National Signing Day has come and gone. We know who is off to the NFL Draft, and most of who will be transferring. And now that the final embers of the 2017 season have been extinguished, we can all turn to the 2018 season. For the first time, we now have some data-informed projections of where all 130 FBS programs could shape up for this coming season. And it’s calling for BYU to improve significantly from last year’s debacle.
Bill Connelly of released the first preseason S&P+ rankings this morning, and BYU is listed at 76th, just ahead of Utah State (and also Tennessee, because lol). If that holds, it would be a pretty significant improvement over last year, when BYU finished 101st, by far their worst finish since S&P+ started tracking data, back in 2005. You all watched BYU football last year. You know why BYU’s 2017 metrics would be terrible.


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