Chris Sprow looks at 10 teams that are fringe Top 25 squads at best but could rise to the top of the polls based on their schedules. The Virginia Tech Hokies and Michigan Wolverines top the list.
ESPN Insider concludes its Top 25 preseason intel series with a look at the Florida Gators, who return seemingly superhuman QB Tim Tebow and 11 starters on defense. Don't slot them into Pasadena just yet, but it's a fairly safe assumption.
They won't sneak up on teams anymore, but they won't have to with a dominant defense
Georgia could be better this season, even without Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno. The reason starts up front.
Adding respect each year, Patterson's Horned Frogs are still out for more
The Hawkeyes lost four games by a total of 12 points last year, but they're older and wiser this year.
The numbers show the Huskers improved vastly last year, but what kinds of improvements this year will satisfy Coach Pelini?
Butch Davis has built this perennial cupcake into a potential powerhouse
Todd Reesing will need some running help from Jake Sharp for the offense to get back to what it was in 2007.
Utah can't possibly do more than last year, when they rolled to within inches of a BCS title, right? Don't tell that to coach Kyle Whittingham, and don't tell that to our numbers.
BYU returns plenty of ammo from a team that was exceptional when it came to moving the chains, but the Cougars have little time to work out the kinks.
For decades Florida State has been synonymous with a prolific passing attack and a great defense. But things are changing in Tallahassee.