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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7 Lies From F*ckboys That We've All Fallen For At Least Once

They might've had you goin' for a hot second, but you know better now.
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There’s no use in even frontin’; we’ve all been there. You know he’s a f*ckboy from the beginning, but you’re interested in pursuing him anyway. Ain't no thang; I fully support you.

You tell yourself you won’t fall for his games or lies because you’ve been through it all so many times before. Yet, time and time again, you find yourself slippin’ for a hot second, wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt until he inevitably disappoints you. Here are the top seven lies you’ve heard from f*ckboys that get you heated every time.

1. You’re the only girl I’m talking to/sleeping with


HAHAHA. OK, first, I don't actually care what (or who) you're doing in your spare time because you're definitely not the only guy I'm seeing either. I'm just asking so I know you're clean, OK? I don't need more stress in my life.

2. I know how to treat girls right

Isn't it super ironic how the WORST f*ckboys are the ones to toss this line?

3. I’ll text you

This statement is so unbelievable that on the off chance that they do actually text you, you basically fall out of your chair in shock.

4. I’m gonna give it to you good

I cry/cringe/die of laughter every time I hear this one because it's always the mediocre ones that throw this line. None of my most memorable hookups have ever said this because their actions clearly speak for them. Mediocre boys, TAKE NOTE.

5. Damn, I wanted to see you though

Well, you were supposed to, but then you clearly had other plans in mind. So the desire wasn’t all that intense, obviously.

6. Yeah, she and I broke up

CLASSIC LIE. CLASSIC. Sure, I believed it the first couple of times, but don’t even try that sh*t with me after I see she’s still blowin’ up your line.

7. *No response for hours after making plans* Damn, sorry I fell asleep


Honestly, how many times are you gonna throw that line when you’re literally viewable on Snap Map. BOY, I see you at someone else’s house. Stop frontin’, there’s no point.


Again, don't ask me why we put up with this sh*t because the mystery remains. I guess in our own sick, twisted ways, we crave the dramatics and thrills that come from their f*ckery. Whatever the reason, though, at least we've got some ~fun~ stories to tell.

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“All-inclusive” Sports Do More Harm Than Good

The real world requires skill sets and diligence, not a degree in complaining about “fairness.”
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Our school years have an enormous impact on the way we grow as we get older. Who we turn out to be depends greatly (although not entirely) on how we are brought up and what we experience between the ages of 4 and 18. Without realizing it everything we face affects our futures; getting us ready to thrive on our own. One of the most significant things we experience growing is the possibility of failure and the need to improve. High school sports and interactive clubs are coincidentally the primary source of experience for this necessary life lesson.

High school extracurriculars such as clubs and club sports are all-inclusive, a way to enjoy a hobby without being “cut” and to experience and delve into different ideas. Clubs are important in that they help shape our values and thought processes without the “tough love” aspect but instead as an equal group of members.

High school sports and teams are not the same thing nor should they be. Most high school sports involve tryouts and result in some participants to get cut from consideration, or in some cases are placed between “A” and “B” teams based on talent and ability. High school sports in this way teach us the necessity to improve and the need to exceed, traits imperative to success in careers in the real world. Sports that have room for a certain number of teammates cause players and athletes to have to show their worth, prove their strength and exercise dedication. Not taking a team sport seriously and lacking to show any steadfast traits ultimately results in failure to make the team. This should show athletes that wanting something does not get you anywhere, rather working for it and putting the effort in is what will get you there. The failure to make a team and the threat of less playing time as a consequence for deficient effort makes a determined individual work harder and focus on improving the skills necessary to succeed.

The real world requires effort and determination. To succeed and excel in careers you need to work hard, prove your worth and exemplify strength and diligence in your field. You will not get anywhere without hard work and constantly improving your skills and abilities. Success in reality is like success on a team sport: if you show little desire and hardly any rigor you will not get anywhere nor will you climb further in success in your career. Knowing how to fix what you do wrong or are not excellent in, not whining and complaining about the basis for success “not being fair” is how you will get places in life, whether in sports or in careers.

High school teams becoming “all-inclusive” is more harmful than it is good to society. To eliminate the expectations of a team sport, to not require hard work and effort and a skill set is to teach teens laziness and to expect what you want instead of working for it. Giving in to every single participant does not reflect the necessary prerequisites for success in the workforce. High school sports have more importance to our development than just exercise and athleticism. Allowing every participant to be on a team or get a trophy fails to mold students into successful, driven adults. If you do not want to face being cut from a team or not playing as much, join a club sport instead of a team sport.

The real world requires improvement for us to be successful. Participation trophies and “all-inclusive” sports teams teach us otherwise.

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