College football season is around the corner. We’re just about seven weeks away from the first games kicking off. The anticipation levels of fan bases nationwide are rising.
While every fan base may be eagerly awaiting the season, not every program enters 2016 with the same level of expectations. For some, visions of 12-0 and a conference title/playoff berth are within reach, while others are just trying to reach the .500 mark and qualify for a bowl game. Still others realize even a .500 record is out of the question, and are just striving for an improvement over last season’s dismal ledger.
We took the time out to break down every Power Five team’s best and worst-case scenarios for the upcoming season. In reality, many of these teams will fall in between the two options we’ve laid out; some could fall outside of them if enough breaks go their way or if they suffer some injuries. Either way, our list should give you a good idea how each of these teams will fare this fall.