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Deep Sleepers
Kelley King
August 25, 2003
Who are the potential surprises in the other major conferences? These teams weren't among SI's preseason Top 25 but could disrupt the balance of power if the ball bounces their way.
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August 25, 2003

Deep Sleepers

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Who are the potential surprises in the other major conferences? These teams weren't among SI's preseason Top 25 but could disrupt the balance of power if the ball bounces their way.

Big 12
MISSOURI
No one wants to face supersoph QB Brad Smith (3,362 total yards).

Pac-10
OREGON STATE
Main weapon is RB Steven Jackson, above (1,690 yards, 15 TDs).

ACC
WAKE FOREST
Deacons are well-stocked on D, led by LB Brad White (94 tackles).

Big East
WEST VIRGINIA
Dual-threat QB Rasheed Marshall runs no-huddle attack.

SEC
MISSISSIPPI
If Eli Manning (14-10 as starter) lives up to his bloodlines, watch out.

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