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Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings
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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1 USC (4--0)

In Saturday's showdown with Cal, which beat the Trojans 34--31 last year, the revenge factor will have USC foaming at the mouth.

Next game: Saturday vs. Cal

2 Oklahoma (4--0)

QB Jason White isn't putting up the numbers that got him the Heisman last year. What he is doing is avoiding mistakes and running the offense like, well, a sixth-year senior.

Next game: Saturday vs. Texas (in Dallas)

3 Auburn (5--0)

Tennessee freshman QB Erik Ainge entered last Saturday's game as the nation's fourth-rated passer. By the time the Tigers' defense was through, Ainge had four picks and the nation's 23rd-highest passer rating.

Next game: Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech

4 Georgia (4--0)

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