Despite ranking No. 5 in passing yards allowed, Alabama's defense proved susceptible to the pass late in the season, and Notre Dame is sure to take notice.
Still reeling from losses to Arizona and Oregon, the USC Trojans must brace for fresh challenges from high-scoring Arizona State and UCLA.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had his coming-of-age party in last season's BCS Championship Game against LSU, which now seeks a way to contain him.
With another efficient performance in a dominating win, Alabama QB AJ McCarron quietly inched his way deeper into the Heisman Trophy conversation.
The 2014 Texas defensive back class is stacked and Tony Brown wants to make sure he's the best of the bunch.
Patrick Beilein returns to Crisler Arena for the first time as an opposing coach, putting the entire Beilein family in new territory.