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2009 Week 3 College Football Top 25
(Current Rankings After Week 1 - From 9/14 to 9/20/2009)

The Bankroll Sports Staff Writers' Archieved NCAA Football Top 25 Rankings After Week Two of the 2009 College Football Season.

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Below you will find the Bankroll Sports columnists' acheived NCAA football top 25 rankings from after the second week of the 2009 college football season. These are the official Bankroll Sports NCAA Football top 25 rankings following the week 2 games. Check out our College Football Top 25 Index Page for the current national polls as well as the the current Bankroll Sports Writers' rankings after this week's games. Thanks for visiting Bankroll Sports.

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1. Florida Gators (2-0) - The Gators continued their dismantling of collegiate opponents on Saturday as they pounded Troy 56-6. The Gators used 28 second quarter points, to cruise to a 35-7 lead at halftime. Quarterback Tim Tebow continued his assault with four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown for the Gators. The Trojans of Troy used two Sam Glusman field goals to account for their six points. The Gators have now won their first two games of the season by a combined score 118-9. Florida will host the Tennessee Volunteers, who are coming off an upset loss to UCLA on Saturday in Gainesville.

2. Texas Longhorns (2-0) - Texas got off to a slow start on Saturday, but used a 28 point third quarter to cruise passed Wyoming 41-10. After trailing 10-6 early in the second quarter, the Longhorns scored the final 35 points of the game. Quarterback Colt McCoy completed 30 of 47 passes for 337 yards, 3 touchdowns, along with an interception thrown. Texas accumulated 537 yards of total offense in the win. The Longhorns have now outscored opponents 100-30 in their first two wins of the season. Texas will take on state and conference rival Texas Tech at home on Saturday.

3. USC Trojans (2-0) - The Trojans picked up the biggest win of the second week of the season, as they went into Columbus and knocked off the Ohio State Buckeyes. USC needed a 6:00 drive to score the go-ahead touchdown, along with the two point conversion to seal the deal. Matt Barkley in his first road start completed just 15 of 31 passes for USC, but finished with 195 total passing yards. Stefon Johnson led the way offensively for USC, picking up both touchdowns, along with 50 yards on 11 carries. The win for the Trojans moved them to 2-0 on the season and kept them secure at the # 3 position in the country. USC will travel northwest on Saturday and take on conference for Washington, in both teams Pac-10 opener.

4. Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0) - The Crimson Tide improved to 2-0 on the season with a 40-14 win over Florida International. Alabama got off to a slow start, leading just 10-7 after one quarter, but a 20-0 second half did the trick for Alabama. The Crimson Tide picked up 516 yards of total offense in the win, allowing Florida International just 214, including 1 rushing yard. Trent Richardson ran for 118 yards for the Crimson Tide, along with 2 touchdowns. Alabama remains # 4, behind USC, Texas and Florida. The Crimson Tide will host North Texas on Saturday in their third game of the 2009 campaign.

5. Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0) - The Nittany Lions needed very little to knock off Greg Paulus and the Syracuse Orange. Penn State scored the first 28 points of the game, before allowing Syracuse a late touchdown in the final moments of the game. Daryll Clark threw for 240 yards and a touchdown for Penn State, along with Evan Royster rushing for a touchdown. The Nittany Lions have now out scored their opponents 59-14 on the season. Penn State will play their first of four home games to start the season on Saturday when they take on Rice.

6. Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) - The Red Raiders improved to 2-0 after a 55-10 beat down of the Rice Owls. Taylor Potts threw seven touchdowns in the win. Potts threw passes of 5, 7, 8, 11, 27, 34 and 30 as he completed 36 of 57 passes for 456 yards. The best part of Potts day was his passes went to 13 different receivers for the Red Raiders. The performance for Potts was his second straight 400+ yards to start the season. Texas Tech moves up one spot from # 7 to # 6 with their win. The Red Raiders will have an extremely tough task on Saturday when they travel to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns. Following that game, the Red Raiders will travel to Houston, to take on the upstart Cougars.

7. Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1) - The Buckeyes looked like they were going to be able to shake the theme of coming up short in big games on Saturday. That was before Matt Barkley led the USC Trojans across the field for a game winning touchdown. The Ohio State Buckeyes drop one spot after their 18-15 loss to USC. Terrelle Pryor completed just 11 of 25 passes for Ohio State, for 177 yards, but did not complete a touchdown, but threw an interception. The Buckeyes picked up just 88 rushing yards in the loss. Ohio State will travel in state to Toledo on Saturday to take on a Rockets team that is coming off a big win Friday night over Colorado.

8. Oklahoma Sooners (1-1) - The Sooners bounced back from their week one loss, to blow out Idaho State 64-0. The Sooners were without quarterback Sam Bradford and also their top receiver Jermaine Gresham. Landry Jones did a great job replacing Bradford, as he threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns for the Sooners. All three of the passing touchdowns for Oklahoma went to Ryan Broyles. The Sooners garnered 564 total yards, while their defense allowed just 44 on the day, including -22 on the ground. Oklahoma and Tulsa will get together Saturday. This is a rematch of the 2007 game when the Sooners beat Tulsa 62-21.

9. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-0) - After taking a 24-0 lead, the Yellow Jackets trailed 27-24. Scott Blair kicked two fourth quarter field goals, from 34 and 36 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets back, and win 30-27. The Yellow Jackets picked up one position with the win, rising from # 10 to # 9. Georgia Tech will take on Miami, once again, on a Thursday night this week. The last time the Hurricanes and Yellow Jackets played, Georgia Tech won 41-23 on November 20th, 2008.

10. Utah Utes (2-0) - The Utah Utes had a little bit of scare on Saturday. The Utes outscored the Spartans of San Jose State 17-7 in the fourth quarter to break open a 7-7 tie. Terrance Cain led Utah with 248 passing yards and a touchdown, while Matt Asiata rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown. The win for the Utes moved them inside the Top Ten, from last weeks position at # 11. The Utes will now take on the Oregon Ducks, out of the Pac Ten. This game will take place in Eugene. The last time Utah and Oregon met up was in 2003, when the Utes pulled off a 17-13 win.

11. Boise State Broncos (2-0) - The Broncos made another move up the Top 25, sliding from # 12 to # 11 with their 48-0 blanking of Miami Ohio. After taking 9 days off, following their thrilling win at home over the Oregon Ducks, the Broncos showed no signs of rust. Head coach Chris Petersen saw his quarterback Kellen Moore complete 16 of 26 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns. The Broncos led 20-0 at halftime, and then scored four second half touchdowns. Boise State will play at Fresno State on Friday evening. The last time these two teams played was last November, when the Broncos blasted the Bulldogs 61-10.

12. Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0) - The Bearcats showed no signs of letting up, after blasting Rutgers on the road in week one. Cincinnati put it to Southeast Missouri State, scoring 10 touchdowns, and allowing only a field goal. The Bearcats move up one spot from # 13 to # 12. Tony Pike continued to be impressive at the quarterback position throwing for 17 of 23, and 229 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win. The Bearcats on the season have outscored opponents 117-18. The Bearcats will take to the road this weekend when they play at Oregon State. The last time these two teams played, the Bearcats won 34-3 in 2007.

13. TCU Horned Frogs (1-0) - The Horned Frogs started their season off with a 30-14 win over Virginia. The win for TCU moved them up one position from # 14 to # 13. TCU is one of four teams within the Mountain West Conference that remain undefeated. The Horned Frogs got off to a nice start leading 14-0 at halftime, to add 10 more in the third quarter, only to be outscored 14-6 in the fourth and final quarter. The Horned Frogs will host state rival opponent Texas State on Saturday evening.

14. Georgia Bulldogs (1-1) - The Bulldogs narrowly escaped the Gamecocks of South Carolina with a 41-37 win. Georgia picked up their first win of the season with that decision. Bulldogs quarterback Joe Cox completed 17 of 24 passes for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win. The win for Georgia moved them up from # 15 to # 14. Georgia will play on the road in Fayetteville against the Razorbacks of Arkansas on Saturday. These two teams have not played since 2005 when the Bulldogs knocked off Arkansas 23-20.

15. Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-1) - The Cowboys took the biggest fall of the week, with their 10 point loss to Houston. Oklahoma State fell from # 8 to #15. The Cowboys trailed early; 24-7 at the half, only to rally back in the third quarter, scoring 21 unanswered. In the fourth quarter, the Cowboys had no answer for the Cougars, as Houston out scored them 21-7 for the win. Zac Robinson completed 18 of 31 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys. Receiver Dez Bryant caught 5 passes for 85 yards, but did not get into the end zone, except for his punt return to spark the Cowboys short rally. Oklahoma State will host Rice on Saturday.

16. Oregon State Beavers (2-0) - The Oregon State Beavers were 23-21 winners late Saturday evening over the Running Rebels of UNLV. The win for the Beavers pushed them to 2-0 on the season, and moved from # 17 to # 16 within the rankings. The Beavers are one of six teams in the Pac-10 with an undefeated record. The Beavers, through two games are allowing just 79.5 yards per game on the ground. Oregon State will take on a tough Cincinnati team at home on Saturday evening.

17. Northwestern Wildcats (2-0) - The Wildcats assisted the Big Ten to move to 18-4 to start the year, with their 27-24 win over Eastern Michigan. Northwestern did not cruise in this one, as the game was tied until the final moments when Stefan Demos kicked a 49 yard field goal. The Wildcats led the game 21-0, only to allow 24 of the next 27 points defensively. Northwestern only out gained their opponent 343-320 in total yards. The Wildcats made a one team improvement from last week to this week, from # 18 to # 17. The Wildcats will travel to New York to take on the Greg Paulus led Syracuse Orange. These two teams met last year, with Northwestern coming up with a 30-10 win.

18. Pittsburgh Panthers (2-0) - The Panthers continued to roll to start the season, dominating Buffalo 54-27. In two games this season, Pittsburgh has out scored their opponents 92-30. Bill Stull completed 21 of 30 passes for the Panthers, for 172 yards and 3 touchdowns. Dion Lewis rushed for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns as well in the win. Pittsburgh will take on Navy on Saturday. Pittsburgh was a 42-21 winner in this battle in 2008.

19. California Golden Bears (2-0) - The Golden Bears were easy 52 point winners over Eastern Washington on Saturday. In the win on Saturday, California quarterback Kevin Riley threw 20 times, completing 13 of them, for 148 yards and 1 touchdown. Jahvid Best, the heisman hopeful rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown. California with the win allowed them to move up one spot from # 20 to # 19. California will make the cross country trip to Minnesota to take on the 2-0 Golden Gophers out of the Big Ten. The last time California and Minnesota met was in 2006 when California blasted the Gophers 42-17.

20. Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0) - The Cornhuskers helped the Big 12 keep seven teams unbeaten through the first two weeks of the season with a 38-9 pasting of Arkansas State. With the win, Nebraska moved up one slot from # 21 to # 20. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was not pleased with the Cornhuskers defense, despite the fact they allowed just 9 points. Zach Lee completed 27 of 35 passes for Nebraska, for 340 yards and four touchdowns. Nebraska out gained their opponent 494 - 274 in total yards in the game. Nebraska will face their toughest test of the 2009 season to this point on Saturday when they play at Virginia Tech. The last time these two teams met, the Hokies were 35-30 winners, last September.

21. Houston Cougars (2-0) - The Cougars entered the Top 25 for the first time, after their 10 point upset win over Oklahoma State. The Cougars, with the win improved to 2-0 on the season. In two games this season, Houston has scored 100 points, allowing 42. Quarterback Case Keenum completed 32 of 46 passes for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns, also throwing an interception. Tyron Carrier was Keenum's top receiver as he caught 7 passes for 111 yards, and also a touchdown. The Cougars will take this weekend off, and then they will put their unbeaten record on the line on September 26th when they host Texas Tech.

22. Oregon Ducks (1-1) - The Ducks bounced back from their loss in week one to Boise State with a two point home win over the Purdue Boilermakers. Without running back LaGarrette Blount, the Ducks still rushed for 193 yards. Jeremiah Masoli threw for 163 yards, and ran for 84 more, along with a touchdown. Oregon with the win remains at # 22. Oregon's rough schedule does not get any easier in week three. The Ducks will host the unbeaten Utah Utes on Saturday.

23. Mississippi Rebels (1-0) - The Rebels took week two off, and with that remain # 23 in the latest poll. The Rebels were 31 point winners in week one over the Memphis Tigers. Coach Houston Nutt announced that defensive end Greg Hardy is very doubtful for this weeks game. Hardy sprained his left ankle in the week one win. Quarterback Jevan Snead led the Rebels offense in week one to five touchdowns, while the defense gave up just two. Mississippi will host Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday evening.

24. Brigham Young Cougars (2-0) - The Cougars continue to start the 2009 season impressively. The Cougars picked up a 54-3 win on Saturday over the Green Wave of Tulane. The win for Brigham Young allowed them to move up one spot from # 25 to # 24. In the win, Max Hall threw for two touchdowns, on 24 completed passes. JJ Di Luigi rushed 12 times for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Cougars. The Cougars will host the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Florida State has started the season 1-1 to this point.

25. Michigan Wolverines (2-0) - The Michigan Wolverines were the second, and final new comer into the Top 25. The Wolverines slid into the rankings after a 38-34 upset win over Notre Dame. Freshman quarterback Tate Forcier led a late drive for Michigan that led to a 5 yard touchdown pass to Greg Mathews. Forcier completed 23 of 33 passes for 240 yards, along with two touchdowns and an interception. Forcier also started the fourth quarter with a 31 yard touchdown run that put Michigan up 31-20. Michigan allowed Notre Dame to score two straight touchdowns, before the comeback. The Wolverines will take on state rival Eastern Michigan on Saturday. These two teams met on October 6th, 2007 and the Wolverines won 33-22.

Others in consideration for this week's rankings:
Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0) - Beat Iowa State 35-3
West Virginia Mountaineers (2-0) - Beat East Carolina 35-20
Tulsa Hurricanes (2-0) - Beat New Mexico
Missouri Tigers (2-0) - Beat Bowling Green 27-20
Miami Hurricanes (1-0) - Bye
Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1) - Beat Marshall 52-10
Kansas Jay Hawks (2-0) - Beat UTEP 34-7
LSU Tigers (1-0) - Beat Vanderbilt 23-9

Dropped from the ncaa football top 25:
Michigan State Spartans (1-1) - Lost to Miami 38-34.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) - Lost to Michigan 38-34


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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