Apr 12, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; The Florida State Seminoles logo before the start of the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

CFB 24/7 on NFL.com releases 2014 power rankings

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CFB 24/7, a division of NFL.com, has released their top 25 power rankings.  Some of these vary wildly from the ESPN version.  I guess this is what makes college football so enjoyable!

The CFB 24/7 version took seven voters, consisting of NFL analysts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, and Daniel Jeremiah, and CFB 24/7 writers Bryan Fischer, Chase Goodbread, and Mike Huguenin.  The point totals from the ballots are in parenthesis.

Here is how their poll looks:

1.  Florida State(175): The Seminoles took all seven first place votes.

2.  Oregon(161): Can their defense hold up?

3. Alabama(160): They are number two in most publications.

4. Oklahoma(153): The beating of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl aside, this team still has more questions than answers.

5. Auburn(140): They should have a better defense than last year, but will they get all of the lucky breaks?

6. Ohio State(137): What happens if the first committee snubs tOSU for the playoffs?

7. UCLA(131): Tim Brando had them number one.  He may be the only one that believes the Bruins win the Pac 12.

8. Michigan State(126): We will see what this team is made of early.  They play Oregon on September 6th.

9. Baylor(124): Great offense, so-so defense.  Nothing new here.

10. South Carolina(116): Shaw was a better game manager than people think.  You will see that early in the year.

11. Stanford(107): The schedule bites back this year.  They have too many (Washington, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA) tough road games.

12. Georgia(98): This all depends on who is under center.

13. LSU(81): They are unproven, but we have seen Les Miles do more with less before.

14. USC(77): Their schedule is tough.  So tough that this may be a generous ranking.

15. Wisconsin(76): The QB job is still up in the air.  That’s usually not a good sign.

16. Notre Dame(57): QB Everett Golson is back.  Are the Irish?

17. Clemson(55): They lost WAY too many offensive weapons.

18. Mississippi(48): They could sneak up on some in the brutal SEC West.

19. Arizona State(40): Good offense, little defense.  They should  be in the Big 12…..

20. Washington(36): Price and Sankey are gone.  Did Sarkisian reload?

21. Kansas State(34): No one is better at getting more from less than Bill Snyder.

22. Texas(25): That is, if the whole team isn’t suspended in the next two weeks.

23. Nebraska(20): It’s addition by subtraction in losing Taylor Martinez, but will the defense hold up?

24. North Carolina(15): They could win the ACC Coastal, but that isn’t saying much.

25. Florida(13): Muschamp in on the hot seat, but Florida could be good.  Then again, we thought that last year.

25. Iowa(13): Will an easy schedule translate to a ten win season?

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M(10), Michigan(9), Mississippi State(8), Duke(6), Louisville(6), Missouri(5), BYU(2), TCU(2), Miami(FL)(1), Oregon State(1).



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