College football teams can't stay on top forever. With players and coaches moving on and incoming recruits needing time to develop, the landscape of the game changes each season.
But who is most unprepared to handle their defections? In 2010, Florida and Texas fell off after legendary quarterbacks graduated. Georgia fell out of the SEC race early, and Oregon State dropped off from being one of the best teams in the Pac-10 in 2009.
Some of 2010's best teams will find ways to remain in the hunt for national and conference titles. Others won't be as fortunate.
Here are 10 teams that will suffer steps back in 2011.