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Chris Dufresne's Rankings And Comments:

October 02, 2008|Chris Dufresne

*--* Rk. Team (Rec.) Comment (last week's rank) 1 OKLAHOMA (4-0) Hey, LSU, didn't we play you in the Sugar Bowl a few years back? (3) 2 LOUISIANA STATE (4-0) Yeah, it was 2003 -- the year USC won the national championship. (5) 3 MISSOURI (4-0) QB Daniel says he's willing to work with Pacific 10 passers in his spare time. (6) 4 ALABAMA (5-0) Crimson Tide sets poll-vault record at recent Rankman Invitational. (14) 5 TEXAS (4-0) Bevo and Ralphie say, 'Let's play and let the chips fall where they may.' (8) 6 BRIGHAM YOUNG (4-0) Book assignment for team includes reading LaVell Orwell's classic "1984." (9) 7 USC (2-1) School reluctantly agrees to a "non-compete" clause in the state of Oregon. (1) 8 GEORGIA (4-1) Athens-based singer Michael Stipe from post- Alabama-loss locker room, "Everybody hurts." (2) 9 TEXAS TECH (4-0) First traveling party to go from Lubbock to Manhattan, Kan., on purpose. (10) 10 OHIO STATE (4-1) Pryor and Wells hoping to become the "Hope and Crosby" of backfield duos. (11) 11 PENN STATE (5-0) Paterno recalls celebrating another big "5-0" event 31 years ago. (12) 12 S. FLORIDA (5-0) Big, bad Pittsburgh comes to town tonight. OK, maybe we oversold it. (13) 13 FLORIDA (3-1) Urban Meyer puts the fear of God into team during rare Sunday night practice. (4) 14 WISCONSIN (3-1) Loss at Ann Arbor means no ticker-tape parade down Madison Avenue. (7) 15 AUBURN (4-1) Two-point win over Tennessee has UCLA thinking about move to SEC West. (15) 16 KANSAS (3-1) It's all downhill from here except for Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Texas and Missouri. (16) 17 UTAH (5-0) Yeah, Oregon State's coming to town, but who have the Beavers beaten? (17) 18 FRESNO STATE (3-1) If only winning the WAC were as easy as beating UCLA. (18) 19 BOISE STATE (4-0) Rankman taped Wednesday's game vs. La. Tech. Please don't blurt out the score! (21) 20 VANDERBILT (4-0) Seriously, ESPN's "GameDay" is coming here? To Nashville? What should we wear? (23) 21 OREGON (4-1) Ready to spring "Operation QB Duck and Cover" on USC at the Coliseum. (24) 22 MICHIGAN STATE (4-1) Mascot wows student section with rendition of "I Am Sparty-cus" speech. (25) 23 OKLAHOMA STATE (4-0) Coach Gundy at news conference "Come after me, Rankman, I'm a man. I'm 4-0!" (NR) 24 VIRGINIA TECH (4-1) Uh-oh. Team back in poll and Rankman misplaced his Hokies' joke book. (NR) 25 NOTRE DAME (3-1) Regis does a cartwheel after team matches last year's win total on Sept. 27. (NR) *--*

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