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Boise State: Title Contenders?

SHANNON MCCARTHY: The argument for putting Boise State in the title game was mildly interesting until Virginia Tech lost to the formidable James Madison. Now that feather in the Broncos’ collective cap is not quite as pretty or impressive.

ALEX PREWITT: Walk me for a moment, if you will, down Imagination Lane, while I present to you Team X. Team X has not lost a game in the past two seasons, most recently won the Fiesta Bowl in ’09 and began the 2010 season with 20 returning starters on offense and defense. For all intents and purposes, Team X is a juggernaut, a perennial powerhouse and a certain contender for this year’s BCS National Championship game.

CHRIS PUMMER: While it might not seem fair, that’s life. Earning a high ranking and getting to a title game is about convincing people that you belong.

As long as Boise State is in a weak football conference, it won’t be able to convince enough people. Continue reading

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College Football Top Five

BRAD GOLDBACH: College football is just around the corner. A lot of big name quarterbacks like Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are gone, and although there will be some new faces taking the field this season, one name stands above the rest: Alabama. Here’s how I see the top five shaking out right now:

ALEX PREWITT: Trot out the goofy mascots and let’s charge through the tunnel, because it’s time for college football season. There’s a jumbled mess atop the preseason rankings, a convoluted pile that doesn’t figure to sort itself anytime soon. Here’s my take on the top five entering 2010-11: Continue reading

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