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BCS Rankings: 5 Teams in the Top 25 Whose Days Are Numbered

William PenfieldCorrespondent IIOctober 23, 2011

BCS Rankings: 5 Teams in the Top 25 Whose Days Are Numbered

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    With a wild Saturday of college football, the rankings are likely to be shaken up when they are released later today.

    Throughout the day Saturday, we saw six ranked teams go down which could result in some of them falling out of the Top 25 completely. 

    Here are five teams whose days are numbered in the Top 25. 

No. 24 Texas Longhorns

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    Despite losing to Oklahoma State to get their second loss of the season, the Texas Longhorns somehow managed to be ranked No. 24 in the first BCS rankings.

    After an off-week during a crazy day of football, the Longhorns are likely to drop out of the Top 25 when the rankings are released later today.

    The season looked promising for the Longhorns before they met Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and got handled by both teams pretty easily.

    Mack Brown and company may find their way back into the rankings at some point during the season, but don't expect the young Longhorns to be there at season's end.

No. 25 Washington Huskies

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    Washington had a nice start to the season at 5-1, only losing to Nebraska, but they got a nice shot of reality in Palo Alto last night when Stanford demolished them, 65-21.

    The Huskies were the surprise team in the BCS rankings at the No. 25 spot, giving the Pac-12 their third ranked team.

    When the rankings are released later today, the Huskies are all but a lock to fall out of the Top 25.

    Hopefully they enjoyed their time in the Top 25 because with games against Arizona, Oregon and USC on the horizon, they may never find their way back into the rankings.

No. 23 Illinois Fighting Illini

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    After a 6-0 start, the Illinois Fighting Illini have stumbled in recent weeks with losses to Ohio State and Purdue.

    The loss to the Buckeyes was acceptable, but losing to the Boilermakers in their current state is flat out embarrassing.

    No one should be surprised by the Fighting Illini's slide as their 6-0 was somewhat of a mirage.

    Their best victory of the six was against an inconsistent Arizona State team that plays great one week and horrible another.

    It won't get any better for them either as they have a hard three-game stretch against Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin.

    Expect the Fighting Illini to drop out of the rankings this week and not return for the remainder of the season. 

No. 22 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    Like Illinois, Georgia Tech is another team that started 6-0 who has been exposed as frauds in the past two weeks.

    After a big 21-16 win over Maryland, the Yellow Jackets proceeded to lose to Virginia and then get blown out by Miami yesterday.

    The Yellow Jackets are another example of why not to put too much stock into early-season rankings, being ranked as high as 12th at one point in the season.

    After their fall out of the rankings this week, the Yellow Jackets should stay out for good with back-to-back games against Clemson and Virginia Tech to likely add two more losses to their record. 

No. 20 Auburn Tigers

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    When a team goes through a quarterback change midseason that isn't due to injury, it usually is not a great season and that is exactly what happened to the defending national champion Auburn Tigers this week.

    Barrett Trotter was ineffective recently and replaced Clint Moseley before facing the No. 1 LSU Tigers on Saturday.

    LSU is not exactly a team you want to give a kid the ball to in his first start.

    Needless to say, Auburn proceeded to be blown out of the water, 45-10.

    If the third loss of the team doesn't drop them out of the rankings completely, a loss or two down the road should get them out by season's end. 

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