Around this time last year, for fun I posted a list of the ten teams that I thought collectively would win the next ten national championships. It's not that they all would have one crystal football apiece, but that at the end of the 2018 season, none of the ten previous national championships would reside outside those ten campuses.
Well, Nick Saban and Alabama made me one-for-one with their national championship in 2009. Here's the list in alphabetical order. The rationales are on the original post.
- Ohio State
If I could change it now, I would give serious consideration to dropping Michigan and USC. Michigan because the Wolverines didn't show nearly as much improvement as I thought I'd see last year, and USC because the program is a smoking crater with Lane Kiffin at the controls. The ones I'd sub in probably would be two out of Utah (now that it's going to be a Pac-12 school), Nebraska (Bo Pelini's good and fairly yound), and Notre Dame (so is Brian Kelly). But, this is the list I made, so this is the list I'm stuck with.
What about you? What would you change about the list? Also, I offer the same three questions as last year:
-If I gave you the entire Big East together as one team, would you take it?
-If I gave you the entire ACC together as one team, would you take it?
-If I gave you all of the current non-Big Six schools (excluding Utah, who's getting called up to the big leagues) together as one team, would you take it?