College Football Picks & Predictions for 2014-15 Futures Market

Jeff Grant

Friday, January 31, 2014 3:55 PM GMT

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 3:55 PM GMT

A new era in college football will begin in 2014-15, as the sport moves past the BCS system into a playoff format. How will this play into how we place our college football future picks in the upcoming season?

The four postseason participants will be chosen by a 13 member committee, which is important to consider when placing your college football picks in the futures market.

Let’s take a closer look at the college football odds to win the College Football Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Jan. 12, 2015.

Florida State Seminoles (4/1)

The Seminoles tallied a 34-31 victory over the Auburn Tigers as 11.5-point favorites to capture the final BCS championship, as they now turn their focus in repeating the feat in a new format.

Florida State is a definite player in the market due to the return of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston.

Alabama Crimson Tide (13/2)

Alabama will experience a different type of offseason, as it dropped its final two games of its 2013-14 schedule, including a 45-31 defeat to the Oklahoma Sooners as 17-point favorites in the Sugar Bowl.

The Crimson Tide will say goodbye to starting quarterback A.J. McCarron, but will reload in welcoming the No. 1 recruiting class to Tuscaloosa.  

Oregon Ducks (9/1)

Oregon rebounded well from alternated wins and losses over its final four regular-season games, as it tallied a convincing 30-7 win over the Texas Longhorns as 14.5-point favorites in winning its third consecutive bowl game.

The Ducks will possess one of the nation’s most explosive offenses once again with the return of quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection for the second straight year.

UCLA Bruins (18/1) 

UCLA’s program has trended upward since USC’s troubles with the NCAA and the hiring of head coach Jim Mora, but now it will be saddled with lofty expectations for the first time in more than a decade.

The Bruins are capable of beating any team in the country with signal-caller Brett Hundley returning, as he ranks third in school history with 7,914 yards of total offense. 

Texas Longhorns (33/1)  

Texas will begin life without longtime head coach Mack Brown, as it hired Charlie Strong earlier this month, who was the architect in revitalizing the University of Louisville’s football program. 

The Longhorns will definitely focus on being one of the top defensive teams in the country under his direction, as he spent seven seasons as a coordinator at the University of Florida before moving into the head coaching ranks.

Other teams offered at Bovada sportsbook: 

Ohio State (12/1)

Oklahoma (12/1)

Auburn (18/1)

LSU (18/1)

Michigan State (18/1)

Stanford (20/1)

Baylor (25/1)

Georgia (25/1)

USC (25/1)

Mississippi (33/1)

Missouri (33/1)

Notre Dame (33/1)

Oklahoma State (33/1)

South Carolina (33/1)

Wisconsin (33/1)

Clemson (40/1)

Florida (40/1)

Michigan (40/1)

Arizona State (50/1)

Miami (50/1)

Texas A&M (50/1)

Iowa (66/1)

Kansas State (66/1)

Louisville (66/1)

Nebraska (66/1)

Tennessee (66/1)

Washington (66/1)

Arizona (75/1)

Mississippi State (75/1)

North Carolina (75/1)

Oregon State (75/1)

Arkansas (100/1)

UCF (100/1)

Virginia Tech (100/1)

BYU (150/1)

TCU (150/1)

Boise State (200/1)

Boston College (200/1)

California (200/1)

Cincinnati (200/1)

Georgia Tech (200/1)

Pittsburgh (200/1)

Rutgers (200/1)

South Florida (200/1)

West Virginia (200/1)
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