Countdown to College Football Kickoff 2015, Day 1: Our picks for number one

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Nov 1, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; General view of a Ohio State Buckeyes foam finger against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

With just one day left until the 2015 college football kickoff, our Saturday Blitz staff and editors make their picks of who will be number one at the end of the season.

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Tomorrow is the kickoff to the 2015 college football season, opening up with a big-time FCS battle between North Dakota State and Montana. Then on Sept. 3, the big boys in the FBS begin playing. We’ve been counting down the days, and in case you missed them you can link back through and check them all out, starting with Day 2 above.

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For our Day 1 post, we thought there would be no better way to tie it in than for a group of Saturday Blitz staff writers and editors to make their predictions for the playoffs, the national championship game, and then the final number one team in the nation.

Keep in mind these are preseason predictions, and a lot can change between now and January, but our writers have done some deep research, tried (as best they could) to put personal feelings and allegiances aside, and make some objective picks.

It should come as no surprise that Ohio State was the overwhelming favorite to win it all again this year, and there was also a lot of love given to TCU and Alabama.

Here are the picks, let the bandwagoning and trolling begin.

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