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2014 college football predictions

The 2014 college football season -- aka Year 1 of the College Football Playoff -- is upon us, with Texas A&M thumping South Carolina on a night of Thursday kickoffs. Johnny Manziel is gone, but reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston still is here. So are a good number of other Florida State Seminoles who helped the team to last season's national championship. Will they repeat? Who will win the conferences? Cast your votes below!

More: Rank: Top 25 | Rank: Conferences | Rank: Heisman candidates | Rank: QBs

  • Which team will win the ACC?

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  • Which team will win the Big 12?

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  • Which team will win the Big Ten?

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  • Which team will win the Pac-12?

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  • Which team will win the SEC?

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  • Which is the best conference in college football?

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  • Which of these AP top-four teams is least likely to reach the College Football Playoff?

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  • Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

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      21%
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      53%

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  • How much controversy will the four-team playoff system draw compared to the BCS system?

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  • Which team will win the college football national championship?

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Baylor held off the traditional powers to win the Big 12 last season, but Oklahoma figures to be quite the contender in 2014. Is either your top team in the conference? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

More: ACC | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC | Top 25 | Rank the conferences

2014 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2013 overall: 11-2
2013 Big 12: 8-1

Iowa State

Iowa State

2013 overall: 3-9
2013 Big 12: 2-7

Kansas

Kansas

2013 overall: 3-9
2013 Big 12: 1-8

Kansas State

Kansas State

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 Big 12: 5-4

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2013 overall: 11-2
2013 Big 12: 7-2

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2013 overall: 10-3
2013 Big 12: 7-2

TCU

TCU

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Big 12: 2-7

Texas

Texas

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 Big 12: 7-2

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 Big 12: 4-5

West Virginia

West Virginia

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Big 12: 2-7

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Oklahoma and Texas are perennial Big 12 powers. Kansas State and Oklahoma State? They've won the past two conference titles. And let's not forget about Baylor and TCU. How will they stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes below to set your ranking!

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2013 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 5-4

TCU

TCU

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Texas

Texas

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big 12: 5-4

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

West Virginia

West Virginia

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

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All week, ESPN has counted down its top 25 teams for the 2013 season. Now we have Nos. 1 through 5, with the two-time defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide reigning supreme -- but challenged by a number of top programs. Do you agree with our experts' rankings? Click the team logos below to submit your own!

2013 College Football Top 25

Alabama

Alabama

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 1
2012 record: 13-1

Ohio State

Ohio State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 2
2012 record: 12-0

Oregon

Oregon

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 3
2012 record: 12-1

Stanford

Stanford

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 4
2012 record: 12-2

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 6
2012 record: 11-2

Georgia

Georgia

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 5
2012 record: 12-2

South Carolina

South Carolina

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 7
2012 record: 11-2

Louisville

Louisville

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 9
2012 record: 11-2

Clemson

Clemson

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 8
2012 record: 11-2

Florida

Florida

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 10
2012 record: 11-2

Florida State

Florida State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 12
2012 record: 12-2

LSU

LSU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 13
2012 record: 10-3

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 11
2012 record: 12-1

Michigan

Michigan

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 17
2012 record: 8-5

Texas

Texas

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 15
2012 record: 9-4

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 14
2012 record: 8-5

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 16
2012 record: 10-3

TCU

TCU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 20
2012 record: 7-6

UCLA

UCLA

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 21
2012 record: 9-5

Nebraska

Nebraska

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 18
2012 record: 10-4

Boise State

Boise State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 19
2012 record: 11-2

N'western

N'western

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 22
2012 record: 10-3

Oregon State

Oregon State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 25
2012 record: 9-4

USC

USC

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 24
2012 record: 7-6

Baylor

Baylor

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 8-5

Kansas State

Kansas State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 11-2

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 23
2012 record: 8-6

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Big 12 football preview

Last season, the Kansas State Wildcats nearly reached the BCS National Championship -- and this year are picked to finish sixth in the Big 12. Meanwhile, there appears to be a logjam atop this competitive league with no clear national title contender (at least for now). Will things look different come season's end in the 10-team Big 12?

Which team will win the Big 12 title in 2013?

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  • Will any Big 12 team contend for the 2013 national title?

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      35%
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  • Who is the best coach in the Big 12?

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  • What chance does Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk have of winning the Heisman Trophy?

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  • Does the lack of a conference championship game hurt the Big 12?

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