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TIMES RANKINGS

Rankman read the shampoo bottle this week and decided to...

November 19, 2009|Chris Dufresne

Rankman read the shampoo bottle this week and decided to go lather, rinse and repeat with the top eight. There was no change at the top, unlike what might soon happen at Notre Dame.

Consideration was given to dropping USC out of the top 25 after the Trojans gave up 55 points in a home loss to Stanford, but we hearkened to Pete Carroll's credo -- "always lather, rinse and compete" -- and granted them a late checkout from Hotel California.

RK.

TEAM

Comment (Last week's ranking)

1

TEXAS

10-0

Team stuck to game plan at Baylor and never broke a sweat. (1)

2

FLORIDA

10-0

Four "Ws" and two SEC replay reversals from first perfect season. (2)

3

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 10-0

Andy Dalton Gang challenges Colt McCoy to duel in Waco. (3)

4

ALABAMA

10-0

Hard to believe school has never won a Heisman or a chili cook-off. (4)

5

CINCINNATI

10-0

Why would coach leave powerhouse to coach Notre Dame? (5)

6

BOISE STATE

10-0

Broncos sent Idaho back to Moscow in a giant can of caviar. (6)

7

GEORGIA TECH

10-1

Trailed Duke by 10 before whipping up some blue-deviled eggs. (7)

8

OREGON

8-2

Blount: not playing against Arizona State a punch in the gut. (8)

9

OHIO STATE

9-2

Tressel secures Rose Bowl lodging at Marriott Courtyard Monastery. (13)

10

LOUISIANA STATE 8-2

Trailed Louisiana Tech by three at half and moved up in three polls? (9)

11

IOWA

9-2

There's definitely no quit in this team and no "I" in Hawkeye. (12)

12

OKLAHOMA STATE 8-2

Pilot for Colorado titled, "Thursday Night Lights Out." (16)

13

STANFORD

7-3

Lumps in coffee? Harbaugh tells waitress: "Let's go for two." (18)

14

PENN STATE

9-2

Paterno told BCS at-large picture has nothing to do with his prostate. (19)

15

PITTSBURGH

9-1

Will try Dec. 5 to avoid third football loss to Cincinnati this year. (20)

16

VIRGINIA TECH

7-3

Hokies enjoyed a rare off weekend that included playing Maryland. (21)

17

BRIGHAM YOUNG 8-2

Three Hobos greet plane after five-point win at winless New Mexico. (22)

18

TEMPLE

8-2

Ran so hard over Akron the Zips had to replace all four tires. (25)

19

NAVY

8-3

Not sure everyone is well aware how hard it is to beat Delaware. (24)

20

USC

7-3

Coach says frosh crisis manager as good "as anybody we've ever had." (10)

21

OREGON STATE

7-3

Most dangerous part about Washington State this week is getting there. (23)

22

CALIFORNIA

7-3

Student climbs tree to protest scoring only three points against USC. (NR)

23

HOUSTON

8-2

NASA, HUD and PETA shocked by losses to UTEP and UCF. (11)

24

MIAMI

7-3

North Carolina loss would have been easier to take if it were basketball. (14)

25

ARIZONA

6-3

Holds Guinness record for "weirdest ways to lose games." (17)

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Dropped out: Utah (17). Moved in: California.

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chris.dufresne@latimes.com

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