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October 31, 2002|CHRIS DUFRESNE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS

*--* Rk School (Rec.) Comment 1 OKLAHOMA (7-0) Sooners not thrilled about having to share this week's top spot with "Jackass, the Movie." 2 MIAMI (7-0) School is only 18 shy of tying Oklahoma's major college record of 47 consecutive victories 3 VIRGINIA TECH (8-0) Doubling up the score on an opponent, 20-10, not OK when the opponent is Temple 4 GEORGIA (8-0) Haven't heard of an offensive Southern squad so depleted since last days of Robert E. Lee 5 NOTRE DAME (8-0) First-year Irish coach in process of having name changed from Ty Willingham to Win Willingham 6 OHIO STATE (9-0) In Columbus, picture of Clarett tossing jersey into trash bin smells like rotten eggs 7 TEXAS (7-1) Longhorns have a roper's chance of getting backdoor pass into that big BCS barn dance 8 WASH. STATE (7-1) Finally, at last, that long awaited Pac-10 showdown against ... Arizona State? 9 IOWA (8-1) Holy corn cobs, Batman, I think this team could end up in the Rose Bowl 10 USC (6-2) Pete Carroll petitions NCAA for "do-overs" against Kansas State and Washington State 11 N.C. STATE (9-0) Rankman never said he thought team was "lip-syncing" its way to victories 12 COLORADO (6-2) We take this time to mention Chris Brown as a Heisman candidate. Thanks? Don't mention it 13 ALABAMA (6-2) Contemplating which bowl it might have gone to had it not been for those NCAA investigators 14 KANSAS STATE (6-2) Two losses probably deprive Wildcats chance to win first conference title since 1934 squad 15 ARIZONA STATE (6-2) For trip to Pullman, each player to receive one Swiss Army knife and two cans of Spam 16 MICHIGAN (6-2) Team takes first loss to Iowa since 1990 about as well as you would take a double root canal 17 OREGON (6-2) Two consecutive losses sends Shoe Chief back to the drawing board over at Nike headquarters 18 FLORIDA STATE (5-3) First it was a dadgum defeat to Notre Dame, now it's a dadgum quarterback controversy 19 BOWLING GREEN (7-0) Urban Meyer is the coach, Josh Harris the QB; see media guide for more details 20 PENN STATE (5-3) Commissioner clarifies things Penn State coach can do but other coaches can't 21 LOUISIANA ST. (6-2) After rolling along just fine -- wham -- Auburn makes them look like a Pop Warner team 22 IOWA STATE (6-3) Toughest road schedule Rankman has seen since an AC/DC concert tour in the 1980s 23 MARSHALL (6-1) In Heisman race, QB Byron Leftwich trying hard not to become Byron Leftout 24 COLO. STATE (7-2) Lookie there, Sonny Lubick's Rams are knocking horns again up there in the Rockies 25 UCLA (5-3) Last week's game featuring former Hart High QBs honored as "Prep Game of the Week."

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