Sports Illustrated predicts that the Alabama Crimson Tide will roll through a difficult schedule right into the BCS championship game and defeat the USC Trojans. Nebraska is ranked 19th.
Five teams share the honor of appearing on this week’s cover: No. 1 Alabama (A.J. McCarron), No. 2 USC (QB Matt Barkley), No. 5 Oklahoma (QB Landry Jones), No. 10 West Virginia (QB Geno Smith) and No. 13 Michigan (QB Denard Robinson).