USA Today ranks / analyzes all 128 FBS teams

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    broken link?
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    The url address is correct. But they want you to buy the magazine. If you do a Google search on "USA Today, college football countdown" you'll find each team as the countdown unfolds.
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    When did this come out?
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    Their countdown so far:

    128. Massachusetts
    127. Florida International
    126. Eastern Michigan
    125. Georgia State
    124. Georgia Southern
    123. Hawaii
    122. Miami (Ohio)
    121. Idaho
    120. UAB
    119. Appalachian State
    118. Army
    117. Western Michigan
    116. California
    115. New Mexico State
    114. UTEP
    113. Southern Mississippi
    112. Kansas
    111. UNLV
    110. New Mexico
    109. Tulane
    108. Purdue
    107. Kent State
    106. Old Dominion
    105. Wake Forest
    104. Kentucky
    103. Wyoming
    102. Air Force
    101. Colorado
    100. SMU
    99. Iowa State
    98. Rutgers
    97. Florida Atlantic
    96. Memphis
    95. Virginia
    94. Akron
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    I'm guessing... 48. Florida
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    I'd feel comfortable around there. If we do have a rejuvenation on offense in 2014 I'd like to start unranked and take a few teams by surprise (Alabama for instance).
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    I'll predict Florida at # 25 preseason according to USA Today.
    Personally .. I would place us at # 23 preseason.
    Top twenty by the end of the season with an 8-4 or better record.
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    Not sure we will be in their top 25, but I believe we will be getting quite a few votes. Reasons:

    1) 4-8

    versus

    2) What Muschamp did in 2012
    3) Attrition and injuries
    3) Recruiting rankings
    4) Recent history
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    I'm guessing 22nd. Little higher than most.
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    I don't think we'll be taking anybody by surprise. These coaches know all about Roper and Summers and I'm sure they're expecting a good offense. I think they'd be more surprised if the pattern continued.

    That being said, I'd love to surprise bama's fans by winning that game. No doubt they feel it's a gimme.
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    Florida still has top-10 talent, though, in my opinion. An experienced, fourth-year QB on campus, an experienced offensive line, a defense that will always be nasty...this team can win the East. No doubt we can take 'Bama deep into the fourth quarter over there.

    Plus we get Carolina and Missouri at home. A good coach can guide this team to ten wins.
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    Sometimes you gotta burn down the barn to get rid of the rats...

    Seriously, this is the second team that struggled after Petrino left. Was it because Petrino was a great coach, or was it because offensive-oriented teams TEND to struggle after their guru left? After all, the head coach of an offensive-oriented team also usually calls the plays. When he leaves, the OC and playcaller ALSO leave.

    This happened to Louisville until Strong could build a balanced team with a great defense and a great offense. Was Kragthorpe THAT bad or did the situation require years of restructuring?

    Ditto at Texas Tech when Tuberville replaced Mike Leach, and Houston after Sumlin left. Also, WVU after RichRod left. There are examples, of course, of the opposite happening, or no real change, but this seems to be a trend.
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