Best Case/Worst Case in 2016: Houston Cougars
Houston can carry over the momentum and reputation it built last season with a similar road towards perfection in 2016. The glaring difference is a season-opening showdown with defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma. A victory over the Sooners propels Houston towards national title contention and sets up a path for perfection. Beating Oklahoma would make Houston the favorite in every game remaining on the regular season schedule. An undefeated season isn’t a pipe dream, but a reality Houston can achieve with an upset over Oklahoma and consistency throughout the rest of the schedule. If everything tilts the Coogs’ way, they crash the party and earn a ticket to the College Football Playoff.