I have always been a defender of non-BCS teams. There is nothing I love more than when an overlooked school from a small conference bursts into the national spotlight.
TCU, Boise State and Utah have all been able to win BCS bowls without being in an AQ conference, and although that may not happen this year, there are still several talented non-BCS squads. This is a tough feat to accomplish, and with only two seasons left of the Bowl Conference Subdivision, I'm hoping that it will happen again soon.
With that being said, there aren't many teams this year that have a shot at doing that. Fortunately, there are still several programs that have put together great teams without being in a BCS conference. Here are the top five.