Found December 28, 2012 on Football Nation:
Remember when Boise State beat Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl (2007) or Utah beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl (2009)? Even West Virginia's shellacking of Clemson in the Orange Bowl last season was beyond the imaginings of all but the most zealous Mountaineer fan. The point being, in the fourteen year (as of last season) history of the BCS, there are both non-BCS and BCS teams punching above their weight. Northern Illinois upset many an apple cart this season when they received an Orange Bowl bid at the expense of Oklahoma, and caused an uproar (see Herbstreit, Kirk) unseen before in BCS history. Of course, this will all be academic when the Huskies top the Seminoles - here are five reasons why:
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