Power Ranking the Best One-Loss National Championship Contenders

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Power Ranking the Best One-Loss National Championship Contenders
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The 2012-13 college football season has been one of unpredictability. From the rise of Kansas State and Notre Dame to the fall of West Virginia and USC, we've seen the unexpected come to fruition since day one.

As of November 10, we've learned that the controversy will not cease until the final day of the season.

In arguably the most shocking upset of the season, freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel led the Texas A&M Aggies to a 29-24 victory over the then No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The loss came in Tuscaloosa and has completely altered the shape of the BCS title picture.

Contrary to popular belief, the one thing the loss hasn't done is make the Crimson Tide the only one-loss team to remain in contention

As this list will show you, there are quite a few with a legitimate argument. Should the likes of Oregon, Notre Dame or Kansas State remain undefeated, the following teams will emerge as the potential one-loss replacements in the BCS Championship Game.

So who is in contention? Which teams are legitimate? Most importantly, how should they be ranked in the BCS championship picture?

You're about to find out.


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