The Florida Gulf Coast basketball team went from being a tiny school that nobody had ever heard of to the story of the NCAA Tournament. In just one season, the Eagles were able to put their school on the map and it has allowed for bigger and better things to take place. The players' faces are now known across the country, and the head coach is receiving a hard look from prestigious programs.
Which team has the best chance to become the Florida Gulf Coast of college football this season?
It is much harder to become an overnight success in college football than college basketball. There isn't a tournament in place that allows for the hot team to make a short run. This is a brutal 12-game stretch where usually the more talented team ends up winning. So, in this case, we are forced to go with teams that aren't even on your radar that could end up not only surpassing last year’s win total, but finish in the top 25 of the AP Poll.
Who knows, there may even be a potential BCS bowl in the future for one of these schools.
Here are the college football teams that could have everybody buzzing the same way Florida Gulf Coast did in college basketball.