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August 29, 1993

Everybody knows that freshman kicker Scott Bentley makes Florida State unbeatable, but how will the other 105 Division I-A schools fare? Here's how

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PHOTOMONTAGEELLIE DICKSON; PHOTOGRAPHS BY AL TIELEMANS (2), JOHN BIEVER, CHRIS COVATTA, J.E. SCHILLING, MIKE SCULLY AND DAVID WALBERG TWO ILLUSTRATIONS

Rank

School

1992 Regular Season

1993 Projected Record

Comments

1

FLORIDA STATE

10-1

12-0

Three Heisman candidates and now a kicker to boot

2

MICHIGAN

8-0-3

10-1

Elvis has left the building, but Tyrone Wheatley & Co. have not

3

FLORIDA

8-3

10-1

Tennessee and Florida State visit Gainesville, where coach is 18-0

4

ALABAMA

11-0

10-1

The defense lost five starters but is still tops in the nation

5

COLORADO

9-1-1

10-1

In '91 the Buffaloes ran. In '92 they passed. In '93 they'll do both

6

MIAMI

11-0

9-2

Likened to Vinny Testaverde, Frank Costa is more verde than tested

7

SYRACUSE

9-2

10-1

Only QB Marvin Graves, Bo and Ty have been MVP in three bowl games

8

TENNESSEE

8-3

10-1

If the Volunteers had a defensive backfield, they would be No. 1

9

WASHINGTON

9-2

10-1

How will the Huskies react to sanctions ? By winning, that's how

10

FRESNO STATE

8-4

10-1

The Bulldogs will lead the nation in scoring for the third year in a row

11

NOTRE DAME

9-1-1

8-3

Holtz is right when he says he can't beat Michigan or Florida State

12

ARIZONA

6-4-1

9-2

The best D outside Alabama, and Washington isn 't on the schedule

13A

NEBRASKA

9-2

10-1

The Huskers will look great. Then they'll go to a bowl and...kaboom!

13B

TEXAS A&M

12-0

10-1

The Aggies will look great. Then they'll go to a bowl and...kaboom!

15

STANFORD

9-3

7-4

Will need all of Bill Walsh's genius against Colorado and Notre Dame

16

PENN STATE

7-4

9-2

The Lions are better than nine of the Big Ten. Too bad there are 11

17

BOSTON COLLEGE

8-2-1

8-3

The Eagles play five teams that won a total of 11 games last year

18

OKLAHOMA

5-4-2

9-2

It's the 50th anniversary of "Oklahoma!" This year Oklahoma O.K.

19

GEORGIA

9-2

9-2

Could've won national title, but two young Dawgs left for the NFL

20

SOUTHERN CAL

6-4-1

9-3

Student body right? Student body wrong. Trojans still a few horses short

21

BRIGHAM YOUNG

8-4

9-2

Every year the Cougars are hated. This year they're good, too

22

WISCONSIN

5-6

8-3

Ninety-nine percent of rushing and 100% of passing yards are back

23

WEST VIRGINIA

5-4-2

8-3

Notre Dame transfer QB Jake Kelchner doesn 't miss South Bend

24

NORTH CAROLINA

8-3

8-4

Has ends (Corey Holliday and Greg DeLong) but no Means (Natrone)

25

N.C. STATE

9-2-1

8-3

New coach Mike O'Cain will pick up where Dick Sheridan left off

26

IOWA

5-7

9-2

The last year Iowa didn 't go to a bowl, it went to Pasadena the next year

27

ARIZONA STATE

6-5

7-4

Back from injuries. Off the police blotter. Into the Top 30

28

GEORGIA TECH

5-6

7-4

Donnie Davis was equal of Heath Shuler and Eric Zeier in high school

29

MISSISSIPPI

8-3

8-3

The Rebels have the best set of linebackers in the U.S.

30

OHIO STATE

8-2-1

6-5

These days two yards and a cloud of dust would look pretty good

31

UCLA

6-5

6-5

Since '88 the Bruins are 23-21-1. How has Terry Donahue kept his job?

32

SAN DIEGO STATE

5-5-1

9-3

Nation's most disappointing team in '92. Could be the same in '93

33

TEXAS

6-5

5-6

The Longhorns are a year away. Again

34

LOUISVILLE

5-6

7-4

Jeff Brohm is the best Cardinal quarterback since Johnny U

35

CLEMSON

5-6

8-3

Was last year's record a fluke or the beginning of the end?

36

BAYLOR

6-5

7-4

For the first time in 22 years Papa Bear is not named Grant Teaff

37

SOUTH CAROLINA

5-6

7-4

Can Steve Taneyhill (page 62) lead Coach Sparky out of Woods again?

38

MICHIGAN STATE

5-6

6-5

Best recruits since coach George Perles's megalomania began in '89

39

KANSAS

7-4

7-5

Lost entire backfield and the best defensive tackles in school history

40

MEMPHIS STATE

6-5

6-5

No more revoltin'developments, but not much better, either

41

OKLAHOMA STATE

4-6-1

7-4

Much improved last season. The improvement will continue

42

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

7-4

7-4

Won four of last five and lost to 'Bama by only seven

43

OREGON

6-5

6-5

Not quite a poll team but, thanks to free-spending fans, a bowl team

44

MISSISSIPPI STATE

7-4

7-4

If the Bulldogs are healthy, middle of the SEC West; if not, bottom

45

RICE

6-5

7-4

Bert Emanuel is the fastest quarterback outside the state of Florida

46

AUBURN

5-5-1

4-7

Back to the winning ways of the '80s, right? Wrong

47

ARKANSAS

3-7-1

5-6

Coach Danny Ford: "Our team won't be average. "Right, it'll be below

48

NEVADA

7-4

8-3

After second year in Big West, Wolf Pack will have two titles

49

HAWAII

10-2

9-3

The pot at the end of the Rainbows' season will not be a bowl

50

LOUISIANA STATE

2-9

3-8

Tiger fans will be eyeing coach Curley Hallman 's scalp

51

KANSAS STATE

5-6

4-7

Nine starters back on offense. So what? Offense was 104th in I-A

52

WASHINGTON STATE

8-3

3-8

Coach Mike Price has a new contract. Good thing he got it when he did

53

CALIFORNIA

4-7

4-8

Brought in good defensive coordinator. Made him offensive coordinator

54

VIRGINIA

7-4

6-5

The swoon starts in October, just like last year

55

RUTGERS

7-4

6-5

This is the year the Scarlet Knights break through. Yeah, right

56

UTAH

6-5

8-4

The Ute movement continues. It'll be back-to-back bowls

57

TEXAS TECH

5-6

7-4

Great O with WR Lloyd Hill and RB Bam Morris. But where's the D?

58

MISSOURI

3-8

2-9

Even star QB Jeff Handy won't keep fans from ragging on the Tigers

59

MARYLAND

3-8

3-8

Recruiter Kyle Lingerfelt's computer flashed "recruit speed. "He did

60

MINNESOTA

2-9

4-7

And at quarterback, coach Jim Wacker's nephew Tim Schade

61

ILLINOIS

6-4-1

5-6

The Illini's best QB is new offensive coordinator Greg Landry, age 46

62

AIR FORCE

7-4

6-6

The Falcons will finally use their aeronautic skills and throw the ball

63

IOWA STATE

4-7

3-8

Face no I-AA teams. Smart. The Cyclones were 0-1 against them in '92

64

INDIANA

5-6

4-7

The Hoosier offense just isn 't the same without Vaughn Dunbar

65

UTAH STATE

5-6

6-5

One of three teams from the Beehive State to vie for a conference title

66

SAN JOSE STATE

7-4

7-4

New coach, 66-year-old John Ralston, inherits top QB Jeff Garcia

67

WYOMING

5-7

4-7

WR Ryan Yarborough can't get much better. But the Cowboys sure can

68

COLORADO STATE

5-7

4-7

Why are the Rams playing six games in a row against bowl teams?

69

HOUSTON

4-7

4-7

Ousted coach John Jenkins had no defense. Neither does former team

70

CENTRAL MICHIGAN

5-6

9-2

The Chips are anything but down in the MAC

71

EAST CAROLINA

5-6

4-7

Like his dad, TE Carlester Crumpler Jr. will be a Pirate All-America

72

NORTHWESTERN

3-8

3-8

Just enjoy WR Lee Gissendaner and QB Len Williams

73

WAKE FOREST

7-4

1-10

New coach (Jim Caldwell). New team (only 10 starters back)

74

TULSA

4-7

2-9

Coach Dave Rader rejected offers from two other schools. Why ?

75

AKRON

7-3-1

7-4

The Zips will challenge the Chips for the MAC title

76

CINCINNATI

3-8

4-7

The Bearcats'streak of losing seasons will reach 11

77

NEW MEXICO STATE

6-5

5-6

In '92 we thought the Aggies were the worst. Now they 're 29 spots away

78

PURDUE

4-7

1-10

Little talent, less speed, no hope in the Big Ten

79

TOLEDO

8-3

8-3

Visitors to Glass Bowl shouldn 't throw; Rockets have a tough pass D

80

KENTUCKY

4-7

4-7

Come on, Wildcats. Coach Bill Curry deserves a winning season

81

BOWLING GREEN

9-2

8-3

The Falcons have nation's longest conference winning streak (16)

82

VANDERBILT

4-7

3-8

As usual, the first string is good enough for the SEC, the second isn't

83

VIRGINIA TECH

2-8-1

3-8

These are dark days in Blacksburg

84

MIAMI (OHIO)

6-4-1

7-4

The Redskins have a terrific runner in sophomore Deland McCullough

85

NEW MEXICO

3-8

3-8

For the first time in 17 years the coaching staff remained intact

86

ARMY

5-6

6-5

Every Cadet who carried or threw the ball in '92 is sback

87

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

5-6

4-7

The Big West is very big indeed to include this team from De Kalb

88

OREGON STATE

1-9-1

1-10

The Beavers' last winning season was the glorious 6-5 campaign of '70

89

TEMPLE

1-10

2-9

The Owls lost 10 straight games to I-A foes in '92 by a score of 383-97

90

WESTERN MICHIGAN

7-3-1

4-7

With only seven starters back, the Broncos are busted

91

TCU

2-8-1

3-8

Leap Frogs: In '92 they pounced on Texas but croaked against SMU

92

DUKE

2-9

2-9

Hey, Steve Spurrier's back! Oh, it's senior wideout Steve Spurrier Jr.

93

UNLV

6-5

3-8

The AD tried to ax the coach. You thought the hoops team was a mess

94

LOUISIANA TECH

5-6

2-9

Northern Illinois will end Bulldogs' 17-game home win streak Oct. 30

95

PACIFIC

3-8

3-8

This year there's no Troy Kopp, Ryan Benjamin or Aaron Turner

96

NAVY

1-10

3-8

Looks like smooth sailing compared with last year's capsizing

97

TULANE

2-9

2-10

The Green Wave hasn 't had a winning record in 11 years. It'll be 12

98

BALL STATE

5-6

4-7

Twin DBs Raphael and Raphaol Ball: Like they 'd go to Bowling Green ?

99

UTEP

1-10

1-11

The Miners brought in 15 jucos as a quick fix. Quick, yes; fix, no

100

EASTERN MICHIGAN

1-10

1-10

The youngest I-A coach, Ron Cooper, 32, will be sorely tested

101

PITTSBURGH

3-9

2-9

Johnny Majors took job to prove the Vols wrong. Vindication must wait

102

OHIO

1-10

1-10

The leading rusher, passer and receiver are back. They wonS't be enough

103

SMU

5-6

1-10

With 30 seniors gone, hey, maybe that death penalty wasn 't so bad

104

KENT STATE

2-9

1-10

It could be worse. The Sept. 18 game against Hawaii could be at home

105

SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA

2-9

2-9

After two two-win seasons, the only Cajuns ragin' are the fans

106

ARKANSAS STATE

2-9

1-10

New coach John Bobo's boo-boo? Taking over team that's lost 24 of 27

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