Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher (middle) celebrates after the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

College Football Playoff: ESPN experts pick final four teams of 2014


With the first ever College Football Playoff coming this year, you can be sure that every analyst and expert with access to a keyboard will be weighing in on their picks as to who will be the four inaugural teams to participate.

The folks over at ESPN.com have made their choices, and as expected, it’s full of the usual suspects.

According to ESPN’s group of prognosticators, Alabama, Auburn, Oregon and Florida State will be the four teams to be selected in the 2014 playoffs, with the Seminoles repeating as National Champions.

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These choices will come as no shock to those who follow ESPN, as the are considered to be four of the top programs in the nation, as well as perennial favorites of the Worldwide Leader.

This years semifinal games will be the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl, with those games rotating on a yearly basis between the them and the Peach, Cotton, Fiesta and Orange Bowls.

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The National Championship game, just as in the BCS era, will be a separate game not affiliated with one of the bowls, and is scheduled to be played on Jan. 15, 2015 during this years playoff slate.

Do the so-called experts at ESPN have this right? Comment below and let us know your picks.


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  • OldCobraGuy

    That sounds about right. Alabama or Auburn would have one loss. Possibly both. Oregon as well.

  • Don Andrew Halvorson

    Can’t have two SEC programs in the fray this year in my opinion with no Big Ten or Big Twelve team. You’ll have Ohio State or Michigan State at one loss. Texas, Baylor, or Oklahoma State might be right there with one loss as well. Then you might have a Notre Dame as a one loss team. I don’t see Auburn getting through this season with one loss.

  • tideman89

    It’s the one loss that will be important this year. I would think dropping a game to an unranked opponent would be devastating. However it plays out, it will certainly be interesting. RTR!