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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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  • Which team will win the Big Ten?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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We don't have to tell you what happened in last season's Iron Bowl. Has Alabama rebounded enough to be considered the top team in the SEC? Or is Auburn the best until further notice? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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

2014 SEC football teams

Alabama

Alabama

2013 overall: 11-2
2013 SEC: 7-1

Arkansas

Arkansas

2013 overall: 3-9
2013 SEC: 0-8

Auburn

Auburn

2013 overall: 12-2
2013 SEC: 7-1

Florida

Florida

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 SEC: 3-5

Georgia

Georgia

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 SEC: 5-3

Kentucky

Kentucky

2013 overall: 2-10
2013 SEC: 0-8

LSU

LSU

2013 overall: 10-3
2013 SEC: 5-3

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

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

Missouri

Missouri

2013 overall: 12-2
2013 SEC: 7-1

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 SEC: 3-5

South Carolina

South Carolina

2013 overall: 11-2
2013 SEC: 6-2

Tennessee

Tennessee

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 SEC: 2-6

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 SEC: 4-4

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 SEC: 4-4

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Alabama is looking to win a third consecutive national championship, but first things first: Will the Crimson Tide claim another SEC title? And then, of course, there is the Johnny Manziel saga at Texas A&M. Where will the Johnny drama land the Aggies this season? Submit your rankings!

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

2013 SEC football teams

Alabama

Alabama

2013 overall: 11-22013 SEC: 7-1

Arkansas

Arkansas

2013 overall: 3-9
2013 SEC: 0-8

Auburn

Auburn

2013 overall: 12-2
2013 SEC: 7-1

Florida

Florida

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 SEC: 3-5

Georgia

Georgia

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 SEC: 5-3

Kentucky

Kentucky

2013 overall: 2-10
2013 SEC: 0-8

LSU

LSU

2013 overall: 10-3
2013 SEC: 5-3

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

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

Missouri

Missouri

2013 overall: 12-2
2013 SEC: 7-1

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

2013 overall: 8-5
2013 SEC: 3-5

South Carolina

South Carolina

2013 overall: 11-2
2013 SEC: 6-2

Tennessee

Tennessee

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 SEC: 2-6

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 SEC: 4-4

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 SEC: 4-4

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As SEC Media Day gets rolling, we're asking SportsNation to rank the conference's best teams. Is Alabama still the top dog of the SEC? What are you expecting out of Texas A&M this season? And how will Arkansas fare under new coach Bret Bielema?

2013 SEC football teams

Alabama

Alabama

2012 overall: 13-1
2012 SEC: 7-1

Arkansas

Arkansas

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 SEC: 2-6

Auburn

Auburn

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 SEC: 0-8

Florida

Florida

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 SEC: 7-1

Georgia

Georgia

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 SEC: 7-1

Kentucky

Kentucky

2012 overall: 2-10
2012 SEC: 0-8

LSU

LSU

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 SEC: 6-2

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 SEC: 4-4

Missouri

Missouri

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 SEC: 2-6

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 SEC: 3-5

South Carolina

South Carolina

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 SEC: 6-2

Tennessee

Tennessee

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 SEC: 1-7

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 SEC: 6-2

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 SEC: 5-3

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SEC football preview

To celebrate SEC media days we're asking SportsNation to give its conference preview. Will Alabama win another SEC crown? Which player is the Heisman favorite? And which coach will experience the most success in his first season? Cast your votes now!

  • Which team will win the SEC title this season?

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  • Which of these teams has the best shot at knocking off Alabama this season?

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  • Which of these SEC players is most likely to win the Heisman Trophy?

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  • Which SEC coach will have the most success in his first season?

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  • Who will provide the most memorable quote at this year's SEC Media Days?

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  • An SEC team has won the past seven BCS championship games. When will the SEC's streak of national championship wins come to an end?

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