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The Achilles’ Heels of College Football’s Contenders: Profile of a BCS Champion

Article By on 19th June, 2009

... columnists, and fans alike try to predict who the next BCS Champion will be. But what exactly makes a BCS champion?

There are certain, specific characteristics that past champions share with each other.

Coincidence? Maybe. Trend? More than likely.

Let's take a statistical look at those trends and who may continue them this year.

The first, most prevalent trend is a dominating defense. They say defense wins championships, and out of the last nine champions, eight had defenses in the top 10. Only Ohio State in 2002 had a defense worse than 10th in the nation (23rd).

To go along with that, championship teams have to control their opponent's ground game. Champions in this decade typically hold their opp...

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