The 2011 college football campaign is almost upon us. Auburn is the defending national champion, but there are alot of teams that could be worthy of catching the Tigers.
Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU and West Virginia are just some of the teams in the super early discussions as the front-runners for the 2012 BCS National Championship game to be held in New Orleans.
The BCS has been a huge source of controversy, as they routinely shut deserving teams out of college football's marquee championship game.
One notable example of such controversy is Miami losing out on a shot at the 2000 national championship game. The Hurricanes had beaten Florida State, who were the beatable underdogs that were selected to challenge the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl.
Miami had a down year in 2010, going 7-6 and losing games to ACC rivals Florida State and Virginia Tech and losing for the first time ever to South Florida. The Hurricanes lost their Sun Bowl matchup against Notre Dame by a score of 33-17.
Here are five predictions for the Hurricanes heading into the 2011 season: