Nickname: The U's Ground: Kassam Stadium Capacity: 12,500 Last season: 2nd Manager: Jim Smith (March, 2006)
BBC Sport verdict: After messing up last season the U's will be wiser this time round as they launch another promotion bid.
Bald Eagle Jim Smith could have torn out his remaining hair over so many missed chances and will want a more ruthless streak from his side if they are to be a top-five side again.
Experienced defender Alex Jeannin has signed but Smith's summer transfer activity has been quiet so many of the players that missed the boat will get the chance to make amends for losing in the play-offs.
Key man: Despite Rob Duffy's 18 goals Oxford still lacked a clinical finisher and former Derby and Airdrie forward Garry Twigg may provide the answer.
Nickname: The Whites Ground: Raymond McEnhill Stadium Capacity: 3,500 Last season: Conference South runners-up Manager: Nick Holmes (July, 2002)
BBC Sport verdict: Like the other promoted clubs getting their first taste of Blue Square Premier football, survival has to be the main target.
Former Southampton stalwart Nick Holmes has signed a number of his squad on full-time terms to try and ease the transition.
Holmes and player-coach Tommy Widdrington should be helped by a nice mix of youth and experience with the likes of Jon Beswetherick, Jonathan Bass and new signing Darrell Clarke all lending Football League nous.
Key man: Striker Matt Tubbs scored 30 goals to lead the Whites to promotion last season and should prosper in this company after scoring on his England non-league debut.
Nickname: Boro Ground: Marston Road Capacity: 4,156 Last season: 20th Manager: Phil Robinson (June 2002)
BBC Sport verdict: Stafford secured safety on the final day of last season and in truth would probably settle for the same again.
Manager Phil Robinson may need some late market moves to strengthen a squad depleted by the loss of a number of key players.
But he has proved in the past he can model a resilient team on modest resources and still has the strong backbone of a side in Wayne Daniel, Craig McAughtrie, Nathan Talbot, Kevin Street and veteran Neil Grayson.
Key man: Stafford have used their close proximity to Crewe to good effect and 19-year-old midfielder Chris Flynn could be another to profit from the switch.
Nickname: The Boro Ground: Broadhall Way Capacity: 7,100 Last season: 8th Manager: Mark Stimson (May 2006)
BBC Sport verdict: Every season Stevenage start among the fancies for promotion and this year is no different.
In fact this might be their time now that boss Mark Stimson has had 12 months to find his feet at Broadhall Way and already has another FA Trophy success tacked onto his CV.
The league must now be his priority and with strength in depth in every area Boro look a good bet for the title if they can acquire the knack of scratching out vital wins when not on the top of their game.
Key man: Stevenage conceded too many goals last season and the signing of former Barnet and Peterborough defender Mark Arber could be key to their promotion hopes.
Nickname: The Terras Ground: Wessex Stadium Capacity: 6,500 Last season: 11th Manager: Jason Tindall (January 2007)
BBC Sport verdict: With Weymouth's future having been secured by a successful takeover at the Wessex Stadium the Terras will kick-off in a more settled frame of mind.
The wild ambitions of 12 months ago may have to be tempered, however, with mid-table a more likely target than promotion.
Player-manager Jason Tindall had to bide his time but has secured a number of potential key signings, including former Bournemouth team-mate Marcus Browning and ex-Arsenal and Watford midfielder Paolo Vernazza.
Key man: Stuart Beavon made a goalscoring arrival in January and could be in demand if his first full season at this level is equally as productive.
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