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Stewart Mandel
October 11, 2004
1 USC (4--0)
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October 11, 2004

Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings

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Half of David Greene's passes against LSU on Saturday went for touchdowns. But the real key to the Dawgs' improved offense is the emergence of freshman running backs Danny Ware and Thomas Brown.

Next game: Saturday vs. Tennessee

5 Texas (4--0)

Senior RB Cedric Benson (right) had yet another big day on Saturday, with 188 yards on the ground against Baylor--the fourth time in as many games he's eclipsed 180 yards. But with the Red River Shootout looming, more noteworthy was the steady play of sophomore quarterback Vince Young, who was 15 of 20 for 189 yards and two TDs.

Next game: Saturday vs. Oklahoma (in Dallas)

Stewart Mandel's complete College Football Power Rankings appear every Monday--and his mailbag appears every Tuesday--on SI.com/football/ncaa.

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