Ten True Dark Horse Candidates for the BCS Title

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Ten True Dark Horse Candidates for the BCS Title

The Football Gods and the BCS Chieftains crowned Alabama with a national title last year. It was Bama’s 12th overall (sorry Bama fans, I don’t count 1941, since you didn’t even win the SEC that year). It was also Bama’s second in the last 30 years.

Over the past decade the teams that have won, or were in contention for, the national championship have been the usual suspects…Bama, USC, Ohio State, LSU, Texas…the traditional powers in the game.

2009 saw a year in which we have had some runs by the outsiders…Cincinnati, TCU and Boise State all had years last year that managed to get them some consideration, as did Utah two years ago.

So what dark horses will make a run for it this year…teams that have not traditionally been amongst the elite, or who have not been in those lofty circles for a while.

Here are my picks for the top ten outsiders that will make some noise and spend at least some of 2010 in the top ten, and have an outside shot at that elusive national championship.

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