In a matchup of traditional programs, Alabama's focus on fundamentals ruled the day. How far the Tide will go, however, depends on quarterback AJ McCarron.
Auburn's dramatic comeback in the 2010 Iron Bowl -- and subsequent national championship -- still stings. The Crimson Tide are making sure they 'never forget.'
Mark Schlabach is pegging Oklahoma as the nation's top 2011 team in his Way-Too-Early Top 25.
After years of futility and cruel losses, fate finally shined on South Carolina in a win over No. 1 Alabama. Now, anything seems possible for the Gamecocks.
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy came back to school to play for a title. But after about two minutes on the field, he was reduced to a spectator.
Entering the season, Alabama's offensive line had a few glaring holes. But the Tide's replacements have proved they're up for the job, writes Mark Schlabach.
From here on out, the final score is all that matters for the top three teams.
What teams have the best chance of reaching Pasadena? On the Mark breaks down the BCS National Championship race.
With most of the country's teams already reaching the midpoint of their seasons, here's what the BCS standings should include or exclude.
What did we learn during the first three weeks of the season? What we thought we knew over the summer wasn't exactly true.
For three quarters, Alabama looked like a distracted team. In the fourth quarter, however, the Tide played like one of the best teams in the country, writes Mark Schlabach.
Alabama is acutely aware of how high you can climb with a big win in Week 1. Virginia Tech knows how hard it is to bounce back from a loss. Both teams are looking to make a strong first impression, writes Mark Schlabach.
The revised Top 25 is out, but which teams are the legit contenders for BCS bowl games?
Greg McElroy is no stranger to pressure. The expected starting quarterback for Alabama this season knows how to handle the pressure.
Which programs found starting quarterbacks? How is Oklahoma's rebuilt offensive line looking? Did ND rediscover its running game? Here are the top 12 developments from spring practice.
Out with the old and bring in the new in 2009? Not quite. Mark Schlabach has unveiled an early Top 25 and finds some familiar names at the top.