2015 College Football Predictions – Week 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. High school football is beginning it’s region play, and college football is kicking off it’s season. There are some solid games to start things off. As I did last year, I will pick all of the SEC games, then pick the top three games nationally, and an upset special. This week, I will do more than just three top games nationally, as there are a lot of big ones between conferences since it’s opening week. I’ll probably do the same for rivalry week as well.

There are some great games involving the SEC to start with, most notably here in Alabama with the Tide taking on Big 10 runner-up Wisconsin and Auburn taking on Louisville. The season gets started with North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday night, and keeps going all weekend long. (and yes, the season actually got started with NDSU and Montana, although North and South Carolina get the FBS season started)

As always, the bold team is my straight up pick. These lines are from MGM as of the Wednesday before the games are played, and for reference.

My record last year was 132-42, so I’m hoping I can do even better this year.

Week 1

Alabama (-10.5) Wisconsin (Dallas)

Auburn (-10.5) Louisville (Atlanta)

South Carolina (-2.5) North Carolina (Charlotte)

Western Kentucky (-3) Vanderbilt

Georgia (-35.5) Louisiana-Monroe

Arkansas (-33) UTEP

Tennessee (-21) Bowling Green

Kentucky (-17) Louisiana-Lafeyette

Texas A&M (-3) Arizona State

Florida (-36.5) New Mexico State

Mississippi State (-22) Southern Miss

Ole Miss (N/A) UT Martin

Missouri (N/A) Southeast Missouri State

LSU (N/A) McNeese State

Top Non-SEC Games

Utah (-6) Michigan

UCLA (-18) Virginia

Nebraska (-7) BYU

Boise State (-11.5) Washington

Notre Dame (-10) Texas

Ohio State (-12) Virginia Tech

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Jon Lunceford is a sports media broadcaster and digital professional. Jon is a graduate of the University of Alabama school of journalism, and played football at Birmingham-Southern College. He has also won two AHSAA Football State Championships while at Homewood High School and was a two-time World Cyber Games Team USA representative. He currently hosts Primetime on WJOX 94.5 and runs the high school athletics site JoxPreps.