College Football Power Rankings: 51-75
51 <a href=Virginia" title="Virginia">
Virginia (5-5)
Last Week: 47
52 <a href=Ole Miss" title="Ole Miss">
Ole Miss (5-4)
Last Week: 56
53 <a href=Louisville" title="Louisville"> Last Week: 46
54 <a href=Wisconsin" title="Wisconsin">
Wisconsin (5-5)
Last Week: 59
55 <a href=Illinois" title="Illinois">
Illinois (5-5)
Last Week: 45
The Illini are nothing if not consistent -- kind of ... For the last eight games, Ron Zook's team has alternated wins and losses every week, maintaining that pattern last Saturday in its 23-17 loss to Western Michigan. If things are to remain in order, though, Illinois must upset Ohio State this weekend. To reach a bowl game, Zook will need to beat Ohio State or take out in-state challenger Northwestern the next week.
56 <a href=Troy" title="Troy">
Troy (6-3)
Last Week: 61
57 <a href=Connecticut" title="Connecticut"> Last Week: 53
58 <a href=Houston" title="Houston">
Houston (5-4)
Last Week: 71
59 <a href=Notre Dame" title="Notre Dame"> Last Week: 48
60 <a href=Nevada" title="Nevada">
Nevada (5-4)
Last Week: 69
61 <a href=Clemson" title="Clemson">
Clemson (4-5)
Last Week: 50
62 <a href=Stanford" title="Stanford">
Stanford (5-5)
Last Week: 57
63 Fresno St. Last Week: 49
64 <a href=Arkansas" title="Arkansas">
Arkansas (4-6)
Last Week: 58
65 Mississippi St. Last Week: 64
66 <a href=Auburn" title="Auburn">
Auburn (5-5)
Last Week: 67
67 <a href=Louisiana Tech" title="Louisiana Tech"> Last Week: 76
Despite managing just 24 points in their previous four games, the Bulldogs scored a 21-0 win over San Jose State, but it wasn't the offense that was most impressive. Scoring their first shutout since 1996, the Bulldogs intercepted two passes, including a 50-yard pick six by Terry Carter, and held the Spartans to 148 total yards and six first downs. But not everything went well for the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech had a punt return and a kick return called back for penalties.
68 <a href=Colorado" title="Colorado">
Colorado (5-5)
Last Week: 72
69 <a href=Buffalo" title="Buffalo">
Buffalo (5-4)
Last Week: 73
70 San Jose St. Last Week: 62
71 <a href=Bowling Green" title="Bowling Green"> Last Week: 74
72 <a href=Texas A&M" title="Texas A&M">
Texas A&M (4-6)
Last Week: 63
73 <a href=Northern Illinois" title="Northern Illinois"> Last Week: 66
74 <a href=Hawaii" title="Hawaii">
Hawaii (5-5)
Last Week: 82
75 <a href=Duke" title="Duke">
Duke (4-5)
Last Week: 68

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