Projected 2017 record and S&P+ ranking: 5-7 (94th)
Biggest strength: The secondary features a host of experienced play-makers.
Biggest question mark: Do the Green Wave have a quarterback? It was a black hole last year.
Biggest 2017 game: I’m going to pick an odd one: the Oct. 13 trip to FIU. It’s a tossup on paper, and a win could make the Green Wave 3-3 or even 4-2 heading into the second half of the season. But the likely wins are hard to come by after that.
Summary: Fritz is a master of the second-year breakthrough, but Tulane’s breakthroughs have been minimal through the years. Whose history wins out?