Now that the Ohio State Buckeyes are no longer under a postseason ban, they can get back to being a national championship contender for the first time in three years and try to launch a dynasty of their own.
Following Notre Dame's loss to Alabama, OSU was the only undefeated team in college football in 2012, yet could not qualify for any postseason play.
The Buckeyes are only going to get better starting in 2013, and that's bad news for not just the Big Ten, but the rest of college football.
Alabama may be the "it" team in college football right now, but OSU has a chance to knock the Crimson Tide off its perch beginning next season.
Here are five reasons why.