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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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      82%
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      4%
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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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Things are pretty interesting in the Pac-12 these days. Oregon is a perennial contender but just lost coach Chip Kelly to the NFL. Stanford won the conference last season, but will the Cardinal be able to repeat? Then there's the rise of UCLA, USC's constant state of flux and many other bits of intrigue out West. How will these teams stack up in 2013? Make your picks!

More: ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | SEC

2013 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

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

Arizona State

Arizona State

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

California

California

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 2-7

Colorado

Colorado

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

2012 overall: 12-1
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

Oregon State

Oregon State

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

Stanford

Stanford

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

UCLA

UCLA

2012 overall: 9-5
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

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

Utah

Utah

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 Pac-12: 3-6

Washington

Washington

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

Washington State

Washington State

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

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The Year of the Quarterback? Might be. But that doesn't mean the college football landscape is lacking for running backs; quite the contrary, as a number of ball carriers find themselves fighting for supremacy -- and perhaps even a spot at Heisman's grand table.

Rank 'Em: Heisman | Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers | Top 25

Rank: College football's best RBs

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska
2012: 226 carries, 1,137 yards, 8 TDs

Dri Archer

Dri Archer

Kent State
2012: 159 carries, 1,429 yards, 16 TDs

Ka'Deem Carey

Ka'Deem Carey

Arizona
2012: 303 carries, 1,929 yards, 23 TDs

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Georgia
2012: 222 carries, 1,385 yards, 17 TDs

Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson

Miami (FL)
2012: 139 carries, 917 yards, 10 TDs

Venric Mark

Venric Mark

Northwestern
2012: 226 carries, 1,366 yards, 12 TDs

Silas Redd

Silas Redd

USC
2012: 167 carries, 905 yards, 9 TDs

Bishop Sankey

Bishop Sankey

Washington
2012: 289 carries, 1,439 yards, 16 TDs

Lache Seastrunk

Lache Seastrunk

Baylor
2012: 131 carries, 1,012 yards, 7 TDs

De'Anthony Thomas

De'Anthony Thomas

Oregon
2012: 92 carries, 701 yards, 11 TDs

James White

James White

Wisconsin
2012: 125 carries, 806 yards, 12 TDs

T.J. Yeldon

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama
2012: 175 carries, 1,108 yards, 12 TDs

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Pac-12 football preview

Who you got in the Pac-12 conference this season? Oregon? Stanford? Or will an L.A. team crash the party? That's just one of the many questions from this intriguing conference, where a top team (those Ducks) has a new head coach, and several offensive studs compete for a shot at the Heisman Trophy.

  • Which team will win the Pac-12 title this season?

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      47%
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      26%
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      27%

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  • Which Los Angeles team has the best chance of winning the Pac-12 title this season?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 30,640)

  • Will a Pac-12 team play in the BCS National Championship this season?

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      37%
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      63%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,870)

  • Which Arizona team is the bigger Pac-12 sleeper?

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      43%
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      57%

    Discuss (Total votes: 27,452)

  • How much will Chip Kelly's departure hurt Oregon?

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      39%
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      50%
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      11%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,686)

  • Which of these players has the best shot at winning the Heisman Trophy this season?

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      33%
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      37%

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