1. Michigan vs. Alabama (9/1/2012 - Arlington, TX)
Last year’s Sugar Bowl champs still have Denard Robinson, and that means they have a chance in this game.
Alabama lost numerous key players to the NFL Draft, including Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont’a Hightower, but they’ve reloaded again after notching one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. The winner of this game gets a huge non-conference win, and an inside track one of the top slots in the initial BCS rankings. This feels like a January bowl game come early.