College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
RANKLAST WEEK TEAM
5150
5280
5361
Indiana (3-0)
5494
Utah (1-2)
5535
Auburn (1-2)
5664
UCF (1-1)
The best college running back in Florida doesn't play for the Gators. Or the Seminoles. Or the Hurricanes. UCF's Kevin Smith is the nation's No. 1 rusher after two games, averaging 188.0 yards -- 10 more per contest than Heisman Watch frontrunner Darren McFadden of Arkansas. Smith hasn't been padding his stats against I-AA cupcakes, either: He ran for 217 yards against NC State and then 149 against Texas on Saturday. Had the Knights actually pulled off an upset of UT (they lost 35-32), Smith wouldn't be stuck in non-BCS anonymity.
5712
UCLA (2-1)
There was no result more perplexing from Saturday than the Bruins' 44-6 loss to Utah. Wasn't this the same UCLA team that was supposed to have a top 15 defense? And weren't these the same Utes who lost to Oregon State and Air Force in Weeks 1 and 2? Bruins coach Karl Dorrell called the result "a complete team effort, in terms of how well we did not execute in offense, defense and special teams." Did we mention that Utah put up 44 without the use of its No. 1 quarterback? Backup signal-callers Tommy Grady (three TD passes) and Corbin Louks (one TD pass) were stellar ... while UCLA starter Ben Olson was picked three times.
5834
5952
Kansas (3-0)
6063
6153
Maryland (2-1)
6259
6362
Ohio (2-1)
6465
Ole Miss (1-2)
6540
6667
Houston (1-1)
6775
6870
Kent St. (2-1)
69106
Iowa St. (1-2)
7071
Virginia (2-1)
7130
Iowa (2-1)
Next Saturday's Iowa-Wisconsin game -- a meeting of Big Ten powers, with UW coach Bret Bielema facing his alma mater -- has lost much of its luster thanks to the Hawkeyes' implosion against Iowa State. The Cyclones, mind you, lost to Kent State and I-AA Northern Iowa in their first two games, and then somehow held Hawkeyes QB Jake Christensen to 34 passing yards -- sacking him thrice -- in the first half. Was it merely another hiccup for Iowa against its intrastate rival, given that the series is 3-6 in ISU's favor during the Kirk Ferentz era, or a sign the Hawkeyes should no longer be considered a viable sleeper team in the Big Ten race?
7279
Ball St. (2-1)
7382
7468
Colorado (1-2)
7560

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