Pac-12 Football Projections: Stanford Tabbed To Win Over Seven Games

The Stanford Cardinal will be undertaking a massive transition this season as they move beyond the Andrew Luck era. They have to replace their Heisman Trophy-caliber quarterback in Luck, two top offensive linemen in David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin, and a solid tight end in Coby Fleener. That's a lot of crucial cogs to replace.

Still, there's a lot of talented players coming back and incoming recruits that could seal off the gaps. Bud Elliott of SB Nation files his Pac-12 picks column which talks about over/unders for each team in the conference, and Stanford ends up picking over seven wins.

Stanford Over 7 Wins (-210), 5Dimes: Stanford has to replace one of the best quarterbacks in the history of college football, two NFL draft picks along the offensive line, its best two receivers, its top tight end, and three starters in the secondary.

But that's OK, because A) Stanford recruited quite well over the last few years, and B) the schedule is kind.

Out of home games vs. San Jose State, Duke, Arizona, Washington State and Oregon State, and road trips to Colorado, UCLA, Cal and Washington, Stanford should pick up seven or eight wins. A game at Notre Dame offers another chance, though the Cardinal will likely be an underdog. Two contests against USC and Oregon are unlikely to yield a win.

If this like were (-170), I'd consider playing it. It's too rich for my blood at (-210).

Stanford does have a lot of good players on their team this season and they could be a Pac-12 North dark horse contender if the talent could come together, and the quarterback talent is up to task.

Talk about Stanford football by heading on over to Rule of Tree. You can also check out everything we have to offer at SB Nation's college football hub.

Hit up the SB Nation college football YouTube channel and see if you'd be willing to subscribe to the videos.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.