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Compiled by Richard Deitsch

26-49 | 50-75 | 76-117
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RANK TEAM (FINAL 2003 AP RANK) 2003 RECORD RETURNING STARTERS
26 WISCONSIN 7-6 17
Senior TB Anthony Davis (3,021 total rushing yards in his first two seasons) is 100% after missing five games to ankle injuries
27 N.C. STATE 8-5 17
Freshman Marcus Stone is the leader to succeed Philip Rivers at QB; junior TB T.A. McLendon (11 TDs in nine games) is healthy
28 PURDUE (18) 9-4 11
Senior Kyle Orton completed 60% of his passes over last two seasons; adding a 6'9" receiver, sophomore Kyle Ingraham, is a plus
29 BOSTON COLLEGE 8-5 11
Winner of four straight bowls, Eagles must settle QB position and replace alltime rushing leader Derrick Knight to make a run at five
30 OREGON STATE 8-5 12
Senior Derek Anderson was second Pac-10 passer to throw for 4,000 yards in a season (4,058); he must cut down on INTs (24)
31 VIRGINIA 8-5 16
Speedy junior Marques Hagans takes over at QB and can look to All-America tight end Heath Miller (70 catches, 835 yards)
32 MEMPHIS 9-4 16
Explosive junior TB DeAngelo Williams rushed for 1,430 yards and led nation with 192.1 all-purpose yards per game
33 ALABAMA 4-9 15
Junior LB DeMeco Ryans set school record with 25 tackles against Arkansas, one of his five games with double-figure tackles
34 LOUISVILLE 9-4 16
Senior WR J.R. Russell was second in C-USA with 75 catches and 1,213 yards, becoming fifth Cardinals 1,000-yard receiver in six years
35 GEORGIA TECH 7-6 14
ACC Rookie of the Year QB Reggie Ball threw for 1,996 yards, fourth best alltime among conference freshmen
36 SOUTHERN MISS 9-4 13
Ball hawking junior CB John Eubanks scored on a fumble return, an interception return and a kickoff return
37 SOUTH CAROLINA 5-7 15
Gave up just 11 sacks thanks to hefty trio of LT Jabari Levey (320), C John Strickland (305) and RG Jonathan Alston (305)
38 VIRGINIA TECH 8-5 9
Senior Bryan Randall (1,996 passing yards, 15 TDs) won't have to split time at QB, because Marcus Vick was suspended for the year
39 TEXAS TECH 8-5 15
Senior QB Sonny Cumbie succeeds B.J. Symons at the helm of nation's most potent offense (582.8 yards per game)
40 FRESNO STATE 9-5 17
Former walk-on Garrett McIntyre, a junior DE, had 39 tackles, including 12 1/2 tackles for loss and eight sacks
41 NOTRE DAME 5-7 14
Opener at BYU offers sophomore QB Brady Quinn (nine TDs, 15 INTs) chance to convince alums he's their man
42 MARSHALL 8-4 13
Senior QB Stan Hill (1,767 yards, 15 TDs despite knee injury) and senior WR Josh Davis (2,975 career yards) are a dangerous combo
43 WASHINGTON STATE (9) 10-3 6
Junior LB Will Derting (86 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks) will carry Cougars defense that has just two returning starters
44 BOISE STATE (16) 13-1 9
Broncos' 11-game winning streak is nation's second longest; sophomore Jared Zabranski is leader to replace Ryan Dinwiddie at QB
45 COLORADO 5-7 11
Gary Barnett survived tumultuous off-season; will Buffs' last four games (Texas, at Kansas, Kansas State, at Nebraska) do him in?
46 MICHIGAN STATE 8-5 14
Who will replace QB Jeff Smoker? Senior Damon Dowdell, freshman Stephen Reaves and sophomore Drew Stanton will battle it out
47 SAN DIEGO STATE 6-6 16
Senior LB Kirk Morrison (115 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks) is reigning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year
48 OKLAHOMA STATE 9-4 15
Sophomore WR D'Juan Woods looks to fill the shoes of his brother Rashaun, who caught 77 passes for 1,367 yards and 15 TDs
49 WASHINGTON 6-6 12
Senior FB Zach Tuiasosopo, brother of former Huskies QB Marques, is one of the Pac-10's best blocking backs

Skinny (2003 stats unless otherwise indicated)

Issue date: August 16, 2004

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