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FedEx Cupdate: Who's up, who's down after the BMW

Jay Busbee
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We're into the FedEx Cup playoffs now, and it's time to take a look at the whole field. Who's up? Who's down? Who's making a charge, and who's stumbling? We've got the whole rundown right here.

At the top: Matt Kuchar continues his hold on first place, but he's got company. Dustin Johnson is now right on his heels, with Charley Hoffman, Steve Stricker and Paul Casey following. And if you can tell me which of those guys is a sure bet to win, I'll tell you you're flat-out crazy. Crazy, I say.

On the way up: Johnson and Casey both took huge strides to get into the top 5, and now find themselves right in the hunt for the Tour Championship. Further down the line, Phil Mickelson fought his way back into the top 10, and Ryan Moore, Kevin Na and K.J. Choi jumped from 58th all the way into the top 30.

On the decline: Geoff Ogilvy fell out of favor, dropping several spots, as did Hunter Mahan, both of whom probably cost themselves a shot at the big-game prize. Bubba Watson, Ben Crane and Jeff Overton also stumbled several spots downward.

Out the door: Some big names got the boot, none bigger than one Tiger Woods. He ended up 42nd, and not even the PGA Tour could bend the rules enough to create an exemption that would let him in. But he's not alone, as Anthony Kim, Rickie Fowler, Stewart Cink, Sean O'Hair, Vijay Singh and Ian Poulter now have an extra week off.

All right, your turn. With the new rankings in place, who's your pick to take the championship at East Lake?

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