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CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 5

Jesse Siegel

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

In the final year of the BCS, it does not appear there will be a BCS buster in the mix. Although Louisville will attempt to crash the party out of the AAC, the Cardinals made the Sugar Bowl last season and proved worthy with an impressive victory over the Florida Gators. The rest of the top 25 in 2013 is littered with powerhouse schools from major conferences, including the return of the Miami Hurricanes to prominence. The Hurricanes smashed Savannah State, 77-7, on Saturday, but, more important, quarterback Steven Morris escaped major injury after leaving the game in the first quarter due to an ankle injury. Morris should be fine for the Canes next game at USF.

Who else is on the upswing, and who needs some fine-tuning? Let's take a gander in this week's College Football Barometer.


James Connor, RB, Pittsburgh -
A true freshman out of Erie, Penn., the 6-foot-2, 230, rusher has emerged as the lead dog out of the backfield for the Pan

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