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College football: The Oklahoman's college football team predicts the season

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 26, 2012


National championship matchup/winner: USC over LSU

Eight for the BCS: OU, West Virginia, Georgia, Wisconsin, Oregon, Florida State, South Florida, Michigan.

Game of the year: Oregon at USC

Upset of the year: Tennessee over Alabama

Coach on the rise: Bret Bielema, Wisconsin

Coach on the way out: Frank Spaziani, Boston College

Team on the rise: South Florida

Team on the decline: Penn State

JASON KERSEY, OU beat writer

National championship matchup/winner: LSU over Oregon

Eight for the BCS: Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, Oklahoma, USC, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Game of the year: Alabama vs. Michigan

Upset of the year: Miami over Florida State

Coach on the rise: Gus Malzahn, Arkansas State

Coach on his way out: Jeff Tedford, Cal

Team on the rise: Michigan State

Team on the decline: Boise State


National championship matchup/winner: LSU over USC

Eight for the BCS: OU, Wisconsin, South Florida, Michigan, West Virginia, Oregon, South Carolina and Florida State

Game of the year: Oklahoma at West Virginia

Upset of the year: IU over Michigan

Coach on the rise: Will Muschamp, Florida

Coach on the way out: Bo Pelini, Nebraska

Team on the rise: Michigan

Team on the decline: Nebraska

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