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The Times' Top 25

September 07, 2006|CHRIS DUFRESNE


Rk.; Team (Rec.) ; Comment

1.; WEST VIRGINIA (1-0); One down, 11 to go, and everything comes down to Nov. 2 against Louisville.

2; AUBURN (1-0); Washington State says $800,000 it received should pay all the heating bills this winter.

3.; TEXAS (1-0); School thinks, with a little marketing, it can make Saturday night's home game a sellout.

4.; USC (1-0); Six running backs got the ball against Arkansas but let's not get carried away just yet.

5.; OHIO STATE (1-0); Tressel also acknowledges voting Brazil No. 1 in last FIFA poll when he really voted Italy.

6; LOUISVILLE (1-0); Rankman wonders how come Michael Bush's broken leg has gotten less ink than Barbaro's.

7.; NOTRE DAME (1-0); Don Criqui and rising star Charlie Weis will handle the Penn State play-by-play.

8.; FLORIDA (1-0); Meyer just now done explaining how he could let Southern Miss score first last week.

9.; IOWA (1-0); Nice win over Montana, now get back to studying for Ohio State on Sept. 30.

10.; LSU (1-0); Coach gives team week off after learning the Pac-10 team they're hosting is not USC.

11.; MICHIGAN (1-0); If you can't get up for Central Michigan ... well, OK, maybe you just can't.

12.; FLORIDA STATE (1-0); First time Bowden has ever used a yardstick to break down team's rushing performance.

13.; GEORGIA (1-0); All 'Dawgs in heaven and Athens know Spurrier has their number and it's 11-2.

14.; MIAMI (0-1); The Orange Bowl must have been a great place to watch a football game ... in 1950.

15.; OKLAHOMA (1-0); Washington limps into Norman with photos proving it used to play major college football.

16.; OREGON (1-0); Win over Stanford guarantees the Ducks will have the Pac-10 lead until Sept. 23.

17.; CLEMSON (1-0); New QB looked good against Florida Atlantic but maybe so would have your grandmother.

18.; TENNESSEE (1-0); Pentagon rules Air Force vs. Volunteer Navy will not impact Commander-in-Chief Trophy.

19.; PENN STATE (1-0); Saturday could have been "Independents Day" had Nittany Lions not joined Big Ten.

20.; NEBRASKA (1-0); Playing Nicholls State, then USC is like playing putt-putt course and then Augusta National.

21.; UCLA (1-0); Dorrell's hair cutter confesses he doesn't have Bruins ranked in barber shop poll.

22.; VIRGINIA TECH (1-0); Hokies should feast on bottom half of Mrs. Folger's ACC coffee grounds.

23.; TEXAS CHRISTIAN (1-0); Rankman calls coach before review board in wake of 17-7 win over Baylor.

24.; ALABAMA (1-0); Fans walked visiting Hawaiians to shore and wished them well on long journey home.

25.; CALIFORNIA (0-1); Loss to Tennessee set Pac-10 versus SEC argument back about one-half century.

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