October 02, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
SI.com ranks the rest of the Division I teams.
26 18
Alabama (3-2)
27 21
Arkansas (2-2)
28 19
29 28
Purdue (5-0)
30 27
31 26
32 29
Nebraska (4-1)
33 31
Tennesse (2-2)
34 32
Boise St. (3-1)
35 44
36 38
UCLA (4-1)
37 30
Michigan (3-2)
Could Michigan actually have to forfeit its win over Penn State from Sept. 22? The Big Ten is reviewing the case of Wolverines freshman defensive back Artis Chambers, whose high school grades did not meet the conference's eligibility rules, yet was still allowed to play a small number of snaps against the Nittany Lions. Michigan AD Bill Martin said his school had a "misinterpretation" of Big Ten rules that resulted in Chambers not initially being ruled out. League spokesman Scott Chipman told the Detroit Free Press on Sunday that while a ruling might not be made for weeks, "forfeiture is a possibility."
38 39
Washington (2-3)
39 37
Texas A&M (4-1)
The Aggies topped Baylor on the Saturday following coach Dennis Franchione's mini-scandal over his "VIP Connection" newsletter, an e-mail with inside information on game plans and injuries that Franchione's assistant sent to boosters who offered up a $1,200 subscription fee. In what's becoming a weekly Big 12 tradition -- railing against the media -- A&M quarterback Stephen McGee lashed out at writers who had the gall to criticize Franchione, saying: "To hear all the crap you guys write about him really p----- me off. He's our man, and he's our leader. He's like a second father to me. We're gonna follow him to the death, and I mean that."
40 33
41 40
Wyoming (3-1)
42 41
TCU (3-2)
43 43
Virginia (4-1)
44 49
Illinois (4-1)
45 23
Penn St. (3-2)
The Nittany Lions fell victim to the Mighty Ron Zook as a result of repeated failures in the red zone. Penn State made six trips inside Illinois' 20-yard line on Saturday and came out with just 13 points. As star wideout Derrick Williams explained to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Once you get in that red zone, some of your plays are eliminated and you've just got to work with what you've got." Unfortunately, what Penn State has to work with is shaky quarterback Anthony Morelli, who was intercepted three times in Illini territory.
46 42
Vanderbilt (3-1)
47 68
Maryland (3-2)
A byproduct of the Terps' upset of previously unbeaten Rutgers on Saturday: Ralph Friedgen now has a potential quarterback controversy on his hands. Starter Jordan Steffy was knocked out of the game in the final minute of the first half, suffering a concussion and forcing backup Chris Turner onto the field for the final 30 minutes. What Turner did -- engineer a come-from-behind, 34-24 win and complete 14-of-20 passes for 149 yards -- caused Friedgen to tell the Baltimore Sun that he's going to "re-evaluate the whole [QB] situation," and may play both Steffy and Turner against Georgia Tech.
48 45
49 46
Texas Tech (4-1)
50 34

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