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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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      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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      7%
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      15%
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      17%
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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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      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%

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  • How much controversy will the four-team playoff system draw compared to the BCS system?

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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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      19%
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      12%
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      5%
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      46%

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Michigan State toppled Ohio State in last season's Big Ten title game. Now the Buckeyes will miss quarterback Braxton Miller for the whole season. Are the Spartans still the class of the conference? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

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

2014 Big Ten football teams

Illinois

Illinois

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Big Ten: 1-7

Indiana

Indiana

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 Big Ten: 3-5

Iowa

Iowa

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 Big Ten: 5-3

Maryland

Maryland

2013 overall: 7-6
2013 ACC: 3-5

Michigan

Michigan

2013 overall: 7-6
2013 Big Ten: 3-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

2013 overall: 13-1
2013 Big Ten: 8-0

Minnesota

Minnesota

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

Nebraska

Nebraska

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 Big Ten: 5-3

Northwestern

Northwestern

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 Big Ten: 1-7

Ohio State

Ohio State

2013 overall: 12-2
2013 Big Ten: 8-0

Penn State

Penn State

2013 overall: 7-5
2013 Big Ten: 4-4

Purdue

Purdue

2013 overall: 1-11
2013 Big Ten: 0-8

Rutgers

Rutgers

2013 overall: 6-7
2013 American: 3-5

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 Big Ten: 6-2

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Michigan State toppled Ohio State in last season's Big Ten title game. Are the Spartans still the class of the conference? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

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

2014 Big Ten football teams

Illinois

Illinois

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Big Ten: 1-7

Indiana

Indiana

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 Big Ten: 3-5

Iowa

Iowa

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 Big Ten: 5-3

Maryland

Maryland

2013 overall: 7-6
2013 ACC: 3-5

Michigan

Michigan

2013 overall: 7-6
2013 Big Ten: 3-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

2013 overall: 13-1
2013 Big Ten: 8-0

Minnesota

Minnesota

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

Nebraska

Nebraska

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 Big Ten: 5-3

Northwestern

Northwestern

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 Big Ten: 1-7

Ohio State

Ohio State

2013 overall: 12-2
2013 Big Ten: 8-0

Penn State

Penn State

2013 overall: 7-5
2013 Big Ten: 4-4

Purdue

Purdue

2013 overall: 1-11
2013 Big Ten: 0-8

Rutgers

Rutgers

2013 overall: 6-7
2013 American: 3-5

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 Big Ten: 6-2

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No. 2 Ohio State finished last season undefeated. Will the Buckeyes dominate for a second consecutive season? Do you expect No. 17 Michigan and No. 18 Nebraska to have better showings? What about Penn State and No. 23 Wisconsin? How will Big Ten teams stack up in 2013? Click the team logos below to set your rankings!

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2013 Big Ten football teams

Illinois

Illinois

2012 overall: 2-10
2012 Big Ten: 0-8

Indiana

Indiana

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 Big Ten: 2-6

Iowa

Iowa

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 Big Ten: 2-6

Michigan

Michigan

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big Ten: 6-2

Michigan State

Michigan State

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big Ten: 3-5

Minnesota

Minnesota

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big Ten: 2-6

Nebraska

Nebraska

2012 overall: 10-4
2012 Big Ten: 7-1

Northwestern

Northwestern

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big Ten: 5-3

Ohio State

Ohio State

2012 overall: 12-0
2012 Big Ten: 8-0

Penn State

Penn State

2012 overall: 8-4
2012 Big Ten: 6-2

Purdue

Purdue

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big Ten: 3-5

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

2012 overall: 8-6
2012 Big Ten: 4-4

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Big Ten football preview

Ohio State finished the 2012 season undefeated but was ineligible for the postseason because of prior violations. That won't be the case this year, as Urban Meyer's squad is prepared to make a run at the national championship. The Big Ten is full of teams that could surprise Ohio State, but can any of them stop the resurgent Buckeyes?

Which team will win the Big Ten title this season?

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    53%
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  • Will any Big Ten team contend for the 2013 national title?

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      57%
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  • Which of these Big Ten players will have the best season?

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  • Who is the best coach in the Big Ten?

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  • Should the NCAA modify or reduce its penalties against Penn State?

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NCF, NCF, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Purdue Boilermakers, Wisconsin Badgers