2010 was an amazing season in college football as we witnessed surprise victories and surprise losses that shook up the standings every week. We were even fortunate enough to experience a controversy involving payment for play which is something that usually doesn't leak out but made its way to headlines this past season.
But for teams outside the top 25 especially but even top 50, the season didn't fair so well for the most part and things might not be better for certain programs this upcoming year. Just because a team is in a top conference like the SEC, PAC 12 or Big 12 doesn't guarantee success. Hopefully these programs can make a push to win a few more games this season giving them a chance for improved recruiting and improved play in years to come.