Alabama's defense was No. 1 last season even with a few flaws, a testament to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's system. This spring, they'll try to improve it.
Georgia missed on landing a top-ten back in 2013. With seven targets in the 2014 class, the Bulldogs are focused on landing some big-name backs.
Thad Matta says his team needs no extra motivation this weekend. "Our guys know that Kansas ended our season last year."
To whom much is given, much is expected, says one Texas fan. And it's hard to argue that point as Texas aims to get back into college football's top echelon on the field.
No other team in the country can boast of having played the top three teams in the AP poll this season, but now it's a matter of what Michgain learned from losing in each of those three games.
Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee are among programs looking for new coaches. Those new coaches are entering an SEC that's as powerful at the top as ever with six 10-win programs.
There are a lot of questions facing USC in 2013, including the play of Max Wittek, Robert Woods' decision to stay or enter the NFL draft and Lane Kiffin's coaching hot seat.
Despite a host of injuries and off-the-field issues, LSU is set for another 10-win season, which is a testament to what Les Miles has built in Baton Rouge.
Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that Michigan must get Denard Robinson comfortable early to win at Nebraska.
The NCAA sanctions might not be in the rearview mirror yet, but Urban Meyer has worked quickly to erase the sting of the losing record that preceded his hiring and has the program back in the AP top 10.
Bounced from the top 10 a week earlier, the USC Trojans tried slipping back in with a somewhat methodical 27-9 victory over Cal that provided almost as many questions as answers.
With its conference opener at Oklahoma State, Texas can go a long way toward proving so much of the hype and potential around the Longhorns.
FSU has not done well in the spotlight recently. Jimbo Fisher has his team avoiding the clutter in hopes of keeping big games like the top-10 matchup with Clemson in perspective.
Michigan's offensive line could have as many as four freshmen on the two-deep.
DawgNation looks at the top 10 targets available for the Georgia Bulldogs -- already loaded with 28 commitments for the Class of 2013 -- as football season begins.