Top 10 college football storylines

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 30 2011 7:29 p.m. MDT

Associated Press
The dog days of August bring more than just hot temperatures to baseball fields around North America. They bring fierce anticipation to college campuses and their surrounding areas as fans wonder if their team could pull it off this year. With the 2011 college football season quickly approaching (not quickly enough), we give you the top 10 storylines to look forward to in 2011.
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Question: can Utah compete for the rose bowl in their first year in the Pac-12?

Answer: No. They will be 6th overall, and be going to the Poinsettia Bowl, just like 2009.

Some things never change.

U 90
Corona, CA


You do understand that BYU is under contract to play in the Poinsettia bowl in 2012 if they win 6 games or more, right?


BYU will go to the Poinsettia bowl in 2012 unless of course they are in a BCS game, namely; the National Title game

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

I always like "lists" to tear apart! Re: #10- Boise MUST run the table on another undefeated season to even sniff a BCS BOWL chance, and I see that happening (i.e., TCU!). No way will they even be considered for a BCS Championship. Realistically, only BCS-qualifying conferences are considered for the "big dance." As a pre-season #13 rank in the AP Poll, no way for TCU to contend for a BCS championship, either. Remember both are currently in the VERY weak MWC. Re: #7, I love my Cougs, but let's be serious. No realistic chance of BCS Bowl consideration this season-- not even close. I don't think they'll start the season at 0-3, but I see them having 3-4 losses by the end of the season. No BCS Bowl for a while. #2- With USC still banned from bowl consideration, Utah has a "chance" for the Rose Bowl, but not a realistic chance. Remember, they're in the Big Boy Conf now-- week in and week out, game planning for very strong teams. It's not like having 4-5 weeks to game plan for "One" bowl game. Week in; Week out, Utes!!

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Correction: I "DON'T" see Boise State running the table this year.

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