There are roughly a thousand college football previews, whether it’s magazines or web sites, but one that stands out is the site Pre-Snap Read. They are counting down their rankings, and Air Force came in at No. 49.
The writer, Paul Myerberg, was high on the Falcons last year, and puts a lot of the blame for the disappointing season on injuries. He acknowledges the turnover with a lot of graduating starters, but thinks Air Force can handle that to have a solid season.
“(T)hanks to a fairly easy schedule and the projected progression from last year’s reserves, the Falcons should win seven or eight games before making a program-record sixth straight bowl appearance,” the site proclaims.
He also has Air Force ahead of service academy rivals Navy (No. 60), and Army (No. 88). Considering Air Force gets Navy at home, Myerberg seems to like the Falcons’ chances of winning another Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy (though I do think Army is underrated here and will present a significant challenge to both Air Force and Navy).
As a reminder, the season is approaching and starting tomorrow I’ll be covering Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas. Check me out on Twitter and keep checking the blog for a lot of updates over the next couple days, including the all-conference preseason team and where Air Force is picked to finish in the league this year.