Now that we have put the finishing touches on the 2012 college football season, it seemed like the perfect time to look forward to 2013.

Here is our very, very, very early look at the preseason 2013 top 25:

No. 1 Alabama

The Buzz: The two-tme defending champs return top stars like quarterback A.J. McCarron as well as running back T.J. Yeldon. The recruiting class is among the top five in the country while next season’s schedule features only five games against teams that were bowl eligible including two teams ranked in the BCS top 25: LSU, Texas A&M.

No. 2 Ohio State

The Buzz: It will be tough for Urban Meyer to top his inaugural season, but the Buckeyes will get a shot and will rely heavily on quarterback Braxton Miller, who thrived under Meyer’s spread offense. Another top five recruiting class and a weak schedule spell good things in Columbus.

No. 3 Oregon

The Buzz: Oregon’s biggest offseason move might not involve a player. Chip Kelly’s future with the program will have a major impact on a team that returns a lot of talented players including quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back De’Anthony Thomas.

No. 4 LSU

The Buzz: The 2012 season may not have gone exactly how LSU would have liked it, but Tiger fans need not worry, with a bevy of returning starters from last year’s squad making their way back for 2013. The offense has some concerns, however the defense has plenty of young talent which should make it a threat.

No. 5 Georgia

The Buzz: Georgia was five yards away from playing in the BCS national championship instead of Alabama and that memory will fuel the Bulldogs in 2013. Quarterback Aaron Murray's decision to return for his senior season makes Georgia a favorite to repeat in the SEC East.

No. 6 Oklahoma

The Buzz: Quarterback Landry Jones and running back Dominique Whaley are gone which means the offense could center around Blake Bell. The defense has some gaps to fill on the front seven, but the secondary should be one of the most experienced in the Big 12.

No. 7 Florida

The Buzz: Florida’s success in 2013 will hinge on the continued development of quarterback Jeff Driskel as well as finding a suitable replacement for running back Mike Gillislee, who rushed for more than 1,100 yards in 2012. The schedule will feature tough games against LSU, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State.

No. 8 Clemson

The Buzz: There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Clemson program. Quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver DeAndre Hopkins could all vote to leave for the NFL which would leave the Tigers searching to fill some huge holes on offense.

No. 9 South Carolina

The Buzz: After back-to-back double-digit win seasons, South Carolina looks to continue its recent run of success. There could be a quarterback controversy with Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson, but when is there not a QB controversy under Steve Spurrier? The defense will be led by Jadeveon Clowney, who could be the best defensive player in 2013.