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

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Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) talks with running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) during a press conference after beating the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Adams – Staff Writer

Jon is one of our top SEC writers, and can be found trolling the Big Ten quite often. John has some familiar picks, with the exception of his SEC choice, which is actually quite the surprise. Jon is found on Twitter at @JonDAdams

Four Playoff Teams: Ohio State, Ole Miss, TCU, Oregon
National Championship Game: Ohio State vs. TCU
National Champion: Ohio State

"“One of the things that is often overlooked when projecting teams is scheduling. The majority of Ohio State’s schedule is against teams where they have a large talent advantage. If they can survive Blacksburg, their only remaining tests are Michigan State (a really big test) and Michigan. Does that mean another team won’t surprise them? No, college football happens and that is why we love this sport. But what is most likely to happen? Ohio State over-matches its opponents all the way to Arizona.”"

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