College Football Cupcakes: The Weakest Opponents of 2010's Top 25 Teams

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College Football Cupcakes: The Weakest Opponents of 2010's Top 25 Teams

What is a cupcake?

In college football, a cupcake is when a very weak opponent is scheduled by a far superior team.

The cupcake games really benefit the strong teams because it gives them both a preseason game to gain experience and a chance to pad stats, all while racking up BCS style points.

For the weaker teams, they get a big paycheck in return and a chance to see how they stack up against the top teams.

The addition of the 12th game in 2005 has produced many more of these situations in recent years.

This has raised a lot of controversy, as teams have scheduled numerous cupcakes in order to inflate their record by year's end.

This ranking system is very different from most we do here.

In this instance, instead of counting down from 10-1, we look at ten particular games in 2010 with the preliminary rankings of FBS teams according to Mark Schlabach (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=schlabach_mark&id=4804655).

In addition, if you haven't heard of these schools, we will answer the question as to whether or not they are FBS schools, or if they are FCS schools instead.

So here's a look at 10 of many cupcakes for 2010 featuring top teams.

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