September 09, 2008
College Football Power Rankings: 76-100
76 <a href=Navy" title="Navy">
Last Week: 62
Navy (1-1)
77 <a href=Arkansas St." title="Arkansas St.">
Last Week: 86
78 <a href=Florida Atlantic" title="Florida Atlantic">
Last Week: 80
79 <a href=Louisiana Tech" title="Louisiana Tech">
Last Week: 79
80 <a href=Indiana" title="Indiana">
Last Week: 83
Indiana (2-0)
81 <a href=Duke" title="Duke">
Last Week: 75
Duke (1-1)
82 <a href=Washington" title="Washington">
Last Week: 81
Washington (0-2)
Though Bob Stoops -- no stranger to Pac 10 officiating -- declined to comment, Yankees manager Joe Girardi -- a Northwestern grad -- weighed in with his thoughts regarding the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty issued to Huskies quarterback Jake Locker. Girardi, speaking for the majority of observers who watched replays of the toss-heard-around-the-world, said the call was "horrible." When Locker turns around on Saturday, he'll find little consolation. Instead, Oklahoma defenders will be in hot pursuit, making sure he has no reason to celebrate.
83 <a href=Air Force" title="Air Force">
Last Week: 82
Air Force (2-0)
84 <a href=Rice" title="Rice">
Last Week: 92
Rice (2-0)
85 <a href=Wyoming" title="Wyoming">
Last Week: 78
Wyoming (1-1)
86 <a href=Baylor" title="Baylor">
Last Week: 89
Baylor (1-1)
87 <a href=Hawaii" title="Hawaii">
Last Week: 84
Hawaii (1-1)
88 Washington St.
Last Week: 85
89 Miami (OH)
Last Week: 87
Miami (OH) (0-2)
90 <a href=Marshall" title="Marshall">
Last Week: 93
Marshall (1-1)
91 <a href=Colorado St." title="Colorado St.">
Last Week: 88
92 <a href=Buffalo" title="Buffalo">
Last Week: 90
Buffalo (1-1)
93 <a href=Memphis" title="Memphis">
Last Week: 91
Memphis (0-2)
94 <a href=Western Michigan" title="Western Michigan">
Last Week: 94
95 <a href=New Mexico" title="New Mexico">
Last Week: 95
New Mexico (0-2)
96 <a href=SMU" title="SMU">
Last Week: 96
SMU (1-1)
97 <a href=Ohio" title="Ohio">
Last Week: 107
Ohio (0-2)
According to Vegas, Frank Solich and the Ohio University Bobcats walked into The Horseshoe as 33-point 'dogs Saturday afternoon. After staking claim to an early lead and staving off the Buckeyes' offense for a 14-6 advantage entering the fourth quarter, the Bobcats, who were picked to finish sixth in the Mid-American Conference East Division, eventually saw their luck run out. "The fact that we haven't won the opening two games doesn't mean anything against us," says junior defensive end Kris Luchsinger. "It's just how the dice rolls."
98 <a href=Akron" title="Akron">
Last Week: 115
Akron (1-1)
99 <a href=Middle Tennessee" title="Middle Tennessee">
Last Week: 103
Who needs fans? Middle Tennessee State, which lost its opener to Troy a week earlier continued the Sun Belt Conference's hot streak as the Blue Raiders beat Maryland of the beleaguered ACC. Not necessarily recognized as a football hotbed, Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro seats just 30,000, and only 22,605 attended the upset. "I wish more people would support us, but I think this was a start,'' defensive lineman Mark Fisher said. "I'm proud of the ones that came out and maybe the word will get around about this game."
100 <a href=Syracuse" title="Syracuse">
Last Week: 97
Syracuse (0-2)
Last Saturday the 'Cuse fell 42-28 against Akron -- a program that projects to finish last in its division of the MAC. As if Greg Robinson needed any sort reminder that his tenure (7-30 overall) pales in comparison with the school's proud tradition, the Orange will host at least 40 members of the unbeaten 1959 team. Returning for the premiere of The Express -- a movie detailing Syracuse running back Ernie Davis' Heisman talent and tragic death -- the former players may not recognize the current program. Things don't get any easier on the field either. Penn State -- once a regional rival -- comes to the Carrier Dome equipped with its new-age, "Spread HD" offense.

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