Our Top 10: Alabama (1)
Where is the weakness? We’ve asked it all offseason. You can find a few if you look closely at Alabama, but only if you’re willing to split hairs. At this point, the Crimson Tide doesn’t rebuild, it reloads. The 2013 iteration of Nick Saban’s juggernaut already seems head-and-shoulders above the field, despite a few big name losses. So, is it just that easy? Not in the SEC. Hear Ty and Dan talk with SI.com’s Andy Staples about Alabama’s next run at a BCS Championship:
Our Top 10: Oregon (2)
You saw this coming, right? No Chip Kelly? No problem. The truth is that this would’ve been the best team in Kelly’s tenure had he stayed in Eugene. And with the talent already in place, it’s unreasonable to think that a new coach could completely stop the momentum. This offense is going to score points, but how will the Ducks perform against more physical opponents like Stanford? Hear Ty and Dan’s chat with Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports:
Our Top 10: Ohio State (3)
Ohio State went 12-0 last season and might’ve played for a national championship if it weren’t for a bowl ban. Now, the Buckeyes are out of the doghouse and back in contention, returning a talented team and a brilliant coach. Is Ohio State hampered by the Big Ten’s reputation? Where are the losses on its schedule, if, in fact, they exist? Find out as Ty talks with Brian Bennett from ESPN.
Our Top 10: Stanford (4)
There are no more questions about David Shaw carrying over Jim Harbaugh’s momentum. Stanford has as stable a program as any school in the country and seems poised to build on its second half momentum from 2012. Can the Cardinal take the next step and become a true national championship contender? Hear Ty and Dan’s chat with Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports.