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76. Purdue — Hope is not a strategy — he’s a coach tasked with rebuilding the Boilermakers.

77. Kansas State — The Bill Snyder Era, version 2.0, might not have a promising start; neither did the first.

78. Louisiana Tech — Better than much of the WAC but still not in Boise State’s tier.

79. Temple — Thirty years since last postseason appearance, Golden’s Owls could break through.

80. UTEP — Lots of experience and friendly schedule make Miners a C-USA sleeper.

81. Bowling Green — In muddled MAC East, Falcons could take flight in first year under Clawson.

82. Central Florida — Former Maryland coordinators Taaffe and Blackney reunited in Orlando.

83. UNLV — Despite progress, Rebels still look like a second-division Mountain West team.

84. Northern Illinois — Last year’s MAC surprise could net school’s first back-to-back bowl berths.

85. Washington — Huskies simply cannot be as atrocious as last year; doesn’t mean they’ll be scary.

86. Rice — Key cogs in pitch-and-catch offense gone, but Owls still can go bowling.

87. Syracuse — Orange might not be good, but there’s hope with new coach (and alum) Marrone.

88. Texas A&M — Looking like a Big 12 South cellar dweller thanks to Baylor’s improvement.

89. Mississippi State — New coach Mullen certain to wish he had his old QB Tebow a few times.

90. Arkansas State — Go ahead and bank six wins for remarkably steady Red Wolves.

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