With 10 lucky, major prizewinners slated to participate in this season’s BCS extravaganza, it’s interesting to predict which of these programs can return to the big-money dance next year.
Of the 10 teams that squared off in the 2011-12 BCS, only four clawed their way back to the 2012-13 edition, giving us an idea of how difficult it is to make a return trip.
The following slideshow pinpoints the five teams in the BCS this season with the best chance of returning for the current format’s swan song in 2013-14.
The five teams highlighted here not only return enough talent to keep the winning express on track, but are also in a position from a conference standpoint to win their way into the BCS even if they aren’t a one-loss program.
Recruiting numbers in this presentation come via Rivals.com.