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SPORTS WEEKEND | THE TIMES' RANKING

Top 25

December 06, 1996|CHRIS DUFRESNE | Times Staff Writer

Capsules and Rankings

Team: 1. Arizona State (11-0)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Kicks tar out of Florida State in new CD-ROM video game.

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Team: 2. Florida State (11-0)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Just Fed-Xed Spurrier's ego back to Gainesville.

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Team: 3. Nebraska (10-1)

Opponent: Texas

Comment: Down to fifth-string phenom tailback.

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Team: 4. Florida (10-1)

Opponent: Alabama

Comment: Wuerffel sacked Tuesday by grocery store box boy.

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Team: 5. BYU (12-1)

Opponent: Wyoming

Comment: Dear Brigham: "They're killing us down here."

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Team: 6. Colorado (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Trying to weasel BYU out of alliance.

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Team: 7. Penn State (10-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Paterno found first gray hair in off week.

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Team: 8. North Carolina (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Unlike Domers, darn proud to be in any bowl game.

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Team: 9. Alabama (9-2)

Opponent: Florida

Comment: Lou, how come it took Stallings only five minutes to retire?

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Team: 10. Northwestern (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Wildcats hit Orlando: "Disneyland, again?"

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Team: 11. Michigan (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: What's left after wrecking Ohio State's season?

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Team: 12. Kansas State (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Put in for transfer to Big 12 South.

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Team: 13. Ohio State (10-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Busy shredding "Orlando for Heisman" brochures.

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Team: 14. Army (9-1)

Opponent: Navy

Comment: At least Village People never sang about us.

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Team: 15. Washington (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: If BYU loses, Huskies are in Cotton Bowl.

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Team: 16. Virginia Tech (10-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Great team; OK, quick, name three players.

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Team: 17. Miami (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Can't wait for free hot wax at Carquest Bowl.

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Team: 18. Tennessee (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: "Lost to Memphis, almost to Vandy, yeah, we're good."

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Team: 19. Wyoming (10-1)

Opponent: BYU

Comment: Loss may drop-kick Cowboys from bowl picture.

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Team: 20. Syracuse (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Way to come through in the clutch, Orangemen.

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Team: 21. Notre Dame (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: No-bowl reasoning: Lost to Air Force, scared of Army.

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Team: 22. LSU (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: DiNardo (sob) never wanted Notre Dame job (sniffle).

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Team: 23. Iowa (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Iowa City hoping to be cable-ready by bowl time.

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Team: 24. Navy (8-2)

Opponent: Army

Comment: Navy's top-secret game plan: Dramamine.

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Team: 25. Texas (7-4)

Opponent: Nebraska

Comment: Anyone notice we've won four in a row?

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

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