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Ranking every FBS team at midseason: Nos. 101-128


101. Wake Forest (2-4)

Buzz: The Demon Deacons have scored one rushing touchdown. One. In six games.

102. Army (2-4)

Buzz: The Black Knights have attempted just 57 passes -- or 381 fewer than Washington State's Connor Halliday.

103. South Alabama (3-2)

Buzz: The Jaguars' three wins have come over teams with a combined one victory.

104. Kansas (2-4)

Buzz: The first half of the season was notable because coach Charlie Weis was fired. It's hard to have a "schematic advantage" when you don't have good players.

105. Florida International (3-4)

Buzz: The Panthers already have tripled their win total from last season. One reason for their (relative) success: They have forced a nation's-high 24 turnovers.

106. Western Michigan (3-3)

Buzz: At 33, the Broncos' P.J. Fleck is the youngest coach in the nation.

107. San Jose State (2-3)

Buzz: "So, where are we again? I forget." The Spartans have seven games left, and five are on the road.

108. UTEP (3-3)

Buzz: The Miners have suffered through nine consecutive losing seasons.

109. Ohio (3-4)

Buzz: The Bobcats' streak of five consecutive bowl appearances is in serious jeopardy. A scheduling note: Ohio has five games left, but just two of them are on Saturdays.

110. Ball State (1-5)

Buzz: Ball State had been the only FBS program to improve its win totals in each of the past four seasons. The Cardinals can start that streak again next season.

111. Florida Atlantic (2-4)

Buzz: FAU's wide receiver coach is Dan Shula, the grandson of legendary NFL coach Don Shula and the son of not-so-legendary NFL coach David Shula.

112. UNLV (2-5)

Buzz: Philosophical question: If you're a Rebels player and you're coming off, say, a 33-10 loss to San Jose State, is it still permissible to hit the Vegas Strip?

113. New Mexico (2-4)

Buzz: Bob Davie could be sitting at home, prepping for an ESPN broadcast. Instead, he's in his Albuquerque office, trying to remember why he thought it was a good idea to take the Lobos' coaching job.

114. Tulsa (1-5)

Buzz: The Golden Hurricane have fallen a long way in a short time -- at least eight wins per season eight times in 10 seasons from 2003-12 but just four wins since.

115. North Texas (2-4)

Buzz: The Mean Green's two wins have come by a combined 120-9, over SMU and an awful FCS team (Nicholls State).

116. Connecticut (1-5)

Buzz: So, you think the Huskies can repeat as national titlists? Personally, I think they lost too much. Without Shabazz Napier …

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117. Eastern Michigan (2-4)

Buzz: The Eagles lost to Florida and Michigan State by a combined 124 points.

118. Buffalo (3-4)

Buzz: Coach Jeff Quinn was relieved of his duties Monday. That's what losing to Eastern Michigan two days earlier will do for you.

119. Southern Miss (2-4)

Buzz: We're not sure what's harder to believe, that Mississippi and Mississippi State are in the national title hunt or that Southern Miss went 12-2 in 2011.

120. Troy (1-4)

Buzz: Coach Larry Blakeney already has announced he is retiring at the end of the season. He deserves a solid send-off, so here's hoping the Trojans can win three or four more games.

121. Miami (Ohio)

(1-6) Buzz: The RedHawks have shown some signs of improvement of late. They are 1-3 in their past four outings, and the losses have come by a combined 25 points.

122. Massachusetts (1-6)

Buzz: The Minutemen are bad. But QB Blake Frohnapfel sure can wing it, and he makes them (somewhat) fun to watch.

123. New Mexico State (2-5)

Buzz: The Aggies play at Idaho on Saturday. In a Sun Belt Conference game. Yep, a team from New Mexico traveling to Moscow, Idaho, for a conference game in a league featuring the words "Sun Belt."

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124. Idaho (0-6)

Buzz: The Vandals have lost 13 in a row, which is the nation's longest current losing streak. Still, we don't think they are the worst team in the nation -- or even the Sun Belt Conference.

125. Georgia State (1-5)

Buzz: The Panthers play their home games in the Georgia Dome, usually in front of a group of people that would fit comfortably inside the Atlanta Falcons' huddle on Sundays.

126. SMU (0-5)

Buzz: How bad is it going for the Mustangs? Well, the coach resigned after the second game and they've been outscored 247-36 (that's an average score of 50-7).

127. Appalachian State (1-5)

Buzz: The Mountaineers went from being a big fish in a small pond (FCS ranks) to drowning in the ocean (FBS ranks).

128. Kent State (0-6)

Buzz: The Golden Flashes are the worst team in the MAC. And that is saying something this season.

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



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