College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Part Three

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College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Part Three

Many different people, from academics to politicians, spend an extraordinary amount of time defining each word they use. As sports fans, we are no different, especially when defining exactly what is a "sport."

Over the past two slideshows pertaining to potential upsets for the 2009 season, I have recognized that "upset" is another term that needs to be defined.

When teams are so evenly matched, does the potential for an "upset" really exist? For example, in the NCAA basketball tournament, is a nine-seed beating an eight-seed really an upset?

So, a criticism that I have received for some of the games I have chosen as potential upsets is those results are not likely to be considered upsets.

To me, in those games, anytime an FCS team knocks off an FBS team, it is an upset. Others disagreed.

Thankfully, we now move to games solely involving teams from the FBS. While Part One examined FCS teams versus non-BCS schools in the FBS, Part Two looked at situations where BCS conference teams might fall to an FCS team.

Here, I examine games where non-BCS teams have the greatest potential to upset a BCS school. There were many to choose from, but I chose these five based on greatest potential for an upset that is not likely as predictable as others. Thus, if it does take place, it would truly be considered an upset.

Once again, all comments and critiques are welcomed!


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