Oklahoma and 4 Non-SEC Programs That Are BCS National Championship Contenders

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Oklahoma and 4 Non-SEC Programs That Are BCS National Championship Contenders
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The picture above may best capture the frustration of fans of non-SEC college football teams over the past six years. Teams from the Southeastern Conference have come to dominate the landscape of college football and have completely owned the BCS Bowl Championship Series.

Specifically, the national championship game.

The last non-SEC team to win a title was the 2005 Texas Longhorns, when Vince Young put on a show for the ages. Starting in 2006, with some guy named Tim Tebow serving as a backup to Chris Leak, Florida won the first of what is now six consecutive titles for the SEC.

LSU, Auburn and Alabama are the other conference members which have joined the list of champions in recent years. In 2011, the Alabama defense, one of the best we will ever see, completely and utterly overwhelmed its inter-conference rival from the Bayou.

SEC teams are often loaded with star-studded prospects and usually prove too much for teams from other conferences.

This article will take a look at the top five contenders to knock the SEC off its pedestal when the 2012 season kicks off.

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