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CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
Might as well get this going. List your teams and order of finish. You don’t have to put records if you don’t want to.

For fun, if you want, say something nice and evil about our rivals. And pass out rep points. Some of y’all are hella stingy.

Let’s go! 04-rock

I'll give the composit rankings after every page of the thread, if I can keep up!

Current Standings

EAST
(15) FAU
(6) Marshall
(1) MTSU
FIU
ODU
WKU
Charlotte

WEST
(11) North Texas
(6) UAB
(3) La Tech
(2) Southern Miss
UTSA
Rice
UTEP
(This post was last modified: 08-01-2018 09:33 PM by rileylives.)
07-25-2018 08:43 PM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
Mine...

I have a near repeat of last year, different order though. I look at our teams, and I see a crazy amount of parity. I have ten bowl eligible teams, and no real clear favorite.

The West is gonna be crazy close. So one of y’all get ready for a beat down in Huntington!

EAST
Marshall 9-3 (7-1)
MTSU 8-4 (6-2)
FAU 8-4 (6-2)
FIU 7-5 (5-3)
ODU 6-6 (4-4)
WKU 4-8 (2-6)
Charlotte 3-9 (1-7)

WEST
North Texas 8-4 (5-3)
UAB 8-4 (5-3)
Southern Miss 8-4 (5-3)
UTSA 7-5 (5-3)
La Tech 6-6 (4-4)
Rice 2-11 (1-7)
UTEP 1-11 (0-8)
07-25-2018 08:47 PM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
The niceties...

EAST
Marshall 9-3 (7-1)
MTSU 8-4 (6-2) Stockstill, nuff said
FAU 8-4 (6-2) Singletary is the best RB in the league
FIU 7-5 (5-3) I think Butch Davis continues this rebuild and snag multiple upsets
ODU 6-6 (4-4) They’re gonna be tough down the stretch
WKU 4-8 (2-6) I’m sure the swag will make it back someday
Charlotte 3-9 (1-7) Clearly on the rise

WEST
North Texas 8-4 (5-3) Remind me of the Marshall air it out teams, top scoring O in the league
UAB 8-4 (5-3) I think all are in awe of the turnaround in Birmingham
Southern Miss 8-4 (5-3) Southern Miss is gonna surprise this year
UTSA 7-5 (5-3) Bring back the best D in our conference
La Tech 6-6 (4-4) Always strong, lot of respect for this program
Rice 2-11 (1-7) I’m sure they’re smart, so they’ve got that going
UTEP 1-11 (0-8) Continue that long slog out of the basement. Thank you for Hernandez (Giants fan too!)
07-25-2018 08:56 PM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
I have an idea, but it's still way too early. Let's see some practice first.
07-25-2018 09:22 PM
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Really confident about our Front-7 on defense, our OLine, and our special teams. 8 wins confident.
07-25-2018 09:53 PM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
Marshall
FAU
MTSU /FIU
ODU
WKU
Charlotte

UNT
S.MISS
TECH
UAB
UTSA
UTEP/RICE
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
Marshall
FAU
MTSU
FIU
ODU
WKU
Charlotte

UAB
UNT
S.MISS
TECH
UTSA
UTEP/RICE

Its a stretch but, Hoping to play Marshall or FAU at home for the CUSA Champ game if this happens. The SWAC is having their Conference Champ game the same day at Legion. Double header champ games would be pretty cool if that's possible.
07-26-2018 02:21 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
East

FAU
FIU
Marshall
ODU
MTSU
WKU
Charlotte

West

UAB
S.MISS
La. Tech
North Texas
UTSA
UTEP
Rice
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
EAST
FAU 10-2
Marshall 8-4
ODU 8-4
MTSU 7-5
FIU 6-6
WKU 4-8
Charlotte 3-9

WEST
North Texas 9-3
UAB 8-4
UTSA 8-4
Southern Miss 7-5
La Tech 5-7
Rice 2-11
UTEP 1-11
07-26-2018 07:37 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
EAST

FAU
Marshall
MTSU
FIU
ODU
WKU
Charlotte

WEST

La Tech
North Texas
UAB
USM
UTSA
Rice
UTEP
07-26-2018 07:51 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
EAST
FAU - Loses some offensive efficiency without underrated Driskel, but are still the class of the league.
Marshall - Stellar defense, better than last season. Offense won't be consistent enough to win the league.
MT - Bold prediction - they are healthy this year for once. Give Marshall and FAU all they can handle, and beat the remaining CUSA schedule.
ODU - Rebound season, even if its slight. Weak QB play leads to another inefficient offensive season.
FIU - Missing McGough more than anticipated, they struggle to score wasting a better performance from the defense.
WKU - Rebuilding season with enough talent to compete with the top teams, but a coaching staff that doesn't know how to use it.
Charlotte - Doesn't win a single conference game, leading to Brad Lambert being fired.

WEST
North Texas - Benefits from playing most of their difficult games at home. That will be the difference. That and the defense making slight progress.
La Tech - I'm high on the Bulldogs this season. If healthy, I see a resurgence back to the top of the conference. I'm just not sure Smith is consistent enough to beat out North Texas.
UAB - An enigmatic team (lost to Charlotte?) last season, a stronger Spencer Brown becomes the elite running back in conference behind Singletary. Key game is at LT.
Southern Miss - Rebuilding season. I liked what I saw from Griggs last season when healthy. Can he continue to show improvement and lead this retooled offense?
UTSA - Rebuilding season. The talent is there but I expect growing pains. They key game is at Southern Miss.
Rice - Not sure what to make of Rice. Who's the QB? What will the new coach be able to accomplish? They finish ahead of UTEP because they beat them head-to-head. Might be their only win in conference though.
UTEP - Signs of life for a program that hit rock bottom last season. I still don't see many wins on the schedule.
07-26-2018 08:17 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
EAST

FAU
MTSU
Marshall
ODU
FIU
WKU
Charlotte

WEST

North Texas
USM
UTSA
UAB
LaTech
UTEP
Rice
07-26-2018 08:19 AM
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I have UAB at 8-4 same record. I have 8-4 as worst case. We have some surprises. ;-).
07-26-2018 08:38 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
EAST

Marshall 10-2
FAU 9-3
ODU 8-4
MTSU 7-5
FIU 5-7
WKU 5-7
Charlotte 1-11

WEST

UAB 10-2
LA TECH 8-4
UNT 7-5
UTSA 5-7
USM 5-7
RICE 2-11
UTEP 1-11

CONF CHAMP - Marshall

BOWL GAMES

Marshall
FAU
ODU
MTSU
UAB
LA TECH
UNT
07-26-2018 08:58 AM
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(07-26-2018 08:58 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  EAST

Marshall 10-2
FAU 9-3
ODU 8-4
MTSU 7-5
FIU 5-7
WKU 5-7
Charlotte 1-11

WEST

UAB 10-2
LA TECH 8-4
UNT 7-5
UTSA 5-7
USM 5-7
RICE 2-11
UTEP 1-11

CONF CHAMP - Marshall

BOWL GAMES

Marshall
FAU
ODU
MTSU
UAB
LA TECH
UNT

I’ll take that!
07-26-2018 09:11 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
Way too early to make an informed prediction since nobody's even put on the pads. But,provided that Li'l Stock stays upright and thru my blue colored glasses:

East:
1. MT 9-3*
2. Marshall 9-3
3. FAU 8-4
4. FIU 6-6
5. Old Dominion 6-6
6. Western 4-8
7. Charlotte 3-9

West
1. North Texas 9-3
2. UAB 8-4
3. La Tech 8-4
4. UTSA 7-5
5. USM 6-6
6. UTEP 4-8
7. Rice 3-9

Conference Champ MT (unless Li'l Stock goes down during regular season; then it's Marshall over North Texas)* I predict 10 Bowl eligible and only 8 get invited.
07-26-2018 09:39 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
East:

FAU
Marshall
MT
ODU
FIU
WKU
Charlotte

West:

UNT
UAB
LT
USM
UTSA
Rice
UTEP


these were done quick and off the cuff - should be an interesting season with several teams challenging for both divisions

I said a while ago though that I predicted the same match ups in both the FB and MBB title games with the same results as last year and I think I'm sticking by that.
07-26-2018 10:22 AM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
West

North Texas
Louisiana Tech
Southern Mississippi
Alabama-Birmingham
Texas-San Antonio
Rice
Texas-El Paso

East

Florida Atlantic
Marshall
Middle Tennessee
Florida International
Old Dominion
Western Kentucky
North Carolina-Charlotte
07-26-2018 12:18 PM
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RE: CUSA 2018 Season Predictions
Just lol at everyone picking FAU to go 8-4. We haven't trailed for 1 second of play in the past 7 games still have by far the best coach.
Will have more talent at QB and return 10 guys on D and two major transfers will be able to play this year.
FAU out of the 8 conference games this year your guy should celebrate if a team or two even covers the spread.
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(07-26-2018 12:18 PM)Magic95Fan Wrote:  West

North Texas
Louisiana Tech
Southern Mississippi
Alabama-Birmingham
Texas-San Antonio
Rice
Texas-El Paso

East

Florida Atlantic
Marshall
Middle Tennessee
Florida International
Old Dominion
Western Kentucky
North Carolina-Charlotte

clt doesn’t care for your nomenclature, UT North fan
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