The road back
Pitfalls loom as Florida and Oklahoma try to plot a return to the BCS title game
In college football's current "playoff" system, only two teams truly qualify each year. And even elite programs such as Florida and Oklahoma need to catch a break or two to find their way to the BCS Championship Game. So, before banking on a rematch of last year's title bout, remember this: Only four of the 11 BCS title games to date have featured a matchup of two undefeated contenders. That means someone is likely to stumble, and it's a tough road back to the top when that happens.
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Brian FremeauESPN Insider
• Creator of the Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI), a measure of college football team efficiency
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