1 ALABAMA

2 OREGON

3 FLORIDA STATE

4 OHIO STATE

The numbers have been crunched, stats sifted, x-factors identified and scouting reports assembled. All of that is laid out over the next 32 pages, as are the stories of the four starting quarterbacks—two Heisman Trophy winners and two lesser-known lights—because their right arms will go a long way toward determining the inaugural champion of the post--BCS era. It's all about that pass

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONCHRIS GRAYTHEN/GETTY IMAGES; MARK J. TERRILL/AP; ALBERT PENA/CAL SPORT MEDIA; JEFF HAYNES FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)