College Football Teams That Are BCS Fool's Gold

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College Football Teams That Are BCS Fool's Gold
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Oxford English Dictionary defines fool's gold, a substance known as iron pyrite, as "a brassy yellow mineral...that can be mistaken for gold."

In the context of college football, fool's gold relates to teams that may, on the outside, appear to have that sweet, flaxen luster of competitiveness, but are actually not what they purport.

To the untrained eye, these teams might look and act like BCS contenders, just like scoundrels would try to pass off pyrite off as a means to ill-gotten wealth.

But looks can be deceiving.

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