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McGowanMania College Football Preview 2014-2015

Top 25 (Click on team for complete in-depth previews)

1. Florida State Seminoles -- So much talent returns, including "Famous Jameis" at QB.
2. Alabama Crimson Tide -- It is Alabama and it is Nick Saban, the Tide will contend.
3. Oregon Ducks -- Mariota and Ekpre-Olomu return to guide the hungry ducks.
4. Oklahoma Sooners -- Eric Striker has the chance to be special at LB after a great Sugar Bowl.
5. Michigan State Spartans -- Defense will once more be dominant, with DE Shilique Calhoun.
6. Auburn Tigers -- The return of Nick Marshall means Auburn could repeat magical 2013.
7. Ohio State Buckeyes -- Late injury to Braxton Miller hurts, Ohio State defense could carry team.
8. UCLA Bruins -- If Hundley can take the next step at QB, anything is possible for UCLA.
9. Stanford Cardinal -- So many losses, but yet so much talent, especially on offense.
10. Georgia Bulldogs -- A healthy Georgia team is a dangerous one, one that will win the SEC East.
11. Baylor Bears -- Bryce Petty, Antwan Goodley will lead yet another high-scoring offense.
12. South Carolina Gamecocks -- Mike Davis and veteran O-Line means fantastic rushing attack.
13. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -- Everett Golson has so much to work with in South Bend.
14. LSU Tigers -- Another year of major losses, but Les Miles recruits too well to see a big drop-off.
15. Wisconsin Badgers -- Melvin Gordon's speed and playmaking will once more lead the offense.
16. USC Trojans -- Steve Sarkisian arrives with some amazing talent on both sides of the ball.
17. Ole Miss Rebels -- With Bo Wallace, this could be the year the Rebels breakthrough in the SEC.
18. Clemson Tigers -- Loss of Watkins and Boyd hurts, defense will have to step up in a big way.
19. Kansas State Wildcats -- Receiver/ returner Tyler Lockett is a rare talent, 'Cats are a dark horse.
20. UCF Knights -- No Bortles, no problem. George O'Leary's defense could be dominant.
21. BYU Cougars -- QB Taysom Hill and RB Jamaal Williams will lead a scary offense.
22. Nebraska Huskers -- RB Ameer Abdullah does it all, while DE Randy Gregory is a monster.
23. Texas A&M Aggies -- Kevin Sumlin still has some real talent, even without Manziel and Evans.
24. Iowa Hawkeyes -- Schedule sets up perfectly for quickly improving Hawkeyes.
25. Florida Gators -- Now healthy, Will Muschamp has an interesting team in Gainesville.

Others to Consider

Marshall Thundering Herd
Missouri Tigers
Miami Hurricanes
Bowling Green Falcons
Cincinnati Bearcats
Washington Huskies
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Duke Blue Devils
Arizona State Sun Devils

Heisman Prediction: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

College Football Playoff Predictions
1 Florida State defeats 4 Oklahoma, 37-24
2 Alabama defeats 3 Oregon, 21-16

1 Florida State defeats Alabama, 31-21
National Champion: Florida State

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