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Power Rankings (cont.)

Posted: Tuesday September 25, 2007 12:54PM; Updated: Tuesday September 25, 2007 6:19PM
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NCAA Football Power Rankings
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11 13 You know who's tearing up the passing charts? Dennis Dixon. After shredding Stanford for 367 yards and four touchdowns on 26-of-37 passing, the senior (who's also run for 291 yards and four TDs) has the following eye-popping stat line: 69 percent completions, 11 TDs, zero INTs.
Last game: Beat Stanford, 55-31.
Next game: Saturday vs. Cal.
12 16 Just seconds after Mike Patrick mused about Britney Spears' fallen career, Georgia brought to mind another early-2000s pop sensation: Who Let the Dogs Out? Following Mikey Henderson's winning TD catch in overtime, UGA players literally formed a "Dog pile" in the Alabama end zone.
Last game: Beat Alabama, 26-23 (OT).
Next game: Saturday vs. Ole Miss.
13 20 While Graham Harrell threw for 650-plus yards last week, and Tim Tebow is producing 400 yards of offense and Colt Brennan is on pace for another 50-touchdown year, Andre Woodson has yet to throw for more than 275 yards in a game. Yet, you'd be hard-pressed to find a QB playing better.
Last game: Beat Arkansas, 42-29.
Next game: Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic.
14 9 Along with moving LSU to No. 1, this was my other notable poll adjustment. The Badgers may have started in the top 10, may be undefeated, but they haven't been a top 10 team. Their most impressive weapon against Iowa was punter Ken DeBauche (eight punts, 47.6-yard average).
Last game: Beat Iowa, 17-13.
Next game: Saturday vs. Michigan State.
15 21 The biggest night in the 10-year history of USF football takes place Friday when No. 5 West Virginia comes to town. The Bulls are unlikely to shut down the Mountaineers like they did in Morgantown last year, so it will be imperative for QB Matt Grothe to have a big game.
Last game: Beat North Carolina, 37-10.
Next game: Friday vs. West Virginia.
16 22 So far, the Tigers appear to be producing a far-more balanced attack than last year, when their dependence on the running game did them in. James Davis and C.J. Spiller combined for 280 yards last week, but QB Cullen Harper (25-of-39, 268 yards, two TDs) played just as big a role.
Last game: Beat NC State, 42-20.
Next game: Saturday at Georgia Tech.
17 15 Steve Spurrier made headlines this week for switching quarterbacks (again), but the far bigger news is that star LB Jasper Brinkley -- the heart and soul of that defense -- will miss the rest of the season with a sprained knee. Can the Gamecocks continue to play at a high level without him?
Last game: Lost to LSU, 28-16.
Next game: Saturday vs. Mississippi State.
18 14 When 'Bama fans looked at the schedule before the year, they were probably thrilled at the prospect of two SEC home games to lead into Saturday's unique neutral-site showdown with Florida State. Now, they just hope the Tide figure how to get over heartbreak in a hurry.
Last game: Lost to Georgia, 26-23 (OT).
Next game: Saturday vs. Florida State (at Jacksonville).
19 23 Nothing gives your team a shot of confidence like a date with Bill and Mary. The Hokies returned both an interception and a punt for touchdowns, went up 41-3 and emptied the bench by halftime. Something's not right with RB Branden Ore, though. He's averaging an anemic 3.2 yards per rush.
Last game: Beat William and Mary, 44-3.
Next game: Saturday vs. North Carolina.
20 25 Something tells me Gary Pinkel's not thrilled with his schedule. After a torrid 3-0 start against legit competition, the Tigers played a I-AA team and now have a bye week before jumping into their two most important league games of the year (Nebraska and Oklahoma). I'd at least hold a scrimmage.
Last game: Beat Illinois State, 38-17.
Next game: Oct. 6 vs. Nebraska.

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