College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
RANKLAST WEEK TEAM
7670
Iowa St. (3-9)
7772
7888
Memphis (6-5)
7979
8073
8197
8285
Temple (4-7)
8376
8483
Ohio (5-6)
8577
Wyoming (5-6)
86104
8786
Stanford (3-7)
8880
UTEP (4-7)
8982
9087
91103
92105
9389
Syracuse (2-9)
9490
Buffalo (4-7)
9591
9693
Baylor (3-9)
9794
Ole Miss (3-8)
9895
Toledo (5-6)
99102
The Irish survived the "Duke Super Bowl," burying Duke 28-7 for their first win since an Oct. 6 trip to UCLA. Notre Dame's offensive line was still unable to deliver a sack-free performance, however, as freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen was taken down twice by the Blue Devils. The Irish remain ranked dead last in the nation in sacks allowed; they've given up 51 on the season, for a horrific average of 4.6 per game.
100106
Tulane (4-7)
Matt Forte needs to close strong in the national rushing race. The Green Wave senior currently has a 5.7-yards-per-game lead on UCF's Kevin Smith, and each player has one game left in the regular season. Forte kept hold on the top spot by running for 195 yards (as well as five touchdowns) in a 45-31 win over Rice on Saturday, and will face off against East Carolina in his finale. The Pirates rank 54th nationally in run defense. Meanwhile, Smith's last opponent, UTEP, ranks 100th.

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