1. OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes arrived ahead of schedule; 2015 was the target year. Now, who will play quarterback?
The offense was new in '14; imagine QB Trevone Boykin and a group of veterans running it.
Get to know the name Jeremy Johnson, because the Tigers love their next quarterback.
Finally out from under NCAA sanctions, the Trojans will return to the national-title race.
5. MICHIGAN STATE
Quarterback Connor Cook's return means the Spartans will remain contenders.
6. OLE MISS
The great recruits of '12 will be great juniors if WR Laquon Treadwell and OT Laremy Tunsil return.
Quarterback Bryce Petty is gone, but the offensive line, skill players and most of the defense return.
The Ducks need a quarterback to emerge, but the machine they've built is still formidable.
If quarterback Deshaun Watson is healthy after left ACL surgery, the Tigers can't be discounted.
WR Amari Cooper and RB T.J. Yeldon are gone, but the defense could be better than last year.