College Football 2014 Conference and National Title Predictions

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College Football 2014 Conference and National Title Predictions

College football’s 2014 season is slated to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the first playoff format of the FBS concludes on Jan. 12 with the national championship game. And with kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to finalize predictions, picks and rankings for the upcoming year.

Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions for the upcoming year, but there wasn’t a consensus on every conference title race or top 25 rankings.

From the ACC to the Sun Belt, there was plenty of disagreement from the staff on conference winners or the predicted order of finish.

In addition to the predicted winners of the conferences, Athlon’s editors also project the four teams to make the playoff and a national champion.    

* Indicates projected champion of league's conference title game.


Predicting CFB's Conferences, Playoff and National Champion

ACC

Atlantic Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1** * **
2
3
4
5
6
7
      
Coastal Division
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

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American Athletic

 
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Big 12

 
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
 Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 

Big Ten

East Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1*****
2
3
4
5
6
7
      
West Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Conference USA

East Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1*****
2
3
4
5
6
7
      
West Division
1
2
3
4
5
6

MAC

East Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1*****
2
3
4
5
6
7
      
West Division
1
2
3
4
5
6

Mountain West

Mountain Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1****
2
3
4
5
6
      
West Division
1
2
3
4
5
6

Pac-12

North Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1****
2
3
4
5
6
      
South Division
1*
2
3
4
5
6

SEC

East Division
 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
      
West Division
1*****
2
3
4
5
6
7

Sun Belt

 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Independents

 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
1
2
3
4

Playoff Predictions

 Steven Lassan
@AthlonSteven
Mitch Light
@AthlonMitch
Braden Gall
@BradenGall
David Fox
@DavidFox615
Mark Ross
@AthlonMarkR
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
  

National Champion

 

 

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