5 Biggest Dark-Horse National Title Contenders for 2014

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5 Biggest Dark-Horse National Title Contenders for 2014
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The Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers weren't high on the list of national title contenders going into 2013—but they put together remarkable seasons and earned trips to Pasadena.

Looking forward to 2014, which squads are capable of earning their way into the first College Football Playoff?

We'll break down five serious possibilities—teams that didn't end 2013 where they hoped, but are poised for a turnaround next year.


Note: Teams that finished in the Top 10 this season or those that were in the national title conversation down the stretch in 2013 were not eligible for consideration.

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