Kansas had won only six games in three seasons and entered last Saturday's opener against South Dakota saddled with an 11-game losing streak. But the Jayhawks are 1-0 to start 2013 after a 31-14 victory over the Coyotes.
Kansas produced four posters — the team poster (top), followed on down by halfback/flanker Tony Pierson, linebacker Ben Heeney and halfback James Sims.
Simply put, the gold standard. Alabama is the team the college football world has been looking up to for three of the past four years and it's unlikely that will change in 2013. After a Sept. 14 game at Texas A&M, the Crimson Tide play seven of their final 10 regular-season games at home.
The critics didn't care for the way Ohio State dispatched Buffalo in the opener. Nonetheless, the Buckeyes have the longest winning streak in the land at 13 games. They will try to run it to 14 on Saturday against San Diego State.
Ignore those 445 passing yards Northwestern gave up to California freshman quarterback Jared Goff in last Saturday's opener. The Wildcats are 1-0, for chrissakes. Up next is Syracuse. Looming large is an Oct. 5 game against Ohio State.