At this point in the college football season there are 120 schools who think they have a chance at a BCS championship.
Optimism fills every locker room as new recruits sign during National Signing Day and players look forward to spring practices.
Obviously not all of these schools have a realistic chance at a national championship. But that does not mean that teams can not surprise people and rise to the top of the rankings.
Some of these teams, such as LSU, were on the cusp of greatness and are ready for the next step. Other teams could make a surprise push into the top twenty-five.
Without further delay here are ten college football programs that are ready for the big time spotlight in 2011.