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"To be the man, you have to beat the man. WHOOO!"—Ric Flair
And right now, Auburn is the man.
With how dominant the Auburn offense is, it's tough to believe the Tigers don't at least repeat as the West Division champions in 2014. Their offense averages over 300 yards on the ground and 500 total yards each game. They also score over 40 points a game.
Keep in mind, this is just the first year that all of these players are running this offense together. Give that offense another year together, and the fireworks will only get brighter.
With Nick Marshall out there looking like Cam Newton and Tre Mason looking like a Heisman contender, the Tigers stand a legitimate chance at repeating as champions.
The real issue is on defense. Auburn's 2013 defense is in the bottom half of the FBS in terms of yards allowed. The Tigers will have to tighten that up for 2014 if they want to repeat.
But, as long as Gus Malzahn is coaching the Tigers, it's going to be tough to beat them. Bad defense or not. And because of that, they have earned the right to be No. 1.
All stats used are either from ESPN or CFBStats.com. All recruiting rankings come from 247Sports.com.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.