Who are the potential surprises in the other major conferences? These teams weren't among SI's preseason Top 25 but could disrupt the balance of power if the ball bounces their way.
No one wants to face supersoph QB Brad Smith (3,362 total yards).
Main weapon is RB Steven Jackson, above (1,690 yards, 15 TDs).
Deacons are well-stocked on D, led by LB Brad White (94 tackles).
Dual-threat QB Rasheed Marshall runs no-huddle attack.
If Eli Manning (14-10 as starter) lives up to his bloodlines, watch out.