Sports are an uncontrollable combination of survival and good fortune. A big reason why Oklahoma won the 2000 national title in football was the good fortune of no major injuries the entire season. Almost every top 10 team in this year's USA Today preseason poll has been bitten by injuries and/or disciplinary issues, and some severely. The season is still two weeks away from starting, and the race to survive already has begun: 1. Georgia: Starting sophomore left tackle Trinton Sturdivant will need a full year of rehab with multiple ligament injuries to his left knee. Senior safety Makari Pugh has a sprained left ankle and is out two weeks. Junior safety Donovan Baldwin, sophomore guard Clint Boling and sophomore fullback Fred Munzenmaier are suspended for the first and/or second games due to off-field issue. Sophomore defensive end Michael Lemon has been dismissed for the season, but could rejoin he team next year 2. USC: Starting junior quarterback Mark Sanchez suffered a dislocated left kneecap while warming up for practice last Friday. The injury is not as bad as initially feared and he could return in 3-4 weeks. Starting senior left offensive guard Jeff Byers is out with a viral infection. Backup linebackers Luther Brown and Chris Galippo are missing practices due to back injuries 3. Ohio State: Starting junior cornerback Donald Washington and reserve senior safety Jamario O'Neal will each serve two-game suspensions for undisclosed reasons. Junior defensive tackle Doug Worthington has legal issues for speeding and drunk driving and his status is pending. Freshman defensive lineman Willie Mobley will miss the season because of a shoulder injury. 4. Oklahoma: The Sooners temporarily have lost junior defensive end Auston English (appendix) and redshirt freshman linebacker Austin Box (knee) to minor surgeries. English is expected back for the Aug. 30 opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga, and Box should be back the following week against Cincinnati. OU dismissed freshman wide receiver Josh Jarboe after a YouTube transgression. Jarboe had planned on playing at Oklahoma State on Nov. 29, but instead will play there nine weeks earlier after transferring to Troy on Wednesday. 5. Florida: The Gators have lost five players for the season to torn knee ligaments — tight end Cornelius Ingram, who turned down the NFL to return for his senior season; redshirt junior Dorian Munroe, a projected starter at safety; backup redshirt senior safety John Curtis; redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Jim Barrie; and freshman linebacker Brendan Beal. Coach Urban Meyer said he doesn't believe the injuries are a result of being overworked because three of the injuries came in non-contact drills. "I've looked at everything, and that's our job, to make sure,” Meyer said. "We've followed pretty much the same routine but we're going to research everything we do. Last year was a (rash of) high ankle sprains. Two years ago was the shoulder issues.” 6. LSU: Redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Lee suffered a minor leg injury. "It's not serious, it is not surgical — it is a rest issue,” LSU coach Les Miles said. "Somebody fell into the guy.” Starter Ryan Perrilloux was dismissed from the team during the summer for undisclosed reasons and transferred to Jacksonville State. 7. Missouri: Senior tight end Chase Coffman is expected to miss two weeks of practice with a broken pinkie finger. He should be ready for the season opener against Illinois in St. Louis. 8. West Virginia: Senior defensive lineman Pat Liebig was granted a sixth season of eligibility. 9. Clemson: Starting senior defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson has undergone knee surgery to repair a torn quad tendon and will be out until the middle of the season. 10. Texas: Redshirt sophomore tight end Josh Marshall fractured his shoulder Tuesday and is out indefinitely. Oklahoma State opens its season Aug. 30 in Seattle against Washington State, which lost sophomore wide receiver Jeshua Anderson for at least six weeks after a hernia operation. The Cougars also are expected to be without wide receiver Daniel Blackledge (hamstring) for the contest at Qwest Field.