Alabama walked the tightrope to the national championship and found solid footing on the sandy beaches of Miami. The Crimson Tide players can't expect that to happen again.
Alabama will make its trip to the White House Monday. It's getting routine and the Tide might be back again before President Obama's second term ends.
Florida's stars will be counted on to perform next fall, but the team will need contributions from everywhere in order to compete. Here are some under-the-radar candidates who will need to shine.
To understand why Florida's on-field production has declined since it's national-title season in 2008, one need look only at its performance in recruiting.
Alabama won the national title and its offense was a major reason why. Alex Scarborough hands out his grades.
Florida has a lot of holes to fill on its 2013 depth chart. Michael DiRocco looks at a handful of players who could emerge as key contributors.
Alabama's dominating win in the BCS National Championship Game stirs memories of the USC Trojans' similar days of domination. Now, USC must rediscover those old winning ways.
Nick Saban and John Calipari are opposites personality-wise. But when it comes to building and maintaining an elite program, the coaches have a lot of similiarities.
OU will go into 2013 without its record-setting quarterback, two of its best receivers and several of its best defenders off a defense that was a disaster anyway the second half of the season. The schedule will be unforgiving, as well.
Florida sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel has shown steady improvement in 2012. Now he and the Gators are hoping he is ready to take a big step forward in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and into 2013.
USC has had the Sun Bowl blues, as it has lost its only two trips to El Paso, falling to Michigan State in 1990 and TCU in 1998.
After the season began with dreams of a BCS national championship, Lane Kiffin will need to get his team motivated for the Sun Bowl.
The five most surprising performers for the Florida Gators in 2012, a quintet that played much better than last season or exceeded expectations.
Alabama's veterans knew about them in the spring and preseason. After some amazing performance, culminating in the SEC championship, the football world know about the Tide's super freshmen
Alabama used its offensive line to plow its way through Georgia on the road to the BCS title game. Now, the Tide know they face another battle with the Irish.