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Could Oregon eventually take its act to the Far East?
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Jay Christensen produces TheWizOfOdds.com.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Best conference? This one's easy. It's the Southeastern, which has five teams ranked in the top 10. The Big 12 is second.

Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon director of football operations Jeff Hawkins says the Ducks are still interested in playing a game in China. Previously, Boise State had been mentioned as a possible opponent for a 2009 game in either Beijing or Shanghai.

Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: West Virginia has been using a Hypoxico Chamber, a device designed to simulate the high-altitude conditions the Mountaineers will face Thursday at Colorado.

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: A damage assessment on how recent losses might impact the hopes and dreams of teams that had hopes and dreams.

Lee Hermiston and Brian Morelli, Iowa City Press-Citizen: The University of Iowa withheld hundreds, if not thousands, of documents in response to open records requests related to its handling of the Oct. 14, 2007, alleged sexual assault involving former Hawkeye players.

Larry Hartstein, Ken Sugiura, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson on TV announcers who were critical of one of his decisions late in the loss to Virginia Tech: "The guys who do the game, they're morons ... I don't worry about what they say."

Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Quarterback Christian Ponder said his Florida State Seminoles are "not going to lose" on Saturday to Wake Forest. Then he backed off his statement. "I'm not guaranteeing anything. But I think with how prepared we're going to be and how focused we're going to be ... I think it's going to be tough for us to lose."

Loren Tate, Champaign News Gazette: Rose Bowl officials could be left with a matchup that turns stomachs, not heads.

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Has Ohio State truly been a top-five team the past three seasons, or has it been a mirage?

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin is proposing moving next season's road game against Northern Illinois to Chicago's Soldier Field.

Paul Franklin, Home News Tribune: A losing season could be devastating for Rutgers, which is in the midst of a costly renovation of its stadium.

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