Why Florida State Will Win the 2014-2015 College Football Championship

Why Florida State Will Win the 2014-2015 College Football Championship

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This year marks a new era in college football as for the first time ever a four team playoff will be used to determine the national champion, with the winners of the Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl contesting the championship this year. Even with this change of format, there’s no question who will be the favorites to win this coming season.

The Florida State Seminoles were a cut above the rest in the collegiate football wars last year as they capped a perfect 14-0 season with a comeback victory over the Auburn Tigers in the BCS championship to win their third national title. The Seminoles are listed as the favorites to win the first running of the new playoff configuration according their NCAA football championship odds.

Florida State have lost some of their playmakers from 2013-2014, but still have stars Karlos Williams, Nick O’Leary, Rashad Greene and almost a complete offensive line.

And while those players will be part of another exceptional Seminoles team, none will be more important than reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, who had a spectacular season for the Seminoles last year. He had a total of 4,057 passing yards with 40 touchdowns for Florida State last season and is only expected to continue to improve in his sophomore year.

In the championship game against Auburn last January, Winston delivered a performance for the ages as his game-winning 80-yard drive with 13 seconds remaining helped propel the Seminoles to a famous 34-31 victory. Winston went 6-of-7 passing for 77 yards during that drive as he proved to the world that he was a worthy Heisman Trophy winner, and the youngest one at that.  

Aside from having the strongest team on paper this year, the Seminoles are fortunate to have a favorable schedule this season with three of their toughest games (Clemson, Notre Dame and Florida) all being played at home, according to ESPN.

So buckle up: college football is back, and so is its best team from last season.