Below you will find updated information the 2005 College Football season previews. On this page we will be posting updated articles, picks, predictions, and information all pertaining to the 2005 College Football season Previews. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates.
Previews will be posted for each division and team in that division. Included in the preview is 2004 Record, 2004 Rankings, 2004 Against the Spread, 2005 Odds, 2005 Strength of Schedule, Returning starters, Key acquisitions, Key departures, Key stat, Offense, Defense, X-factor and overall Outlook.
2005 College Football Predictions
by Jonathan Miller - 09/04/2005
Bodog released the NCAA Regular Season Wins Totals and boy, does the future look bright for the powerhouse USC Trojans and Texas Longhorns. What about iconic Notre Dame and Penn State? Um, not so much. Let's look at the field and make some 2005 college football predictions:
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Doc's 2005 MAC Preview -- New-Look MAC Could Have Down Year
by Chris, the Impaler - 09/02/2005
Welcome to the new-look Mid American Conference. New personnel, tough as nails out of conference schedules, and shifts in teams in the East and West divisions all appear to make this a down year for the conference. Perennial power Marshall thundered out of the MAC to Conference USA and Temple replaces the Herd.
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Doc's 2005 Big Ten Preview -- The Conference Is Divided Among The Haves And Have-Nots
by Doc - 08/25/2005
The 2005 Big Ten football season is filled with potential for numerous teams in the conference. A shocking announcement came when the Dean of Big Ten Coaches Barry Alvarez said he would be stepping down after 16 years as head football coach at Wisconsin. Alvarez turned around team that was a bottom feeder for decades, and led them to three Rose Bowl victories during the 1990s.
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Doc's 2005 WAC Preview -- Conference Will Get National Attention In 2005 With Two Strong Programs
by Robert Ferringo - 08/22/2005
Be prepared to hear quite a bit about the Western Athletic Conference this year. Just as Utah made a commanding run into the BCS Top Five last season out of the lowly Mountain West, the WAC features a pair of clubs that could do some serious damage to the bowl hopes of schools in the major conferences.
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Doc's 2005 Pac-10 Preview -- Will USC Make It A Threepeat?
by Chris, the Impaler - 08/19/2005
The Pac-10's stock as a tough conference has risen in recent years and this year it looks to have its most competitive season in recent memory. It is practically impossible to analyze the Pac-10 and not spend a major portion covering the USC Trojans. For good reason, USC is the bookmakers 7/5 favorite to win their third consecutive National Championship.
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Doc's 2005 SEC Preview -- New Coaches and New QBs Could Decide The Conference
by Chris, the Impaler - 08/12/2005
The Tennessee Volunteers won the SEC East conference last year and then fell to Auburn for the SEC title, this year the Vols have set their sights higher; the Rose Bowl. But before there is any talk of a National Championship in Knoxville, the Vols will have to return to the SEC title game, that won't be an easy task. UT gets tested early with two tough road conference games at Florida and LSU in September. How they survive these road tests will dictate the tone for their season.
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Doc's 2005 Big East Preview -- Two Teams Will Battle It Out In The New-Look Conference
by Jason K Ferris - 08/12/2005
To say that the Big East is in a transitional period would be the understatement of the year. Perennial powerhouses like Miami and Virginia Tech have been replaced by South Florida and Cincinnati, bottom feeders in most leagues. Also, Boston College has been replaced by Louisville. Many see this as an upgrade, but excusing the last two years, I call it a wash. Louisville wouldn't produce many more wins in the ACC than the Eagles will this year.
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Doc's 2005 Mountain West Preview -- Utah Was The Story Of 2004, But Will They Return To Top In 2005?
by Robert Ferringo - 08/04/2005
In 2004, one of the biggest stories in all of college athletics came out of the Mountain West Conference. Led by coach Urban Meyer and quarterback Alex Smith, Utah crashed the Bowl Championship Series party with an 11-0 regular season that included blowout wins over Texas A&M, Arizona and North Carolina. Utah further proved that it belonged among the nation's elite by thrashing Big East champion Pittsburgh 35-7 in the Fiesta Bowl. Southern California was clearly the best team in the land in '04 and won the "National Championship", but with Utah undefeated and in the Top 5 at the end of the year there will always be that specter of "What if they had met in a playoff" hanging over the season (just like in 2003, 2002, 2001…).
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Doc's 2005 Sun Belt Preview -- Betting The Small Schools Can Be Profitable
by Robert Ferringo - 08/01/2005
The Sun Belt Conference in college football is pretty much akin to the NBDL in pro basketball. It's like the jayvee. This is the league that welcomes all of those Division I-AA schools that somehow blackmail and coerce school officials into letting them make The Jump to the Division I-A. What they end up looking like are a bunch of 18-year-old freshmen who used a fake ID to sneak into an upperclassmen bar.
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2005 NFL Season Almost Upon Us - Get Ready For Some Football!
by Robert Ferringo - 07/21/2005
The carnal pleasures of another long, sticky summer are slowly but surely coming to a close. It isn't over, but the end is in sight. Many people will make a final, futile push in the next six weeks to extend the most celebrated of the seasons. They will fail, and most likely burn a mortgage payment or relationship chasing the eternal dream of an endless summer.
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Doc's 2005 Big 12 Preview -- Texas and Oklahoma Battle For Top Spot
by Robert Ferringo - 07/28/2005
Texas and Oklahoma. Oklahoma and Texas. Though the Big 12 will have several strong teams again this season, the conference will once again be decided when these two titans clash on Oct. 8 in Dallas. The rivalry has been rather hammer-and-nail the last few years, with the Sooners taking five straight against the Longhorns by an average score of 36-13. But I believe that this is finally the year that Texas breaks through. Colorado should once again pull through in the North Division, but it will receive stiff competition from some unlikely sources.
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