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Chris Dufresne's College Football Rankings And Comments

October 02, 2003

*--* No. School (Rec) Comment 1 MIAMI (4-0) Win over West Virginia tonight sets up another wild Wide Right/Left game at FSU. 2 OKLAHOMA (4-0) Needed every minute of off week to rest exhausted punt return team. 3 OHIO STATE (5-0) Team doesn't say Goodbye Columbus until first road game at Wisconsin on Oct. 11. 4 VIRGINIA TECH (4-0) Coach double- checks football log to make sure Rutgers is really 3-1. 5 FLORIDA STATE (5-0) Former kickers reunite to tell horror stories in advance of Miami game. 6 TENNESSEE (4-0) Only Ohio State has notched more ugly wins since Labor Day. 7 LOUISIANA STATE (5-0) Not sold on QB Matt Mauck, but looking for lease with option to buy. 8 USC (3-1) Can beat Arizona State only if rush yardage exceeds field temperature. 9 ARKANSAS (4-0) Players use off week to play wrench toss with their NASCAR dads. 10 MICHIGAN (4-1) Heads to Iowa to avenge last year's loss and help with fall harvest. 11 GEORGIA (3-1) Alabama advance party seeks good Greek restaurant in Athens. 12 TEXAS (3-1) It's Kansas State this week, then Oklahoma, then gawd knows what. 13 NEBRASKA (4-0) Could be 8-0 for Nov. 1 game at Texas, Jammal Lord willing. 14 WASHINGTON STATE (4-1) Pullman mints new "double nickels" to commemorate Oregon win. 15 WASHINGTON (3-1) Coach says UCLA film reminds him of movie "Three Faces of Eve." 16 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (4-0) Began playing in 1899 and we're just getting around to noticing? 17 PITTSBURGH (3-1) Signing wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald proving to be quite a catch. 18 OREGON (4-1) Look for Ducks on cover of this week's Field & Stream. 19 TEXAS CHRISTIAN (4-0) Arizona fan mail pours in after win leads to Mackovic's ouster. 20 MICHIGAN STATE (4-1) Rankman's initial reaction is John L. Smith doing L. of a job. 21 IOWA (4-1) Hopes to play so hard this week Michigan turns blue in the face. 22 MINNESOTA (5-0) Wants a shot at the Yankees once the Twins are through with them. 23 KANSAS STATE (4-1) Plays at Texas in big game that could determine ... the Holiday Bowl. 24 PURDUE (3-1) Coach concerned victory over Notre Dame will hurt team's power rating. 25 FLORIDA (3-2) Comeback proves it's not over until the fat Kentucky QB sings.

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