Alabama might have bought into the hype, but then Texas A&M beat the Tide. Now, with two wins standing in the way of another BCS title apperance, Nick Saban has his team focused only on Auburn.
Since Matt Barkley announced that he was returning for his senior season, expectations for USC in 2012 have been through the roof. Now it's time to deliver.
A complete look at the USC Trojans going into the start of spring practice on Tuesday, with players and position groups to watch.
The 2011 recruiting class, which Mark Richt dubbed his Dream Team, has lived up to the hype more often than not. A look at the five most productive players and all 26 class members and where they stand.