Every summer, many magazines come out on newsstands, and in those magazines, all the favorites to reach the five BCS bowls are picked.
However, it's extremely rare that all the favorites reach the five prestigious BCS bowls. There will always be a bust in the top 10, and several teams will drop like flies with their gridiron battles in tough BCS conferences.
A lot of factors can be thrown into earning a BCS bid (luck, schedule, injuries, non-conference results, eye test, etc.), but still, only 10 teams are selected.
Many times, we will see underdogs that were not even ranked in the preseason play in the BCS.
Plus, college football is always at its best when both the premier programs and the non-BCS dark horses are contending for those final bids.
Taking a look at the teams who are not earning enough love this summer, bank on these top 10 contenders to earn or at least challenge for a BCS bid in 2012.