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October 24, 2002|CHRIS DUFRESNE

CHRIS DUFRESNE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS:

*--* Rk School (Rec.) Comment 1 OKLAHOMA (7-0) Hard to believe, but Rankman agrees with BCS's brilliant Okie assessment 2 MIAMI (6-0) School warns Notre Dame to keep its grubby hands off coveted No. 2 BCS spot 3 VIRGINIA TECH (7-0) School that loathes Saturday games inks Breakfast at Wimbledon deal with ESPN 4 GEORGIA (7-0) Woe report: Three offensive players undergo surgery this week and Uga has the sniffles 5 OHIO STATE (8-0) Sources close to Rankman say Clarett may challenge NFL draft rule; or he may not 6 TEXAS (6-1) Philosopher asks, what if Simms came up big at Kansas State and nobody saw it? 7 NOTRE DAME (7-0) Florida State coach thinks team ought to be able to panhandle Irish in Tallahassee 8 WASH. STATE (6-1) Federal legislation prohibits Rankman from reporting Gesser may have a hangnail 9 MICHIGAN (6-1) Iowa arrives in Ann Arbor wondering where to get a shave and hitch the wagons 10 FLORIDA STATE (5-2) No, you can't cancel classes again just because Notre Dame is coming town 11 LSU (6-1) Marcus Randall makes sure QB situation doesn't turn to muck after losing Mauck 12 OREGON (6-1) Phil Knight says the other shoe may drop if Ducks keep blowing 21-0 leads at home 13 USC (5-2) Traveler, rider stop at Lake Shasta for drink of water before resuming trip to Eugene 14 IOWA (7-1) Coach puts Iowa back on map (it somehow fell below Missouri on his atlas) 15 N.C. STATE (8-0) Not fair to suggest these guys should play Georgia Southern for Division I-AA title 16 TENNESSEE (4-2) Aerial shots of Neyland Stadium always make Rankman thirsty for glass of "Tang." 17 IOWA STATE (6-2) As if Norman wasn't bad enough, now team has to go deep into heart of Texas 18 AIR FORCE (6-1) Despite unfortunate Notre Dame setback, look for Falcons to fly high and fly right 19 COLORADO (5-2) School might have won two national titles by now if season started in October 20 PENN STATE (5-2) School makes sure Paterno and Big Ten refs are in separate hotels in Columbus 21 BOWLING GREEN (6-0) Rankman will never forget team's magical 1985 run to the California Bowl 22 ARIZONA STATE (6-2) Frank Kush thinks one more conditioning session at Camp Tontozona will do the trick 23 FLORIDA (5-3) Coach of 2-4 Redskins calls to see if he left behind any "ball plays" under his old desk 24 ALABAMA (5-2) Will receive NCAA probation reprimand Nov. 30 at post-Hawaii-game hula dance 25 KANSAS STATE (5-2) Coach's record drops to 2-23 vs. top-10 teams but all you can do is keep plugging

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