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ESPN Is Predicting A Bad Season For These 3 Major Programs

General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

With the 2018 college season set to begin in basically three months, let's take a look at some of the predictions being made.

ESPN's Football Power Index has made projections for every team in the country (and for every game in the country).

For three major programs, unfortunately, it's not predicting great things.

Nebraska, Tennessee and UCLA are all set to debut new head coaches this fall. All three hires were highly lauded, with the Huskers (who got Scott Frost) and the Bruins (who got Chip Kelly) being especially praised.

Great things might be coming, eventually, for all three programs, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen this fall.

ESPN's Football Power Index is projecting a bad season for all three programs. The predicted records:

  • Nebraska: 5.5-6.5
  • UCLA: 5.0-7.0
  • Tennessee: 5.8-6.2

Maybe these three programs will prove ESPN's computer wrong.

You can view the full projections.