Nebraska football fans saw their team re-enter the AP Top 25 Poll, suggesting that a dark-horse run at a national title is unlikely for NU. But BCS rankings could very well be crucial for Nebraska if it harbors hopes of a BCS at-large berth in the final year before the College Football Playoff.
So Nebraska’s BCS ranking is still very relevant, even if NU is not looking to make a national title run. Here are five teams that could help Nebraska’s metrics and boost its BCS rank and odds of an at-large berth.
If Nebraska doesn’t win the Big Ten title game, of course.