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55. Tulsa: Predictable Golden Hurricane look like a good pick for an eight-win season

56. Penn State: It’s anyone’s guess how good the Nits will be … or how many people will care

57. Washington State: Aargh! Here be the new home to football’s favorite buccaneer, Capt. Leach

58. Connecticut: Foundation didn’t stand the test of time with 5-7 regression in Pasqualoni’s first year

59. Ohio: Bobcats look like they’ll be the class of the MAC; 10 more wins are possible

60. Navy: Mids’ lousy luck should turn this year, but they still need to find a kicker

61. Miami: Hurricanes are inexperienced, and the NCAA hammer looms; look out below

62. Southern Methodist: June Jones didn’t take the Arizona State gig — good news for the Mustang

63. Vanderbilt: Commodores seeking first back-to-back bowl bids in school history.

64. Oregon State: Beavers need to fix bad rushing defense, even worse rushing offense

65. Wake Forest: Demon Deacons should again contend for bowl bid under sideline magician Grobe

66. Southern Mississippi: Eagles probably head back to 7-5 or 8-4 territory this season

67. Northern Illinois: Despite losses, Huskies among the favorites in top-heavy MAC West

68. Illinois: Zook’s gone, but Fighting Illini should again hover right around .500

69. Syracuse: With offense chronically stuck on red, Orange’s upside is limited

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