One of the most commonly used phrases to describe the year-in, year-out national title contenders in college football is that they "don't rebuild, they reload." For the Alabamas and Oregons of the world, that is generally the case. For most other teams, in certain years, the stars just aren't aligned in a way that will lead to a high level of success.
Many factors can contribute to a team losing more games than its fans expect it to in a given season, whether it be coaching changes, few returning starters, a difficult schedule or a combination of these. While these 20 teams might experience some missteps in 2012, smoother sailing beckons in 2013.