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Best- and Worst-Case 2014 Scenarios for Each Top 25 College Football Team

We live in a world of extremes. Things are either the best ever or the worst thing possible; middle ground just doesn't seem to exist.

Often, we don't give much consideration to the very likely scenario that something will end up falling somewhere in between these two extremes. That just seems too hard to fathom, whereas the expectation of greatness or fear of abject failure is far more plausible and much easier to comprehend.

This is how many of us treat sports too. It's why we either expect nothing short of an undefeated record from our favorite team or just assume it will go winless and finish in last place.

We're nothing if not accommodating here at Bleacher Report, so we've put together some best- and worst-case scenarios for the 2014 season for every team in our most recent preseason Top 25 poll.

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Pac-12 Football: Every Team's Toughest Road Game in 2014

We're continuing our journey toward the start of the Pac-12 football season (under 100 days!) by taking a look at one of the most critical components to a successful team: road performance.

With all the pageantry of the sport that includes raucous home environments and shaky nerves for road teams faced with a key third down late in the fourth quarter, playing away from the friendly confines of your team's supporters can be difficult.

But you can't be anything more than average without being able to win on the road. Some teams will catch a break and not have to face more than one ranked opponent away from home. Others, as is the luck of the draw, will face several.

We're looking at the most difficult road game of 2014 for every Pac-12 team.


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5 Reasons 5-Star WR Tyron Johnson Will Sign with Texas Tech

Tyron Johnson is a 5-star receiver from Louisiana who could develop into a superstar in college. At 6'1" and 191 pounds, he has a good combination of size and speed.

The New Orleans native can pluck passes naturally with his mitts after running a crisp route, and he also has the ability to climb on top of a cornerback to reach the third level. Johnson has a ton of schools after him, but 247Sports shows Texas Tech as among his favorites. 

The Red Raiders do not normally land 5-star prospects, but here's a few reasons why things could be different with Johnson.

All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings.Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

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Power Ranking 2015 SEC Recruiting Classes So Far

College football recruiting rankings are dominated by the SEC. The conference is packed full of powerhouses who get after it on the recruiting trail.

This year has not been any different, as several SEC schools are on pace to sign elite classes. The final national recruiting rankings will be littered with SEC programs, and many of the country's top uncommitted recruits will opt to sign with a school in the competitive league. 

Alabama is near the top of the rankings, while Texas A&M is coming on strong. Even the bottom of the SEC recruiting rankings features strong classes.

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Clemson Football: Early Game-by-Game Prediction for the 2014 Season

I know you're probably thinking it's way too early to be breaking down each game, but what better way is there to preview the season than break down the schedule?

Two of the games on this list have been marked as a push because they are too close to call at this point.

So kick back and take a look at how the Tigers' schedule looks for 2014.

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