Every college football team in the country is looking to improve from a year ago, whether it's 1-11 Kansas or 11-2 South Carolina. Heck, even Alabama is looking to fine-tune some things after winning a second straight national title.
Unfortunately, not every team that had a great season last year is going to take that next step. Some teams lost too much talent, made changes to the coaching staff or simply weren't as good last season as their record indicated.
This year, a lot of teams that will regress are being picked to compete for a national title.