Whether 'tis nobler to be #1 or #2 is for another debate but being ranked #2 at the end of the season is a big deal!

Alabama has been constantly ranked #1 throughout the season. With this year's last gasp of the current BCS system, being ranked #2 means you are the only other team to even get a shot at a national championship.

So when last week's #2 ranked team, Florida State, wins 49-17 over NC State but falls to #3, many Seminole fan's wanted to pull their hair out. But that's okay; just the week prior, Oregon Duck fans were pulling their feathers out when the same thing happened to them.

Right now, six of the top seven in the BCS ranked teams are undefeated. What happens if they all finished that way? The good news is that scenario is very unlikely. Heck, Florida State plays Miami this weekend and all the top ten teams have ranked opponents left on the remainder of the schedule.

Needless to say, we are heading for an exciting (perhaps controversial) race to be #1 ... or at least #2.

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FANFARE TRIVIA: Which college player has scored the most touchdowns in a single season?

(Look for the answer in the next issue of the Suntime Fanfare)

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No Tricks, Only Treats for Your Customers

In any given year, millions of Americans will buy fine jewelry and watches, and many of them will make more than one purchase. Placing impulse items, such as Suntime Collegiate Watches near your cash registers and gift-wrapping counters during the holiday season can be a highly successful sales tactic.

The most comprehensive study of impulse purchases was performed in 2002. According to the study, conducted by Leo J. Shapiro and Associates for Marketing Support Inc. of Chicago, almost one-third of all consumers make a sizable impulse purchase every week. The median purchase was reported to be over $30. Of specific interest to many retailers, the study found that about 25 percent of impulse purchases are made in specialty stores.

Another important contributor to successful impulse items is the ability for the customer to have a personal connection to a product. Custom jewelry and personalized items work for this reason.

Suntime Collegiate Watches are a perfect example of an impulse product that can add to your bottom line each year.

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Spooktacular Watches

Your customers will be bewitched with the look of our Competitor Two-Tone watches!

Features include a 23kt gold-plated bezel, stainless steel case and date function. Secures to your wrist with a two-tone stainless steel band complete with safety clasp.

The ultimate statement in fan spirit, our Competitor Two-Tone timepiece offers men a classic, business-appropriate look.

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Week 10: Ranked Inner-State Rivalries and Border Wars

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