Jump to content
  • USF Bulls fans join us at The Bulls Pen

    It's simple, free and connects you to other South Florida Bulls fans!

  • Members do not see this ad, Register

  • Men's Basketball
    Yuengling Center

    Bulls riding twelve game winning streak
     

    Next: @Char Sat. 3/2, 4 pm, ESPN+

     
      1 2 Total  
    SMU 26 42 68  
    Bulls 34 45 79  
    📻 Listen 📊 Live Stats 📺 ESPN      
    Prediction Contest - In Game Thread - Tickets 
    Last:  Defeated UTSA 66-61
     

Next year predictions


Recommended Posts


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  222
  • Content Count:  4,210
  • Reputation:   647
  • Days Won:  8
  • Joined:  08/17/2006

Since there is nothing going on right now and we're waiting for spring ball, predict USF's record next year, based on the schedule.  Also, predict where USF will be ranked in preseason (including others receiving votes) and predict if USF will end season ranked in top 25.  Go.

Next year's schedule:

Towson

N. Illinois

AT Syracuse

FSU

AT Cincinnati

ECU

UConn

AT Temple

Navy

AT Memphis

AT SMU

UCF 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  152
  • Content Count:  19,395
  • Reputation:   6,097
  • Days Won:  233
  • Joined:  01/13/2011

Unranked to start the year, receiving a few votes somewhere near the bottom. I'll go with a solid 10-4 year. 9-3 on the regular season, a loss to Houston in the conference championship game, bowl win. A final ranking of about 23 to sneak into the polls for our first end of the year ranked team.

Edited by JTrue
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  152
  • Content Count:  19,395
  • Reputation:   6,097
  • Days Won:  233
  • Joined:  01/13/2011

3 minutes ago, JD5BullsBasketball said:

Pre-Season (Getting a few votes in some polls)

Season: 13-0 as we win the conference championship

Close games are FSU, Temple, and UCF as they unfortunately put together a solid game against a much better Bulls team

Post-Season: Make the playoff as the 4 seed, upset number 1 Alabama, and beat number 2 Ohio State in the championship

:GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls:

More like 15-0 if we're winning the national championship. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  195
  • Content Count:  6,584
  • Reputation:   1,761
  • Days Won:  51
  • Joined:  07/04/2008

32 minutes ago, JD5BullsBasketball said:

Pre-Season (Getting a few votes in some polls)

Season: 13-0 as we win the conference championship

Close games are FSU, Temple, and UCF as they unfortunately put together a solid game against a much better Bulls team

Post-Season: Make the playoff as the 4 seed, upset number 1 Alabama, and beat number 2 Ohio State in the championship

:GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls::GoBulls:

Go big, or go home!  Love it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  209
  • Content Count:  2,785
  • Reputation:   675
  • Days Won:  1
  • Joined:  10/12/2013

15-0... USF FANS RUSH THE FIELD AT RAY JAY IN JANUARY!!! Marlon Mack gets the Heisman. Coach T get a 5 year extension. We get bragging rights all around the nation and our campus stadium expected capacity when built gets up 5k.

  • Upvote 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  222
  • Content Count:  4,210
  • Reputation:   647
  • Days Won:  8
  • Joined:  08/17/2006

10-2.  Losses to FSU and Temple by a total of 6 points.

Defeat Houston in AAC champ game and head to Fiesta Bowl.

#29 in preseason poll, receiving about 30 votes.

#16 after defeating Houston, #10 after defeating Michigan in the Fiesta bowl.

  • Upvote 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The analysis below is based on two factors: the 4-2-5 defense remains AND Taggart continues keeping the playcalling wide open.  Also, I reserve the right to change my mind after both spring football AND summer camp.  [After each game I put estimated ranking]

vs Towson - WIN - USF has turned the corner on FBS teams.  [Getting votes: #30]

vs N. Illinois - WIN - USF gets a good test with the Huskies.  They get a QB recovering from an achilles issue and have to replace some key pieces on defense.   [Getting votes: #28]

AT Syracuse - WIN - Yes, the Orange have a solid new coach, and a QB that looks promising.  But the rest of the roster leaves much to be desired. [#25]

vs FSU - LOSS - I would really love to make this a "toss up" - the Seminoles have to find a good QB, their OL needs to be rebuilt, and they have to replace Ramsey.  But... Dalvin Cook.  This will be closer than people might expect, but I am going to put this down for a loss at this time.  [Getting votes: #34]

AT Cincinnati - WIN - So normally the Bearcats have USF's number in the Queen City... and yes, Tuberville gets Gunner Kiel back... but they lost their WR corps and their defense, well, it wasn't THAT good last season. [Getting votes: #27]

vs ECU - WIN - The Pirates have a new coach, new OL, and new LBs.  USF won on the road last season against an overall better team. [#25]

vs UConn - WIN - This might be the toughest AAC home game, as Diaco has the Huskies rebuilding.  Gonna be a defensive struggle - might be the two best defenses.  However, their offense is still a bit of a work in progress, even with Newsome and Shirreffs returning. [#22]

AT Temple - WIN - Yes, the Owls offense is coming back... but their defense has a lot of big holes to fill.  This won't be a blow-out like last season, but USF should be able to win the game. [#17]

vs Navy - WIN - The Midshipmen lost almost all of their offense after last season - so despite the triple option offense, USF should be in a better position to win.  [#14]

AT Memphis - WIN - Replacing Lynch will be tough for the Tigers, and their defense allowed almost four TDs per game.  The building confidence in the Bulls brings USF to victory here, [#12]

AT SMU - WIN - USF clinches both the East Division and hosting the ACC Championship game with a win over the Mustangs.  Chad Morris is still purging the June Jones mess, and recruiting his players... just not enough of them to beat the Bulls. [#10]

vs UCF - WIN - Sure, the Knights would love to knock USF down a peg... and they'll have a surprising season, but they just don't have the players to run Frost's offense yet. [#9]

vs Houston - WIN - USF wins the AAC Championship game over the Cougars in a tough game.  If this was in Houston, it would be more of a toss-up; however RayJay is rocking sending the Bulls to a 13 - 1 season. [#7]

vs Tennesee - LOSS - USF gets the New Years Six bid and goes to the Cotton Bowl to play the Volunteers (who won the SEC East but lost to Alabama)... and the national perception is that little USF can't hang with the big boys -- but the Bulls make a great game of it, and lose to the Vols by less than a touchdown.  [#13]

  • Upvote 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, BullsFanInTX said:

10-2.  Losses to FSU and Temple by a total of 6 points.

Defeat Houston in AAC champ game and head to Fiesta Bowl.

#29 in preseason poll, receiving about 30 votes.

#16 after defeating Houston, #10 after defeating Michigan in the Fiesta bowl.

Fiesta Bowl hosts a CFP semifinal game this year.  The "open" games on the New Years Six are the Cotton, Rose, Sugar, and Orange bowls.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  195
  • Content Count:  6,584
  • Reputation:   1,761
  • Days Won:  51
  • Joined:  07/04/2008

10 minutes ago, JimUSFSig said:

The analysis below is based on two factors: the 4-2-5 defense remains AND Taggart continues keeping the playcalling wide open.  Also, I reserve the right to change my mind after both spring football AND summer camp.  [After each game I put estimated ranking]

vs Towson - WIN - USF has turned the corner on FBS teams.  [Getting votes: #30]

vs N. Illinois - WIN - USF gets a good test with the Huskies.  They get a QB recovering from an achilles issue and have to replace some key pieces on defense.   [Getting votes: #28]

AT Syracuse - WIN - Yes, the Orange have a solid new coach, and a QB that looks promising.  But the rest of the roster leaves much to be desired. [#25]

vs FSU - LOSS - I would really love to make this a "toss up" - the Seminoles have to find a good QB, their OL needs to be rebuilt, and they have to replace Ramsey.  But... Dalvin Cook.  This will be closer than people might expect, but I am going to put this down for a loss at this time.  [Getting votes: #34]

AT Cincinnati - WIN - So normally the Bearcats have USF's number in the Queen City... and yes, Tuberville gets Gunner Kiel back... but they lost their WR corps and their defense, well, it wasn't THAT good last season. [Getting votes: #27]

vs ECU - WIN - The Pirates have a new coach, new OL, and new LBs.  USF won on the road last season against an overall better team. [#25]

vs UConn - WIN - This might be the toughest AAC home game, as Diaco has the Huskies rebuilding.  Gonna be a defensive struggle - might be the two best defenses.  However, their offense is still a bit of a work in progress, even with Newsome and Shirreffs returning. [#22]

AT Temple - WIN - Yes, the Owls offense is coming back... but their defense has a lot of big holes to fill.  This won't be a blow-out like last season, but USF should be able to win the game. [#17]

vs Navy - WIN - The Midshipmen lost almost all of their offense after last season - so despite the triple option offense, USF should be in a better position to win.  [#14]

AT Memphis - WIN - Replacing Lynch will be tough for the Tigers, and their defense allowed almost four TDs per game.  The building confidence in the Bulls brings USF to victory here, [#12]

AT SMU - WIN - USF clinches both the East Division and hosting the ACC Championship game with a win over the Mustangs.  Chad Morris is still purging the June Jones mess, and recruiting his players... just not enough of them to beat the Bulls. [#10]

vs UCF - WIN - Sure, the Knights would love to knock USF down a peg... and they'll have a surprising season, but they just don't have the players to run Frost's offense yet. [#9]

vs Houston - WIN - USF wins the AAC Championship game over the Cougars in a tough game.  If this was in Houston, it would be more of a toss-up; however RayJay is rocking sending the Bulls to a 13 - 1 season. [#7]

vs Notre Dame - LOSS - USF gets the New Years Six bid and goes to the Orange Bowl to play Notre Dame... and the national perception is that little USF can't hang with the big boys -- but the Bulls make a great game of it, and lose to the Irish by less than a touchdown.  [#13]

Great analysis.  If only it could happen.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

It appears you are using ad blocking tools.  This site is supported through ads.  Please disable in order to enjoy full access to The Bulls Pen.  Registration is free and reduces ads.