Fun times: A website has predicted the 2017 Miami Hurricanes to go 12-0, and it doesn’t end there

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Mark Richt going 12-0? There’s a website that actually says it’s going to happen. (Twitter.com)

Well, this is the wildest college football-related thing you’ll read all day.

The website College Football Analytics, using a proprietary formula, has simulated every season for every team.

Sounds fun! What’s Miami’s record in this exercise?

12-0.

Yep! CFA has UM upsetting Florida State in Tallahassee by approximately a 38-35 score, handling Pitt by 5, Georgia Tech by 6 and Notre Dame and North Carolina by 9 and winning every other game by double-digits.

(h/t @KenTremendous)

According to CFA, BYU, Penn State, Louisville, Oklahoma State, USC, Washington, Western Kentucky are also going 12-0. Along with Miami, there’s your eight-team playoff.  Never before have eight teams been more deserving!

Florida State, in case you were wondering, finishes 8-4 according to CFA, with losses to Alabama, Miami, Louisville and Clemson.

Florida, deliciously, is going 4-8.

Butch Davis (5-7 at FIU) has a better debut than Lane Kiffin (2-10).

Other doozies: Arkansas going 11-1 with only a 3-point loss on the road at Alabama, Mizzou going 11-1 with a 5-point loss at … Arkansas … 10-2 Ole Miss (not a chance), 1-11 Duke (with Daniel Jones at QB, they’re probably close to making a bowl), 1-11 South Carolina (though it would be hilarious if Will Muschamp went 1-11 the same year UF went 4-8) and 11-1 Clemson (not without Deshaun Watson, you’re not).

 

Since your head is spinning, here are facts:

UM has gone 12-0 in four regular seasons: 1987, 1991, 2001, 2002. It had 11-0 regular seasons in 1986 and 1992, and went 9-0-1 in 1950. They also went 8-0 in 1926, the university’s first year, with a freshman team.

So, this would be rare.

The predicted point totals are almost more add up to a 12-game sum of 491.2 — an average of 40.9 points per game — and that, dear reader, is a lot of points for an offense replacing its quarterback.

In fact, that would mean Miami would score more this regular season than every other Hurricanes team except for the 2002 team (527).

Yes, more than the 2001 team (475) and 2000 team (469).

It seems like a lot to ask this team to score more than the 2016 team, which — did you know? — finished with 446 points, the fourth-most in school history.

Fifth place, in case you were wondering, was 2013 (440), followed by 1986 (420), 1999 (404), 1998 (402), 1990 (401) and 1985 (399).

Dare to dream!

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