As spring training wraps up nationwide this month, it’s time to update our all-too-early college football projections for the 2022 season, given the influx of transfers and signings. almost finalized before the new campaign. For those clamoring for parity in the college football playoffs, last fall gave us a pair of first-time starters, but we expect a regression to the mean this time around.
A few offseason notes before we get started — the annual Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., has been renamed Tampa Bay Bowl since Outback is no longer the title sponsor after two decades. The game will be played on New Years Day and will feature an SEC team against a Big Ten or ACC program.
And after a two-year hiatus, the San Francisco Bowl will likely resume with a yet-to-be-announced title sponsor to fill the 42-game playoff slate. As mentioned by Brett McMurphy of Action Network, ESPN will create a bowl if the game in San Francisco cannot be played. We’ll go with his UTSA first pick against Louisiana at this location.
Here’s a look at our latest spring projections on 247Sports, which are subject to change with our next update this summer.