Someone needs to discuss this year’s powerhouses of college football teams because the season is just around the corner. After a few years of being a mediocre team, The University of Southern California appears to be a major contender in the PAC-12. After a crazy offseason, Lincoln Riley quit his position as head coach at Oklahoma to take the same position at USC. With his move, he also brought a significant player with him, Caleb Williams, the former Oklahoma starting quarterback who entered the transfer portal to follow his head coach at USC. Additionally, 5-Star recruit Raleek Brown from Mater Dei High School committed to play for the Trojans in the fall, giving them a significant boost in talent. With this group of All-Star players and a great offensive mastermind like Lincoln Riley, USC appears to be the PAC-12 team to beat.
The Alabama Crimson Tide under Nick Saban have a reputation for being invincible over the years. Under Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide have won 16 SEC National Championships, and are eager for more. But there is one team that I think will give them some trouble. With the addition of former 5-star prospect and former Ohio State quarterback, Quinn Ewers, who has a cannon for an arm, the University of Texas Longhorns are once again on their way to the top of the SEC. Additionally, they added tight end, Isaiah Neyors from Wyoming, wide receiver Agiye Hall from Alabama, combined with one of the top running backs in the nation, Bijan Robinson. With all of these powerhouse players, the Longhorns will give Alabama a great challenge in the chase for the SEC championship title.