Projecting the 2014 college football season:
College Football Playoff Final Four: Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma.
Title game pick: Florida State 27, Alabama 17
Game of the year: Oregon-UCLA, Pac-12 championship game, which could cost the league a berth in the Football Four.
Upset of the year: Indiana stuns Michigan State as Kevin Wilson gets the biggest win of his head coaching career.
Coach on the rise: Gus Malzahn. He could get Auburn back into a major bowl, a year after the Tigers went worst-to-first in the SEC.
Coach on the way out: Florida’s Will Muschamp. Not much positive is happening in Gainesville.
Team on the rise: Marshall. The Thundering Herd gets the mid-major bid available for one of the New Year’s Six bowls.
Team on the decline: Michigan. The Wolverines have to work to beat out Penn State and Nebraska for this distinction in the Big Ten’s Sunset Boulevard-of-a-conference.