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College Football Playoff Predictions

Athlon's panel likes Alabama to win it all.
College Football Playoff Predictions

College football’s new four-team playoff format starts on Jan. 1 with Oregon and Florida State meeting in the Rose Bowl, while Alabama takes on Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl to close out the first round. The Crimson Tide ranked as the No. 1 seed in the new format, with the Ducks ranked No. 2 over the defending national champs. The winner of the Sugar and Rose Bowl games on Jan. 1 are set to meet on Jan.

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the College Football Playoff

Cardale Jones, Joey Bosa among reasons wild card Buckeyes could win title
5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the College Football Playoff

 

The NFL and Major League Baseball playoffs have their wild cards. The College Football Playoff does, too. If not in name, Ohio State is the wild card in practice.

 

The Buckeyes were the last team in the four-team field, and the most controversial. Ohio State’s 59-0 win over Wisconsin the Big Ten Championship put the Buckeyes over the top ahead of TCU and Baylor. Personnel-wise, Ohio State is also a wild card. The Buckeyes have played only one game with the quarterback who will start the Sugar Bowl.

 

Final College Football Playoff Bracket Proves Little Use for Weekly Rankings

Was the weekly top 25 process a waste of time?
Final College Football Playoff Bracket Proves Little Use for Weekly Rankings

When the guy who correctly predicts presidential races down to the electoral vote is thrown off the scent, maybe it’s time to acknowledge that following the weekly College Football Playoff horse race is not the best use of time.

5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff

Alabama is going for its third title in four years.
5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff 2014-15

Alabama enters the college football playoff as the No. 1 overall seed and the odds-on favorite to win the 2014-15 national championship. The Crimson Tide has won two out of the last three titles and enters the playoff with an eight-game winning streak, including a 42-13 win over Missouri in the SEC Championship and a 55-44 victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

 

5 Reasons Why Florida State Will Win the College Football Playoff

Here's why Jimbo Fisher's team will win it all.
5 Reasons Why Florida State Will Win the College Football Playoff

Florida State enters the college football playoff with a 29-game winning streak and a tough first-round matchup against Oregon in the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles aren’t the same team that claimed the BCS Championship last season, but coach Jimbo Fisher’s team is loaded with young talent and one of the top quarterbacks (Jameis Winston) in the nation.

 

5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Win the College Football Playoff

Here's why Marcus Mariota will win a national title this year.
5 Reasons Why the Oregon Ducks Will Win the College Football Playoff

Oregon is in. And it's going to be a tough out.

 

Mark Helfrich has led his program to the Pac-12 Championship, the inaugural College Football Playoff and likely the school's first Heisman Trophy. But his team has much left to accomplish as it begins a month-long preparation for what will be the first of two possible playoff games.

 

Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins look to maintain their hold on one of the AFC Wild Card berths
Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

It’s only Week 14, but in many ways this matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins on CBS may as well be viewed as a playoff-elimination game in the AFC. The Dolphins and Ravens both enter today’s game at 7-5, part of a group of six teams with the same record. Miami is currently the leader of this pack, thanks to a series of tiebreakers.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Prediction

Andy Dalton and the Bengals look to maintain their lead in the AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Prediction

The AFC North race takes center stage this afternoon when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals get together on CBS. The Bengals (8-3-1) currently lead the NFL’s most competitive division, with the Steelers (7-5) falling in between the Ravens and Browns as it relates to playoff pecking order.

 

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