It’s time to start thinking about college football once again with the NFL Draft now wrapped up and a new crop of college players ready to start taking center stage on Saturday afternoons this fall across the United States.
In every ranking system across the net, Florida State is by far and away the #1 ranked team in the nation, and why not?! The Seminoles won the BCS Championship last season with a Rose Bowl 34-31 victory over Auburn, the team that in many polls is ranked #2. Florida State will start the season on August 30th at Oklahoma State, and their big game on the slate early in the year is Saturday, September, 20th at home against Clemson.
If your betting on any team in the nation to be as good as advertised, Florida State is that team, and William Hill is the service to use to bet on them. The Seminoles have plenty of top returning talent, and with a unit that is riding high off a year ago with their BCS win over the Tigers, there’s no reason to bet against Florida State.
Auburn is a safe bet to be competitive again in 2014, and if they should happen to take a step back, there’s a couple other squads that will vie for the chance to meet up with Florida State for the BCS Championship in January of 2015. Michigan State is actually ranked second by CBS Sports over Auburn, and they have top talent that can challenge just about any team in the Nation.
If there’s a team that can be a darkhorse in college football in 2014, it could be South Carolina, who are ranked at number four by both Associated Press Top 25 and the coaches poll as the season starts to get closer. The Gamecocks, who were 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the SEC, won the Capital One Bowl (Citrus Bowl) last season beating Wisconsin 34-24. South Carolina is going to miss their best player, first overall pick in the NFL Draft, Jadeveon Clowney, but they have playmakers on both side of the ball.
With about three and a half months left till the start of the college season, there’s going to be plenty of ‘what ifs’ and experts that play out who they think are going to be there once the 2014 College Football season ends. Right now though, it’s hard to look any other way than Florida State. As for who they will play for the BCS Championship, the three teams that are going to fight it out over all the others are Auburn, Michigan State and South Carolina.