25 - by Ricky
MIAMI FL (9-0) - Canes leave little doubt they
can play like the #1 team when so desired.
OHIO STATE (11-0) - Winning ugly is always better
WASHINGTON STATE (9-1) - The Cougars are running
away with arguably the nation's toughest conference.
OKLAHOMA (8-1) - Torrance Marshall was not there
to save the Sooners from a defeat at Kyle Field
5. IOWA (10-1) - A trip to Pasadena looks very
likely now that Ohio State is in the drivers seat
for a Fiesta Bowl birth.
TEXAS (9-1) - Longhorns still need and impressive
quality-win if they desire to seperate themselves
from the pack.
GEORGIA (9-1) - Bulldogs continue to fight injuries
as they attempt to hang on to a thin SEC East
Alabama (8-2) - The Tide faces the Bayou Bengals
before the much anticipated Iron Bowl versus Auburn.
KANSAS STATE (8-2) - Where were these Wildcats
when the Longhorns and the Buffaloes were on the
schedule? Nevertheless, 58-7 was awfully impressive
against a good Iowa State team.
USC (7-2) - The Trojans continue to roll with
two more conference games remaining before their
big show down against Notre Dame.
11. NOTRE DAME (9-1) - For the second consecutive
week, a poor performance forces the Irish to come
this time against lowly Navy.
MICHIGAN (8-2) - The Wolverines took care of the
Golden Gophers to match last season's win total.
The Badgers and Buckeyes are still left on the
VIRGINIA TECH (8-2) - The Hokies have now lost
two games in a row and will try to avoid making
it three against a much improved Mountaineer team.
LSU (7-2) - It's going to take more than a "miracle-Hail-Mary"
if the Tigers expect to get by Alabama.
15. PENN STATE (7-3) - After defeating an improved
Virginia team, the Lions are on track to pick
up their first 9+ win regular season since 1999.
PITTSBURGH (8-2) - The Panthers take their undefeated
conference record into Miami hoping to do the
win the Big East outright!
FLORIDA (7-3) - Can this team be anymore schizophrenic?
One week they are knocking off Top 5 Georgia and
the next week they are struggling vs. Vanderbilt.
FLORIDA STATE (7-3) - Adrian McPherson wasn't
pretty, but effective enough vs. a good Georgia
Tech defense. Beat North Carolina and the Noles
are ACC Champions.
MARYLAND (8-2) - With their 7th straight win coming
against North Carolina State, this team has people
"fearing the turtle."
COLORADO STATE (8-2) - There has not been a more
consistent team in the Mountain West. A 10-win
regular season looks very likely.
21. COLORADO (7-3) - The Buffs struggled vs. Missouri,
but still hold a commanding lead in the Big 12
North. A win against Iowa State or Nebraska would
ensure a likely rematch against Oklahoma in the
Big 12 Championship Game.
22. OREGON (7-3) - The Ducks suffered their third
loss in four games, but could bounce back nicely
against a struggling Washington Husky team.
23. NORTH CAROLINA STATE (9-2) - After a second
straight loss, the Wolfpack have played their
way out of the ACC conference championship.
AUBURN (7-3) - The Tigers will have their hands
full with Georgia while keeping an eye on the
TCU (8-1) - The Horned Frogs are winners of eight
in a row and in a position to have a very impressive
10+ win season.
outside: Bowling Green, Arizona State, West Virginia,
Boise State, Arkansas