18 College Football Teams Whose Schedules Are Harder Than We Thought

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18 College Football Teams Whose Schedules Are Harder Than We Thought
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The first half of the 2012 season was full of surprises. From South Carolina's demolition of Georgia to the Oregon Ducks pitching a shutout to the Arizona Wildcats, the season has yet to disappoint in any given week.

At the beginning of the season, things looked pretty clear. USC was going to knock off either LSU or Alabama in the national championship roughly one month after Matt Barkley won the Heisman. That would end the SEC's streak at six-straight national championships and serve as the reward to the Trojans who had sat under sanctions with no postseason over the last two years.

Now, in Week 8, there are teams in the BCS Standings that were not even supposed to be there. Heck, even some of the ones that were expected to be there were expected to be up to 21 spots lower.

From easiest to hardest, here are the 18 college football teams whose schedules are all harder than we originally thought they would be.

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