September 11, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 51-75
RANK LAST WEEK TEAM
51 46
Tulsa (1-0)
52 48
Kansas (2-0)
53 51
Maryland (2-0)
New details have emerged in the curious case of Terrapins quarterback Josh Portis, the much-hyped transfer from Florida who was recently ruled academically ineligible. In a Baltimore Sun report, a former Maryland student alleged that Portis cheated in an American Studies class by copying answers for a pop quiz directly from the sheet of a man sitting nearby. Some of the answers Portis attempted to submit were "word for word" off of the other student's quiz, he told the newspaper.
54 50
Navy (1-1)
55 53
Illinois (1-1)
Who would've guessed that Illini quarterback "Juice" Williams -- hailed as potentially one of more exciting players in the Big Ten -- would have yet to throw a touchdown pass by Week 2? Granted, Williams was injured during the Illini's season-opening loss to Missouri, but last week against Western Illinois, he managed to pass for only 123 yards and zero scores. Williams, a sophomore, said the slow start is identical to what happened his second year of high school, and told the Chicago Tribune, "I'm hoping it doesn't take until my junior year to make plays like I know I can."
56 52
Vanderbilt (1-1)
57 56
58 60
59 59
Pittsburgh (2-0)
60 54
Notre Dame (0-2)
Jimmy Clausen's first start as an Irish QB began well, as the big-time recruit completed 5-of-6 passes on his first drive, setting up a 50-yard field-goal attempt. Then the Irish missed the kick, Clausen went on to be sacked six times and completed just 12 of his next 26 passes in a 31-10 loss. Still, ND coach Charlie Weis wasn't upset with his freshman QB: "He completed 50 percent of his passes under duress for the first time," Weis told the Indianapolis Star. "I'm not doing cartwheels, but I can't say I'm displeased, either."
61 73
Indiana (2-0)
62 61
Ohio (2-0)
63 34
Oregon St. (1-1)
64 65
UCF (1-0)
65 64
Ole Miss (1-1)
66 74
Marshall (0-2)
67 67
Houston (0-1)
68 62
Colorado (1-1)
69 69
Arizona (1-1)
70 68
Kent St. (1-1)
71 70
Virginia (1-1)
72 76
UTEP (1-1)
73 58
74 71
Troy (1-1)
75 80
New Mexico (1-1)

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