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
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