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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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,827)

  • 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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,510)

  • 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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,076)

  • 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%

    Discuss (Total votes: 113,633)

  • 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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CFB: (4) Baylor at (10) OK St.

Don't complain about the BCS just yet, Baylor Bears fans. Your team still has work to do, starting this Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. There, the Oklahoma State Cowboys -- they of just one loss all season -- can scupper Baylor's ambitions while helping their own Big 12 title chances. Baylor has blasted almost everyone it has faced this season. But with its recent injury outbreak, this one could be tough doing.

Which team will win Saturday's game at Oklahoma State?

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    63%
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    37%

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  • What will Baylor's record be in its final three games (at Oklahoma State, at TCU, vs. Texas)?

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      54%
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      41%
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      5%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,527)

  • Which team will win the Big 12?

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      67%
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      27%
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      6%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,534)

  • How much will the recent rash of injuries hurt Baylor in its final three games?

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      18%
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      72%
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      10%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,971)

  • What chance does No. 4 Baylor have of playing in the BCS National Championship Game?

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      19%
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      61%
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      20%

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  • Is Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty a legitimate Heisman candidate?

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      68%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,918)

  • Is Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy an elite coach?

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      53%
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      47%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,725)

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CFB: (18) Okla. St. at (15) Texas Tech

Texas Tech nearly made a real statement last Saturday, playing Oklahoma close in Norman. But the Red Raiders fell short, placing themselves among the one-loss teams aiming at Baylor (and Texas) in the Big 12 title race. Also on that list: Oklahoma State, which hasn't gotten good play from the quarterback position, but can stay alive in the conference with a win in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday.

  • Which team will win Saturday's game at Texas Tech?

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      57%
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      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,443)

  • How will Texas Tech's close loss to Oklahoma affect their confidence?

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      30%
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      33%
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      37%

    Discuss (Total votes: 2,945)

  • Which of these teams is the bigger threat to Baylor in the Big 12?

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      36%
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      64%

    Discuss (Total votes: 2,857)

  • Which team will finish with the better record?

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      28%
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      72%

    Discuss (Total votes: 2,833)

  • What grade would you give first-year Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury?

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      72%
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      26%
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      2%

    Discuss (Total votes: 2,774)

  • Can Oklahoma State compete in the Big 12 with Clint Chelf at quarterback?

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      46%
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      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 2,696)

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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!

More: ACC | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC

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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