The likelihood of a tough battle for the national title game is already apparent, with five teams receiving first-place votes in the AP Preseason Top 25 poll. Although the odds are bleak that any team will finish the season undefeated, the battle to see who can keep a goose egg in the loss column the longest should be a fun one.
The SEC leads the pack with two of the top five teams in the nation. The mighty LSU Tigers come in looking to defend as national champions, and the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will go for their first title in 28 years.
Although the fight to be a national champion is a tough one, the crusade to be named king of the conference looks to be just as difficult. Will the battle for Pac-10 king come down to UCLA and USC? Will Penn State return to its old form and win the Big Ten? Is West Virginia the only true contender in the Big East? The only guarantee is that the 2008-09 college football season is sure to be a good one!
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