Ask 10 random people who they have winning this year’s national championship and at least eight of them will say an SEC team. The conference has won six of last BCS National Championships and is considered a heavy favorite to make it seven in a row this year.
The conference has a total of six teams in the latest AP Poll, with four of those teams ranked inside the Top 10. There, of course, are other teams that can compete for a title, but many find it hard to believe until it is actually done. Yes, the SEC has been that dominant in college football over the years.
But what if I told you that a team outside the SEC could win the national championship this season?
We may be going out on a limb, but here are 10 factors that could prevent college football’s most impressive conference from walking away with the hardware this season.