September 16, 2008
College Football Power Rankings: 76-100
76 <a href=UNLV" title="UNLV">
UNLV (2-1)
Last Week: 106
The memory of upsetting Arizona State in Tempe will not soon leave Malo Taumua, and neither will the red welt that he now wears on the inside of his right forearm from blocking a game-tying FG attempt in overtime. "It took my breath away," said Alex Mauga, the Rebels' defensive back who grew up with Taumua half a mile from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, to the Las Vegas Sun. "I was watching him the whole play. I was screaming my butt off. I'm still excited."
77 <a href=Arkansas St." title="Arkansas St."> Last Week: 77
78 <a href=North Carolina St." title="North Carolina St."> Last Week: 70
79 <a href=Nevada" title="Nevada">
Nevada (1-2)
Last Week: 73
80 <a href=Iowa St." title="Iowa St.">
Iowa St. (2-1)
Last Week: 75
81 <a href=Houston" title="Houston">
Houston (1-2)
Last Week: 74
82 <a href=Florida Atlantic" title="Florida Atlantic"> Last Week: 78
83 <a href=Louisiana Tech" title="Louisiana Tech"> Last Week: 79
84 <a href=Navy" title="Navy">
Navy (1-2)
Last Week: 76
85 <a href=Rice" title="Rice">
Rice (2-1)
Last Week: 84
86 <a href=Wyoming" title="Wyoming">
Wyoming (2-1)
Last Week: 85
87 <a href=Washington" title="Washington">
Washington (0-3)
Last Week: 83
88 <a href=Marshall" title="Marshall">
Marshall (2-1)
Last Week: 90
89 <a href=Hawaii" title="Hawaii">
Hawaii (1-2)
Last Week: 87
90 Miami (OH)
Miami (OH) (1-2)
Last Week: 89
91 <a href=Colorado St." title="Colorado St."> Last Week: 91
92 Washington St. Last Week: 88
93 <a href=Buffalo" title="Buffalo">
Buffalo (2-1)
Last Week: 91
94 <a href=New Mexico" title="New Mexico">
New Mexico (1-2)
Last Week: 95
The utter domination of the Pac-10 by Mountain West teams (4-0 in head-to-head matchups) was not expected Saturday, and neither was the interception and subsequent return by Lobos' defensive lineman Brett Kennedy. Playing for the first time in his New Mexico career, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Kennedy picked off Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama's screen pass and maneuvered his way to the Arizona 11 to set up a first-quarter field goal. "The best part was, he caught it," UNM coach Rocky Long said to the Daily Lobo. "Now obviously, he's never run with the ball, 'cause if he would have stayed to the outside, he would have scored."
95 <a href=Western Michigan" title="Western Michigan"> Last Week: 94
96 San Jose St. Last Week: 107
97 <a href=Tulane " title="Tulane ">
Tulane (0-2)
Last Week: 116
98 <a href=SMU" title="SMU">
SMU (1-2)
Last Week: 96
99 <a href=Ohio" title="Ohio">
Ohio (0-3)
Last Week: 97
99. Ohio 0-3 -- 97 -- What a difference a year makes. Last season, the Bobcats ranked third nationally in punt return defense, yielding just 4.2 yards per return without surrendering a single touchdown. Three games into this campaign, they have given up two game-changing returns, one against Ohio State (a 69-yard touchdown return that punctuated the Buckeyes' 26-14 comeback) and last week against Central Michigan (Antonio Brown's 75-yard TD return in the third quarter). The unit now ranks No. 110, giving up an average of 32 yards per return and two touchdowns.
100 <a href=Akron" title="Akron">
Akron (1-2)
Last Week: 98

You May Like