Even though Notre Dame was blown out by Alabama on Monday night, the Fighting Irish had a season to remember. For years, experts and college football fans everywhere had kept asking if the Irish would ever ascend to the upper tier of the college football world ever again. 12 wins later, Notre Dame is back as one of the country's elite programs.
Other teams, however, had seasons that they would like to forget. It's a fact of college football life: teams are bound to have a bad season once in a while, no matter how good they have been.
Whether you look at a BCS conference like the SEC or a less-respected league like Conference USA, you are bound to find a team that did not meet its expectations.
The following are 10 teams that find themselves in that same situation following 2012.