November 27, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119 ranks the rest of the Division I teams.
26 32
Arkansas (8-4)
Does the Hogs' Darren McFadden have any chance of winning the Heisman ahead of Florida's Tim Tebow? McFadden made a major, late push with a 206-yard, three-touchdown showing in Saturday's upset of No. 1-ranked LSU. But will voters really give a junior who has run for 1,725 yards and 15 touchdowns (and passed for four more scores) the award over a sophomore with far superior stats -- and fewer losses? A soph has never won the Heisman in its 73-year history, but Tebow is accounting for 25.5 points per game. He's run for 22 touchdowns (and 838 yards) and thrown for 29 more scores (and 3,132 yards). And he also happens to have the second-highest pass-efficiency rating in the country, behind only Oklahoma freshman Sam Bradford. Hard to ignore those numbers.
27 21
Boise St. (10-2)
28 28
Michigan (8-4)
29 25
30 31
Air Force (9-3)
31 33
Rutgers (7-4)
32 34
Jim Grobe's name has been appearing on a few coach-opening lists -- like this one for Bill Callahan's vacated post at Nebraska -- but is Grobe even interested in leaving the Demon Deacons? A story in the Winston Salem-Journal from Wednesday says Grobe "has no intention of coaching anywhere but Wake Forest next season." Grobe, who is under contract until 2016, thinks the job rumors come from Wake opponents: "I think sometimes the teams we play, they put those rumors out there," he said. "But it's all just speculation and conjecture, and it's been that way for seven years."
33 27
34 35
Troy (8-3)
35 36
36 30
Kentucky (7-5)
37 37
Oregon St. (7-4)
38 38
39 39
Penn St. (8-4)
40 43
UCF (9-3)
All hail Kevin Smith, the new leader in the national rushing race. UCF's running star went for 219 yards against UTEP on Saturday, while the previous leader, Tulane's Matt Forte, was held to 120 yards by East Carolina. Forte held a 5.7-yards-per-game advantage heading into the weekend, but finished with an average of 177.3 yards, currently three short of Smith's 180.3. While Forte's season is over -- the Green Wave went 4-8 -- the Golden Knights still must play in the Conference USA title game and a bowl. Two chances for Smith to give the lead away.
41 41
California (6-5)
42 45
Tulsa (9-3)
Can the Golden Hurricane's Paul Smith get any Heisman love? Not too much love -- he is, after all, on a three-loss team in Conference USA -- but some recognition, at least. All the guy has done in his senior season is throw for 39 touchdowns and 4,327 yards, and he still has two games to go. In Saturday's win over Rice, which clinched a trip to the C-USA title game, Smith passed for five touchdowns and ran for another. He's currently third in the national pass-efficiency rankings, right behind the likely Heisman winner, Florida's Tim Tebow.
43 50
Texas A&M (7-5)
44 40
45 46
Indiana (7-5)
46 47
Purdue (7-5)
47 51
Fresno St. (7-4)
48 49
Arizona (5-6)
49 44
Utah (8-4)
50 53
Maryland (6-6)

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