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Early 2013 Favorite as No. 1? Roll Tide

USA Today

The confetti has barely been swept up off the Sun Life Stadium turf after Alabama’s celebration, but it’s never too early to turn our attention to 2013.

Can the SEC continue the longest streak for a conference in college football history with its eighth straight national championship? With the likes of Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Alabama’s AJ McCarron, the league will have the star power at the most important position on the field to deliver.

The big, bad SEC fields five of the 10 teams in this early look at the teams that figure to be in the mix next season. Keep in mind that NFL defections and unforeseen coaching changes could alter this group, but here’s where...

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