2. Oregon - losing cornerback/punt returner Cliff Harris to suspension — will lose to LSU on the opening day of the season in an absolute classic. Everyone's talking up the speed on Oregon's offense and speedy diminutive running back LaMichael James, but they don't have an offensive line that can deal with LSU's defence, which is as solid as they come.
3. Saying all of this, Oregon will win the Pac-12 and earn a spot in the Rose Bowl. Here's the reason: They are the best team in the league. However, USC's a very, very good dark horse and QB Matt Barkley's going to be a solid NFL player. Plus, their cheerleaders have already got the National Championship sewn up!
4. Oklahoma will win the Big XII. Landry Jones is a great quarterback, and Ryan Broyles is going to punish every defense he plays at wide receiver. Yes kids, he's that good. Oklahoma is top-ranked in the nation.
5. Now that Miami has been beset by problems, we think it's going to be Florida State who wins the ACC this year, beating Virginia Tech in the title game.
6. For those of you who care about the Big East in anything other than basketball, West Virginia will win the conference. So there you go.
7. College football was completely disrupted by Texas A&M's decision to go to the SEC. Texas A&M's move to the SEC continues some seismic shifts in college football, that at the end of the day, creates some super conferences that no one will enjoy. Why? It's all about the TV money. Stupid.
8. Speaking of the SEC, the competition continues to be absolutely outrageous in football's best conference. We know that people don't like us saying it (we were accused of "drinking the Kool-Aid" by a writer we know after a pro-SEC article written for Sky Sports.com), but it's still the most competitive conference —if you ignore Vanderbilt, Kentucky and (this year) Ole Miss, who are going to be forgettable.
9. Winning the SEC will be Alabama. There you go there. That'll make sure Alabama goes to the National Championship Game....
10. Where they will be playing Oklahoma in the National Title Game.....And beat them.