The 2018 college football season was another successful one for “Group of Five” programs.
Six G5 teams finished in the AP top-25, with UCF leading the way by finishing in top-15 and playing in a New Year’s Six bowl game for the second consecutive season.
Given the recent success of G5 programs, here’s my annual look at seven teams who are on the rise and could challenge for the NY6 bowl spot in the coming years.
The criteria for “Under the Radar” is if one or more of the following applies:
- The program hasn’t won a conference championship in the previous four seasons.