The SEC has been dominating college football for the last half of a decade. The Florida Gators under Urban Meyer were a force to be reckoned with. The LSU Tigers under Nick Saban had great teams and the Alabama Crimson Tide have now had dominant seasons under Saban.
The National Champion has come from the SEC for each of the past five seasons. 2011 should be an exciting season. But are there any teams in college football outside of the SEC that will seriously contend for the National Championship come January?
Here are five teams that have a legitimate shot at knocking the SEC off its perch.