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Will FSU go from 'Dallas to Dallas'?

Florida State starts its 2014 football season in Dallas -- well, Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State in August. And where will the national championship game be? Also Dallas (well, also Arlington). That's why reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, speaking to the Metroplex press Monday while on a break from the FSU baseball team, said his team's slogan is a simple one: "From Dallas to Dallas." Will the Seminoles live up to the words and repeat as champs?

  • How will Florida State football fare in 2014?

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  • Which is more likely for Florida State?

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  • Which is more likely for Jameis Winston?

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  • If you were a Florida State fan, how would you feel about Jameis Winston playing baseball?

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Do you follow football recruiting?

Wednesday is a virtual holiday in some circles: It's national signing day, where long-anticipated college football classes are confirmed and a few top-level recruits finally make their picks (full coverage here). Do you celebrate it? Do you like it when teenagers televise their decisions? Cast your votes below!

How closely do you follow college football recruiting?

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  • If you were a top-level recruit, which of these would you value most in choosing a school?

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  • How do you feel about top-rated high school athletes televising their signing day announcements?

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  • Who is the best coach in college football?

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  • Which of these is the most storied program in college football?

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A union for college athletes?

Though its football team has found respectability under Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern is more known for academics than athletics. Now certain current and former Wildcats are seeking to become the first members of a union in the history of college sports. Kain Colter testified Tuesday in the first day of an NLRB hearing that will determine whether the group can unionize. How do you feel about the issue?

  • What do you make of Northwestern University football players seeking to be represented by a labor union?

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  • Should college athletes be paid?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to profit off their own names?

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  • How important is amateurism to your enjoyment of college athletics?

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Mark Schlabach's second edition of the Way-Too-Early Top 25 is here, with defending BCS national champion Florida State still in the No. 1 spot. Oregon, Auburn, Alabama and Michigan State round out the top five, but are these the teams that are going to be duking it out for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff? Submit your rankings!

Preseason College Football Top 25

Florida State

Florida State

2013 record: 14-0

Oregon

Oregon

2013 record: 11-2

Auburn

Auburn

2013 record: 12-2

Alabama

Alabama

2013 record: 11-2

Michigan State

Michigan State

2013 record: 13-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2013 record: 11-2

UCLA

UCLA

2013 record: 10-3

Georgia

Georgia

2013 record: 8-5

Stanford

Stanford

2013 record: 11-3

Baylor

Baylor

2013 record: 11-2

South Carolina

South Carolina

2013 record: 11-2

LSU

LSU

2013 record: 10-3

Ohio State

Ohio State

2013 record: 12-2

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

2013 record: 9-4

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

2013 record: 9-4

North Carolina

North Carolina

2013 record: 7-6

Washington

Washington

2013 record: 9-4

Clemson

Clemson

2013 record: 11-2

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

2013 record: 9-4

USC

USC

2013 record: 10-4

Iowa

Iowa

2013 record: 8-5

Texas

Texas

2013 record: 8-5

Florida

Florida

2013 record: 4-8

Michigan

Michigan

2013 record: 7-6

Louisville

Louisville

2013 record: 12-1

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