The SEC has owned the College Football world during the BCS era, including the last three National Championships.
In my Top 25, the SEC dominates the rankings with four teams in the Top 10. That's mainly because I'm a realist and it doesn't take a genius to see that the SEC has the most talent of any conference in the nation.
The Big 12 also fared well, placing six teams in the Top 25. I know a lot of people make their own predictions on the upcoming seasons, and I know you think that this is just another one of those fans that think they know everything, but I assure you this one is different.
Just wait and see.
The loss of Chase Daniel and Jeremey Maclin will hurt Mizzou tremendously.
Blaine Gabbert appears the clearest choice to replace Daniel with him being the most experienced quarterback on the Tigers roster with him being only a sophomore.
The Bulls...Oh where do i start?
Grothe is back, along with George Selvie. USF starts every season with all kinds of hype, but never live up to it. I look for then to start strong and then give away as usual.
The Bears lost their best OL, Alex Mack, at center. Javhid Best returns as a Heisman trophy favorite in my book. Let's just hope the Bears season goes better than those uniforms. Ugh.
The loss of Javon Ringer, in my opinion, will not have as much of an impact on the Spartans' season. State has the talent on the roster and a good enough coaching staff to compete for the Big Ten title next year.
Pat White is gone, Jarrett Brown is in. The upcoming senior has been behind White his entire WVU career, but he isn't alone. Noel Devine can run with the best of them, and he showed that at times last year. Look for him to drastically improve on his game next season.
With extremely talented WR Hakeem Nicks bolting for the NFL Draft, North Carolina will be looking for a new playmaker on offense next year.
Butch Davis is a great coach and has shown it in how much the Tar Heels improved last season.
Joe Ganz is gone, so the Cornhuskers will have to break in a new QB, and with only two running backs on the spring roster, and both of them being freshman and redshirts at that, the Huskers might sputter on offense. Bo Pelinni, though, will have the defense among the best in the nation, led by linebacker Thomas Grove.
Anyone that saw Kellen Moore play last year knows that the upcoming sophomore is extremely talented.
The defense is what is gong to take the biggest hit losing four starters from one of the best units in the nation last year.
Another BCS Buster?
Thanks to the soap opera between former starting QB Robert Marve, who is now looking for a new school, and Hurricane coach Randy Shannon, the QB position is now Jacory Harris's to lose.
Harris played well last year and now with the full time job, look for him to improve on his passing game to take some pressure off his running.
After one of the most successful freshman QB campaigns in history, Griffin is ready to take the Bears to new heights. Although the loss of his blindside protector Jason Smith to the NFL hurts, the Bears should find a good replacement.
James Lauranitis—Three Time All-American Linebacker
Chris Wells—Four Time Big 10 Player of the Week
Two of the most talented players to have ever played in Columbus are gone. In come Jaamal Berry and Melvin Fellows, two of the most sought-after recruits in the nation last year. Combine that with sophomore phenom Terrelle Pryor and it looks like a fun season.
Josh Nesbitt is back to the high powered offense for Tech, the Triple Option.
Paul Johnson can coach among the best of them. The only thing that should slow them down is the loss of DE Micheal Johnson.
Jaquizz Rodgers was the Beavers offense last year as a freshman. One can only imagine what he will do next year. The only thing that should hold them back are those godawful orange uniforms.
The loss of Stafford and Moreno will no doubt hurt the Bulldogs this year, but Richt can make it work. Caleb King will be the favorite to succeed Moreno this year, with Joe Cox taking snaps under center.
Zac Robinson and his favorite target, Dez Bryant, are back, along with Kendall Hunter at tailback. Even though Brandon Pettigrew is off to the NFL, Stillwater should be home to one of the most powerful offenses in the country next year.
Darryl Clark is back to lead the Lions "Spread HD" offense next year.
Paterno, in my opinion, needs to move on. Penn State shouldn't be as good as last year but will be in the competition for the Big 10 title.
LSU finally found a QB last season...too bad it took them all season to find Jordan Jefferson. Although five-star recruit Russel Sheppard is coming in, I think Jefferson should hold on to the position.
Max Hall is back to lead the Cougars. Although I don't know much about BYU, I do know that they have the talent to bust the BCS next year.
Although I don't know what a Hokie is, I do know that Tyrod Taylor is a pure athlete, possibly even the next Michael Vick without the dogs. The defense is the biggest worry for the Hokies next year.
Houston Nutt is doing an outstanding job at Ole Miss. Although Micheal Oher is gone, incoming juco tansfer Bobbie Massie should do just fine. With Jevan Snead, Dexter McCluster, and Greg Hardy back, an SEC title, and even a national title, are realistic hopes for the Rebels.
Rey Malaluga, Brian Cushing, and Clay Matthews are gone from what was one of the best defenses in the nation last year, but USC's underclassmen are as good as other's seniors. Mark Sanchez is also gone, but maybe Joe McKnight will finally live up to the hype. If not, prepare for disappointment.
Sam Bradford, Chris Brown, and Travis Lewis are all back for the Sooners, so look for them to be in the race for the national title next year. Bradford will not have as good of a season, mostly because he lost pretty much his entire offensive line due to graduation and the NFL.
Terrence Cody and Rolando McClain led a defense that returns nine of 11 starters. The only question mark is the offense. The loss of three-year starter John Parker Wilson is huge, along with the loss of linemen Andre Smith, Antoine Caldwell, and Mike Johnson to the NFL.
Colt McCoy and Co. are back to compete for a National Championship this year. They feel that they should have been in the Big 12 title game last year and showed it by giving the assistants their bonuses for winning the Big 12.
The fastest offense in the nation is back along with a top five defensive unit led by senior Brandon Spikes who opted to stay instead of going to the NFL.
Tebow is also back and is ready to bring Florida its third National Championship in four years.
Tennessee: Eric Berry is back to lead the defense, along with incoming freshman Bryce Brown to carry the offense on his back.
Oregon: Mike Belotti resigned and his OC Chip Kelly has taken the reins of the Ducks. I couldn't put them in the Top 25 until I see how he handles the pressure of head coach.
Notre Dame: Jimmy Clausen finally lived up to his potential last year; it just took him until the Hawaii Bowl to do so. Charlie Weis is definitely on the hot seat if he doesn't produce this season.
Auburn: Gene Chizik has a job to do. He has to live up to the expectations of Auburn fans, which is a challenge on its own.