More Power Rankings: 51-75

College Football Power Rankings: 51-75
SI.com's Kevin Armstrong ranks the rest of the Division I teams.
51 Texas A&M
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52 Notre Dame
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After sinking to new lows last season -- a 3-9 record, the nation's worst offense (242 yards per game) and the most sacks allowed in the FBS (58) -- Charlie Weis and the Irish have adopted a new motto for the 2008 campaign: Dive Right In. Stealing a page from former boss Bill Parcells, Weis has informed his team, ""I'm not looking for toe-in-the-water type of players," Weis told reporters recently. "I'm looking for players that aren't waiting to see how things go; they're going to be part of making things go." If the Irish can stay afloat early, they may be able to drown out thoughts of last year.
 
53 Arizona
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54 Michigan
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Michigan (0-0)
 
55 Virginia
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56 Florida Atlantic
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Typically Sun Belt Conference coaches do not call out the toughness of Big XII opponents, but then again, Howard Schnellenberger is not your average Sun Belt coach. "Texas is a very polished team that has great talent," Schnellenberger told The Palm Beach Post. "Texas has never been a tough team, a physically tough team." The main reason Schnellenberger can say such a thing is his quarterback, junior Rusty Smith, who threw for 3,688 yards and 32 touchdowns last fall. Smith could give the 'Horns' secondary some major trouble.
 
57 Central Michigan
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58 Kansas St.
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59 Purdue
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60 Ole Miss
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61 Troy
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62 North Carolina St.
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63 Navy
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Navy (0-0)
 
64 UCLA
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Not since Troy Aikman started under center to open the 1987 season has a transfer started for UCLA in the season's first game, but, due to injuries to Patrick Cowan (knee) and Ben Olson (right foot), Kevin Craft will change that against Tennessee. Craft, who threw for 4,231 yards at Mt. San Antonio College in 2007 and started six games for San Diego State in 2006, will work under new Bruins offensive mind Norm Chow. The UCLA faithful will hope Craft's career compares favorably with that of Mark Harmon -- who was the last community college transfer to start an opener in 1972. He started two seasons before hanging up his shoulder pads to star in St. Elsewhere and Chicago Hope.
 
65 Bowling Green
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66 Louisville
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67 Ball St.
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68 UCF
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69 Arkansas
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Arkansas (0-0)
 
70 Washington
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Washington (0-0)
 
71 Houston
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72 Kentucky
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73 Nevada
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74 Stanford
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The friendly football minds in Palo Alto, Calif. -- who have already brought you organic hot dogs on whole wheat buns at Stanford Stadium -- are taking into consideration the Cardinal fans' feelings. New season-ticket and new "Family Plan" buyers can ask for the "Gridiron Guarantee," a feature which allows those who remain unsatisfied with the "entertainment value" at season's end to be refunded, in full, the cost of the season tickets. In the first two years of the stadium, which holds 55,000, Stanford has not had one sellout. For those looking to game the system, there is, of course, one caveat: "Refund must be requested and tickets turned in before the USC game on Nov. 15."
 
75 Vanderbilt
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