DAVETGC'S Rankings-117 NCAA-Division I Teams
Sunday, October 5, 2003
1-Oklahoma 5-0; Big 12 Champ-Sugar Bowl
2-Florida State 5-0; ACC Champ-Sugar Bowl
3-LSU 5-0; SEC Champ-Orange Bowl
4-Virginia Tech 5-0; Big East Champ-Orange Bowl
5-Miami-Florida 5-0; Big East Runner Up; Fiesta Bowl
6-Ohio State 5-0; Big Ten Runner-Up-Fiesta or Capital One Bowl
7-USC 4-1; Loss to California 30-33 3OT, PAC-10 Champ-Rose Bowl
8-Washington State 5-1; Upset by Notre Dame 26-29 1OT, PAC 10-Runner-Up, Holiday or Fiesta Bowl
9-Georgia 4-1; Loss to LSU, 10-17, SEC #3-Cotton or Capital One Bowl
10-Tennessee 4-1; Loss to Auburn, 21-28, SEC Runner-Up-Fiesta, Cotton or Capital One Bowl
11-Minnesota 6-0; Big Ten Champ, Rose Bowl (note: they do not play Ohio State)
12-Arkansas 4-0; Cotton, Capital One or Outback Bowl
13-Nebraska 5-0; Alamo Bowl
14-Texas 4-1; Loss to Arkansas 28-38, Holiday Bowl
15-Northern Illinois 5-0; beat Alabama/Maryland/Iowa St.; GMAC Bowl
16-Bowling Green 4-1; Loss to Ohio State, 17-24; Motor City Bowl
17-Purdue 4-1; Loss to Bowling Green 26-27; Big Ten #3-Outback Bowl
18-Michigan State 5-1; Upset by Louisiana Tech 21-22, Big Ten #4-Alamo Bowl
19-Iowa 5-1; Loss to MSU 10-20, Big Ten #5-Sun Bowl
20-Virginia 4-1; Loss to South Carolina 7-31, ACC Runner-Up-Gator Bowl
21-Wake Forest 3-2; Loss to Purdue 10-16, Virginia, ACC #3-Peach Bowl
22-South Carolina 3-2; Losses to Georgia 7-31, Tennessee 20-23 OT, Independence Bowl
23-UNLV 4-1; Upset by Kansas 24-46, Mountain West #2-Las Vegas Bowl
24-Wisconsin 5-1; Loss to UNLV 5-23; Big Ten #6, Music City Bowl
25-Oregon 4-2; Losses to Washington State 16-55, Utah 13-17,PAC-10 #3, Sun Bowl
26-Michigan 4-2; Losses to Oregon 27-31, Iowa 27-30, Big Ten #7, Motor City Bowl
27-Florida 3-3; Losses to Miami-FL 33-38, Tennessee 10-24, Mississippi 17-20, Music City Bowl
28-Alabama 2-4; Losses to Oklahoma 13-20, Northern Illinois 16-19, Arkansas 30-33 OT; Peach Bowl
29-South Florida 3-1; Loss to Alabama 17-40
30-Louisville 3-1; Loss to South Florida OT, Liberty Bowl-Conference USA #1
31-North Carolina State 3-3; Losses to Wake Forest 24-38, Ohio State 38-44 3OT, Georgia Tech 21-29, ACC #4, Tangerine Bowl
32-Boston College 3-2; Losses to Wake Forest 28-32, Miami-FL 14-33; Big East #2 or 3-Gator, San Francisco or Continental Tire Bowl
33-Syracuse 3-1; Loss to Louisville 20-30, Big East #2 or 3-Gator, San Francisco or Continental Tire Bowl
34-Toledo 3-2; Losses to UNLV 18-28, Syracuse 7-34
35-Marshall 2-2; Losses to Tennessee 24-34, Toledo 17-24, Troy St. 24-33
36-Kansas State 4-2, Losses to Marshall 20-27, Texas 21-24; Big 12 #4-Alamo Bowl
37-Colorado 2-3; Losses to Florida State 7-47, Washington State 26-47, Baylor 30-42; Big 12 #6-Independence Bowl
38-UCLA 3-2; Losses to Colorado 14-16, Oklahoma 24-59
39-Pittsburgh 3-1; Loss to Toledo, 31-35, Insight Bowl
40-Texas Tech 4-1; Loss to North Carolina State 21-49; Tangerine Bowl
41-Mississippi 3-2; Losses to Memphis State 34-44, Texas Tech 45-49
42-Texas A&M 2-2; Losses to Virginia Tech, 19-35, Pittsburgh 26-37, Texas Tech 28-59
43-Utah 4-1; Loss to Texas A&M 26-28
44-TCU 5-0; Conference USA #2-GMAC Bowl
45-Oklahoma State 4-1; Loss to Nebraska 7-17, Big 12 #8-Houston Bowl
46-Maryland 4-2; Losses to Florida State 10-35, Northern Illinois 13-20 OT, Silicon Valley Bowl
47-Penn State 2-3; Losses to Boston College 14-27, Nebraska 10-18, Minnesota 14-20
48-Clemson 3-1; Losses to Georgia 0-30, Maryland, Continental Tire Bowl
49-Notre Dame 1-3; Losses to Michigan 0-38, Michigan State 16-22, Purdue 10-23
50-Miami-Ohio 4-1; Loss to Iowa 3-21

51-Colorado State 2-3; Losses to Colorado 35-42, Miami-OH 21-41, Utah 21-28
52-Air Force 5-1; Loss to Navy, Mountain West #1-Liberty Bowl
53-BYU 3-3; Losses to USC 18-35, Stanford 14-18, Air Force 10-24
54-Georgia Tech 3-3; Losses to BYU 13-24, Florida State 13-14, Clemson 3-39, Humanitarian Bowl
55-Auburn 3-2; Losses to USC 0-23, Georgia Tech 3-17, SEC #?-Houston Bowl
56-Fresno State 3-3; Losses to Tennessee 6-24, Oklahoma 28-52, Silicon Valley Bowl
57-Oregon State 5-1; Loss to Fresno State 14-16, Insight Bowl
58-California 3-4; Losses to Kansas State 28-42, Colorado State 21-23, Utah 24-31
59-Stanford 2-1, Loss to Washington 17-28
60-Southern Mississippi 3-2; Losses to California/Nebraska
61-Memphis State 3-2; Losses to Southern Mississippi 6-23, UAB 10-24
62-Arizona State 2-3, Losses to Iowa, 2-21, Oregon State 17-45, USC
63-Washington 3-2; Losses to Ohio State 9-28, UCLA 17-39
64-Boise State 4-1; Loss to Oregon State, 24-26
65-Cincinnati 3-2; Losses to Miami-OH 37-42, Southern Mississippi 20-22
66-Iowa State 2-4; Losses to Iowa 21-40, Northern Illinois 16-24, Oklahoma
State 13-14, Clemson 3-39
67-West Virginia 1-4; Losses to Wisconsin/Cincinnati/Maryland/Miami-FL
68-Kentucky 2-3; Losses to Louisville/Alabama/Florida
69-Northwestern 2-3; Losses to Air Force/Miami-OH/Ohio St.
70-Kansas 4-1; Loss to Northwestern 20-28, Upset UNLV and Missouri, Big 12 #8-Fort Worth Bowl
71-Missouri 4-1; Loss to Kansas
72-Connecticut 4-2; Losses to Boston College, Virginia Tech
73-Tulsa 3-2; Losses to Minnesota/Arkansas
74-Hawaii 2-3; Losses to USC/UNLV/Tulsa
75-Tulane 3-2; Losses to TCU/Texas
76-San Diego State 3-3; Losses to Ohio State 13-16, UCLA 10-20, BYU 36-44
77-North Carolina 0-5; Losses to Syracuse/Florida State/Wisconsin/North Carolina St./Virginia
78-Illinois 1-5; Losses to Missouri/UCLA/California/Wisconsin/Purdue
79-Western Michigan 3-2; Losses to MSU/Virginia Tech
80-Central Michigan 2-3; Losses to Michigan/Ball State/Bowling Green
81-Ball State 3-3; Losses to Missouri/Pittsburgh/Boston College
82-Indiana 1-5; Losses to Washington/Connecticut/Kentucky/Michigan/MSU
83-Arizona 1-5; Losses to LSU/Oregon/Purdue/TCU/Washington St.
84-Louisiana Tech 2-3; Loss to Miami-FL 9-48/Fresno St. 6-16, Boise St. 37-43; Upset Michigan State
85-New Mexico 3-3; Losses to Texas Tech/BYU/Washington State
86-Nevada 3-2; Losses to Oregon 23-31, UNLV 12-16
87-North Texas State 2-3; Losses to Oklahoma/Air Force/Arkansas
88-Troy State 3-3; Losses to Kansas State 5-41, Minnesota 7-48, Nebraska 0-30, Upset Marshall
89-Houston 4-1; Loss to Michigan
90-Rutgers 3-2; Losses to MSU/Virginia Tech
91-Duke 2-3; Losses to Virginia/Northwestern/Florida St.
92-Navy 3-2; Losses to TCU/Rutgers
93-Kent State 3-3; Losses to Pittsburgh/Penn State/Ball State
94-Central Florida 2-3; Losses to Virginia Tech/Syracuse/Kent State
95-Akron 3-3; Losses to Wisconsin/Kent State/Miami-OH
96-Mississippi State 1-4; Losses to Oregon/Tulane/Houston/LSU
97-Vanderbilt 1-3; Losses to Mississippi/Auburn/TCU/Georgia Tech/Mississippi St.
98-Alabama-Birmingham 2-3; Losses to Southern Mississippi, Troy St., South Carolina
99-Baylor 3-2; Losses to North Texas/UAB
100-Utah State 1-4; Losses to Nebraska/Utah/Arizona State/New Mexico
101-East Carolina 0-5; Losses to West Virginia/Cincinnati/Miami-FL/Wake Forest/Houston
102-Arkansas State 3-3; Losses to Texas A&M/Tulsa/Memphis St.
103-Temple 1-4; Losses to Penn State/Villanova/Cincinnati OT
104-Ohio University 1-4; Losses to Iowa State/Minnesota/Western Michigan/Northern Illinois OT
105-Wyoming 1-4 Loss to Oklahoma State/Air Force/Kansas/Boise St.
106-Rice 1-4; Losses to Houston/Duke/Texas/Hawaii
107-San Jose State 1-4; Losses to Stanford/Florida/Nevada/Rice
108-Middle Tennessee State 0-5; Losses to Georgia/Florida Atlantic/Clemson/Missouri in OT/Temple
109-UTEP 2-4; Losses to Arizona/Cal Poly/San Diego St./Louisville
110-SMU 0-5; Losses to Texas Tech/Baylor/Oklahoma State/Nevada/UTEP
111-Idaho 1-5; Losses to Washington State/Eastern Washington/Boise St./Washington/Montana
112-New Mexico State 1-4; Losses to Texas/Oregon State/New Mexico/Idaho
113-Louisiana-Lafayette 0-6; Losses to South Carolina/Louisiana Tech/Houston/Minnesota/North Texas St./Oklahoma St.
114-Eastern Michigan 1-5; Losses to Western Illinois/Akron/Navy/Maryland/Western Michigan
115-Louisiana-Monroe 0-6; Losses to Stephen F. Austin/LSU/Mississippi/Northwesern St./Utah St./Arkansas St.
116-Army 0-5; Losses to Connecticut/Rutgers/Tulane/South Florida/TCU
117-Buffalo 0-6; Losses to Rutgers/Iowa/Connecticut/Colgate/Akron/Central Florida

Top 7-10 Games deciding Conference/National Title/Rivalries each week-Fall, 2003:

September 13
Notre Dame 0 at Michigan 38
South Carolina 7 at Georgia 31
Arkansas 38 at Texas 28
Purdue 16 at Wake Forest 10
Iowa 40 at Iowa State 21
Washington State 49 at Colorado 21
North Carolina State 38 at Ohio State 44 3OT
Georgia Tech 13 at Florida State 14
Penn State 10 at Nebraska 18

September 20
Tennessee 24 at Florida 10
Texas A&M 19 at Virginia Tech 35
Michigan 27 at Oregon 31
UCLA 24 at Oklahoma 59
Georgia 10 at LSU 17
Miami-FL 33 at Boston College 14
Bowling Green 17 at Ohio State 24
Michigan State 22 at Notre Dame 16
Colorado 7 at Florida State 42
Arizona State 2 at Iowa 21

September 27
Pittsburgh 37 at Texas A&M 26
South Carolina 20 at Tennessee 23 OT
Iowa 10 at Michigan State 20
Wake Forest 24 at Virginia 27
Minnesota 20 at Penn State 14
Washington State 55 at Oregon 16
USC 30 at California 33 3OT
Notre Dame 10 at Purdue 23
Arkansas 34 at Alabama 31 2OT

October 4
Kansas State 20 at Texas 24
Michigan 27 at Iowa 30
Alabama 23 at Georgia 37
Texas A&M 28 at Texas Tech 59
USC 37 at Arizona State 17
Washington 16 at UCLA 46
Tennessee 21 at Auburn 28
Wisconsin 30 at Penn State 23
Oklahoma 53 at Iowa State 7

October 11
Miami-FL at Florida State
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
Oklahoma at Texas
Penn State at Purdue
Oregon at Arizona State
Florida at LSU
Ohio State at Wisconsin
Iowa State at Texas Tech
Stanford at USC
Michigan at Minnesota (October 10)

October 18
USC at Notre Dame
LSU at South Carolina
Colorado at Kansas State
Florida State at Virginia
Texas at Iowa State
Missouri at Oklahoma
Purdue at Wisconsin
Iowa at Ohio State
Texas A&M at Nebraska
Florida at Arkansas

October 25
Oklahoma at Colorado
Wake Forest at Florida State
Purdue at Michigan
Iowa State at Nebraska
Notre Dame at Boston College
USC at Washington
Arizona State at UCLA
Auburn at LSU
Virginia Tech at West Virginia

November 1
Georgia at Florida
Florida State at Notre Dame
Michigan at Michigan State
Big East Championship: Miami-FL at Virginia Tech
Nebraska at Texas
Ohio State at Penn State
Pittsburgh at Boston College
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Washington State at USC
Oregon at Washington

November 8
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Tennessee at Miami-FL
Texas A&M at Oklahoma
Michigan State at Ohio State
UCLA at Washington State
California at Oregon
Kansas State at Iowa State
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Missouri at Colorado
Iowa at Purdue

November 15
Kansas State at Nebraska
LSU at Alabama
Auburn at Georgia
North Carolina State at Florida State
Texas Tech at Texas
Colorado at Iowa State
Purdue at Ohio State
Florida at South Carolina
BYU at Notre Dame
Arizona State at Washington State

November 22
Ohio State at Michigan
Alabama at Auburn
Washington State at Washington
Oregon State at Oregon
California at Stanford
Missouri at Kansas State
Boston College at Virginia Tech
Iowa at Wisconsin
Oklahoma at Texas Tech

November 28
Nebraska at Colorado (Nov. 27)
Florida State at Florida
Virginia Tech at Virginia
Texas at Texas A&M
Miami-FL at Pittsburgh
Arizona at Arizona State
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Notre Dame at Stanford
Iowa State at Missouri

December 5
Army vs. Navy

December 12
SEC Championship
: Tennessee/Georgia vs. LSU/Arkansas/Auburn
Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma/Texas/Texas Tech vs. Kansas State/Nebraska
MAC Championship: Miami-OH/Marshall vs. Bowling Green/Northern Illinois/Toledo


Conference Rankings-Top 25/Top 50
1-SEC-Southeastern: LSU/Tennessee/Georgia/Arkansas/Florida/South Carolina/Alabama (7)/(0)

SEC-East Bowl Commit
Tennessee BCS/Cotton/Capital One
Georgia Cotton/Capital One
Florida Music City
South Carolina Independence
LSU BCS #1-Orange Bowl
Arkansas Outback #3
Auburn Houston
Alabama Peach #4
Mississippi State

2-Big Ten: Minnesota/Ohio State/Purdue/Wisconsin/Michigan State/Iowa/Michigan (3)

Big 10 Bowl Commit
Minnesota BCS-Rose #1
Ohio State BCS-Fiesta/Capital One #2
Purdue Outback #3
Wisconsin Alamo #4
Michigan State Sun #5
Iowa Music City #6
Michigan Motor City #7
Penn State

3-Big Twelve: Oklahoma/Nebraska/Texas/Kansas State/Texas Tech/Colorado/Oklahoma State/Kansas(3)

Big 12-North Bowl Commit
Nebraska Cotton #2
Kansas State Alamo #4
Colorado Independence
Kansas Fort Worth #8
Iowa State
Big 12-South
Oklahoma BCS #1
Texas Holiday #3
Texas Tech Houston
Oklahoma State Tangerine
Texas A&M

4-PAC 10-Pacific Athletic Conference: USC/Oregon (2)/Washington State/Arizona State/Washington/Oregon State/Stanford/UCLA (5)

PAC-10 Bowl Commit
USC BCS-Rose #1
Washington State BCS/Holiday #2
Oregon Sun #3
UCLA Insight #4/5
Oregon State Las Vegas #4/5
Arizona State

5-MAC-Mid-American: Northern Illinois/Bowling Green (2)/Toledo/Marshall/Miami-OH (3)

MAC-West Bowl Commit
Bowling Green Motor City
Northern Illinois
Western Michigan
Ball State
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Miami-Ohio GMAC
Central Florida
Kent State
Ohio Univ.

6-Big East: Virginia Tech/Miami-FL (2)/Pittsburgh/Boston College (2)

Big East Bowl Commit
Virginia Tech BCS-Orange
Miami-FL BCS-Fiesta/Gator
Pittsburgh San Francisco
Boston College Continental Tire
West Virginia

7-ACC-Atlantic Coast: Florida State(1)/Wake Forest/North Carolina State/Virginia (3)

ACC Bowl Commit
Florida State BCS #1-Sugar
Virginia Gator #2
Wake Forest Peach #3
North Carolina State Tangerine #4
Clemson Continental Tire#5
Georgia Tech Humanitarian #6
Maryland Silicon Valley
North Carolina

8-Conference USA: Louisville/TCU (2)/Cincinnati (1)

Conference USA Bowl Commit
Louisville Liberty #1
Texas Christian GMAC #2
Cincinnati Hawaii
Southern Mississippi New Orleans #4
Tulane Fort Worth #6
South Florida
Memphis State
East Carolina

9-Mountain West: (0)/UNLV/Air Force (2)

Mountain West Bowl Commit
Air Force Liberty #1
UNLV Las Vegas #2
Colorado State San Francisco#3
San Diego State
New Mexico

10-WAC-Western Athletic Conference: (0)/Fresno State (1)

WAC Bowl Commit
Boise State Humanitarian
Hawaii Hawaii
Fresno State Silicon Valley
San Jose State GMAC
Louisiana Tech
Texas-El Paso

11-Sun Belt Conference: 0/0

Sun Belt Bowl Commit
Arkansas St. New Orleans
New Mexico St.
Middle Tenn.St.
North Texas St.
Utah St.

Notre Dame
Troy State

Possible Bowl Matchups 2003-2004

Bowl Team 1 Team 2 Matchup Date
New Orleans Arkansas State Southern Mississippi Sun Belt #1 vs. Conference USA #4 16-Dec
GMAC TCU Northern Illinois Conference USA #2 vs. MAC/WAC 18-Dec
Tangerine North Carolina State Texas Tech ACC #4 vs. Big Twelve 22-Dec
Fort Worth Tulane/So.Florida Kansas/Missouri Conference USA #6 vs. Big 12 #8 12/23/2003
Las Vegas UNLV Oregon State Mountain West #2 vs. Pac-10 #4/5 24-Dec
Hawaii Bowl Cincinnati Hawaii/Louisiana Tech Conference USA vs. WAC 25-Dec
Motor City Miami-OH Michigan MAC vs. Big 10 #7 26-Dec
Insight.com Washington Pittsburgh PAC 10 #4/5 vs. Big East #3 26-Dec
Continental Tire Notre Dame Clemson Big East #4/5 vs. ACC #5 27-Dec
Alamo Michigan State Kansas State Big 10#4 vs. Big 12 #4 29-Dec
Houston Auburn Oklahoma State SEC vs. Big 12 30-Dec
Holiday Washington St. Texas PAC-10#2 vs. Big 12#3 30-Dec
Silicon Valley Fresno State Maryland WAC vs. ACC 30-Dec
San Francisco Colorado State Boston College Mountain West #3 vs. Big East #4/5 31-Dec
Independence South Carolina Colorado SEC vs. Big 12 31-Dec
Music City Wisconsin Florida Big Ten #6 vs. SEC 31-Dec
Liberty Louisville Air Force Conference USA#1 vs. Mountain West #1 31-Dec
Sun Iowa Oregon Big 10#5 vs. Pac 10#3 31-Dec
Outback Purdue Arkansas Big 10#3 vs. SEC#3 1-Jan
Capital One Ohio State Georgia Big 10#2 vs. SEC#2 1-Jan
Gator Virginia Notre Dame/Syracuse ACC#2 vs. Big East#2 1-Jan
Orange LSU Virginia Tech Alliance- vs. Alliance-Big East 1-Jan
Rose Minnesota USC Alliance-Big 10 vs.Alliance PAC-10 1-Jan
Peach Wake Forest Alabama ACC#3 vs. SEC#4 2-Jan
Cotton Nebraska Tennessee Big 12#2 vs. SEC 2-Jan
Fiesta Ohio State Miami-FL Alliance vs. Alliance-ACC 2-Jan
Humanitarian Boise State Georgia Tech WAC vs. ACC #6 3-Jan
Sugar Oklahoma Florida State Alliance #1 vs. Alliance #2 4-Jan

Top Football Programs by State

Texas (10)
Texas A&M
Texas Christian
Texas Tech
North Texas State
Texas El-Paso

California (7)
Fresno State
San Jose State
San Diego State

Ohio (8)
Ohio State
Bowling Green
Kent State
Ohio Univ.

Michigan (5)
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan

North Carolina (5)
Wake Forest
No.Carolina State
North Carolina
East Carolina

Florida (5)
Florida State
Central Florida
South Florida

Louisiana (5)
Louisiana Tech

Alabama (4)
Troy State

Tennessee (4)
Middle Tennessee State
Memphis State

New York/New Jersey (4)

Virginia/West Virginia (4)
Virginia Tech
West Virginia

Indiana (4)
Notre Dame
Ball State

Pennsylvania (3)
Penn State

Mississippi (3)
Southern Mississippi
Mississippi State

Illinois (3)
Northern Illinois

Oklahoma (3)
Oklahoma State

Colorado (3)
Colorado State
Air Force
Utah (3)
Utah State
Idaho (3)
Boise State
Utah State

Arkansas (2)
Arkansas State
Georgia (2)
Georgia Tech

Kentucky (2)

Nevada (2)
New Mexico (2)
New Mexico
New Mexico State

Washington (2)
Washington State

Arizona (2)
Arizona State

Oregon (2)
Oregon State

Maryland/District of Columbia (2)
South Carolina (2)
South Carolina

Iowa (2)
Iowa State
Kansas (2)
Kansas State

1 each from:

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wyoming and Hawaii

None from Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska or Montana

Parity in NCAA Division I football has resulted from:

1)Reduction in Scholarships--95 to 85 (may go to 72 soon)

2)Strength & Conditioning Coaches/Methods influencing high school and college programs

3)Excellent coaches and coaching staffs, methods and techniques including national recruiting of athletes