It is always a great thing for college football when the unique energy is there. Just about every year that they put out 22 starters: Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama, USC, Oklahoma and Texas will be ranked in the preseason top 25.
It is kind of like the college football coaches and media just owe it to these teams to rank them in the top 25 just because they have done so much for college football all of these years. But when these teams are legitimately elite, their is nothing better for college football. College Football needs these teams to be elite because it brings in tons of new fans that watch the games either to see greatness or to see these teams lose. This season Alabama has a chance to be one of these elite teams that brings an unique energy to the college football landscape if these eight players step up.