Forget about the AP and coaches' poll, the BCS rankings are set to be released next week. Yes, even though there is so much football left to be played, we have already entered the home stretch of the college football season where teams will have to prove themselves now more than ever.
Teams such as Alabama, Oregon, Florida and South Carolina have all earned their spots atop the rankings, but there are many teams that remain on the fence. There are many clubs that have yet to pick up a marquee win, and there are a few other teams that have question marks on certain sides of the ball.
Whatever the case may be, in the month of October is when the contenders and pretenders begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.
As we approach the real part of the college football season, here are five teams that should be labeled as pretenders.
Note: All stats come from cfbstats.com unless otherwise noted.