Found December 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
No. 5 Nick SabanAlabama had four players who were drafted in the first round of last year's NFL draft. Coach Saban took a team with a new offensive coordinator, a new running back in Eddie Lacy, holes in his secondary, and only one fast wide out to a college football national championship game.No. 4 David CutcliffeDuke's head coach David Cutcliff has coached two great QBs in Peyton and Eli Manning, but he got the Blue Devils to it's first bowl game since 1994 by running the football. Duke is an academic program that played much improved football through the leadership of coach Cutcliffe.No. 3 Bill SnyderSnyder took a team to the #1 ranking in the BCS at one point in the season. Snyder's vision through his QB Colin Klein took Kansas State to a BCS Bowl game. Coach Snyder's team beat teams like Oklahoma and Texas with a below average defense. He certainly surprised the nation by taking a program who is more acquainted with winning basketball games to success in foo...
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