Easiest road to the BCS
1. West Virginia: This isn't the only reason why I think the Mountaineers are the best bet to make it to the title game, but it is certainly one of the biggest. WVU should be at least two-touchdown favorites in its first seven games, with the possible exception of a visit from Maryland. Overall, there really is only one game that figures to be against a Top 25 team (at Louisville), and if the Cards lose early at home to Miami and stumble someplace else along the way, WVU might not play any opponents in the Top 25. Oh, and Mountaineers do have two weeks to prepare for the Louisville game.
2. NC State: OK, so having a defense stacked with three first-rounders couldn't get Chuck Amato off the hot seat, but maybe this schedule can. The Pack doesn't have to face Miami or Virginia Tech, and they get Florida State in Raleigh. The nonconference slate of Appalachian State, Akron, ECU and Southern Miss is putrid. The lone downside is they don't get Duke.
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