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SPORTS WEEKEND | THE TIMES' RANKING

Top 25

The Key Games In College Football

November 01, 1996|CHRIS DUFRESNE | Times Staff Writer

CAPSULES AND RANKINGS

Team: 1. Florida (7-0)

Opponent: Georgia

Comment: Tallahassee, not Georgia, is on Spurrier's mind.

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Team: 2. Ohio State (7-0)

Opponent: Minnesota

Comment: Pace still picking Iowa defensive backs out of his teeth.

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Team: 3. Florida State (6-0)

Opponent: at Georgia Tech

Comment: The buzz is Busby's getting better.

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Team: 4. Arizona State (8-0)

Opponent: at Oregon State

Comment: Prediction: Jake Plummer will swim for three touchdowns.

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Team: 5. Nebraska (6-1)

Opponent: at Oklahoma

Comment: Boz, remember when Oklahoma owned this series?

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Team: 6. Colorado (6-1)

Opponent: at Missouri

Comment: Once again, quarterback Hessler is Johnny on the spot.

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Team: 7. Tennessee (5-1)

Opponent: at South Carolina

Comment: Peyton Place headed for alliance game.

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Team: 8. North Carolina (6-1)

Opponent: N.C. State

Comment: Keldorf is the most underrated quarterback in nation.

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Team: 9. Northwestern (7-1)

Opponent: at Penn State

Comment: This week: Gary Barnett wins Illinois state lottery.

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Team: 10. Michigan (6-1)

Opponent: Michigan State

Comment: Still (cough) ranked ahead of Northwestern in coaches' poll.

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Team: 11. Alabama (7-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Tide seeks counseling for "Rocky Top" nightmares.

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Team: 12. Wyoming (8-0)

Opponent: SMU

Comment: Cowboys vs. Mustangs, directed by John Ford.

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Team: 13. BYU (8-1)

Opponent: Texas El Paso

Comment: Sarkisian has 26 touchdowns and, what, six more games?

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Team: 14. Utah (7-1)

Opponent: at Rice

Comment: Mike Fouts throwing like Uncle Dan again.

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Team: 15. Kansas State (7-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Week off to recount all-time Division I losses.

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Team: 16. Penn State (7-2)

Opponent: Northwestern

Comment: Long day for Wally (Richardson) and Beaver (Stadium).

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Team: 17. Army (7-0)

Opponent: at Lafayette

Comment: Dang it, we should have scheduled Notre Dame.

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Team: 18. Air Force (5-2)

Opponent: Colorado State

Comment: Always hope with Beau Morgan in the cockpit.

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Team: 19. Navy (5-1)

Opponent: Notre Dame (Dublin)

Comment: Village People should sing national anthem.

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Team: 20. Notre Dame (4-2)

Opponent: Navy (Dublin)

Comment: Mugs up! "Oh, When Irish Fans Are Crying."

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Team: 21. LSU (6-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Kevin Faulk also does windows and auto repairs.

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Team: 22. Washington (5-2)

Opponent: at USC

Comment: Dillon runs like a rolling stone.

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Team: 23. Miami (5-2)

Opponent: at Temple

Comment: Beware unruly Owl fans; all three of them.

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Team: 24. West Virginia (7-1)

Opponent: Syracuse

Comment: OK, maybe fraud is too strong a word.

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Team: 25. So. Miss. (7-1)

Opponent: Cincinnati

Comment: Barely passed poll security check.

THE POLLS: Associated Press and USA Today/CNN--C12

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