With just 16 undefeated teams remaining in the fifth week of the college football season, it has been a chaotic first month.

Kansas jumped into the top 20 with a 5-0 record, USC came out of the gate flying on offense under new coach Lincoln Riley, and Penn State rebounded from a 7-6 season to start 2022 with a 5-0 record.

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Conversely, some of the top-placed teams at the start of the season have faltered early and are thinking about how they, too, can bounce back next season. Michigan State finished last season 11-2, but has already lost three games this season, with Ohio, Michigan and Illinois (4-1) in a few more games to go.

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Oklahoma changed coaches during the offseason and lost some important players, including quarterbacks Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler, and receiver Mario Williams. Despite new coach Brent Venables filling in the gaps via a transfer portal, the Sooners are not 3-2 with a lot of questions about their defense.

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Quite a few other teams have already shown difficulties and weaknesses, but some of these programs have answers for the future in the form of 2023 recruitment courses and the prospect of joining the team after this season. Here’s a look at seven teams that have gotten off to a slow start and the help they can provide along the way.

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