A look at the top 25 teams in college football.
Coach Les Miles might get klutzy in the clutch, but his team invariably rallies to his defense. And he balances those last-minute gaffes with trick plays like the one Alabama never saw coming last fall.
With Landry Jones throwing and Ryan Broyles catching, an 80-point game isn't out of the question. The Sooners won't slow down till they hit the SEC.
The Tide should add "pancake runs" to its statistical package to properly account for the damage caused by Trent Richardson.
4. South Carolina
The Gamecocks are capable of knocking the best of the West out of the national championship game.
5. Virginia Tech
The Hokies' toughest road games are East Carolina and Virginia. What does that tell you?
The Razorbacks are so loaded on offense, they will put up big numbers despite losing star running back Knile Davis.
The Ducks have had an entire offseason to get ready for an SEC rematch (against LSU this time). That's not long enough.
The Badgers moved to the top of the Big Ten when they out-recruited Auburn for N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson.
9. Texas A&M
The SEC wannabes return 18 starters from a nine-win team that surged in the second half of the season to beat Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.
The Cardinal have talent and Luck.
11. Florida State
The Seminoles' talent buildup threatens Florida as well as the ACC.
The Big Ten will wear itself out trying to budge the Cornhuskers' defense.
13. Oklahoma State
The Cowboys give the Big 12 three teams capable of posting basketball-size scores.
14. Boise State
As good as quarterback Kellen Moore is, the offense will miss big-play wide receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young.
The Horned Frogs have to wait another year to dismantle the Big East.
16, Ohio State
Although the Buckeyes lost coach Jim Tressel and quarterback Terrelle Pryor, they still have a sousaphone player to dot the "I" and enough talent to beat Michigan.
17. Notre Dame
Sixteen returning starters from an eight-win team have put the Irish in the top 10 of some preseason polls. That's not the first time Notre Dame has been overrated.
18. Michigan State
The way the Spartans pitch and catch, they should move to the Big 12.
19. West Virginia
Someone has to win the Big East.
The Bulldogs hope running back Isaiah Crowell is the next Marcus Lattimore, not the next Caleb King/Waushan Ealey.
21. Southern California
Lane Kiffin has his dream job and a nightmarish defense.
Life was easier for the Tigers when they had the Big 12 North to prop them up.
The Hawkeyes might not pack their usual punch, but no one should relish getting in the way of Marcus Coker, who rushed for more than 200 yards in the Insight Bowl.
24. N.C. State
A cushy early-season schedule should help the Wolfpack gain confidence and momentum.
25. Mississippi State
The Bulldogs have sufficient talent, experience and cowbells to crack the top 25 in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 11 years.