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2014 College Football Underdogs?

by Christopher Smith
Mar 12, 2014 11:25 AM EDT



OK, so maybe "underdog" isn't the right term for this. But which team or teams do you think could be a surprise participant in the first-ever 2014 College Football Playoff?

My big pick probably will be UCLA. They've got an experienced OL (I think they return four of five starters, and they're getting a transfer to fill the LT slot), Brett Hundley as a somewhat surprising returnee and a perennial hard-hitting defense that's a notch below Stanford's.

Mora has brought in some solid recruiting classes and developed the top-end talent very well.

My other picks would be Wisconsin (solid team, easy schedule) and Notre Dame (getting back Everett Golson).

What about you?