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Times' Top 25

September 04, 2008

CHRIS DUFRESNE'S RANKINGS AND COMMENTS:

*--* Rk. Team (Rec.) Comment (last week's rank) 1 OHIO STATE 1-0 Tressel says playing Beanie could be an "after" game-time decision. (1) 2 USC 1-0 Flags lowered at Monticello after Jefferson's 52-7 loss to Carroll College. (3) 3 GEORGIA 1-0 Uga VIl's first win as mascot earns big endorsement deal with Alpo. (2) 4 OKLAHOMA 1-0 Players have to run two laps around Switzer's house after giving up safety. (4) 5 FLORIDA 1-0 So many tailbacks, coach has them practicing baton handoffs. (5) 6 MISSOURI 1-0 Pass-happy Big 12 reminds Rankman of Norm Chow's WAC. (6) 7 LOUISIANA STATE 1-0 Coach demands to know how Gustav State got on the schedule. (7) 8 WEST VIRGINIA 1-0 New coach seems to be winning with a "buy-in" clause. (9) 9 TEXAS 1-0 Perfect opener, except for the part about another player getting arrested. (10) 10 AUBURN 1-0 Looking to hand hat to new Southern Mississippi Coach Larry Fedora. (11) 11 KANSAS 1-0 Watch out: Louisiana Tech just beat an SEC team not named Vanderbilt. (12) 12 WISCONSIN 1-0 Coaches ditch Marshall plan and start working on Operation Fresno. (13) 13 BRIGHAM YOUNG 1-0 Faces Washington and UCLA before digging into meat of schedule. (14) 14 TEXAS TECH 1-0 Harrell donates arm to Venus de Milo Founda- tion after surpassing 11,000 yards. (15) 15 ARIZONA STATE 1-0 Line gave up one sack in opener, not counting pregame warmups. (16) 16 OREGON 1-0 If one more quarterback gets hurt, Dan Fouts might get a call. (18) 17 FRESNO STATE 1-0 Rankman can't believe Bulldogs have not won WAC since 1999. (23) 18 PENN STATE 1-0 Paterno thinks rural setting will unsettle team from big-city Corvallis. (19) 19 CALIFORNIA 1-0 QB Riley aces new clock rules test in big win over Michigan State. (24) 20 UCLA 1-0 Rankman so wrong about opener he waives Bruins' first-and-last month's poll rent. (NR) 21 FLORIDA STATE 0-0 This just in: Ponder beats out ninth-year senior Drew Weatherford for QB job. (22) 22 CLEMSON 0-1 Tommy Tutone changes number (867-5309) after Alabama loss. (8) 23 UTAH 1-0 Chopped down UCLA and Michigan last two years but not Nevada Las Vegas. (NR) 24 NOTRE DAME 0-0 Old-timers say bitter rivalry with San Diego State dates back minutes. (25) 25 ALABAMA 1-0 Win over Clemson earns Saban five-year exemption on SEC Champions Tour. (NR) *--*

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