November 06, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119 ranks the rest of the Division I teams.
26 26
California (6-3)
27 32
Illinois (7-3)
The Illini -- whom Oregon fans, no doubt, are praying can knock off top-ranked Ohio State on Saturday -- head into Columbus with what on the surface appears reasonable amount of momentum. Ron Zook's crew gained 655 total yards on Saturday in a 44-17 rout of Minnesota. Rashard Mendenhall ran for 201 yards, and Juice Williams ran for 133, but those stats don't mean all that much. The Gophers' run defense is ranked 115th in the country; the Buckeyes' is ranked third. The Ducks faithful would be better off pinning their hopes on Michigan.
28 28
Penn St. (7-3)
29 22
30 25
Wisconsin (7-3)
31 35
Cincinnati (7-2)
32 42
Arkansas (6-3)
The sports world was abuzz over Vikings rookie Adrian Peterson's record-breaking, 296-yard game against the Chargers on Sunday, but what Arkansas' Darren McFadden did on Saturday against South Carolina was, statistically speaking, more impressive. He ran for 321 yards and a touchdown, passed for 23 yards and another score, had one reception for four yards and two kickoff returns for 30 yards. Which means he accounted for 378 total yards -- and the 12-point difference -- in the Razorbacks' 48-36 win over South Carolina. Not bad. Not bad at all.
33 13
The Bulls, who rose to No. 1 in Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings immediately after LSU's loss to Kentucky and have since fallen into our best-of-the-rest club at 32nd, are in the midst of an epic decline. But don't let it take away from the monster season being had by defensive end George Selvie, who leads the nation in both sacks (13) and tackles for loss (27). In Saturday's loss to Cincinnati, Selvie had four solo tackles for loss, forced one fumble and blocked a kick. Despite the losing streak, Selvie is still worthy of an All-America vote.
34 29
35 40
Texas Tech (7-3)
36 37
37 31
Purdue (7-3)
38 33
Rutgers (5-4)
39 36
Troy (6-3)
We have a new contender creeping up in the national interception race. The Trojans' Elbert Mack recorded his sixth pick of the season on Saturday against Georgia, moving him into a second-place tie with Air Force's Carson Bird. The smart money might be on Mack, seeing that he has picked off four balls over his past four games. The current leader, Florida Atlantic's Tavious Polo, hasn't had an interception since Sept. 29, and Bird hasn't had one since Oct. 20.
40 20
Kansas St. (5-4)
41 52
42 51
Air Force (7-3)
43 38
44 39
Colorado (5-5)
45 50
Fresno St. (6-3)
46 49
47 41
Vanderbilt (5-4)
48 43
Oregon St. (5-4)
49 45
Texas A&M (6-4)
50 55
UCF (6-3)

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