DAVETGC'S Rankings-117 NCAA-Division I Teams
Sunday, September 21, 2003
1-USC 3-0; PAC-10 Champ-Sugar Bowl
2-Oklahoma 4-0; Big 12 Champ-Sugar Bowl
3-Tennessee 3-0; SEC Champ-Rose Bowl
4-Florida State 4-0; ACC Champ-Fiesta Bowl
5-LSU 3-0; SEC Runner-Up-Orange Bowl
6-Virginia Tech 2-0; Big East Champ-Orange Bowl
7-Miami-Florida 3-0; Big East Runner Up; Gator Bowl
8-Oregon 3-0; PAC-10 Runner-Up, Holiday Bowl
9-Michigan 3-0; Big Ten Champ-Rose Bowl
10-Ohio State 4-0; Big Ten Runner-Up-Fiesta Bowl
11-Georgia 2-1; Loss to LSU, 10-17, Cotton, Peach or Outback Bowl
12-Arkansas 3-0; Peach, Outback or Cotton Bowl
13-Florida 1-2; Losses to Miami-FL 33-38/Tennessee 10-24; Outback, Peach or Cotton Bowl
14-Iowa 3-0; Outback or Capital One Bowl
15-Nebraska 3-0; Alamo Bowl
16-Texas 3-1; Cotton or Independence Bowl
17-Minnesota 4-0; Capital One or Outback Bowl
18-Missouri 4-0; Independence or Cotton Bowl
19-Louisville 2-0; Liberty Bowl
20-TCU 3-0; GMAC Bowl
21-South Carolina 3-1; Loss to Georgia 7-31, Independence Bowl
22-Northern Illinois 3-0; beat Alabama/Maryland; Motor City Bowl
23-Alabama 2-2; Losses to Oklahoma 13-20/Northern Illinois 16-19; Peach Bowl
24-Bowling Green 3-1; Loss to Ohio State, 17-24; Liberty Bowl
25-Purdue 2-1; Loss to Bowling Green 26-27; Sun Bowl

26-Michigan State 3-1; Upset by Louisiana Tech 21-22
27-Notre Dame 1-2; Losses to Michigan 0-38, Michigan State 16-22, Continental Tire Bowl
28-Washington State 3-1; Loss to Notre Dame 26-29 1OT, Sun Bowl
29-UNLV 3-1; Upset by Kansas 24-46;
30-Toledo 2-1; Loss to UNLV
31-Marshall 2-2; Losses to Tennessee/Toledo
32-Kansas State 4-1, Loss to Marshall 20-27; Cotton Bowl
33-Colorado 2-2; Losses to Florida State 7-47, Washington State 26-47; Fort Worth Bowl
34-Pittsburgh 2-1; Loss to Toledo, 31-35, Insight Bowl
35-Arizona State 2-1, Loss to Iowa, 2-21
36-Wake Forest 3-1; Loss to Purdue 10-16, ACC Runner-Up, Gator Bowl
37-Boston College 2-2; Losses to Wake Forest 28-32, Miami-FL 14-33; San Francisco Bowl
38-North Carolina State 2-2; Loses to Wake Forest 24-38, Ohio State 38-44 3OT, Peach Bowl
39-Virginia 2-1; Loss to South Carolina, Tangerine Bowl
40-Texas A&M 2-1; Loss to Virginia Tech, 19-35, Houston Bowl
41-Washington 2-1; Loss to Ohio State 9-28
42-Wisconsin 3-1; Loss to UNLV 5-23; Motor City Bowl
43-Penn State 2-2; Loss to Boston College 14-27, Nebraska 10-18; Music City Bowl
44-Cincinnati 3-0; Hawaii Bowl
45-Air Force 4-0; San Francisco Bowl
46-Fresno State 2-2; Losses to Tennessee/Oklahoma, Silicon Valley Bowl
47-Oregon State 2-1; Loss to Fresno State 14-16, Insight Bowl
48-Stanford 2-0
49-UCLA 1-2; Losses to Colorado 14-16, Oklahoma 24-59
50-Miami-Ohio 2-1; Loss to Iowa; GMAC Bowl
51-Utah 2-1; Loss to Texas A&M 26-28
52-Oklahoma State 3-1; Loss to Nebraska
53-Maryland 2-2; Losses to Florida State/Northern Illinois, Silicon Valley Bowl
54-Hawaii 2-2; Losses to USC/UNLV
55-BYU 2-2; Losses to USC/Stanford
56-Colorado State 1-2; Losses to Colorado 35-42, Miami-FL
57-Clemson 3-1; Loss to Georgia
58-Texas Tech 2-1; Loss to North Carolina State,
59-Iowa State 2-1; Loss to Iowa
60-Georgia Tech 1-3; Losses to BYU/Florida State/Clemson; Humanitarian Bowl
61-West Virginia 1-3; Losses to Wisconsin/Cincinnati
62-Auburn 1-2; Losses to USC/Georgia Tech, Houston Bowl
63-Kentucky 2-2; Losses to Louisville/Alabama
64-Connecticut 3-1; Loss to Boston College
65-California 2-3; Losses to Kansas State/Colorado State/Utah
66-Tulane 2-1; Loss to TCU
67-Boise State 2-1; Loss to Oregon State, 24-26
68-Syracuse 2-1; Loss to Louisville
69-North Carolina 0-3; Losses to Syracuse/Florida State/Wisconsin
70-Northwestern 2-2; Losses to Air Force/Miami-OH
71-Kansas 3-1; Loss to Northwestern
72-San Diego State 3-1; Loss to Ohio State 13-16
73-Illinois 1-3; Losses to Missouri/UCLA/California
74-Western Michigan 1-2; Losses to MSU/Virginia Tech
75-Southern Mississippi 2-1; Loss to California
76-Memphis State 2-1; Loss to Southern Mississippi
77-Mississippi 2-1; Loss to Memphis State
78-Central Michigan 2-2; Losses to Michigan/Ball State
79-Ball State 3-2; Losses to Missouri/Pittsburgh
80-Indiana 1-3; Losses to Washington/Connecticut/Kentucky
81-Arizona 1-3; Losses to LSU/Oregon/Purdue
82-Vanderbilt 1-3; Losses to Mississippi/Auburn/TCU
83-Louisiana Tech 2-1; Loss to Miami-FL/Upset Michigan State
84-New Mexico 1-3; Loss to Texas Tech/BYU/Washington State
85-Central Florida 1-2; Losses to Virginia Tech/Syracuse
86-New Mexico State 1-2; Losses to Texas/Oregon State
87-North Texas State 1-2; Losses to Oklahoma/Air Force/Arkansas
88-San Jose State 1-3; Losses to Stanford/Florida/Nevada
89-Troy State 2-2; Losses to Kansas State/Minnesota
90-Houston 3-1; Loss to Michigan
91-Mississippi State 0-3; Losses to Oregon/Tulane/Houston
92-Alabama-Birmingham 1-3; Losses to Southern Mississippi/Troy St./South Carolina
93-South Florida 1-1; Loss to Alabama
94-Utah State 0-3; Losses to Nebraska/Utah/Arizona State
95-Nevada 2-1; Loss to Oregon
96-East Carolina 0-4; Losses to West Virginia/Cincinnati/Miami-FL/Wake Forest
97-Baylor 2-2; Losses to North Texas/UAB
98-Tulsa 2-2; Losses to Minnesota/Arkansas
99-Arkansas State 2-2; Loss to Texas A&M/Tulsa
100-Duke 2-2; Losses to Virginia/Northwestern
101-Rutgers 2-1; Loss to MSU
102-Temple 0-3; Losses to Penn State/Villanova/Cincinnati OT
103-Ohio University 1-2; Losses to Iowa State/Minnesota
104-Wyoming 1-3; Loss to Oklahoma State/Air Force/Kansas
105-Rice 0-3; Losses to Houston/Duke/Texas
106-Navy 2-1; Loss to TCU
107-Kent State 2-2; Losses to Pittsburgh/Penn State
108-Akron 1-2; Losses to Wisconsin/Kent State
109-Middle Tennessee State 0-4; Losses to Georgia/Florida Atlantic/Clemson/Missouri in OT
110-SMU 0-3; Losses to Texas Tech/Baylor/Oklahoma State
111-Louisiana-Lafayette 0-4; Losses to South Carolina/Louisiana Tech/Houston/Minnesota
112-Eastern Michigan 1-3; Losses to Western Illinois/Akron/Navy
113-UTEP 0-4; Losses to Arizona/Cal Poly/San Diego St./Louisville
114-Louisiana-Monroe 0-3; Losses to Stephen F. Austin/LSU/Mississippi/Northwesern St.
115-Idaho 0-4; Losses to Washington State/Eastern Washington/Boise St./Washington
116-Army 0-3; Losses to Connecticut/Rutgers/Tulane
117-Buffalo 0-4; Losses to Rutgers/Iowa/Connecticut/Colgate

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

SEC-East Bowl Commit
Tennessee BCS-Sugar #1
Georgia Outback #3
Florida Cotton
South Carolina Independence
LSU BCS/Capital One #2
Arkansas Music City
Auburn Houston
Alabama Peach #4
Mississippi State

2-Big Ten: Michigan/Ohio State/Iowa/Minnesota/Purdue (5)/Michigan State/Penn State/Wisconsin (3)

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

3-Big Twelve: Oklahoma/Texas/Nebraska/Missouri (4)/Kansas State/Colorado/Texas A&M(3)

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

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
Oregon BCS/Holiday #2
Washington State Sun #3
Stanford 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 Liberty #1
Northern Illinois Motor City
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/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
Wake Forest Gator #2
North Carolina State Peach #3
Virginia 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

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 47 at Colorado 26
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 at Texas A&M
South Carolina at Tennessee
Iowa at Michigan State
Wake Forest at Virginia
Minnesota at Penn State
Washington State at Oregon
USC at California
Notre Dame at Purdue
Arkansas at Alabama

October 4
Kansas State at Texas
Michigan at Iowa
Alabama at Georgia
Texas A&M at Texas Tech
USC at Arizona State
Washington at UCLA
Tennessee at Auburn
Wisconsin at Penn State
Oklahoma at Iowa State

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

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
Big Ten Championship
: 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/Alabama/Auburn
Big 12 Championship:
Oklahoma/Texas/Texas A&M/Texas Tech vs. Kansas State/ Colorado/Nebraska/Missouri
MAC Championship:
Miami-OH/Marshall vs. Bowling Green/Northern Illinois/Toledo


Possible Bowl Matchups 2003-2004

Bowl Team 1 Team 2 Matchup
New Orleans Arkansas State Southern Miss. Sun Belt #1 vs. Conference USA #4
GMAC TCU Marshall Conference USA #2 vs. MAC/WAC
Tangerine Virginia Texas Tech ACC #4 vs. Big Twelve
Fort Worth Tulane Colorado Conference USA #6 vs. Big 12 #8
Las Vegas UNLV Stanford Mountain West #2 vs. Pac-10 #4/5
Hawaii Bowl Cincinnati Hawaii Conference USA vs. WAC
Motor City Miami-OH Wisconsin MAC vs. Big 10 #7
Insight.com Oregon State Pittsburgh PAC 10 #4/5 vs. Big East #3
Continental Tire Notre Dame Clemson Big East #4/5 vs. ACC #5
Alamo Penn State Texas Big 10#4 vs. Big 12 #4
Houston Auburn Texas A&M SEC vs. Big 12
Holiday Arizona State Nebraska PAC-10#2 vs. Big 12#3
Silicon Valley Fresno State Maryland WAC vs. ACC
San Francisco Air Force Boston College Mountain West #3 vs. Big East #4/5
Independence South Carolina Missouri SEC vs. Big 12
Music City Penn State Arkansas Big Ten #6 vs. SEC
Liberty Louisville Air Force Conference USA#1 vs. Mountain West #1
Sun Purdue Washington State Big 10#5 vs. Pac 10#3
Outback Minnesota Florida Big 10#3 vs. SEC#3
Capital One Iowa Arkansas Big 10#2 vs. SEC#2
Gator Wake Forest Miami-FL ACC#2 vs. Big East#2
Orange LSU Virginia Tech Alliance- vs. Alliance-Big East
Rose Michigan Tennessee Alliance-Big 10 vs.Alliance PAC-10
Peach No.Carolina St. Alabama ACC#3 vs. SEC#4
Cotton Kanasas State Georgia Big 12#2 vs. SEC
Fiesta Ohio State Florida State Alliance vs. Alliance-ACC
Humanitarian Boise State Georgia Tech WAC vs. ACC #6
Sugar Oklahoma USC Alliance #1 vs. Alliance #2

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 St.
Western Michigan
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan

North Carolina (5)
Wake Forest
No.Carolina St.
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 Miss.
Mississippi St.

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 St.
Georgia (2)
Georgia Tech

Kentucky (2)

Nevada (2)
New Mexico (2)
New Mexico
New Mexico St.

Washington (2)
Washington St.

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 or Montana

Parity in NCAA Division I football has resulted from:

1)Reduction in Scholarships--95 to 85

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