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Aug 16

2014 Preseason Top 25

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC


Coming up with a preseason Top 25 poll is a hard thing to do. I mean, are you looking at how the teams rate now? Or are you ranking them based on how you think they will finish? Are you basing things based on the rankings of other teams (which are also an unknown at this point)? Or are you basing things based off of who returns back and what they did last year? It's tough. It's tricky. It's controversial. But everyone has one, so here is mine. Here are the 25 teams that I find to be the strongest in the country as we start the 2014 season and head into the playoff era!

 

1. Florida State (14-0 last year, 14 starters back, Head Coach Jimbo Fisher) - For the first time in 15 years, the Seminoles were able to bring home a national championship after a BCS title win over Auburn. With a loaded team returning - including Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston - it is obvious that FSU is the favorite to win their division, their conference, and the national championship once again. Off the field issues have been annoying, but not fatal, for Florida State. Everyone knows about Winston's seafood incident at Publix, and two other players...

 

 

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Aug 14

PAC-12 Preview

Posted By:Tim Thompson - Eugene, OR


Well, it’s that time of the year again! Every team has a fresh start and fresh 
hopes of having a stellar season! This year the Pac-12 is loaded with talent, with 
about five teams that feel they have a legitimate chance to make it to the first ever 
College Football Playoff. Below is a short preview of each team, with my predictions 
of how things will end up in the end! Here’s to an amazing year of college football.
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Aug 13

ACC in 2014: Moving Forward

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC


After a strong close to 2013, and the addition of Louisville this offseason, the ACC looks to gain national respect...
 
Just a couple of summers ago, when conference realignment was in full discussion and heated debate, it looked as though the ACC might become the odd man out in major college football. Word on the street was that the sport was headed toward 4 "super conferences" in preparation of the first 4-team College Football Playoff, and the general perception was that the ACC was conference #5 and a non-factor...
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Aug 12

SEC Season Preview

Posted By:Wes Mewbourne - Birmingham, AL


2014 SEC Season Preview

WEST DIVISION

Alabama

2013 Result: 11-2 (7-1), #7

Expectations in 2014: The usual

Ever since Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, the expectation level has been high.  After 6 years, five 10-win seasons, and a 3-0 record in national championship games the standards haven’t exactly dropped. Much like 2009, the Tide will be coming off a disappointing end to a season in which SEC and national title hopes were dashed in the final game of the season and the bowl game reflected just how long it takes to recover from that kind of loss.  Also, Bama is looking for a solid starting quarterback.  Its options seem to be limited to experienced but unproven Blake Sims or Florida State transfer Jacob Coker...... 

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