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This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It’s the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
With the calendar turning over to May this week, we’re only four months away from the start of the 2014 college football season.
Since May Day is not really celebrated much these days, we turned our focus for this week’s Doc Five toward “mayday,” you know, the distress signal used on boats in emergency situations.
How does that apply to college football?
It doesn’t exactly, but it got us thinking about teams over the past 15 seasons who have got off to fast starts but collapsed down the stretch and needed to signal in a mayday.
Top 5 Late Season Collapses: No. 3 – 2007 South Florida
It was the season that could have put South Florida football on the map.
Despite being just the 11th season in program history and third in the Big East, Jim Leavitt’s 2007 Bulls quickly found themselves in uncharted waters.
A week two upset at Auburn gave USF its first ever top 25 ranking, which the Bulls backed up by blowing out North Carolina at home in the following week to set up a primetime showdown with fifth-ranked West Virginia.
At a sold out Raymond James Stadium, fans rushed the field as the Bulls pulled off one of the top wins in program history to that point, 21-13. After two more wins over in-state Florida Atlantic and Central Florida, the Bulls bolted all the way up to No. 2 in the AP rankings and in the BCS polls.
The 6-0 Bulls were riding high and had already reached unprecedented heights for the program, but it all came crashing down just five days after the UCF win on a Thursday night in Piscataway, NJ. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
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