November 27, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
51 56
TCU (7-5)
52 42
53 48
Alabama (6-6)
An editorial in Saturday's Montgomery Advertiser took Tide coach Nick Saban, whose team dropped four straight games to finish the season, to task for using 9/11 and Pearl Harbor in an analogy about losses to Louisiana-Monroe and Mississippi State. "Changes in history usually occur after some catastrophic event," Saban said. "It may be 9/11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to a catastrophic event. Pearl Harbor got us ready, you know, for World War II, or whatever, and that was a catastrophic event. I don't think anybody in this room would have bet that we would have lost back-to-back games to Mississippi State and ULM, no disrespect to either one of those teams, and there is really a reason for that." Wrote the Advertiser, "Here's some advice to Saban and to coaches and players everywhere: Never, ever, compare games to disasters that killed thousands of innocent victims."
54 58
55 52
56 59
New Mexico (8-4)
57 54
58 55
Navy (7-4)
59 61
Colorado (6-6)
Buffaloes linebacker Jordan Dizon made a point of finishing his senior season strong. He had 14 solo tackles in Colorado's 65-51 win over Nebraska, pushing his season total to a national-best 107. Pittsburgh linebacker Scott McKillop is the only player with a shot to catch Dizon in the national race, but McKillop would need 15 solo tackles in Saturday's Backyard Brawl against West Virginia to do so. He recorded 14 in the Panthers' loss to South Florida last weekend.
60 62
Houston (8-4)
61 57
Iowa (6-6)
62 64
UCLA (6-5)
63 67
64 60
Vanderbilt (5-7)
65 65
66 63
Nebraska (5-7)
67 69
Louisville (5-6)
68 68
Kansas St. (5-7)
69 70
70 66
Miami (OH) (6-6)
71 73
Ball St. (7-5)
72 74
Chris Johnson might be the most electric player you've never heard of. The Pirates' senior running back is likely to finish ahead of such stars as Mizzou's Jeremy Maclin and Arkansas' Darren McFadden in all-purpose yards. Johnson capped off the regular season by running for 155 yards and racking up 85 more on receptions in a win over Tulane, giving him 2,552 all-purpose yards on the season. His average of 212.7 yards per game is the best in the nation in 2007.
73 78
Memphis (7-5)
74 77
75 79

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