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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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      54%
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  • Which team will win the Big Ten?

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      50%
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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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      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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      22%
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      42%

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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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      12%
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      5%
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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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Who will win the Rose Bowl?

It's the 100th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All, and the two teams involved certainly won't lack passion. Stanford, which won the Rose Bowl a year ago, might have been thinking national title earlier in the year, but certainly didn't let any disappointment show during its dismantling of Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game. Michigan State? It hasn't played in the Pasadena, Calif., bowl since 1988, and just knocked off then-No. 2 Ohio State to get here. In other words, it should be a good one.

  • Which team will win the Rose Bowl? (Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Which team looked better in its conference championship game?

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  • Who is the better quarterback?

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  • Who is the better running back?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • Which team has the better offense?

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      31%
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  • Which team has the better defense?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 9,983)

  • Who is the better defensive player?

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      71%
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      29%

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Florida State and Auburn are facing off for the BCS National Championship. But does that mean they're the two best teams playing in BCS games? Click on the boxes to rank the teams playing in college football's five biggest postseason contests!

Vote: Which teams will win the BCS bowls?

BCS bowl teams

Alabama

Alabama

Matchup: Sugar vs. Oklahoma

Auburn

Auburn

Matchup: Championship Game vs. Florida State

Baylor

Baylor

Matchup: Fiesta vs. UCF

Clemson

Clemson

Matchup: Orange vs. Ohio State

Florida State

Florida State

Matchup: Championship Game vs. Auburn

Michigan State

Michigan State

Matchup: Rose vs. Stanford

Ohio State

Ohio State

Matchup: Orange vs. Clemson

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Matchup: Sugar vs. Alabama

Stanford

Stanford

Matchup: Rose vs. Michigan State

UCF

UCF

Matchup: Fiesta vs. Baylor

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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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  • Which is more surprising?

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  • Who is the better quarterback?

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  • Which is the better unit?

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  • Is Todd Graham an elite coach?

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