The bad news is that the Ohio State Buckeyes are not able to prepare for a bowl game this season. The good news is that majority of the roster that was able to pull off an undefeated season will return in 2013 for a run at a national title.
Quarterback Braxton Miller will be ready for his third season as the leader, the defense will have several players coming back and the terrific recruiting classes will begin to show in Urban Meyer's second season.
With things looking as good as they do for Ohio State, there is a good chance this will be your preseason No. 1 team to kick off the 2013 year.
However, the Buckeyes aren't the only team that is returning a large amount of talent and certainly isn't the only group of guys that will receive love from the pollsters.
The new college football season may be a long way away, but here are some of the teams that could compete with Ohio State for the No. 1 preseason spot.