Athlon picks USF as co-Big East champs
Another preseason prediction has arrived, and again, the pundits like USF football to rebound considerably in 2012, as Athlon has picked the Bulls to finish in a tie for the Big East championship with Louisville.
The magazine has the Bulls and Cardinals sharing 5-2 league records, with Louisville getting the league's automatic BCS berth, but it's a major step up from the 1-6 USF finished in 2011 in Skip Holtz's second season. Here's Athlon's USF preview -- no real relevations, but more of the same overall optimism for the Bulls. The magazine has USF going 8-4, which translates to the Bulls losing to both Florida State and Miami in nonconference play.