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P.S.R. 1-124: Week 5 Re-Ranking

With the weekend in the books, here’s a look at how the country ranks — using the original rankings as the starting point, with the season’s results as rationale for any movement. The top 25 teams land a one-sentence breakdown. The rest? Not so much. Part of the perks of being one of the best. Think your team is too low? Feel another team deserves more credit, less credit? Let’s hear it below. It’s a delicate ranking process, even if we’re now four weeks into the year. As promised, everything will become clearer by the end of the month.

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    This Must Be Rock Bottom, Houston Hopes

    This is the bottom, I think – and Houston hopes. The most damning factoid that could be used to define a team is that it forced five turnovers yet lost the turnover battle, as the Cougars did on Saturday night. U.C.L.A. had five turnovers; Houston had six. What the heck is going on here? Through three weeks, there has be no more disappointing team in college football. No team has suffered a more inexplicable loss, with all due to respect to Pittsburgh, Arkansas and Wyoming, among others. Of the 27 teams that notched double-digit wins last fall, how many seem assured of not reaching that mark in 2012? I’ll say three: Arkansas State, Arkansas… and Houston.

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      Catching Up With the Aggies (1-1, 0-0)

      When we last touched based with New Mexico State, the Aggies were fresh off of a season-opening win over Sacramento State. Why was that win noteworthy? Looking back, it was only the program’s sixth season-opening victory since 1980: 1981, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2006 and 2007. That win looked even better come Saturday evening, after Sacramento State handed Colorado a 30-28 defeat. So a feel-good win felt even better a week later, even if that feeling was tempered by New Mexico State’s first loss on the year, a 51-24 decision at Ohio.

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        A Bad Day for Colorado, Team and State

        Oh, Colorado – the state, but also you, Colorado, the team. It was not a good day for the two F.B.S. programs inside the state’s borders, the Buffaloes and Rams, both of whom suffered ugly losses to F.C.S. competition. It started with Colorado, which seesawed back and forth with mighty Sacramento State before falling, 30-28, to drop to 0-2 on the young season. At least Colorado State’s already won a game – against Colorado, unfortunately. Later in the day, following in their rival’s footsteps, the Rams were shoved around by North Dakota State in a 22-7 loss.

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          Pick 10, F.B.S. Notebook: Week 2 (Sept. 8)

          Let’s not beat around the bush: this isn’t a great week. I mean, it’s great – better than what we’re used to, better than any non-football weekend – but it’s not great, all things considered. There’s no Michigan and Alabama to end the night; there’s no prime-time game on ABC at all, in fact. Instead, we’ll close our night with Nebraska and U.C.L.A., Georgia and Missouri and, later on, Arizona and Oklahoma State. Very, very intriguing games. But with perhaps the exception of Georgia, depending on how highly you think of the Bulldogs, these games don’t carry any title implications. That doesn’t make the games any less interesting – or change the fact that every game, especially while teams find their footing, carries some level of importance. Let’s run down the entire weekend’s action.

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            No. 89: Colorado

            One thing to like about Jon Embree’s recruiting efforts in Boulder: Colorado has signed only two JUCO recruits under his watch. That’s out of a total of 51 signed prospects over Embree’s two recruiting classes, with both joining the program in 2011. This past winter’s class, 28-players strong, did not include one JUCO recruit. Last year’s class also ranked eighth in the Pac-12, according to Rivals.com, after Embree’s first effort – though completed on the fly, after he was named as Dan Hawkins’ permanent successor on Dec. 6, 2010 – was ranked last in the conference. The lack of reliance on JUCO recruits indicates that Embree isn’t looking for quick fixes, and that he understands that C.U. must rebuild from the ground up. However, it also means that Colorado’s roster remains one of the youngest in college football.

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              Ten New Commandments for 2011

              There are 10 real commandments — you know, the Ten Commandments — and whether you believe or not they still serve as a pretty good set of rules to live by on daily basis. Don’t murder. We can all agree on that. Don’t steal. Don’t covet another person’s significant other – and I ask that the members of the armed forces in San Diego pay attention to this one, seeing that several of you tried to do that with my significant other while we were on vacation. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. We can get behind these. College football teams and programs should consider the more traditional commandments in addition to a few others tailor-made for 2011 – a few rules to live by, if you would, beginning with Texas A&M’s message to Baylor.

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                A Conference Title Weekend What-If

                Arizona State is the de facto favorite, based on the number of returning starters, the way the team ended last season and the thought that after three years of scuffling along the time is now for Dennis Erickson and the Sun Devils. Arizona was briefly counted out but is now back in, seeing that wide receiver Juron Criner is back in the fold following a brief scare. Utah’s the new guy, the unknown with a sterling resume of success at one of college football’s non-B.C.S. conference levels. Then there’s U.S.C.: you remember the Trojans, right?

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                  The Countdown

                  A bottom-to-top assessment of the F.B.S. landscape heading into the 2012 season.