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October 09, 2008

*--* CHRIS DUFRESNE'S RANKINGS AND COMMENTS: Rk. Team (Rec.) Comme nt (last week' s rank) 1 OKLAHOMA (5-0) Rankm an had weird dream Soone rs lost to Texas on Aybar 's botch ed suici de squee ze. (1) 2 LOUISIANA STATE (4-0) Not sure how afrai d team from the Bayou is going to be playi ng in "The Swamp ." (2) 3 MISSOURI (5-0) Tiger s have score d on 33 of 48 drive s direc ted by Chase Danie l. (3) 4 TEXAS (5-0) Bevo consi ders Texas State Fair game his annua l "geta way" weeke nd. (5) 5 ALABAMA (5-0) Close encou nter of the Kentu cky kind not OK just becau se Bear once coach ed there . (4) 6 USC (3-1) Sanch ez said to be "day to day." Philo sophe r Rankm an says, "Aren 't we all?" (7) 7 BRIGHAM YOUNG (5-0) Dropp ing spot in polls not bad when you con- sider Kimbo Slice dropp ed in 14 secon ds. (6) 8 GEORGIA (4-1) Uga VII think s he can becom e first two-l oss bulld og masco t to make BCS title game. (8) 9 TEXAS TECH (5-0) Pep rally calle d off after it's learn ed it's "only Nebra ska" comin g to town. (9) 10 OHIO STATE (5-1) Not in the title conve rsati on yet, but liste ning throu gh door with a glass . (10) 11 PENN STATE (6-0) Bowl eligi ble but not ready to accep t bid to Insig ht or Motor City. (11) 12 FLORIDA (4-1) Tryin g to avoid "trap game" vs. LSU befor e next week' s showd own vs. Kentu cky. (13) 13 VANDERBILT (5-0) Grant land Rice would have writt en that this is not the -30- of this story . (20) 14 UTAH (6-0) No more Pac-1 0 breat hers left. (17) 15 KANSAS (4-1) Spott ed Iowa State huge lead just to make game more enter taini ng. (16) 16 BOISE STATE (4-0) Appar ently not satis fied with that big Fiest a Bowl win over Oklah oma. (19) 17 OKLAHOMA STATE (5-0) Cowbo ys about to find out wheth er they are all hat and no cattl e. (23) 18 AUBURN (4-2) Look for fans to claim team shoul d be first four- loss team in BCS title game. (15) 19 MICHIGAN STATE (4-1) Rankm an just messi ng with Cal fans here. And frank ly, it's a lot of fun. (22) 20 VIRGINIA TECH (5-1) Rally ing cry: "Some body has to win the ACC; why not us?" (24) 21 S. FLORIDA (5-1) Poll check out is noon. The bill is on your door. Pleas e leave the key in your room. (12) 22 WISCONSIN (3-2) Hawai i wants to know: "What 's the big deal winni ng a game at Fresn o State ?" (14) 23 NOTRE DAME (4-1) Near- spat at end of Stanf ord game said to be over admis sions polic ies. (25) 24 BALL STATE (6-0) Lette rman atten ded, Brady Hoke' s the coach , locat ed in Munci e, Ind. (NR) 25 NORTHWESTERN (5-0) Musbu rger atten ded, Fitzg erald 's the coach , locat ed in Evans ton, Ill. (NR) *--*

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