Fall practice has begun and the games are right around the corner! As usual, there is an excitement in the air, created by every team --ranked or not --having the exact same record.Before the first kickoff anything is still possible and everyone is still in.According to the latest AP poll, the following teams begin 2016 in the top 10. At first glance, it appears all will win. But hey, it's college Football and anything is possible.

10) Ole Miss vs. Florida State(Orlando)

Last season 10-3. The teams haven't played each other in 55 years so there is no rivalry. Florida State has become accustomed to being in the mix for a playoff spot and won the national title in 2013 with a 14-0 record.

Ole Miss, playing in the toughest division in college football, isn't normally mentioned in the national title conversation. However, this is a very good football team as proven by beating Alabama the past two years. In addition, Hugh Freeze and staff have done an excellent job in recruiting elite talent to Oxford. Though FSU is favored, don't be shocked if the Rebels not only cover (FSU -6) but win the game outright.Prediction: Florida State 27 - Ole Miss 24

9) Iowa vs. Miami (Ohio)

Last season 12-2. The Hawkeyes began 2015 not ranked. Though there were close calls, they won every game and finished the regular season 12-0. In the Big Ten Championship Game, they had Michigan State on the ropes, 14-9 late.

Then the Spartans put together an amazing 22 play drive that ended with a touchdown. The score snatched away The Big Ten championship, an undefeated season and a spot in the four team national championship playoff from Iowa. The Hawkeyes may not win as much but they will still be good this season.

Prediction: Iowa 30 - Miami 13

8) Houston vs. Oklahoma

Last season 13-1. The Cougars won ten games before a minus four turnover effort cost them at Connecticut (17-20). After the loss, they beat ranked teams in #16 Navy (52-31), #20 Temple (24-13) and in the Peach Bowl versus #9 Florida State (38-24).

The team should be favored in all games except the opener.Prediction: Houston 27 - Oklahoma 31

7) TCU vs. South Dakota State

Last season 11-2. The Horned Frogs started 2015 ranked #2 in the nation. They won their first eight games but their starting QB (Trevone Boykin) got hurt and was an offensive factor in loses to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.Prediction: TCU 55 - South Dakota State 14

6) Michigan State vs. Furman

Last season 12-2. The Spartans won the Big Ten title and made the four team college football playoff in 2015. Though still an excellent football team and Big Ten contender, they will surely miss quarterback, Connor Cook.Prediction: Michigan State 41 - Furman 7

5) Oklahoma vs. Houston

Last season 11-2.

The Sooners made the four team college football playoff in 2015, losing to Alabama 37-17. Super quarterback Baker Mayfield, along with 12 other starters from last year return.Prediction: Oklahoma 31 - Houston 27

4) Ohio State vs. Bowling Green

Last season 12-1. In 2015, the Buckeyes lost only one game, the Big Ten conference championship. That loss kept them from the playoff. A highly motivated team, they beat #12 Michigan 42-13 and in the Fiesta Bowl, #8 Notre Dame 44-28.Prediction: Ohio State 48 - B.G. 20

3) Stanford vs. Kansas State

Last season 12-2. The Cardinal won the Pac 12 and trounced highly regarded Iowa in their bowl game (45-16). It is expected that David Shaw's group will be a contender once again.

Prediction: Stanford 24 - Kansas State 17

2) Clemson vs. Auburn

Last season 14-1. The Tigers single loss came in the national championship game, where they gave Alabama all they wanted. Auburn is improved but not good enough. The Tigers should win comfortably. Prediction: Clemson 34 - Auburn 20

1) Alabama vs. USC

Last season 14-1, national champion. USC is very talented but simply are not up to this task.Prediction: Alabama 27 - USC 14

No upsets in this first forecast. But there are plenty coming.

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