Found August 21, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
It’s easy to predict an SEC team will play for the BCS Championship in 2013. If you stick in the SEC West and go with Alabama, LSU, Arkansas or even Auburn and you won’t get many arguments. Other easy picks are Oklahoma or West Virginia out of the Big 12, and even Louisville out of the Big East. While they typical big dogs make the BCS Bowl Games every year (e.g., Oregon, USC, and so on), every once in awhile we have a shocker like Connecticut in 2011. So who are this year’s potential darlings? Here are 10 programs that appear unlikely to make a BCS Bowl but could shock us in January. 10. Ohio Bobcats The Bobcats are favored to win the Mid-American Conference and it’s pretty far-fetched to believe a team from this low-level league could crack a big game. But Ohio could make a case if it goes undefeated. Wins over Penn State and Marshall would help a little, and both are actually winnable games. Honestly, former Nebraska coach Frank Solich would prefer to just win a MAC champ...
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