Which of the NCAA Division I football programs will surprise and delight their fan base in 2010? Which teams are primed to pull off the big upsets this coming season?
There are always a number of factors that play into any team exceeding expectations. Returning players, coaching changes, schedule, team goals and even the lack of respect can play a part in motivating a team to exceed expectations.
Every year in the world of college football the so-called experts predict how a team will perform during the up coming season. There have been preseason polls released as early as last December and many more have followed in the first couple of months of 2010.
As teams prepare to begin spring practice drills, here is a look at 10 teams who are poised to exceed the pundit's expectations once the 2010 college football season finally begins around the first of September.
Click through the slides to see if your favorite team will exceed the expectations that the experts have already established for most of the Division I programs and conferences.