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Chris Dufresne's top 25 rankings

November 26, 2009|Chris Dufresne

Yeah, it's the same old teams at the top. This season has been as sleepy as Texas quarterback Colt McCoy's tiny hometown of Tuscola, Texas, where it's always Friday night lights (out at 9) and the joke is the hunting gets better the closer you get to city center. Maybe this is the weekend some dust gets kicked up. Auburn, Florida State, Nevada, Texas A&M -- any of you guys have it in you to make this a November to remember for you and a November to forget for your Thanksgiving weekend opponents? We'll be watching, and eating, and watching and watching . . . and eating.

RK. TEAMComment (Last week's ranking) 1 TEXAS

11-0 Bevo leaves game to thunderous cattle calls on Bovine Senior Night. (1) 2 FLORIDA

11-0 Meyer interested in Notre Dame if they move spring training to Vero Beach. (2) 3 TEXAS

CHRISTIAN 11-0 Looking to, biblically, knock New Mexico back to Old Testament. (3) 4 ALABAMA

11-0 This year, Chattanooga. Next: B&O Railroad, Park Place . . . (4) 5 CINCINNATI

10-0 Person responsible for scheduling Illinois is sentenced to watch it. (5) 6 BOISE STATE

11-0 We need a fair system, like penalty kicks deciding MLS champ. (6) 7 GEORGIA TECH

10-1 Jackets take on the real Ramblin' Wrecks: 6-5 Georgia. (7) 8 OREGON

9-2 Shaping up to be the best Civil War game since 0-0 tie in 1983. (8) 9 OHIO STATE

10-2 Working on Rose Parade float entry: "Ode to a Red Sweater Vest." (9)10 IOWA

10-2 Orange Bowl wants to select Iowa's defense and Penn State's offense. (11)11 OKLAHOMA

STATE 9-2 Cowboys have beaten Oklahoma eight times! Since . . . 1945. (12)12 PENN STATE

10-2 Paterno actually knew "Sherman" of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. (14)13 PITTSBURGH

9-1 Jimmy Clausen will watch Friday's "Backyard Brawl" out of good eye. (15)14 VIRGINIA TECH

8-3 School founded by Hokies plays school founded by Thomas Jefferson. (16)15 BRIGHAM YOUNG 9-2 Quarterback Max so good he should have a Hall named after him. (17)16 TEMPLE

9-2 School has won 10 games countless times, but it was in basketball. (18)17 NAVY

8-3 Army game moved to Dec. 12 to allow opponent time to reinstitute draft. (19)18 OREGON STATE

8-3 Last year's Rose bid game vs. Oregon ended more like "Rose Bud." (21)19 CALIFORNIA

8-3 Stanford game will not be replayed on Versus "Classic" Channel. (22)20 STANFORD

7-4 Harbaugh says "what's your deal?" in argument with local car salesman. (13) 21 CLEMSON

8-3 Rankman discovers Clemson is actual team in actual conference. (NR)22 USC

7-3 Trojans haven't lost home conference game in almost two weeks. (20) 23 HOUSTON

9-2 Winner of annual game with Rice takes home coveted Enron Trophy. (23)24 MIAMI

8-3 GPS company says it's not liable for trip north to South Florida. (24)25 LOUISIANA

STATE 8-3 Rankman wanted to move team higher but ran out of time. (10)Dropped out: Arizona (25). Moved in: Clemson.

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