Often this early in the season, NCAAF betting enthusiasts will hear many things about how solid the defending national champion Ohio State is, what a cutthroat the Alabama Crimson Tide and the SEC will be in the race to the playoffs, and whether or not Baylor or TCU have what it takes to push for playoff contention. And while most of these discussions are all well-founded, the reality is that the FBS runs 128 teams deep and several a good number of programs (particularly those already in the Top 25) are capable of surprisingly swinging their way into the playoff banter.
In a tribute to these teams that are capable of crashing into the playoff picture, we present to you the UCLA Bruins (2-0, 10th in the AP Top 25), a team that has so far been overlooked from the talks about the odds for 2016 college football playoffs, but is well-capable of sneaking its way into solid contention for the Final Four, based on the following reasons.
Just be patient. Don’t rush. pic.twitter.com/V1fd7tsPC5— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) September 17, 2015