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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!

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  • 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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 55,697)

  • 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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 68,623)

  • 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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 393,424)

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Baylor held off the traditional powers to win the Big 12 last season, but Oklahoma figures to be quite the contender in 2014. Is either your top team in the conference? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

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

2014 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2013 overall: 11-2
2013 Big 12: 8-1

Iowa State

Iowa State

2013 overall: 3-9
2013 Big 12: 2-7

Kansas

Kansas

2013 overall: 3-9
2013 Big 12: 1-8

Kansas State

Kansas State

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

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2013 overall: 10-3
2013 Big 12: 7-2

TCU

TCU

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Big 12: 2-7

Texas

Texas

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 Big 12: 7-2

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

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

West Virginia

West Virginia

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Big 12: 2-7

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Coaching rants after big losses are usually more funny than intimidating, but Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads' anger may have been justified after his team's loss to Texas. Rhoads went on a lengthy and passionate rant after Texas RB Johnathan Gray was ruled down by contact after an apparent fumble recovery at the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Texas would subsequently score a go-ahead touchdown and seal the win on an interception. Officials didn't feel the video replay was conclusive enough to overturn the original call, but did they get it wrong?

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Oklahoma and Texas are perennial Big 12 powers. Kansas State and Oklahoma State? They've won the past two conference titles. And let's not forget about Baylor and TCU. How will they stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes below to set your ranking!

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2013 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

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

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

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

TCU

TCU

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

Texas

Texas

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big 12: 5-4

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

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

West Virginia

West Virginia

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

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NCF, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders, West Virginia Mountaineers

Oklahoma and Texas are perennial Big 12 powers. Kansas State and Oklahoma State? They've won the past two conference titles. And let's not forget about Baylor and TCU. How will they stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes below to set your ranking!

2013 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

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

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

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

TCU

TCU

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

Texas

Texas

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big 12: 5-4

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

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

West Virginia

West Virginia

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

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