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3-point stance: Cancellation could hurt 'Cats

1.If the argument gets serious about an undefeated Oregon and an undefeated Kansas State competing for one spot in the BCS -- and granted, we are a long way from that -- the Wildcats had best not allow the debate to focus on strength of schedule. One of the reasons that the Ducks' non-conference schedule was so slight (Arkansas State, Fresno State, FCS Tennessee Tech) is that Kansas State canceled a game scheduled between the teams this season.

2.With their victories Saturday, Kent State and Duke became bowl-eligible. If the Golden Flashes and the Blue Devils get invitations, they will break postseason droughts that date to 1967 and 1994 respectively. Duke has the longest no-bowl streak going among AQ conferences, with Washington State (2003) on deck to take over. However, Kent State ranks second among all FBS schools. New Mexico State last went to a bowl game in 1960.

3.If No. 2 Florida (7-0, 6-0) defeats No. 10 Georgia in Jacksonville on Saturday, the Gators will clinch the SEC East before Halloween (thank the makeshift, post-expansion conference schedule for that). But if the Dawgs (6-1, 4-1) pull off the upset, they will all but clinch the division championship. Georgia would have a one-game lead with two SEC games to play: Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2) and at Auburn (1-6, 0-5).