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Brad Powers
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If you didn't get the impression this past season that I absolutely LOVE college football, you will this off-season. I'll be a regular on the boards updating you with information, stats, trends, team previews, etc.

I know the season is 8.5 months away but some Week 1 Lines are now available via 5dimes.eu!

Stanford vs Rice - Sydney, Australia - Friday, August 25
101   Stanford -32½ -120
102   Rice +32½ -120
Portland State at BYU - Saturday, August 26
103   Portland State +29½ -120
104   BYU -29½ -120
South Florida at San Jose State - Saturday, August 26
105   South Florida -10 -120
106   San Jose State +10 -120
Ohio State at Indiana - Thursday, August 31
111   Ohio State -18½ -120
112   Indiana +18½ -120
Washington at Rutgers - Friday, September 01
161   Washington U -29½ -120
162   Rutgers +29½ -120
Florida State vs Alabama - Atlanta, GA - Saturday, September 02
201   Florida State +3½ -110
202   Alabama -3½ -110
Virginia Tech vs West Virginia - Landover, MD - Saturday, September 02
203   Virginia Tech -2 -120
204   West Virginia +2 -120
NC State vs South Carolina - Charlotte, NC - Saturday, September 02
205   NC State -7 -120
206   South Carolina +7 -120
Colorado State vs Colorado - Denver, CO - Saturday, September 02
209   Colorado State +6½ -120
210   Colorado -6½ -120
BYU vs LSU - Houston, TX - Saturday, September 02
211   BYU +14 -120
212   LSU -14 -120
Florida vs Michigan - Arlington, TX - Saturday, September 02
213   Florida +7½ -120
214   Michigan -7½ -120
Texas A&M at UCLA - Saturday, September 02
215   Texas A&M +2½ -120
216   UCLA -2½ -120
Temple at Notre Dame - Saturday, September 02
217   Temple +10½ -120
218   Notre Dame -10½ -120
Maryland at Texas - Saturday, September 02
219   Maryland +15 -120
220   Texas -15 -120
California at North Carolina - Saturday, September 02
221   California +10 -120
222   North Carolina -10 -120
Tennessee vs Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA - Monday, September 04
411   Tennessee -3½ -120
412   Georgia Tech +3½ -120

Right now my favorite plays would be:

South Florida -10 over San Jose St (early power ratings have USF -15)

Colorado -6.5 over Colorado St (early power ratings have Colorado -10.5)

Florida +7.5 over Michigan (early power ratings have Florida +4)

What do you guys think?

Brad Powers – Former lead CFB writer for Northcoast’s Power Sweep | Homepage

CBB Game of Year Winner!!!! UTEP over Charlotte 74-67 (-6)
CFB Game of Year Winner on 11/26 = Florida St over Florida 31-13 (-7.5)
NFL Game of Year Winner on 12/24 = Houston over Cincinnati 12-10 (-1)

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Feelz24
Joined: 03/30/2015
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How can you do PR already? Without knowing officially who will be on the roster with National Signing Day/Transfers/Injuries? Lets look at Florida..they lose 2 DB's that will go top 15 in the draft (that'll hurt), and you have Feleipe Franks starting at QB? Or is this a play against Michigan because they are losing 43 seniors and will be young week 1 for this big of a game...either way I agree never too early to talk CFB

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Brad Powers
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There's no question that it's certainly early on in the process but I always do initial power ratings on teams in January. I update them after Signing Day, update them throughout and after spring practice and then constantly tweak them in the Summer.

For example, here's how I came up with my Florida and Michigan power rating. First my final power rating on Michigan was 89.95. I downgraded them 3 points because of all the attrition they are going to suffer especially on the defensive side of the ball. I didn't downgrade them any further because they were already pretty low in my power ratings from losing 3 of their last 4 games and Harbaugh has done a solid job of recruiting the last 2 years. So my January power rating for Michigan is 86.95 which will get adjusted multiple times before the season starts.

As for Florida, their final power rating was 84.93. They got a boost due to their big win over Iowa in the bowl but again their power rating was already down because of their blowout losses to Florida St and Alabama at the end of the regular season. I downgraded them 2 additional points because of their heavy losses on defense (possibly 5-6 players taken in the first 3 rounds of the draft) but I do expect the offense to take a step forward no matter who is behind center. So my January power rating for Florida is 82.93 which again will get adjusted multiple times before the season starts.

Then you factor that this game is being played in Arlington, TX which is completely neutral for both programs and fan bases. Therefore, it's a simple formula in that you take Michigan's power rating of 86.95 and subtract Florida's 82.93 and I get Michigan being favored by about 4 points here.

Hope this helps.

Brad

Brad Powers – Former lead CFB writer for Northcoast’s Power Sweep | Homepage

CBB Game of Year Winner!!!! UTEP over Charlotte 74-67 (-6)
CFB Game of Year Winner on 11/26 = Florida St over Florida 31-13 (-7.5)
NFL Game of Year Winner on 12/24 = Houston over Cincinnati 12-10 (-1)

My CBB March Madness All-Access package is available now! Get every CBB pick I make through the Final Four at the Early-Bird Discounted Price! Plus, act now and get credit for 1 EXTRA Game of the Year from ANY other Pro at ANY Time! This special offer ends soon so don’t wait.

 

ROCKYD
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Brad,

I do not post much, but I just wanted to say I appreciate your knowledge and your analysis whether I go with you or not. Thanks for your hard work.

CASEYWARD420
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FSU Rolls Bama!

Brad Powers
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I wouldn't be shocked if FSU won but I certainly will not be predicting that "FSU rolls Bama!" In their last 91 games, Alabama has only lost 1 time by more than a TD.

Brad Powers – Former lead CFB writer for Northcoast’s Power Sweep | Homepage

CBB Game of Year Winner!!!! UTEP over Charlotte 74-67 (-6)
CFB Game of Year Winner on 11/26 = Florida St over Florida 31-13 (-7.5)
NFL Game of Year Winner on 12/24 = Houston over Cincinnati 12-10 (-1)

My CBB March Madness All-Access package is available now! Get every CBB pick I make through the Final Four at the Early-Bird Discounted Price! Plus, act now and get credit for 1 EXTRA Game of the Year from ANY other Pro at ANY Time! This special offer ends soon so don’t wait.

 

CASEYWARD420
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Brad Powers

I wouldn't be shocked if FSU won but I certainly will not be predicting that "FSU rolls Bama!" In their last 91 games, Alabama has only lost 1 time by more than a TD.

I was exaggerating alittle there

Brad Powers
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Fair enough...I will predict that it will be the most-hyped preseason opener we've ever had in CFB. I think there's been two AP No. 1 vs No. 2 games in Week 2 (UM/ND in 1989 and OSU/TX in 2006) but never one in Week 1.

Brad Powers – Former lead CFB writer for Northcoast’s Power Sweep | Homepage

CBB Game of Year Winner!!!! UTEP over Charlotte 74-67 (-6)
CFB Game of Year Winner on 11/26 = Florida St over Florida 31-13 (-7.5)
NFL Game of Year Winner on 12/24 = Houston over Cincinnati 12-10 (-1)

My CBB March Madness All-Access package is available now! Get every CBB pick I make through the Final Four at the Early-Bird Discounted Price! Plus, act now and get credit for 1 EXTRA Game of the Year from ANY other Pro at ANY Time! This special offer ends soon so don’t wait.

 

moneygreen13
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A&M will start the season 5-0 again and will end up 8-4.

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