As every college football nut begins to prepare for the upcoming season, there are the 2014 playoffs that are lurking right around the corner. Yes, I know this seems like such a long time from now, but I can't be the only one that would like to wish the BCS away and get the new format started this season.
But since that is impossible, all we can do is look ahead into a crystal football and predict which teams will be best prepared for the 2014 season. With a total of four squads being invited to the party, there are plenty of schools to choose from and a few that may surprise you more than others.
To do this, you would want to look at the schools that are recruiting well, have the most players returning in a year from now and have provided a track record of winning many games over the years.
Forget the 2013 season, all the fun will take place in 2014 when the playoffs finally arrive. Here are 10 teams that should be on everybody's radar when the good stuff gets here.