2011 College Football Preview: Can the No. 1 Crimson Tide Roll to a Second National Title in Three Years?Posted: August 16, 2011
Five teams share the honors of gracing the cover for Sports Illustrated’s 2011 College Football Preview (dated Aug. 22 and on newsstands tomorrow): No. 1 Alabama (RB Trent Richardson), No. 2 Oklahoma (QB Landry Jones), No. 4 Stanford (QB Andrew Luck), No. 7 South Carolina (WR Alshon Jeffery) and No. 9 Nebraska (DT Jared Crick).
Those are just five team’s in SI’s preseason Top 25. To find out the rest, go to Sports Illustrated’s official Facebook page and, if you’re not already a fan, click the “Like” button. Then, on the lefthand side of the page, click “Fan’s Only” (third option from the top) to see our Top 25, which includes video previews of Teams 1-9 from SI.com senior writers Stewart Mandel and Andy Staples.
Check back with Inside Sports Illustrated tomorrow for information on the rest of the College Football Preview, a celebration of the best that the sport has to offer. It’s not just our staffers who made their picks for the best conferences, best coaches, best in-game traditions and the best gameday experiences. Our fans did as well – the full results of which are listed side-by-side in this week’s issue with our writers’ picks.
And in preparation for the 2011 season, we predict how the Heisman race will shake out, and our conference previews tell you how each team will finish as well as players and coaches — from both ranked and unranked teams — to keep an eye on. Get ready for kickoff!