3. Florida State Seminoles
If FSU fans needed another indication that Jimbo Fisher has the Seminoles headed back toward the sport's upper crust, it was delivered on national signing day. FSU signed the country's No. 1 class and there's more help coming for an improved defense. Quarterback E.J. Manuel played well as an emergency starter in 2010, and nine starters are coming back on both offense and defense. FSU has a favorable schedule -- it doesn't play Georgia Tech, North Carolina or Virginia Tech during the regular season -- and if it can defeat Oklahoma at home on Sept. 17 it might be a serious contender to win the BCS national championship.