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Aug. 20, 2007
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Aug. 20, 2007

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COMPILED BY Stewart Mandel AND Austin Murphy

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This is an article from the Aug. 20, 2007 issue

1. USC ...PAC-10

2. LSU ...SEC

3. FLORIDA ...SEC

4. WEST VIRGINIA... BIG EAST

5. LOUISVILLE ...BIG EAST

6. MICHIGAN ...BIG TEN

7. VIRGINIA TECH... ACC

8. TEXAS ... BIG12

9. OKLAHOMA ...BIG 12

10. WISCONSIN ...BIG TEN

11. OHIO STATE... BIG TEN

12. RUTGERS ...BIG EAST

13. ARKANSAS ...SEC

14. PENN STATE... BIG TEN

15. BOISE STATE... WAC

16. AUBURN ...SEC

17. TENNESSEE ...SEC

18. NEBRASKA ...BIG 12

19. GEORGIA ...SEC

20. CALIFORNIA... PAC-10

21. BOSTONCOLLEGE ... ACC

22. UCLA ...PAC-10

23. TCU ... MTN.WEST

24. HAWAII ...WAC

25. SOUTH FLORIDA... BIG EAST

26. MISSOURI ...BIG 12

27. GEORGIA TECH... ACC

28. FLORIDA STATE... ACC

29. OKLAHOMASTATE ... BIG 12

30. WAKE FOREST... ACC

31. TEXAS A&M... BIG 12

32. IOWA ... BIGTEN

33. SOUTHCAROLINA ... SEC

34. TEXAS TECH... BIG 12

35. BYU ... MTN.WEST

36. PURDUE ...BIG TEN

37. CLEMSON ...ACC

38. OREGON STATE... PAC-10

39. MIAMI ...ACC

40. ALABAMA ...SEC

41. SOUTHERN MISS... C-USA

42. NOTRE DAME... INDEPENDENT

43. KANSAS STATE... BIG 12

44. TULSA ...C-USA

45. OREGON ...PAC-10

46. VIRGINIA ...ACC

47. KENTUCKY ...SEC

48. ARIZONA STATE... PAC-10

49. KANSAS ...BIG 12

50. NAVY ...INDEPENDENT

51. ILLINOIS ...BIG TEN

52. MARYLAND ...ACC

53. UTAH ... MTN.WEST

54. WASHINGTONSTATE ... PAC-10

55. ARIZONA ...PAC-10

56. CINCINNATI... BIG EAST

57. WESTERNMICHIGAN ... MAC

58. VANDERBILT... SEC

59. HOUSTON ...C-USA

60. MISSISSIPPI... SEC

61. OHIO ...MAC

62. PITTSBURGH... BIG EAST

63. TOLEDO ...MAC

64. WYOMING ...MTN. WEST

65. FRESNO STATE... WAC

66. NORTHWESTERN... BIG TEN

67. MARSHALL ...C-USA

68. WASHINGTON... PAC-10

69. N.C. STATE... ACC

70. COLORADO ...BIG 12

71. TROY ... SUNBELT

72. MICHIGANSTATE ... BIG TEN

73. KENT STATE... MAC

74. BAYLOR ...BIG 12

75. BALL STATE... MAC

76. INDIANA ...BIG TEN

77. NEW MEXICO... MTN. WEST

78. SAN JOSESTATE ... WAC

79. IOWA STATE... BIG 12

80. MIAMI (OHIO)... MAC

81. MISSISSIPPISTATE ... SEC

82. CENTRALFLORIDA ... C-USA

83. NEVADA ...WAC

84. NORTHCAROLINA ... ACC

85. COLORADO ST.... MTN. WEST

86. MINNESOTA ...BIG TEN

87. UTEP ...C-USA

88. BOWLING GREEN... MAC

89. CONNECTICUT... BIG EAST

90. MEMPHIS ...C-USA

91. NORTHERNILLINOIS ... MAC

92. SMU ...C-USA

93. NEW MEXICOSTATE ... WAC

94. AKRON ...MAC

95. SYRACUSE ...BIG EAST

96. EAST CAROLINA... C-USA

97. SAN DIEGO ST.... MTN. WEST

98. STANFORD ...PAC-10

99. MIDDLE TENN.... SUN BELT

100. DUKE ...ACC

101. ARKANSAS ST.... SUN BELT

102. AIR FORCE... MTN. WEST

103. CENTRALMICHIGAN ... MAC

104. UNLV ...MTN. WEST

105. RICE ...C-USA

106.ALA.-BIRMINGHAM ... C-USA

107. IDAHO ...WAC

108. FLA.ATLANTIC ... SUN BELT

109. TULANE ...C-USA

110.LA.-LAFAYETTE ... SUN BELT

111. LOUISIANATECH ... WAC

112. ARMY ...INDEPENDENT

113. LA.-MONROE... SUN BELT

114. TEMPLE ...MAC

115. NORTH TEXAS... SUN BELT

116. EASTERNMICHIGAN ... MAC

117. UTAH STATE... WAC

118. BUFFALO ...MAC

119. FLA. INT'L... SUN BELT

PRESEASONALL-AMERICA TEAM

OFFENSE

QB Brian BrohmLouisville

RB DarrenMcFadden Arkansas

RB Steve SlatonWest Virginia

WR Adarius BowmanOklahoma State

WR MarioManningham Michigan

TE Travis BeckumWisconsin

T Jake LongMichigan

G Will ArnoldLSU

C Eric WoodLouisville

G Jeremy PerryOregon State

T Sam BakerUSC

K Sam Swank WakeForest

KR Marcus ThigpenIndiana

DEFENSE

DE Bruce DavisUCLA

DT Glenn DorseyLSU

DT Eric FosterRutgers

DE CalaisCampbell Miami

LB JamesLaurinaitis Ohio State

LB Vince HallVirginia Tech

LB Keith RiversUSC

CB Antoine CasonArizona

S Kenny PhillipsMiami

S Marty TadmanBoise State

CB Aqib TalibKansas

P BrittonColquitt Tennessee

PR DeSean JacksonCal

HEISMANFRONTRUNNERS

1. DarrenMcFadden, Jr., RB, Arkansas Can everybody's favorite go wire-to-wire? D-Macwon't lack for "Heisman moments."

2. Steve Slaton,Jr., RB, West Virginia Take it from Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt: "Slaton iscapable of churning out a long touchdown drive by himself--with a 10-play driveor single carry. Strength and speed. He has both."

3. John DavidBooty, Sr., QB, USC A revived running game will give him more time to throw.Heisman voters, however, may be suffering from Trojans fatigue.

FIVE TO KEEP ANEYE ON

Mike Hart, Sr.,RB, Michigan Irving Thalberg candidate: Some voters will reward the four-yearstarter for his career achievements.

DeSean Jackson,Jr., WR, Cal Desmond Howard, in 1991, was the last receiver-returner to win thebig doorstop. Now it could be Jackson's turn.

Patrick White,Jr. QB, West Virginia This much-improved passer is nearly as lethal a runner asSlaton. Coach Rich Rodriguez calls White "a point guard who can shoot thethree."

Brian Brohm, Sr.,QB, Louisville Played his best down the stretch last year, throwing for 3,049yards and 16 touchdowns on a 12-1 team. Big question: How will he adjust to anew offense?

Colt Brennan,Sr., QB, Hawaii The former walk-on threw for a jaw-dropping 5,549 yards and 58touchdowns last season. Anything near those numbers should get him to New York,system QB or not.

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BOWL PREDICTIONS
Dec. 20PoinsettiaSan DiegoBYU vs. Navy
Dec. 21New OrleansNew OrleansHouston vs. Troy
Dec. 22Las VegasLas VegasArizona State vs. TCU
Dec. 22New MexicoAlbuquerqueFresno State vs. Utah
Dec. 22PapaJohns.comBirminghamCincinnati vs. Memphis
Dec. 23HawaiiHonoluluHawaii vs. Marshall
Dec. 26Motor CityDetroitNorthwestern vs. Western Michigan
Dec. 27HolidaySan DiegoMissouri vs. UCLA
Dec. 28Champs SportsOrlandoIowa vs. Miami
Dec. 28EmeraldSan FranciscoOregon State vs. Virginia
Dec. 28TexasHoustonKansas vs. UTEP
Dec. 29AlamoSan AntonioPurdue vs. Texas A&M
Dec. 29LibertyMemphisAlabama vs. Southern Miss
Dec. 29Meineke Car CareCharlotteSouth Florida vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 30IndependenceShreveport, La.Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 31Armed ForcesFort WorthOregon vs. Wyoming
Dec. 31Chick-fil-AAtlantaAuburn vs. Georgia Tech
Dec. 31HumanitarianBoiseBoise State vs. Clemson
Dec. 31InsightTempe, Ariz.Illinois vs. Kansas State
Dec. 31Music CityNashvilleBoston College vs. South Carolina
Dec. 31SunEl PasoCal vs. Louisville
Jan. 1Capital OneOrlandoOhio State vs. Tennessee
Jan. 1CottonDallasArkansas vs. Oklahoma State
Jan. 1GatorJacksonvilleFlorida State vs. Nebraska
Jan. 1OutbackTampaGeorgia vs. Penn State
Jan. 5InternationalTorontoMiddle Tennessee vs. Ohio
Jan. 6GMACMobileToledo vs. Tulsa
BCS MATCHUPS   
Jan. 1RosePasadenaMichigan vs. Rutgers
Jan. 1SugarNew OrleansFlorida vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 2FiestaGlendale, Ariz.Texas vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 3OrangeMiamiVirginia Tech vs. West Virginia
Jan. 7BCSNew OrleansUSC vs. LSU


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