Forecast

Rutgers football: 2012 & 2013

 

Methodology: predictions are based on the 2011 Sagarin ratings, which use the ELO Chess system -- strength of schedule plus record against common opponents -- to rank 247 Div I college teams.

Predictions for 2013 assume that the "Big East" conference will have collapsed by the end of the 2012 season, leaving RU's schedulers free to sign up creampuffs who will provide an even more amazing opportunity for an undefeated season.

See below for the

March of the Creampuffs

 

 

 

2012

(12-0)

Tulane (W)

Howard (W)

South Florida (W)

Arkansas (W)*

Syracuse (W)

UConn (W)

Temple (W)

Kent State (W)

Army (W)

Cincinnati (W)

Pittsburgh (W)

Louisville (W)

Postseason: Orange Bowl (L)

*Note: projected at beginning of season as Arkansas win. Revised after serious week 2 injuries to star QB Tyler Wilson and CB Tevin Mitchell, followed by Arkansas's 34-31 pounding by unranked University of Louisiana-Monroe.

2013

(12-0)

Valparaiso (W)

Mississippi Valley St. (W)

Alcorn State (W)

Texas Southern (W)

Savannah State(W)

North Carolina Central (W)

Joe's Car Wash FF* (W)

Nicholls State (W)

Piscataway HS (W)

Southern U. (W)

Delaware State (W)

Alabama A&M (W)

*flag football