Predictably, now that several experts have confirmed that they believe Boise State will be the top team in the first 2010 BCS Power Rankings released after next weekend's college football games, a firestorm is going off all throughout college football.
Say what you will about the BCS: it certainly creates a lot of controversy, which attracts attention to college football. Personally I despise the BCS (typically omitting the "C" when I talk about the "B(C)S system," and believe that there should be an eight-team playoff.
However, the purpose of this article is to analyze the chances of several top teams that I think have the best chance to get into the BCS Title Game at the end of the year.
I will be dividing teams, broadly speaking, into four general categories:
A) Controls its own destiny,
B) Win, probably in,
C) Needs some help,
D) Long shot.
The highest possible number of teams that could go undefeated this season is SEVEN (SEC Champ, Big 12 Champ, Oregon, Ohio State, Michigan State, WAC Champ, MWC Champ). I don't think we will end up with seven undefeated squads, but read on to find out how I believe the national title race will shape up.