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Friday, May 23, 2014
May Madness: FSU takes No. 1 spot

By Greg Ostendorf

It’s still May, but the top contender for the inaugural College Football Playoff is ... Florida State.

That’s right. ESPN.com spent all week previewing the four-team playoff, and its committee of 13 college football experts believe that the Seminoles, behind the play of Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, hold a slight edge over Alabama and will repeat as national champions.

Don’t be fooled, though. Finding a new champion is never that easy, and as Ivan Maisel writes, the new playoff system could bring a new set of problems.

Looking back: