As Boise State, TCU and Utah have all proven over the course of the past few college football seasons—you can never count a team out just because they are not in a NCAA football AQ-conference. These BCS conferences have tried their hardest to keep teams in non-BCS leagues out of all of the Bowl Championship Series bowl games, but the little guys keep finding a way to make it there on a regular basis since the 2004 season.
In BCS games over the years, the non-AQ teams have managed to compile a 5-2 all-time record, with a 4-1 mark against BCS opponents alone (two non-BCS squads, TCU and Boise State, squared off in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl).
Although none of these teams have managed to win a national championship yet, some have proven that they deserved a chance to at least get a shot at one.
Whether it is this year or down the road, their time will come soon enough.
In 2011, there are a bunch of great matchups between the non-AQ and AQ teams of the world. Here, we take a look at the top 10 games that are sure to raise a lot of excitement.