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Potential spoiler teams for 2013

Updated: July 9, 2013, 11:17 AM ET
By Ryan McGee

Spoiler alert!

No, I haven't been given any special Disney access into Avengers 2 or Star Wars VII. What I have been doing is poring over the 2013 college football schedule and trying to figure out what BCS outsiders have the best chance to spoil the party for someone else.

I'm talking about those teams that aren't expected by many to earn an invite to the five big January games, but their calendar includes national title hopefuls ripe for season-wrecking (see: Iowa State versus Oklahoma State 2011).

So, who are the top five 2013 BCS wrecking balls? Here we go.

1. Ole Miss

Likely preseason ranking: AP: NR, SEC West: 5th
Wrecking Ball Games: Sept. 14 at Texas, Sept. 28 at Alabama, Oct. 12 Texas A&M, Oct. 19 LSU

You could make a pretty nice argument for a few SEC West schools to be in this spot, particularly Mississippi State or Arkansas. That'll happen when your division has won five out of the last six BCS titles.

But it's the Rebels who are returning the core of an offense and defense that went a surprising 7-6 one year ago. With a little luck, that record could have been 9-4 because it included near misses against Texas A&M and LSU. This year both of those teams travel to Oxford, part of a brutal five-game stretch that also includes trips to Austin and Tuscaloosa. If Hugh Freeze can figure out a way to win just one of those games, it would likely be a BCS buster for four teams expected to be nicely placed within the AP's preseason top 20.

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