Besides the Pac-10, three other conferences should be strong from top to bottom this fall:
The usual suspects (Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech) and dark horse North Carolina—which will go as far as senior quarterback T.J. Yates
(below) can take it—all have the talent to win the conference.
2. Big 12
The Nebraska-Texas game on Oct. 16 could be a preview of the Big 12 title game. But the same could be said when Oklahoma travels to Missouri the following week.
Four teams from this conference—Temple, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Toledo—should be capable of earning bowl bids during the 2010 season.