Spring practice is over for most college football teams, but there are still plenty of storylines that will determine which teams will have the best chance at winning the BCS National Championship Game in 2011.
Will Jim Tressel be on the sideline at any point during Ohio State’s upcoming season? Can Florida’s defense survive without All-SEC cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who was kicked off the team last week? Will Stephen Garcia be under center when defending SEC East champion South Carolina kicks off the season? Will star receiver Michael Floyd play for Notre Dame in 2011?
Tressel’s uncertain future at OSU, as a result of an ongoing NCAA investigation, means the Buckeyes were among a handful of teams that dropped in the third edition of the 2011 Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 poll. (The first two editions were unveiled on Jan. 11 and Feb. 4.)