October 30, 2007
College Football Power Rankings: 26-119
SI.com ranks the rest of the Division I teams.
26 20
California (5-3)
27 30
Tennesse (5-3)
28 24
Penn St. (6-3)
29 14
30 34
Clemson (6-2)
Tommy Bowden's Tigers are the toughest remaining test for undefeated and second-ranked Boston College, whom they face on Nov. 17 in Death Valley. But did the Eagles catch a major break this weekend, when Clemson's fastest wideout, Jacoby Ford, broke his ankle in the fourth quarter of a win over Maryland and was lost for the season? Ford had 17 catches for 310 yards and four touchdowns thus far, being used primarily as a threat on screen passes and reverses as well as a kickoff returner. As for a backup option, Bowden told The State, "We've got people who can catch it. We've got returners. Whoever replaces him ain't as fast, we know that."
31 35
Purdue (7-2)
32 31
Illinois (6-3)
33 21
Rutgers (5-3)
34 23
Virginia (7-2)
35 33
Cincinnati (6-2)
36 37
Troy (6-2)
37 36
38 38
39 50
Dan Hawkins got a nice bonus on the same weekend that his Buffaloes picked off the prolific QB Graham Harrell four times and knocked off Texas Tech 31-26: The No. 1 recruit in the state of Colorado, 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker Jon Major, who was also considering Oklahoma and Wisconsin. RISE magazine ranks Major as the No. 20 overall recruit in the country; he's also the second straight top Colorado prospect to commit to Hawkins. Offensive tackle Ryan Miller of Littleton's Columbine High School is currently a freshman with the Buffs.
40 28
Texas Tech (6-3)
Red Raiders wideout Michael Crabtree, after Saturday's loss to Colorado (from the Dallas Morning News): "I'm not worried about the records. I'm more worried about the win. If we don't win, it feels like we didn't do anything." Still, Crabtree had to be at least a little pleased with what happened on his 99th catch of the season. It simultaneously set three records: one for most single-season receptions by a freshman in I-A, another for most single-season receptions by a Red Raider, and yet another for most single-season touchdowns by a Big 12 player, with 18.
41 39
Vanderbilt (5-3)
42 40
Arkansas (5-3)
43 44
Oregon St. (5-3)
44 54
New Mexico (6-2)
45 41
Texas A&M (6-3)
46 52
47 43
Maryland (4-4)
Terps coach Ralph Friedgen might have beef with a second-quarter unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that set up a Clemson field goal on Saturday ... but he can only allude to his anger. When asked about the flag that was prompted by safety Christian Varner's muscle-flexing celebration -- which followed a sack of Tigers quarterback Cullen Harper -- all Friedgen said (to the Baltimore Sun was, "I'm not allowed to talk about calls. Head coaches aren't allowed to express their opinion. ACC rule. It's a communist league."
48 49
Miami (5-3)
49 67
50 48
Fresno St. (5-3)

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