College Football: The Top 10 BCS Cinderellas for 2010

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College Football: The Top 10 BCS Cinderellas for 2010

Parity in college football is supposedly at an all-time high. If, indeed, a level playing field has been laid, please, someone push me in the right direction.

I don't see any parity. Instead, what I see is perennial dominance by a gang of usual suspects.

Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Florida, USC, and Boise State. Since the BCS established a separate bowl for the national championship game prior to the 2006 season, these eight teams have accounted for exactly half of the 40 slots allotted for BCS bowl games.

That's not parity. Oh sure, a wandering drifter like a Wake Forest or Hawaii may come along once in a blue moon, but the surprises end there.

So, what will 2010 hold? Will it be known as yet another season when national powers again flexed some serious muscle?

Or will a handful of presumed flashes in the pan catch fire and rudely crash the party?

Forget the big boys. Here are 10 teams who could surprise and catch the BCS off-guard.

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