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All The Rest 26-119

COMPILED BY Richard Deitsch

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RANKTEAM (FINAL 2004 AP RANK)2004 RECORDRETURNING STARTERSSKINNY (2004 stats unless otherwise indicated)
26UTAH (4)12--010Former assistant Kyle Whittingham takes over for Urban Meyer; sophomore quarterback Brian Johnson replaces No. 1 pick Alex Smith
27VIRGINIA (23)8--414Cavaliers lost seven players to NFL, but junior Ahmad Brooks (90 tackles, eight sacks) could be nation's best linebacker
28IOWA STATE7--518Offense is built around pair of sophomores: QB Bret Meyer (2,257 total yards) and wideout Todd Blythe (21.4 yards per catch)
29TEXAS TECH (18)8--416With 236 career receptions, senior Taurean Henderson needs 27 more catches to set NCAA record for running backs
30PENN STATE4--718Rangy with 4.4 speed, wide receiver Derrick Williams, nation's No. 1 recruit, from Greenbelt, Md., could have Joe Pa feeling 60 again
31NORTH CAROLINA STATE5--615Coach Chuck Amato likens senior defensive end Manny Lawson to NFL star Peter Boulware, an Amato disciple at Florida State
32GEORGIA TECH7--515Knee injury limited senior tailback P.J. Daniels to eight games and 714 yards--he gained 1,447 in '03--but he's fully healed
33MINNESOTA7--515Junior tailback Laurence Maroney is one of top backs in Big Ten after rushing for 1,348 yards (6.2 per carry) with 12 touchdowns
34UCLA6--616One of three finalists in '04, senior tight end Marcedes Lewis (32 catches, 402 yards) is front-runner for John Mackey Award
35MISSOURI5--611With 12 rushing yards, senior quarterback Brad Smith will become fifth NCAA player to gain 3,000 yards both rushing and passing
36UTEP8--413Junior QB Jordan Palmer, brother of 2002 Heisman winner Carson, completed 58.2% of passes for 2,818 yards and 26 TDs
37BOSTON COLLEGE (21)9--3172004 Big East defensive player of the year is back: senior end Mathias Kiwanuka (111/2 sacks, 241/2 tackles for loss)
38WASHINGTON STATE5--6176-foot 235-pound linebacker Will Derting, an All-Pac-10 selection, had 93 tackles as junior, including 14 against USC
39MICHIGAN STATE5--714Junior quarterback Drew Stanton, who started seven games, emerged as dual threat with 1,601 passing yards and 824 rushing
40WISCONSIN (17)9--311With Brian Calhoun, a Colorado transfer who rushed for 810 yards in '03, coach Barry Alvarez has shot at memorable final season
41ALABAMA6--612Tide could roll behind senior Brodie Coyle, who was second in nation in passing, then missed eight games with torn ACL
42WEST VIRGINIA8--4126'4", 280-pound All--Big East junior guard Dan Mozes (team-high 32 knockdowns) anchors an offense that lost eight starters
43OREGON5--615Senior end Devan Long (71/2 sacks) and 338-pound junior tackle Haloti Ngata power Pac-10's second-ranked defense
44NOTRE DAME6--615Welcome to South Bend, Charlie Weis: Irish open with four of first five games on road--at Pitt, Michigan, Washington and Purdue
45SOUTH CAROLINA6--510Game on: Florida comes to Columbia on Nov. 12 to face its former Ol' Ball Coach, offensive wizard Steve Spurrier
46UAB7--517Blazers will ride arm of senior Darrell Hackney, who threw for 3,070 yards in '04 and has 49 TD passes in 30 games
47MARYLAND5--613Behind senior LB D'Qwell Jackson (123 tackles), coach Ralph Friedgen looks to rebound from worst season in his four years with Terps
48TOLEDO9--416Senior Bruce Gradkowski is only player in Division I-A history to complete at least 70% of his passes in more than one season
49ARKANSAS5--6186'6", 224-pound wideout Marcus Monk showed star potential as freshman, catching 37 passes for six touchdowns
50SOUTHERN MISS7--515All-America cornerback John Eubanks both gaineth (29.4 yards per kick return) and taketh away (nine pass breakups, three picks)
51KANSAS STATE4--714After Wildcats' worst season since 1989, fleet Florida State transfer Thomas Clayton replaces Darren Sproles at tailback
52CLEMSON6--515Senior cornerback Tye Hill, the 2004 ACC 100-meter champion, was third in nation in pass breakups (21)
53MIAMI (OHIO)8--515All-MAC senior linebacker Terna Nande is fast (4.43 in the 40) and fierce (29 tackles for loss over past two seasons)
54OKLAHOMA STATE7--514Cowboy up: Sophomore quarterback Donovan Woods will ride herd on new coach Mike Gundy's no-huddle, spread offense
55NORTHWESTERN6--611Senior linebacker Tim McGarigle led nation with 81/2 solo tackles per game and ranked third in total tackles per game (12.6)
56NEBRASKA5--613Can Bill Callahan win in Lincoln? Quarterback Zac Taylor, a juco transfer who had a terrific spring, is good fit for West Coast offense
57MEMPHIS8--413Heisman voters, take note: Senior D'Angelo Williams (1,948 yards, 22 TDs) could be country's most explosive running back
58MISSISSIPPI4--712New coach Ed Orgeron's 4--3 defense will showcase 6'2", 230-pound junior middle linebacker Patrick Willis (70 tackles, five sacks)
59OREGON STATE7--516Junior Matt Moore, who started five games at UCLA in 2003, takes over for 3,000-yard passer Derek Anderson
60NORTHERN ILLINOIS9--314With seven consecutive 100-yard games, junior tailback Garrett Wolfe (1,656 yards, 18 TDs) set Huskies record
61NEW MEXICO7--517Senior running back DonTrell Moore can become sixth player in I-A history to rush for 1,000 yards in four straight seasons
62TCU5--613Horned Frogs are powered by fifth-year-senior passer with arm to match name--Tye Gunn (career 58.3% completion rate)
63NORTH TEXAS7--511Mean Green will be rushing machine with sophomore Jamario Thomas (1,801 yards) and senior Patrick Cobbs (1,680 yards in 2003)
64LOUISIANA TECH6--611Senior linebacker Byron Santiago (84 tackles, including 71/2 for loss) was first-team All-WAC and has drawn raves from NFL scouts
65MIDDLE TENNESSEE5--617Junior quarterback Clint Marks completed 70.4% of his passes but threw as many interceptions (14) as touchdown passes
66COLORADO STATE4--718Rams have high hopes for junior running back Nnamdi Ohaeri, who played defensive back at UCLA before transferring in '04
67KANSAS4--715Junior Charles Gordon is potent triple threat: He had seven interceptions and 15 catches and was Jayhawks' top punt returner
68SYRACUSE6--615Senior Damien Rhodes (team-high 856 yards) will carry load after departure of All--Big East running back Walter Reyes Former Florida coach (23--14 with Gators) takes over team that's gone 1--15 in Big Ten over past two seasons
70MISSISSIPPI STATE3--818Bulldogs will have bite with senior tailback Jerious Norwood, who rushed for 1,050 yards and seven touchdowns
71ARIZONA3--817Wildcats making strides under second-year coach Mike Stoops, who has a stud in senior free safety Darnell Brooks (73 tackles)
72NORTH CAROLINA6--616Tar Heels will be feeling blue with road games at Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami and Virginia Tech
73WASHINGTON1--1019New coach Tyrone Willingham gets a shot at his former employer when Huskies host Notre Dame on Sept. 24
74STANFORD4--718Quarterback Trent Edwards, who has struggled to find consistency, should flourish in new coach Walt Harris's West Coast offense
75BYU5--613Senior wideout Todd Watkins led the Mountain West with 1,042 receiving yards and had four TD receptions of at least 68 yards
76HOUSTON3--815Cougars will be in good hands with senior Vincent Marshall, who caught 61 passes for 1,040 yards, tops among returnees in C-USA
77NAVY (24)10--26New starter Lamar Owens, a senior, triggers triple-option offense that averaged 289.5 rushing yards, third best in nation
78MARSHALL6--67Big shoes to fill: coach Larry Keuck takes over for retired Bob Pruett, who was 94--23 and had five bowl wins in nine years
79TULANE5--619Senior left guard Matt Traina and his twin brother, senior center Joe (combined weight: 565 pounds), anchor line
80CONNECTICUT8--413Matt Bonislawski, a junior, replaces most prolific passer in UConn history, Dan Orlovsky (10,076 career passing yards)
81KENTUCKY2--915Here's something new offensive coordinator Joker Phillips doesn't find funny: Cats' 275.5 yards per game ranked 115th in nation
82TROY7--59Top two returning tacklers (senior linebackers Leverne Johnson and Bernard Davis) must fill void left by first-round pick Demarcus Ware
83SOUTH FLORIDA4--718Bulls will rush with senior Andre Hall, who ran for school-record 1,357 yards and averaged 6.5 yards per carry
84KENT STATE5--615Senior linebacker Justin Parrish (6'2", 240) set a school record with 14 sacks and 171/2 tackles for loss
85BAYLOR3--813All-America senior Daniel Sepulveda averaged a booming 46.0 yards per punt (42.5 net) in winning Ray Guy Award
86WAKE FOREST4--716After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, senior tailback Chris Barclay needs 907 yards to become Deacons' alltime leading rusher
87INDIANA3--819New coach Terry Hoeppner has little talent to work with and must overcome losing mentality: Hoosiers are 8--27 since '02
88HAWAII8--512Juco transfer Colton Brennan and freshman Tyler Graunke are leading candidates to replace NCAA's alltime leading passer, Timmy Chang
89NEVADA5--715Senior wideout Nichiren Flowers caught 91 passes, sixth best in nation, for 1,126 yards and six touchdowns
90VANDERBILT2--912Holy Moses: All-SEC senior linebacker Moses Osemwegie (team-leading 94 tackles) has been godsend for struggling Commodores
91UNLV2--910Rebels will build offense around 6'8", 255-pound senior tight end Greg Estandia, who has scouts drooling with his size and hands
92SAN DIEGO STATE4--721Tailback Lynell Hamilton, the Mountain West's freshman of the year in 2003, is back after missing '04 with a broken ankle
93OHIO4--716Former Nebraska coach Frank Solich returns to his native state, where he will try to lead Bobcats to third winning season since '82
94TULSA4--813Senior tight end Garrett Mills (51 catches for 560 yards and two touchdowns) has caught a pass in 27 consecutive games
95AIR FORCE5--614Shaun Carney became the first Falcons freshman to begin the season as a starting quarterback; he completed 61.1% of his passes
96RUTGERS4--716Senior Ryan Hart's passing numbers (3,154 yards, 65.1% completion rate) are impressive; his record as a starter (10--20) is not
97NEW MEXICO STATE5--614Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme brings his pass-happy offense to Las Cruces; hands controls to juco transfer Royal Gill
98DUKE2--914Second-year coach Ted Roof has installed run-oriented system to jump-start nation's worst offense (266.5 yards per game)
99AKRON6--514Junior Luke Getsy will replace quarterback Charlie Frye, who set a school record with 11,049 career passing yards
100CINCINNATI7--58Bearcats have a stud in junior tight end Brent Celek (eight TD receptions), but only two other starters return on offense
101LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE4--716Mismatch of the year? Defensively challenged Ragin' Cajuns travel to second-ranked Texas for season opener on Sept. 3
102ARMY2--911Senior Carlton Jones (1,269 rushing yards) will try to keep nation's worst defense (490.1 yards allowed per game) off field
103RICE3--811Nation's top running attack (306.5 yards per game) needs junior tailback Thomas Lott to return to 2003 form (7.4 yards per carry)
104TEMPLE2--912Senior Mike McGann, who started as a freshman and sophomore, takes over for the QB who replaced him in '04, Walter Washington
105EAST CAROLINA2--916New coach Skip Holtz's first priority is to shore up a defense that allowed 39.9 points per game, third worst in nation
106SAN JOSE STATE2--914Mighty mite senior running back Lamar Ferguson (5'5", 151 pounds) will play hide-and-seek behind O-line that averages 303 pounds
107LOUISIANA-MONROE5--618Double trouble: Senior quarterback Steven Jyles was third in the Sun Belt in both passing (2,322 yards) and rushing (587)
108EASTERN MICHIGAN4--714Junior kicker Andrew Wellock connected on 21 of 23 field goals and was runner-up for Lou Groza Award
109WESTERN MICHIGAN1--1013Does senior quarterback Ryan Cubit (1,887 passing yards) have job security? His dad, Bill, is head coach and offensive coordinator
110CENTRAL MICHIGAN4--714Junior tailback Jerry Seymour (163.8 all-purpose yards per game) has rushed for 100 yards in 14 of his 20 career games
111BALL STATE2--919MAC Daddy: Cardinals' hard-hitting junior strong safety Erik Keys (84 tackles) is best defensive back in conference
112IDAHO3--919Running backs Jayson Bird and Rolly Lumbala combined for 1,473 yards and 14 touchdowns as freshmen last season
113SMU3--821Mustangs' leading tackler in '03, senior linebacker D.D. Lee, returns after missing most of last year with elbow injury
114UTAH STATE3--813Sophomore Kevin Robinson was No. 2 in nation in punt returns (22.5 yards per game) and ran two back for touchdowns
115ARKANSAS STATE3--812Cornerback Tyrell Johnson had 94 tackles, including 11 against LSU, and was All--Sun Belt as freshman
116CENTRAL FLORIDA0--1115Not-so Golden Knights: Central Florida owns the nation's longest active losing streak (15 games) and opens at South Carolina
117FLORIDA ATLANTIC9--38Opposing quarterbacks would be wise to avoid senior cornerback Willie Hughley (43 tackles, 11 pass breakups, six picks)
118BUFFALO2--917Oct. 1 game at Western Michigan is Bulls' best shot to break 17-game road losing streak
119FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL3--718Mr. Irrelevant Bowl: Golden Panthers host fellow I-A newcomer Florida Atlantic on Nov. 26 in season finale for both teams
COLOR PHOTOAL TIELEMANS TURF WARS Duke will try to lift its ground attack, which ranked 109th in the nation. COLOR PHOTOROBERT BECKTROJAN WAR UCLA and QB Drew Olson will be gunning for rival USC on Dec. 3.