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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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      7%
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      82%
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      3%
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      2%
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      6%

    Discuss (Total votes: 18,689)

  • Which team will win the Big 12?

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      26%
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      4%
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      54%
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      11%
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      5%

    Discuss (Total votes: 18,325)

  • Which team will win the Big Ten?

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      50%
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      6%
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      14%
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      18%
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      12%

    Discuss (Total votes: 48,333)

  • Which team will win the Pac-12?

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      58%
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      15%
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      17%
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      6%
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      4%

    Discuss (Total votes: 18,007)

  • Which team will win the SEC?

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      44%
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      12%
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      13%
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      19%
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      12%

    Discuss (Total votes: 60,408)

  • Which is the best conference in college football?

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      7%
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      7%
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      12%
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      17%
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      57%

    Discuss (Total votes: 18,444)

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

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      17%
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      19%
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      22%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 107,440)

  • Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

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      25%
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      22%
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      53%

    Discuss (Total votes: 47,389)

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

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      23%
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      37%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 185,476)

  • Which team will win the college football national championship?

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      18%
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      19%
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      12%
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      5%
    •  
      46%

    Discuss (Total votes: 387,395)

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Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. But does that mean he's the best quarterback in college football? He's got some pretty good company, even with Ohio State's Braxton Miller out for the year. Click on the images below to rank the quarterbacks!

More: Rank the Heisman candidates | Rank the Top 25 | Rank the conferences

College Football QBs

Rakeem Cato

Rakeem Cato

Marshall

Everett Golson

Everett Golson

Notre Dame

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

BYU

Brett Hundley

Brett Hundley

UCLA

Chuckie Keeton

Chuckie Keeton

Utah State

Taylor Kelly

Taylor Kelly

Arizona State

Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight

Oklahoma

Sean Mannion

Sean Mannion

Oregon State

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

Oregon QB

Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall

Auburn

Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty

Baylor

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Florida State

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For the second straight season, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner returns to college football ... as a redshirt sophomore. But will Jameis Winston do what Johnny Manziel could not and win two in a row? Or will someone else get in the way? Ohio State's Braxton Miller, a popular preseason challenger, is out for the year, but that doesn't mean there aren't strong candidates. Click on the images to set your Heisman Watch rankings!

More: Rank the QBs | Rank the Top 25 | Rank the conferences

2014 Heisman Watch

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska RB

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

South Carolina RB

Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

Wisconsin RB

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Georgia RB

Brett Hundley

Brett Hundley

UCLA QB

Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson

Miami (FL) RB

Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight

Oklahoma QB

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

Oregon QB

Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall

Auburn QB

Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty

Baylor QB

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Florida State QB

T.J. Yeldon

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama RB

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Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. But does that mean he's the best quarterback in college football? He's got some pretty good company. Click on the images below to rank the signal-callers!

More: Rank the Heisman candidates | Rank the Top 25 | Rank the conferences

College Football QBs

Rakeem Cato

Rakeem Cato

Marshall

Everett Golson

Everett Golson

Notre Dame

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

BYU

Brett Hundley

Brett Hundley

UCLA

Taylor Kelly

Taylor Kelly

Arizona State

Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight

Oklahoma

Sean Mannion

Sean Mannion

Oregon State

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

Oregon QB

Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall

Auburn

Braxton Miller

Braxton Miller

Ohio State

Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty

Baylor

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Florida State

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For the second straight season, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner returns to college football ... as a redshirt sophomore. But will Jameis Winston do what Johnny Manziel could not and win two in a row? Or will other high-profile QBs (Marcus Mariota, Braxton Miller, Todd Hundley et al.) or running backs (Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon and others) get in the way? Click on the images to set your preseason Heisman Watch rankings!

More: Rank the QBs | Rank the Top 25 | Rank the conferences

2014 Heisman Watch

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska RB

Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

Wisconsin RB

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Georgia RB

Brett Hundley

Brett Hundley

UCLA QB

Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson

Miami (FL) RB

Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight

Oklahoma QB

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

Oregon QB

Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall

Auburn QB

Braxton Miller

Braxton Miller

Ohio State QB

Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty

Baylor QB

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Florida State QB

T.J. Yeldon

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama RB

Your Rankings

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