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.
TideNation's Alex Scarborough hands out his defensive awards for the national title team
The Michigan defense looked shaky but held up in the red zone, limiting Michigan to just one touchdown in six trips.
Once Georgia built a third-quarter lead, Georgia Tech was forced to table its triple-option run game and take to the air. The result played right into the Bulldogs' hands.
Against the worst statistical defense in college football, the Sooners failed to turn red zone trips into touchdowns.
Notre Dame's red-zone mistakes proved costly, and if Irish defense had trouble with USF's mobile QB what will Denard Robinson do?