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Preseason Prediction Accuracy (2019)


This page ranks the accuracy of the preseason magazines' conference predictions for 2019, by comparing them to conference finish.

Lower scores indicate more accurate predictions; the lower the score, the closer the predictions were to the actual results. Magazines are sorted by total score for all conferences, with the best predictions (lowest total scores) at the top. The best prediction for each conference/division is highlighted in the list. For information on the scoring method, see the notes file.

Rank Magazine
(yellow=web, blue=PDF)
Total
Score
Amer.
Athl.
East
Amer.
Athl.
West
ACC
Atl.
ACC
Coa.
B1G
East
B1G
West
Big 12 Conf
USA
East
Conf
USA
West
MAC
East
MAC
West
MWC
Mtn
MWC
West
PAC12
North
PAC12
South
SEC
East
SEC
West
Sun
Belt
East
Sun
Belt
West
1 ESPN FPI 109 47134 611109 92110 5640 422
2 McIllece Sports 120 16139 10101410 7490 72 523
3 The Sports Cruncher 121 07134 612119 74134 4833 742
4 Phil Steele 121½ 37134 81413½11 54130 63 442
5t Athlon 127 48132 815911 95112 5843 442
5t collegefootballpoll.com 127 47126 811313 97114 2868 242
5t DRatings.com 127 48136 612149 92132 5826 422
5t Lindy's 127 46136 813915 43114 5644 462
9 Gold Sheet 130 46105 8111113 53116 5859 244
10 collegefootballnews.com 130½ 47128 971013 9133 7734 442
11 Media Polls 131 48134 8161313 74112 5623 462
12 Arena Fanatic 132½ 4712½6 1016169 54133 4780 251
13 CFB Ranking 133½ 48134 791415 7611½2 2845 653
14 The Sporting News 134 69132 6201211 94112 6643 640
15 Pick Six Previews 135½ 48134 6161413 8511½2 5842 642
16 SportsFormulator 136½ 312½ 8161310 93153 4655 372
17 Football Outsiders 137 26138 28169 87134 51026 864
18 Simplified Football 138 41210 813½1310 79114 3724 544
19 compughterratings.com 140 27149 6141510 77132 5816 455

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