: one that contends; especially : a competitor for a championship or high honor <a heavyweight title contender>
i.e. someone that can contend for the championship.
Any team can contend to win the game at hand....that kinda goes without saying don't you think?
Do you HONESTLY believe that Arkansas can "contend" to win ANY championship this year? If you want, I can blow sunshine up your ass and tell you that. Anything is possible. Likely? No.
The definition you're looking for is "spoiler." I completely admit...Arkansas has the potential to "spoil" someone's perfect season, or to "upset" a higher ranked team or two.
dude....everybody knows yourdictionary.com > websters.....noobx2