You can bank on the facts that Clemson won't win fewer than eight games and Kansas won't win more than five this season.
For most teams, however, it's not as cut and dry. A team could easily win 10 games or miss a bowl, depending on how its close games play out. A few lucky bounces could be the difference between Nebraska's disappointing 6-7 record and Michigan State's College Football Playoff appearance.
Which teams are the biggest wild cards heading into this season? Here are 10 Power 5 teams whose seasons could go either way, depending on their performances in close games.