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College Football Teams You Should Never Lose To

November 2, 2009 Leave a comment

With the help of a few buddies and a few drunken acquaintances, I have began compiling a listing of the types of College Football Teams that any respectable program should never under any circumstance lose to.

This list is a work in progress and I ask to please contribute any thoughts you might have on the issue.

The Current Don’t Lose-To List:

1. ANY Football Championship Subdivision Team (Formerly Div 1-AA)

In 2007, Appalachian State stunned #5 ranked Michigan Wolverines team. App State went on the be the best FCS team by winning the FCS championship and Michigan went on to have one of its worst seasons on record. Moral of the story? The best FCS team barely beat a very bad Bowl Championship Series (BCS) team and nine times out of ten, Michigan still wins that game.

A BCS team losing to an FCS team is like a Major League Baseball team losing to a college baseball team. And yes, it has happened.

2. Any Team With a Hyphen in its Name

Louisiana-Monroe. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. These are schools that under no circumstance should a team with any shred of accountability lose to. Obviously, schools like University of Tennessee-Knoxville or University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (although a team probably should not lose to UNC anyways) do not count because these are the main campuses.

Idea’s Thrown Out:

1. Schools that Say Where the School is Located Within the State

Examples here would include teams like Central Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, etc. However, after much deliberation, it has been decided that there are enough legit contenders in this category to give them a second chance.

2. Schools that Play on Fridays

Fridays are for High School. That being said, there have been a FEW, and I mean a few exceptions to this rule. Enough so that I am willing to throw it out. However, I can see this one bouncing back in soon enough.

So that is it for now. Thoughts? Any you would add or remove from the list? Why?

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