Win Division (+3750), Win Conference (+10000)
SSA Model Pick: None
With only 10 starers back everyone is forecasting a down year for Leach and the Cougars. This team was close to making the Pac-12 title game in 2016, but should finish in the bottom half of the North this season.
Win Total Analysis
6.5 wins (+105/-125)
SSA Model Pick: Under (Medium Confidence)
A soft non-conference schedule has you thinking the Cougars will go over .500 this season. But this program doesn’t recruit at a high level and the lack of experience on this roster is going to be a problem. The departure of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch was a big loss as well. Six wins is most likely and a six win season means the under will hit.
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