Contenders and Pretenders in 2012 BCS Rankings

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Contenders and Pretenders in 2012 BCS Rankings
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It has been a couple of days since the BCS rankings were released to the college football world. And much like every poll that is released, it brings everybody together to talk about which teams should be ranked where.

Nobody ever agrees on everything, as some believe that Alabama isn't truly the best team in the country because of the lack of competition played. Others will say that the Crimson Tide have played the best of any other team so far and deserve the No. 1 spot.

Whether you agree or not, the beauty is that every program will have a chance to prove themselves throughout the rest of the year.

But with half the season in the books, which teams are truly ready to take that next step as we head towards the month of November? 

With Week 8 quickly approaching, here are the contenders and pretenders in the top half of the most recent BCS rankings.

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