, we are looking right at YOU, Army!
Independents and other notable teams
1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Predicted finish: 9-3
The Irish have a bit of a quarterback controversy in South Bend, as DeShone Kizer played well last year as a sophomore, and previous starter Malik Zaire returns from injury. Notre Dame lost a significant amount of talent, but a softer schedule shapes up nicely for them to get ranked far too high, and then get blown out of a bowl game that they didn’t belong in anyways.
2. Brigham Young Cougars
Predicted finish: 7-5
Say what you will about the Cougars, but they are unafraid to challenge themselves with a difficult independent schedule. BYU will face Arizona, Utah, UCLA, West Virginia, Michigan State, and Boise State. So they might be afraid of caffeine and gay people, but bring on the ranked opponents!
3. Army Black Knights
Predicted finish: 3-9
Army returns 12 starters from last season. Of course, they went 2-10 last season. So we aren’t sure that’s a good thing, but it seemed like it sounded important.
We also decided to add top 25 contender Houston on this list from the American Athletic Conference. Sure, we could have previewed the entire conference, but quite honestly, we can’t name another team from it.
* Houston Cougars
Predicted finish: 13-1
The experts will tell you that Greg Ward Jr is the best QB in the American Athletic Conference. But they won’t tell you that Keenan Reynolds and Paxton Lynch are now gone, so it honestly isn’t that impressive.
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