The Top 25 Scouting Reports

August 11, 2002

1 OKLAHOMA
2 MIAMI
3 TENNESSEE
4 TEXAS
5 FLORIDA STATE
6 COLORADO
7 WASHINGTON STATE
8 FLORIDA
9 OREGON
10 GEORGIA
11 WASHINGTON
12 OHIO STATE
13 LSU
14 NEBRASKA
15 VIRGINIA TECH
16 MARYLAND
17 MARSHALL
18 SOUTH CAROLINA
19 LOUISVILLE
20 MICHIGAN
21 USC
22 TEXAS A&M
23 AUBURN
24 ILLINOIS
25 PENN STATE

CAN'T-MISS GAMES
SI'S PICKS FOR THIS SEASON'S TOP 10 MATCHUPS

1. OCT. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas
In Dallas, Longhorns look to avenge 14-3 defeat in Red River
rivalry

2. OCT. 12 Florida State at Miami
Wide Right IV? Seminoles have a shaky history at Orange Bowl

3. SEPT. 21 Florida at Tennessee
Volunteers still despise Gators, with or without Spurrier

4. NOV. 2 Colorado at Oklahoma
Showdown in Norman could be preview of Big 12 title game

5. NOV. 16 Washington at Oregon
Pac-10 foes meet in Eugene, where Huskies haven't won since '96

6. SEPT. 7 Miami at Florida
First test for new Gators coach--versus defending national champs

7. NOV. 9 Miami at Tennessee
Perfect storm? Hurricanes visit Knoxville for first time in 17
years

8. SEPT. 14 Nebraska at Penn State
Cornhuskers will leave fans in Happy Valley with little cheer

9. AUG. 31 Washington at Michigan
Huskies would love to sing their own chorus of Hail to the
Victors

10. SEPT. 12 Marshall at Virginia Tech
Two high-powered offenses meet in a shootout in Blacksburg

Scouting report TELLING NUMBER compiled by David Sabino.
Strength of schedule rankings based on SI's formula.

For more conference and team previews, bowl projections and
position rankings, plus a special package on college football
upsets, go to cnnsi.com/football/college.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER SOONER THE BETTER? Big 12 supremacy, and more, will be at stake on Oct. 12 when Chris Simms (1) leads Texas against Oklahoma.

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