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Ranking every FBS team at midseason: Nos. 31-40


31. LSU (5-2)

Buzz: This isn't anything close to a vintage LSU team. But if Les Miles can keep his best juniors in school, next season's team is going to have a ton of talent.

32. Marshall (6-0)

Buzz: The Thundering Herd have the best chance of anybody to finish unbeaten. They've scored at least 42 points in each game and at least 48 four times.

33. Colorado State (5-1)

Buzz: The Rams look to be the best team in the Mountain West Conference; they're aiming for their first league title since 2002.

34. Georgia Tech (5-1)

Buzz: The Yellow Jackets are in the thick of the ACC Coastal Division race. The run defense must improve if Tech is going to wear the division crown.

35. Iowa (5-1)

Buzz: The rushing attack hasn't been nearly as strong as expected, and given that coach Kirk Ferentz loves to run the ball, that is a concern.

36. Minnesota (5-1)

Buzz: The Golden Gophers would look right at home in the 1960s Big Ten. They have won two games when completing five or fewer passes, and that whole "3 yards and a cloud of dust" thing aptly describes their offense.

37. California (4-2)

Buzz: QB Jared Goff (25 TDs, just three picks) is playing at a high level. It's just too bad he can't pad his stats by throwing against Cal's secondary.

38. Wisconsin (4-2)

Buzz: The more touches for Melvin Gordon, the better. The Badgers' quarterbacks are, to be nice, horrible when they put the ball in the air.

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39. Virginia Tech (4-3)

Buzz: Why do we think there are more than a few Hokies fans thinking, "Come back, Logan Thomas. All is forgiven."

40. Boise State (4-2)

Buzz: The Broncos have good wins over Colorado State and Nevada, but they also lost by two TDs to Air Force.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.



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