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Can Stanford Defense Remain Nation's Best?

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If defense wins championships and the Cardinal had the nation's top defense in 2013, perhaps a fourth straight BCS berth wasn't such a shock after all. We break it all down in our second look inside the numbers of the 2013 season -- and project ahead to 2014.

Follow @DavidMLombardi Stanford opens camp July 3, so six-week season preview mission is in full force. Earlier this week, we examined the Cardinal's offensive efficiency numbers in a quest to highlight the team's goals on that side of the ball this year. Now, it's time to look at the defensive side of things with the help of Football Outsiders' Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI), which... Recommended Stories