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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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      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%

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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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      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%

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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%

    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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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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Marqise Lee returned to USC practice Wednesday, prompting a sigh of relief from the injury-riddled Trojans. Lee is college football's near-consensus top receiver. Can anyone challenge the likely top 10 pick in 2013 for that title? How do the rest of the best stack up?

Rank 'Em: Heisman | Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Top 25

Rank: College football's best WRs

Davante Adams

Davante Adams

Fresno State
2012: 102 rec, 1,312 yds, 14 TDs

Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks

Oregon State
2012: 67 rec, 1,151 yds, 5 TDs

Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper

Alabama
2012: 59 rec, 1,000 yds, 11 TDs

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs

Maryland
2012: 54 rec, 848 yds, 6 TDs

Mike Evans

Mike Evans

Texas A&M
2012: 82 rec, 1,105 yds, 5 TDs

Noel Grigsby

Noel Grigsby

San Jose State
2012: 82 rec, 1,307 yds, 9 TDs

Cody Hoffman

Cody Hoffman

BYU
2012: 100 rec, 1,248 yds, 11 TDs

Marqise Lee

Marqise Lee

USC
2012: 118 rec, 1,721 yds, 14 TDs

Jordan Matthews

Jordan Matthews

Vanderbilt
2012: 94 rec, 1,323 yds, 8 TDs

Allen Robinson

Allen Robinson

Penn State
2012: 77 rec, 1,018 yds, 11 TDs

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

Oklahoma State
2012: 101 rec, 1,210 yds, 7 TDs

Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins

Clemson
2012: 57 rec, 708 yds, 3 TDs

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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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