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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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      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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  • 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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NCF, NCF, Florida State Seminoles, Louisville Cardinals, Boston College Eagles, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Syracuse Orange, Clemson Tigers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, Pittsburgh Panthers, Virginia Cavaliers, Virginia Tech Hokies, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, Iowa State Cyclones, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, West Virginia Mountaineers, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Indiana Hoosiers, Maryland Terrapins, Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Wolverines, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Northwestern Wildcats, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Wisconsin Badgers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Iowa Hawkeyes, Purdue Boilermakers, Stanford Cardinal, California Golden Bears, Oregon State Beavers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon Ducks, Arizona State Sun Devils, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, Colorado Buffaloes, Utah Utes, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, Missouri Tigers, Vanderbilt Commodores, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Auburn Tigers, Arkansas Razorbacks, LSU Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, Texas A&M Aggies, Alabama Crimson Tide, Mississippi St. Bulldogs

The 2014 college football season has arrived, and the Pac-12 figures to be one of the strongest -- if not the strongest -- conferences in the nation. How do the teams stack up against one another? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

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

2014 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

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

Arizona State

Arizona State

2013 overall: 10-4
2013 Pac-12: 8-1

California

California

2013 overall: 1-11
2013 Pac-12: 0-9

Colorado

Colorado

2013 overall: 4-8
2013 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

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

Oregon State

Oregon State

2013 overall: 7-6
2013 Pac-12: 4-5

Stanford

Stanford

2013 overall: 11-3
2013 Pac-12: 7-2

UCLA

UCLA

2013 overall: 10-3
2013 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

2013 overall: 10-4
2013 Pac-12: 6-3

Utah

Utah

2013 overall: 5-7
2013 Pac-12: 2-7

Washington

Washington

2013 overall: 9-4
2013 Pac-12: 5-4

Washington State

Washington State

2013 overall: 6-7
2013 Pac-12: 4-5

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Things are pretty interesting in the Pac-12 these days. Oregon is a perennial contender but just lost coach Chip Kelly to the NFL. Stanford won the conference last season, but will the Cardinal be able to repeat? Then there's the rise of UCLA, USC's constant state of flux and many other bits of intrigue out West. How will these teams stack up in 2013? Make your picks!

More: ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | SEC

2013 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

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

Arizona State

Arizona State

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

California

California

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 2-7

Colorado

Colorado

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

2012 overall: 12-1
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

Oregon State

Oregon State

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

Stanford

Stanford

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

UCLA

UCLA

2012 overall: 9-5
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

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

Utah

Utah

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 Pac-12: 3-6

Washington

Washington

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

Washington State

Washington State

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

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NCF, Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Stanford Cardinal, UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, Utah Utes, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars

The Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl, between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas LonghornsJ.P. Wilson/Icon SMI Oklahoma and Texas fans meet each year in Dallas. Is theirs the nation's best rivalry?

Rivalries. They form the backbone of college football. From stadiums filled with 100,000-plus to smaller -- but still intense -- local and/or historic showdowns, these long-standing tradition-rich games anchor fans' fall calendars. But how do today's best rivalries stack up against one another? You tell us, by clicking on the boxes below.

Rank: College football's biggest rivalries

Alabama-Auburn

Alabama-Auburn

Nov. 30, at Auburn

Army-Navy

Army-Navy

Dec. 14, at Lincoln Financial Field

BYU-Utah

BYU-Utah

Sept. 21, at BYU

California-Stanford

California-Stanford

Nov. 23, at Stanford

Clemson-S. Carolina

Clemson-S. Carolina

Nov. 30, at South Carolina

Florida-Georgia

Florida-Georgia

Nov. 2, at EverBank Field

Florida State-Miami

Florida State-Miami

Nov. 2, at Florida State

Georgia-Georgia Tech

Georgia-Georgia Tech

Nov. 30, at Georgia Tech

Harvard-Yale

Harvard-Yale

Nov. 23, at Yale

Michigan-Ohio State

Michigan-Ohio State

Nov. 30, at Michigan

Notre Dame-USC

Notre Dame-USC

Oct. 19, at Notre Dame

Oklahoma-Texas

Oklahoma-Texas

Oct. 12, at Cotton Bowl

Oregon-Oregon State

Oregon-Oregon State

Nov. 29, at Oregon

UCLA-USC

UCLA-USC

Nov. 30, at USC

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Pac-12 football preview

Who you got in the Pac-12 conference this season? Oregon? Stanford? Or will an L.A. team crash the party? That's just one of the many questions from this intriguing conference, where a top team (those Ducks) has a new head coach, and several offensive studs compete for a shot at the Heisman Trophy.

  • Which team will win the Pac-12 title this season?

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      47%
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  • Which Los Angeles team has the best chance of winning the Pac-12 title this season?

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  • Will a Pac-12 team play in the BCS National Championship this season?

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      63%

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  • Which Arizona team is the bigger Pac-12 sleeper?

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      43%
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      57%

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  • How much will Chip Kelly's departure hurt Oregon?

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      39%
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  • Which of these players has the best shot at winning the Heisman Trophy this season?

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SportsNation Rank, NCF, NCF, Arizona State Sun Devils, Arizona Wildcats, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Stanford Cardinal, California Golden Bears, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, Colorado Buffaloes, Utah Utes

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