Every year it seems some teams are one or two wins away from playing in a January bowl game. Last season Boise State fell out of BCS conversations when they lost in overtime to Nevada.
It's hard to fathom how one loss could so quickly derail a once promising season. However, that is the system that's in place in college football today.
Like it or hate it the BCS is the system by which the national champions are determined. This means that one loss can be a fatal blow to a season. It's happened so many times before, somtimes in the last week of the season, and will continue to happen again and again.
The question is which team will be the spoiler at the party come January?
Teams are in spring practice. The following will chronicle 10 teams that may have made bowl games last season, but could make even more noise and perhaps a BCS run next year.
Note: These are in no particular order....