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The Times' Rankings

November 28, 2002|CHRIS DUFRESNE

RANKINGS AND COMMENTS

*--* Rk Team (rec.) Comment 1 MIAMI (10-0) Hurricane coaching staff breaks out last year's Rose Bowl tapes and simply subs-in Ohio State for Nebraska 2 OHIO STATE (13-0) Cops working goal-post beat ask kids if they'd like any salt and pepper spray on their pretzels 3 OKLAHOMA (10-1) This year, the Sooners plan to knock Oklahoma State into another state -- Missouri 4 IOWA (11-1) Team has been off so long coach will issue name tags after players reconvene in December 5 GEORGIA (10-1) Uga the mascot bulldog joins student newspaper to pen notes column called "Quibbles and Bits." 6 USC (9-2) Without a doubt the best two-loss team west of Manhattan, Kan., and south of Pullman, Wash 7 NOTRE DAME (10-1) Game plan against USC is to win the opening kickoff and then run out the clock 8 WASHINGTON STATE (9-2) What the Cougars need more than a bunch of second guessers is a second Gesser 9 KANSAS STATE (10-2) Holiday Bowl officials wonder if Coach Bill Snyder would mind doing a funny promo with Shamu 10 TEXAS (9-2) Chris Simms' only regret coming to Texas is once having to follow Bevo around with a shovel 11 PENN STATE (9-3) Paterno matches Larry Johnson by breaking the single season, 2,000-complaint mark against Big Ten officials 12 COLORADO (8-3) Looking to join Florida State as a possible four-loss team to make a BCS game this year 13 MICHIGAN (9-3) This week's fun-with-numbers segment: win total matches the number of points scored against Ohio State 14 ALABAMA (9-3) On plane trip to Hawaii this week, players grumble about the raw deal they got with NCAA probation 15 COLORADO STATE (10-2) In UCLA Coach Bob Toledo's darkest hour, he'll point to win over Rams as one for the plus side 16 FLORIDA (8-3) Coach bans players from talking to media this week, but says he will allow pen-pal correspondence 17 PITTSBURGH (8-3) Team refuses to ride in ticker-tape parade to celebrate last Thursday's "moral victory" over Miami 18 AUBURN (8-4) School says continual lack of respect received in Rankman poll is another case of West Coast bias 19 N.C. STATE (10-3) Fourth place means zilch in the Olympics, but in the ACC it gets you a Gator Bowl bid 20 BOISE STATE (11-1) Rankman getting goose bumps in anticipation of possible Humanitarian Bowl matchup with Oklahoma State 21 FLORIDA STATE (8-4) We can think of only four reasons (losses) why coach picked this year to kick QB off team 22 LOUISIANA STATE (8-3) Hold your hats: A win over Arkansas sets up a SEC title-game match against Georgia 23 WEST VIRGINIA (8-3) Blue-ribbon panel picks "Avon Calling" as official catch-phrase for tailback Avon Cobourne 24 VIRGINIA TECH (8-3) The big news in Blacksburg this week was about that deer that ran through a supermarket 25 MARYLAND (9-3) Terrapins take last spot in poll after Hawaii bounces a check made out to Rankman Inc

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