9 College Football Teams That Should Be Relegated

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9 College Football Teams That Should Be Relegated
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Do you ever get the feeling that certain football programs are playing in the wrong division?

Have you ever noticed that some teams seem to finish every season with records like 2-10, 3-9 or even the dreaded 1-11?

This issue is obviously exasperated by the fact that the 124 member FBS (formerly Division I-A) are split unjustly between BCS conferences (the haves) and non-AQ leagues (the have-nots), which ultimately means not every team is on a level playing field.

Regardless of the current structure, there certainly are teams that just don’t seem to be able to successfully compete in their current conference/divisional home.

The following slideshow highlights nine college football teams that currently call the FBS home but should perhaps be on the chopping block to move down a level—or in other words, be relegated.

The concept of relegation is used in the highest levels of European professional football (a.k.a. soccer) and means that clubs must reach certain relative levels of achievement to keep membership in the elite division of the sport.

Though the idea is a long way from crossing the water via the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, it’s certainly intriguing to consider which teams would be subject to a move downwards and then, conversely, who would rise up from the FCS.

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