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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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      4%
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      2%
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      5%

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  • 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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      10%
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      6%

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  • Which team will win the Big Ten?

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      50%
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      7%
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      15%
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      17%
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      11%

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  • Which team will win the Pac-12?

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      59%
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      16%
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      15%
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      7%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the SEC?

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      43%
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      12%
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      15%
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      19%
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      11%

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  • 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%

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  • 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%

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  • Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

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      26%
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      21%
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      53%

    Discuss (Total votes: 54,366)

  • 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%

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  • 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%
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      46%

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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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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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The 2014 college football season has arrived, and the Pac-12 figures to be one of the strongest -- if not the strongest -- conferences in the nation. How do the teams stack up against one another? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

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

2014 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

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

Arizona State

Arizona State

2013 overall: 10-4
2013 Pac-12: 8-1

California

California

2013 overall: 1-11
2013 Pac-12: 0-9

Colorado

Colorado

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

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

Oregon State

Oregon State

2013 overall: 7-6
2013 Pac-12: 4-5

Stanford

Stanford

2013 overall: 11-3
2013 Pac-12: 7-2

UCLA

UCLA

2013 overall: 10-3
2013 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

2013 overall: 10-4
2013 Pac-12: 6-3

Utah

Utah

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 Pac-12: 2-7

Washington

Washington

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 Pac-12: 5-4

Washington State

Washington State

2013 overall: 6-7
2013 Pac-12: 4-5

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Pac-12 -- Stanford vs. Arizona St.

There's no national title slot on the line in this Pac-12 championship game. Nor was there much in the way of BCS National Championship talk out West, what with the league's top teams beating each other up late in the year. Another big surprise: the rise of the Arizona State Sun Devils, who went from also-ran to hosts of the conference's title contest. Can Todd Graham's team seal the deal? Or will the Cardinal match their two-touchdown September victory over ASU in Palo Alto, Calif.?

Which team will win the Pac-12 championship game in Tempe, Ariz.?

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    53%
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    47%

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  • Which is more surprising?

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      69%
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      31%

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  • Who is the better quarterback?

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      46%
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      54%

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  • Which is the better unit?

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      37%
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      63%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,495)

  • Is Todd Graham an elite coach?

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      46%
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      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,338)

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