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The Times Rankings

October 03, 2002|CHRIS DUFRESNE

CHRIS DUFRESNE'S RANKINGS AND COMMENTS

*--* Rank School (Rec.) Comment 1 MIAMI (4-0) Coach says he always preferred L.A. Times poll over New York Times poll 2 TEXAS (4-0) Ten crates of lozenges ordered to help clear throats for upcoming Oklahoma game 3 OKLAHOMA (4-0) One more week before Sooners make life miserable again for Chris Simms 4 VIRGINIA TECH (5-0) Rankman thinks these Hokies might be better than Vick squad that made the title game 5 GEORGIA (4-0) Hey there, Oregon, how'd we get this high in the polls without playing anyone? 6 OREGON (4-0) Keep your traps shut, Georgia, before someone with a clue gets wind of this revelation 7 OHIO STATE (5-0) Tailbacks not named "Clarett" thumb through college blue book for transfer options 8 FLORIDA (4-1) Cops think crooks who stole Kentucky coaches' wallets stuffed money in alligator purses 9 NOTRE DAME (4-0) School opens new publicity bureau in New York Times editorial office 10 FLORIDA STATE (4-1) In lieu of classes today, Coach Bowden will tell funny stories to students in quad 11 TENNESSEE (3-1) Coach orders one lap around the state for trailing Rutgers at halftime last week 12 WASHINGTON (3-1) Cody Pickett wonders if anyone pays attention to upper left-hand corner of country 13 KANSAS STATE (4-0) One would think the first NYT poll would show more respect for a team based in Manhattan 14 WASH. STATE (4-1) Jason Gesser described as tougher than hot dog left all night under a mini-mart hot lamp 15 USC (3-1) Only thing Trojan defense can't stop is the playing of that blasted "Conquest" dirge 16 MICHIGAN (4-1) Wolverines only care they finished No. 10 on SI's college rankings list and Ohio State finished 12th 17 IOWA STATE (5-1) Would have gotten a bigger poll bounce had it beaten a better team than Nebraska 18 WISCONSIN (5-0) Barry Alvarez hires personal trainer anticipating pregame race against Joe Paterno 19 N.C. STATE (6-0) Dr. Henry Lee hired by ACC to do forensics study on team's schedule 20 IOWA (4-1) Players held after school for detention after nearly blowing game at Penn State 21 ALABAMA (4-1) One of two SEC schools using probation as inspiration (other is Kentucky) 22 AIR FORCE (4-0) Ground control to Major Tom: Last three wins came in overtime or last minute of regulation 23 COLORADO ST. (4-1) Big league club in St. Louis asks team to send it Rams who know how to win 24 OREGON STATE (4-1) What USC did to Beavers last week in Coliseum known in Northwest as a "log roll." 25 PENN STATE (3-1) Paterno honored to be named to anchor leg on Senior Olympics 4x100 relay team

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