October 16, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
SI.com ranks the rest of the Division I teams.
26 28
Georgia (5-2)
27 40
28 16
29 27
Boise St. (5-1)
On the same day a New York Times article discussed his desire to own a pet monkey, Broncos running back Ian Johnson ran for 205 yards and two touchdowns, plus caught four passes for 51 yards and another score in a win over Nevada. Even more stunning than Johnson's stat line was the game's final tally: 69-67. It took four overtimes to decide the victor; Johnson's final touchdown -- plus a successful two-point conversion -- put Boise State up 69-61 in the fourth extra period, and they held on to win. Seventy-seven points were scored in the fourth quarter and overtime alone, and 1,266 total yards were gained in the game, which lasted nearly until midnight on the East Coast.
30 29
Alabama (5-2)
31 21
Illinois (5-2)
Just when everything seemed to be going perfectly for Ron Zook, with his team ranked No. 18 heading into Iowa ... it all fell apart. The Illini laid an egg, losing 10-6 to the Hawkeyes in a game where Zook made two questionable defensive decisions. Iowa's third-quarter touchdown -- the eventual game-winner -- came on a third-and-seven play from the Illinois 20, when quarterback Jake Christensen hit tight end Brandon Myers with a scoring strike over the middle. Zook made the play possible by opting not to decline a Hawkeyes penalty (which would have forced Iowa to attempt a 32-yard field goal or go for it on fourth-and-two). Then, in the fourth quarter, Zook opted to accept yet another Iowa penalty on third down -- this one on a third-and-4 from the Illinois 48 -- that would have set up a likely punt situation. Given a second life, Christensen completed a 29-yard pass for a first down.
32 22
Wisconsin (5-2)
33 18
Colorado (4-3)
34 30
Clemson (4-2)
35 41
Virginia (6-1)
36 32
Maryland (4-2)
37 33
Rutgers (4-2)
38 45
Troy (5-1)
39 47
Running back Tashard Choice was an early-season Heisman candidate back when the Yellow Jackets were 2-0, but fell off the radar as he nursed a hamstring injury during Tech's four-week trip back to .500. On Saturday at Miami, though, Choice reminded the nation he's a big-time runner, racking up 204 yards on 37 carries in a 17-14 win. In the process, he became the first back to break the 200-yard mark against the 'Canes in 10 years. While this victory was only a mild upset -- neither the Jackets nor Miami was in the Top 25 -- Choice has a history of success in the Orange Bowl: his first start for Tech came in its 14-10 stunner of the third-ranked 'Canes in 2005.
40 34
Arkansas (3-3)
41 35
Purdue (5-2)
42 63
Oregon St. (4-3)
43 52
TCU (4-3)
44 31
Texas A&M (5-2)
45 54
46 56
47 53
Fresno St. (4-2)
48 46
49 43
Indiana (5-2)
50 55

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