The 2012 college football season is in the rearview mirror, and Alabama, once again, emerged as national champion, knocking off Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. But did Alabama really ace its final exam?
And what about the Irish, or the Boise State Broncos for that matter?
There were certainly some impressive surprises this season, but there were also bitter disappointments. Failing to live up to expectations will have just as much bearing on our final marks as beating them, and we'll throw in a little extra credit here and there.
And, no, we're not grading on a curve.