BYU, Boise State mid-majors best positioned to bust the BCS
Considering the "non-BCS" label continues to stigmatize teams outside the power six conferences, mid-majors sure earned their share of the spotlight this offseason for their plight. Congress and the Mountain West Conference may be crossing their fingers Utah rips off another perfect season to force the BCS' hand, but Utah's in-conference and in-state rival BYU actually stands a better chance. Here are the 10 teams best positioned to bust the BCS.
It would be fitting if BYU soothed the Mountain West's sorrows on the 25th anniversary of its improbable 1984 championship season. But with a schedule that includes matchups against four Top 25 opponents (Oklahoma in Arlington, Florida State, TCU, Utah), it won't be easy. BYU boasts an experienced offensive trio -- QB
Like BYU, Boise opens against a top-10 opponent (Oregon). Unlike BYU, Boise doesn't play anyone else of note after that. That alone earns BYU the top spot here. Boise's a faster, better team, but it has no room for error; blowing the Oregon game will dash all BCS hopes. That said, the Broncos stand a pretty good chance against the Ducks. Almost everyone's back from a 12-1 team -- with the notable exception of tailback and leader Ian
The Horned Frogs will look to ride the momentum from their bowl win over Boise into a tough September, which includes games at Virginia and Clemson. Coach
After Congress and the Mountain West spent the offseason making a scene on C-Span, the spotlight rests fully on Utah. The Utes would love to throw another undefeated season in the critics' faces, but that will be difficult. For starters, the Utes lost three defenders, CBs