2010 College Football Predictions: Top 10 Non-BCS Teams

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2010 College Football Predictions: Top 10 Non-BCS Teams
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Boise State has really had the country's college football writers all shook up with their No.3 AP ranking. 21 returning starters from an undefeated season and win over 2010's Pac-10 favorite, Oregon, cements them as a national title contender.

However, there are other mid-major schools that can make some noise on the national scene before Utah is the first exile into the new Pac-12. Non-BCS success has been a trend since 2005 when an Alex Smith and Urban Meyer-led Utah Utes won the Fiesta Bowl against overrated Big East champ, Pittsburgh. Since then, six at-large teams have crashed the BCS party and gone 4-2 (one-trick pony Hawaii's loss to Georgia and TCU's defeat at fellow mid-major Boise St. the exceptions).

Watch out for these under-the-radar teams to earn top 25 rankings and break into the BCS castle once again, and maybe earn the Mountain West an automatic bid with the impending additions of WAC stalwarts Boise State, Nevada, and Fresno State.

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