The BCS National Championship Game has been set for almost a week now, and no one is complaining about the matchup. Both Notre Dame and Alabama deserve to be playing for the title this season.
But what about the other teams that feel like they deserve a shot this season? There are certainly a few of them out there. For that matter, what about teams in prior seasons that felt they should have had a chance to play for the crystal football, but were kept out of the game for one reason or another?
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done for those teams. However, there are still fans out there that remember those teams and may still be wondering “what if?”
Here is a comprehensive list of the 10 best teams to never play for the BCS National Championship. Please note that overall record and final BCS ranking were two of the strongest factors in determining this list.
Also note that in a couple of years, most of these teams would have gotten a shot to play their way into the championship game via a semifinals matchup. Thank goodness for playoffs.