We are six weeks through the college football season, and already preseason favorites have dropped off, and programs expected to struggle have stepped up their game and returned to the top 25.
Teams like Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Florida, and Pittsburgh have sputtered early, but are trying to claw their way back into contention. On the other hand, Michigan State and South Carolina have outplayed expectations and find themselves right in the mix for a BCS bid.
First, I will give you a list of the teams ranked 25 to 11 in my eyes—all teams that can definitely find themselves in the middle of things with some key wins down the road. I'll give you a more in depth look at the top 10 teams—who in my opinion—all have a legitimate shot at playing in a BCS game this season.
All of these teams are a lot more even than usual, as you normally have a handful of teams that are clearly above the rest and have championship written on their foreheads during the preseason. With Alabama losing in South Carolina this week, it opens the door for a lot of teams to claim their spot in the BCS Title Game as well.
Here are my rankings, enjoy!