ESPN.com's preseason power rankings


Not surprisingly, the back-to-back BCS champions are again preseason favorites and top ESPN's power rankings. But a number of elite programs are ready for their chance to dethrone the king.

Top 15 breakdown

No. 1 Alabama

No. 2 Ohio State

No. 3 Oregon

No. 4 Stanford

No. 5 Texas A&M

No. 6 (tie) Georgia

No. (tie) South Carolina

No. 8 Louisville

No. 9 Clemson

No. 10 Florida

No. 11 Florida State

No. 12 LSU

No. 13 Notre Dame

No. 14 (tie) Michigan

No. 14 (tie) Texas