October 16, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
51 37
Washington (2-4)
52 71
New Mexico (4-2)
53 38
Wyoming (4-2)
54 58
Navy (4-2)
55 57
56 67
Iowa (3-4)
57 59
Air Force (5-2)
58 50
59 49
60 44
Nebraska (4-3)
61 48
Vanderbilt (3-3)
62 60
Utah (4-3)
63 65
Miami (OH) (4-3)
64 62
UCLA (4-2)
65 51
Stanford (2-4)
The magic only lasted one week for Stanford. The Cardinal shocked USC on Oct. 6 in what, according to Las Vegas, was the biggest upset in college football history, but couldn't pull off a repeat performance against a lesser TCU team this Saturday. Stanford blew a 31-17 third-quarter lead to lose to the Frogs 38-36 and fall to 2-4. Cardinal safety Bo McNally hinted (to the San Francisco Chronicle) that his team may have been suffering from the emotional hangover that followed the win over the Trojans. "Today, it felt weird during pregame," he said. "We didn't have the same intensity we've had before games earlier in the season. People talked a lot about last week's game and as soon as Monday came around, we were trying our hardest to forget about it and move on, but maybe everyone talking about it so much made us a little lackadaisical."
66 68
Houston (3-3)
67 70
Tulsa (4-2)
68 76
Louisville (4-3)
69 74
70 61
71 64
UCF (3-3)
The Golden Knights' Kevin Smith relinquished his lead in the national rushing rankings after running for only 55 yards on 18 carries in a 64-12 loss to South Florida. Smith fell to third behind two other running backs: Michigan's Mike Hart and Tulane's Matt Forte. Hart was knocked out of the Wolverines' 48-21 win over Purdue with an ankle injury that he suffered with 1:48 left in the first half. By that time, though, he had already run for 102 yards on 21 carries, scoring two touchdowns and becoming the only back in the country to break the 1,000-yard mark. Hart now has 1,078 yards on the season and is averaging 154.0 yards per game, 1.5 better than Smith and just 0.8 better than Forte.
72 69
UTEP (4-3)
73 77
Wildcats junior quarterback C.J. Bacher is not a big name nationally, nor is he having a monster season: he ranks 44th in the country in pass efficiency, and has thrown for 13 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Yet what Bacher has accomplished in the past two weeks has earned him a spot right behind Drew Brees in the Big Ten record books. Bacher passed for 470 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-48, overtime win over Minnesota on Saturday ... just one week after throwing for a Northwestern record 520 yards -- as well as five scores -- against Michigan State. His two-week total of 990 yards is second-best in conference history behind Brees, who had 1,106 over two games in 1998.
74 66
Ole Miss (2-5)
75 72

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