The Greatest Dark Horse Champions in College Football History

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The Greatest Dark Horse Champions in College Football History
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No one seriously expects No. 24 West Virginia to win the BCS Championship in 2011.

Same goes for No. 17 Michigan State, and a handful of other potential, but not serious contenders.

One of these teams would do about anything to become this year’s Auburn—a preseason long shot. The Tigers proved to everyone that it can be done, but Gene Chizik’s team is from the SEC.

A real dark horse would come from the ACC or Big East.

It can happen, though. Let’s take a look at the 10 greatest dark horse champions in history.

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