Anybody can throw out preseason predictions and not deal with the mockery that comes with them. Nobody ever remembers predictions.

Well, I went in a different direction. I looked back on the 25 bold B1G West predictions I made before the start of 2015 and provided a little bit of updated analysis.

1. Then — Wisconsin doesn’t lose a conference game until the regular season finale.

Now— Swing and a miss.

2. Then — Mitch Leidner and Joel Stave both throw for 2,500 yards.

Now — I might get one out of two. If I’m lucky.

3. Then — Iowa finishes ahead of Nebraska.

Now — Book it.

4. Then — Kirk Ferentz returns to Iowa City in 2016.

Now — Barring an epic second-half collapse, he’ll be welcomed back with open arms.

5. Then — As does every B1G West coach, including Bill Cubit.

Now — I’ll still say this one holds true. For the sake of Mike Riley, I hope it does.

6. Then — Wes Lunt plays his first full season healthy.

Now — So far, so good.

7. Then — And throws for more yards than any West quarterback.

Now Tommy Armstrong leads now and with the way Nebraska’s defense is playing, he might get more opportunities than Lunt simply because of game flow.

8. Now — Minnesota, Northwestern or Wisconsin pulls off a Week 1 upset.

Then — Hey, Northwestern!

9. Then — Mike Riley doesn’t get to nine wins.

Now — Betting the house on this one.

10. Then — Ferentz does.

Now — Doubling up.

11. Then — Corey Clement gets his 2,000 yards.

Now — It’s hard to predict injuries, but this one will be way off.

12. Then —Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray combine for double digit interceptions.

Now — This won’t work out, partially because Boddy-Calhoun is still banged up.

13. Then — Jordan Canzeri takes over Iowa’s starting RB job…and rushes for 1,000 yards.

Now — One of my better calls. It happened because of an injury to LeShun Daniels, but Canzeri is well on his way.

14. Then — Nebraska throws the ball more times than it runs for the first time in eight years.

Now — A 190-179 advantage and an inconsistent defense suggests I’ll be right.

15. Then — Clayton Thorson earns freshman All-American honors.

Now — The quarterback for a team knocking on the door of the top 10 is certainly making a case.

16. Then — But Northwestern still misses a bowl.

Now — Or they can clinch one and nab a top-10 berth with a win at Michigan…in Week 6.

17. Then — De’Mornay Pierson El does not play against Wisconsin.

Now — He’ll play, and he might be Nebraska’s last hope to turn the season around.

18. Then — Danny Anthrop is the unofficial comeback player of the year.

Now — A midseason quarterback switch tells you all you need to know about the Purdue passing game.

19. Then — He and Jordan Westerkamp finish 1-2 in the West in receiving yards.

Now — Westerkamp is second, but Anthrop is a long way from catching Geronimo Allison.

20. Then — Minnesota does not take a step back in wins, despite the Big Ten’s toughest schedule.

Now — A step back appears pretty inevitable.

21. Then — No West team besides Wisconsin cracks the AP poll until November.

Now — Iowa and Northwestern begged to differ.

22. Then — Wisconsin finishes in the top 10 nationally against the pass.

Now — Ranked No. 33, but last week’s effort against Iowa showed that’s certainly possible.

23. Then — So does Minnesota.

Now — The Gophers haven’t done a ton of things right, but they are 14th against the pass.

24. Then — Purdue true freshman Markell Jones is 2015’s version of Justin Jackson.

Now — Right. On. The. Money.

25. Then — Wisconsin has the West won before the finale in Minnesota.

Now — The Badgers can still repeat last year’s post-B1G opener turnaround. But Iowa and Northwestern might have other plans.