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40. Tennessee: Patience with Dooley would surely run out with another losing season

41. Baylor: Post-RG3 era won’t be easy, but Briles has substantially upgraded Bears’ talent base

42. Rutgers: Ex-Maryland offensive lineman R.J. Dill wraps up his career with the Scarlet Knights

43. Northwestern: Schedule sets up for strong start, rough finish in Evanston

44. Mississippi State: Tamer expectations await this edition of the Bulldogs

45. California: The Golden Bears’ big names are back on offense after a ho-hum 7-6 season

46. UCLA: Will be curious to see how – and if – the Jim Mora Jr. Experiment works

47. Arizona State: Pigskin mercenary Todd Graham replaces pigskin mercenary Dennis Erickson in desert

48. Cincinnati: If offense doesn’t slide back with Collaros and Pead, Big East contention is possible

49. Louisiana Tech: WR Quinton Patton hauled in 1,202 yards, 11 touchdowns last season

50. Purdue: Boilermakers have clawed back to role as filler for Big Ten’s mid-tier bowl tie-ins

51. Texas Tech: Got to wonder if Tuberville will feel some heat if Red Raiders miss a bowl again

52. Virginia: Going to be difficult for Cavaliers to match last year’s eight-win season

53. Houston: The offensive system is still place post-Sumlin, so plenty of points are sure to follow

54. Iowa State: Rhoads has maximized in his first three years; look for more of the same in ‘12

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