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Analyst Names 5 Teams That Will "Tumble" During 2018 Season

Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Which college football teams are on the rise heading into the 2018 season? Which college football teams are trending downward entering the fall?

247Sports' Chris Hummer attempted to predict five teams for each category. He predicts five teams "ready to rise" and five teams "set to tumble."

Which teams are set to tumble in 2018?

Some big names, according to the 247Sports writer.

Those five teams:

  1. LSU
  2. Louisville
  3. Washington State
  4. Northwestern
  5. Oklahoma State

Here's what he said about the Cowboys:

"This was a difficult pick to pinpoint. It had to be either TCU or Oklahoma State, a pair of programs who’ve been among the most successful this past decade. Anticipating a serious drop for either is dangerous, but the Cowboys are the selection here because their roster is a bit more unsettled. As of now, there isn’t a surefire replacement for Mason Rudolph under center. Quarterback, more than anything, is the critical element to Mike Gundy and Mike Yurcich’s offensive system. Grad transfer Dru Brown arrives this summer from Hawaii, but there’s no telling how he’ll adjust," he wrote.

You can view the full list here.