2018 College Football Playoff Prediction

2018 College Football Playoff Prediction

Who will win it all this season?
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College Football is officially back and we’ve already had some crazy games this season. Alabama was able to hold off Florida State in a defensive showdown at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. UCLA worked magic in the Rose Bowl as they came back from 35 points down to beat Texas A&M. Virginia Tech barely edged off a new West Virginia behind Will Grier to make for an exciting Sunday night game. It has not been very long, but after a few games here’s a prediction of who will make it to this year’s playoff.

1 Alabama

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Is this even a surprise? The Crimson Tide show no signs of slowing down after beating a very good team in Florida State week 1. They should be able to go undefeated this season assuming that they get through Auburn and LSU, which appear to be the toughest games for them on the schedule. Expect the haters to hate, and expect Nick Saban to rise to the top once again.

2 Ohio State

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Ohio State opened up against the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington where they won 49-21. It was a close game in the first half, but Ohio State has too much talent to not win big in a game like that. They will run into a few tough games against Oklahoma, Michigan, and Penn State but I expect the Buckeyes to once again take control over the Big 10

3 USC

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USC is an above average team in a below average conference. The Pac 12 has dropped off significantly in recent years which means the Trojans should be able to get through that conference quite easily. Sam Darnold should have a fantastic year and be talked about in the Heisman race, and expect him to lead USC to the playoff.


4 Clemson

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I did not think Clemson would have a shot at the playoff after they lost Deshaun Watson and company to the draft. After watching their first game, I think Clemson has a great product on the field and can really compete with the best of them. With FSU’s Francois getting injured, this puts the Tigers in an excellent position to go out and grab the ACC and make another playoff run.

Winner: Alabama

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Alabama is looking for revenge. It was a game of inches last year and it really could have gone either way. I just don’t see any team being able to get in Nick Saban’s way this year. Jalen Hurts is a sophomore now and has learned the offense. The running game is scary good and the defense looks per usual. I just do not realistically see anyone getting in the Tide’s way.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

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2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

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3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

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5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

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If you've ever been on a sports team, this one's for you.

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Practice. Games. Team bonding. Pasta nights. Lunch dates. Dinner dates. Hotel rooms. Different states. Different countries. Events. Fundraisers. Friendship. This all is a huge part of a team.

When you are on a sports team, you are committing to much more than just enjoying your hobby or talent with them. You are committing to a lifelong friendship that cannot be broken. A bond that cannot be explained. And many, many memories that stick forever.

Practicing 6 or 7 days a week for hours after school in elementary, middle, and high school adds up to so many memories. Even in college, the amount of time spent with the same people never gets old.

Practice makes some of the best times of your life. Laughing, crying, working hard, getting hurt, talking, encouraging, critiquing, it's all apart of the bond. Every day after school, each and every teammate would share their stories for the day. Each one of us would be with each other day in and day out, it became second nature.

Messing up in practice and pushing each other every single day taught us commitment, hard work, and teamwork. When you are with the same people every single day, you learn how to work well with them. Do arguments occur? Of course, but the bond between the team is unbreakable.

We are one.

When competition or game season comes into full effect, other things come into play. Traveling around the country or world with your team is definitely a huge asset to the concept of family. Sharing hotel rooms, having meals together, road trips are just a tiny piece of the memories.

During those trips, we made more memories than anyone could imagine. Your team gets to unite outside and inside of the sports aspect of it all. When competitions and games are in season, teammates learn the real definition of hard work and dedication. If your teammate messes up a routine, misses a goal, or strikes out at bat, you learn how to overcome the challenges faced and work together as a team.

Hard work. Failure. Commitment. Determination. Goals.

Your team becomes stronger with all of these qualities day in and day out. If you have the chance to become a part of a team, it will teach you many, many different things valuable for life.

As Michael Jordan says, "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."

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