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SI's College Football Preview 2002

Michael J. LeBrecht II
When Bob Stoops took over the Oklahoma program in 1999, the once-proud Sooners had sunk to a state beyond disrepair. But Stoops restored the tradition in short order, and in his fourth season we think he has Oklahoma poised to win its second national championship in three years. Cover boy Tommie Harris leads a defense that would scare even NFL opponents, and the offense still has plenty of weapons. Read Scouting Reports on the rest of our Top 25, find out where we rank your favorite Division I-A school, and check out the best in Divisions I-AA, II and III -- all in this online edition of Sports Illustrated's College Football Preview 2002.

1 Oklahoma 14 Nebraska
2 Miami 15 Virginia Tech
3 Tennessee 16 Maryland
4 Texas 17 Marshall
5 Florida State 18 South Carolina
6 Colorado 19 Louisville
7 Washington State 20 Michigan
8 Florida 21 USC
9 Oregon 22 Texas A&M
10 Georgia 23 Auburn
11 Washington 24 Illinois
12 Ohio State 25 Penn State
13 LSU