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October 17, 2002|CHRIS DUFRESNE

CHRIS DUFRESNE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS:

*--* Rank Team (Rec.) Comment 1 MIAMI (6-0) May battle new Elvis Presley collection for most weeks spent on top of charts 2 OKLAHOMA (6-0) Stoops says he doesn't have Texas' number but does have Longhorn song on cell phone ringer 3 VIRGINIA TECH (6-0) After that close call at Boston College, Hokies get a well-deserved rest vs. Rutgers 4 GEORGIA (6-0) Bulldogs agree to loan Vanderbilt a few players just to make this weekend's game interesting 5 OREGON (6-0) Arguably the luckiest school associated with the color green this side of South Bend 6 OHIO STATE (7-0) Hope the kids play better at Wisconsin than they played at Cincinnati or at Northwestern 7 TEXAS (5-1) Nation's No. 1 recruiting class forced to attend "Freshman Annual Oklahoma Loss Orientation." 8 NOTRE DAME (6-0) Team Doc says biggest worry headed to Rocky Mountains may be attitude sickness 9 WASH. STATE (6-1) Players use bye week to chop wood, make beef jerky for the Pullman winter 10 MICHIGAN (5-1) Wolverines may have had more close shaves this year than Gillette 11 IOWA STATE (6-1) Seneca Wallace tour stop picks up this weekend in Norman, Okla 12 FLORIDA STATE (5-2) Bowden refuses to play himself in TV movie: "The Gang That Couldn't Kick Straight." 13 AIR FORCE (6-0) Nice note from George Lucas arrives in time for Notre Dame: "May the Force be with you." 14 LOUISIANA ST. (5-1) Not a good sign when quarterback Matt Mauck has foot in cast three days before game 15 N.C. STATE (7-0) Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder refuses to take consulting fee for his work on schedule 16 IOWA (6-1) Coach's "No hay in the barn" slogan makes no sense but, hay, it's working 17 USC (4-2) School finally heeds Rankman's advice and scores 30 points in a Pac-10 game 18 TENNESSEE (4-2) The Volunteers have sprung a leak and it has nothing to do with backup quarterback C.J 19 WASHINGTON (4-2) AD says she's proud of the way her coach has adhered to NCAA rules this week 20 KANSAS STATE (5-1) School plans to throw off Texas by ordering band to play Oklahoma fight song 21 MISSISSIPPI (5-1) Old-timers say there hasn't been this much commotion since James Meredith enrolled 22 COLORADO (4-2) If Barnett owned a race horse, you'd have to think it would be slow out of the gate 23 PENN STATE (4-2) Paterno invites Big Ten officials over for barbecue ... so he can roast them 24 BOWLING GREEN (5-0) Naturally, school calls its money drive for postseason play "Bowling for Dollars." 25 UCLA (4-2) Toledo and Bobby Bowden petition NCAA to widen left upright by 10 feet

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