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January 10, 2008

At 1:20 p.m. ET each Monday, Rivals.com released the 120 at 1:20, Mike Huguenin's ranking of every major college football team in the nation. This is the final ranking for the 2007 season.

Mike Huguenin's 120 at 1:20
1. LSU (12-2)
The Tigers mauled Ohio State to win the national title. They outplayed, out-hit, out-physicaled and outcoached the Buckeyes.
2. USC (11-2)
Trojans only have themselves to blame for not being in title game. Losing to Stanford? At home?
3. GEORGIA (11-2)
In the Sugar Bowl, the Bulldogs treated Hawaii like an 18-wheeler's windshield treats a gnat.
The Mountaineers looked tremendous in the Fiesta Bowl. Still, was giving interim coach Bill Stewart the full-time job the right thing?
5. MISSOURI (12-2)
Mizzou had great season. Could next season actually be better?
6. OHIO STATE (11-2)
Back-to-back title-game appearances led to back-to-back beatdowns.
7. KANSAS (12-1)
OK, so Mark Mangino turns in a wondrous coaching job. Why is no one coming after him?
8. OKLAHOMA (11-3)
This is getting sort of routine: Bob Stoops' Sooners win the Big 12, then lose a BCS game.
9. TEXAS (10-3)
The Longhorns might have played their best game of the season in the Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona State.
So what do the Eagles do now with Matt Ryan headed to the NFL?
11. VIRGINIA TECH (11-3)
The Hokies have some work to do on offense. Job One should be deciding on a quarterback.
12. ARIZONA STATE (10-3)
A rough ending shouldn't take away from what was a surprisingly good season.
13. BYU (11-2)
The Cougars finished unbeaten in the Mountain West Conference. Can they finish unbeaten overall next season?
14. TENNESSEE (10-4)
The Vols lost a tough one in SEC title game, then looked good in winning the Outback Bowl.
15. AUBURN (9-4)
Same coach, but he'll have two new coordinators.
16. CINCINNATI (10-3)
Under coach Brian Kelly, the Bearcats are a program on the rise in the Big East.
17. HAWAII (12-1)
OK, so the bowl game went poorly. But don't forget the Warriors had to go 12-0 to get there.
18. OREGON (9-4)
If not for QB Dennis Dixon's torn ACL, the Ducks would've played for the national title.
19. MICHIGAN (9-4)
The spread-option offense comes to Michigan. Bo, what do you think?
20. FLORIDA (9-4)
The Gators' offense was fine almost all season. The defense, though, looked like a sieve at times.
21. ILLINOIS (9-4)
The Illini were outclassed in Rose Bowl. But so what they got to the Rose Bowl after some lean years.
22. OREGON STATE (9-4)
You don't need a quarterback to win nine games. The Beavers are proof.
23. TEXAS TECH (9-4)
The Red Raiders' rally got them a nice Gator Bowl victory.
24. UTAH (9-4)
If not for a poor start, the Utes would've received more national attention.
25. USF (9-4)
All in all, a nice season for Bulls. But too bad they didn't show up for their bowl appearance.
26. WAKE FOREST (9-4)
The Demon Deacons should head into the 2008 season as one of the favorites in the ACC.
27. PENN STATE (9-4)
JoePa is one win behind Bobby Bowden on the Division I-A career list.
28. VIRGINIA (9-4)
The Cavs lived dangerously all season, then collapsed late in losing Gator Bowl.
29. CLEMSON (9-4)
Clemson will go into 2008 season as perhaps the most-hyped team in the ACC.
30. WISCONSIN (9-4)
A lot of starters return for the Badgers, but can a new quarterback do the job?
31. BOISE STATE (10-3)
The Broncos' bowl performance in 2006 season was memorable. Not so in 2007.
32. ARKANSAS (8-5)
Houston Nutt is out. Bobby Petrino is in.
Sylvester Croom has the Bulldogs on the right path in SEC West.
34. KENTUCKY (8-5)
The Wildcats faded down the stretch and are losing a ton of key players.
Despite an ugly bowl loss, the Huskies were one of the nation's biggest surprises this season.
36. FRESNO STATE (9-4)
The Bulldogs were solid this season and have a good shot at winning the WAC title next season.
37. NEW MEXICO (9-4)
Coach Rocky Long quietly has built a nice program in Albuquerque.
38. CALIFORNIA (7-6)
Take away a certain play against Oregon State, and you wonder how the season would've turned out.
Coach Mike Gundy's rant after Texas Tech game will be lasting image from this season.
If Spartans can get better on defense, they could make some noise in the Big Ten next season.
41. UCF (10-4)
Uh-oh: TB Kevin Smith changed his mind and now is going to turn pro.
42. TULSA (9-4)
The Golden Hurricane had a 5,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and three 1,000-yard receivers.
43. AIR FORCE (9-4)
The Falcons took a 21-0 lead in Armed Forces Bowl, but couldn't hold on against California.
44. RUTGERS (8-5)
TB Ray Rice had a monster game in the International Bowl.
45. PURDUE (8-5)
The Boilermakers started 5-0. At least they also won their finale.
Academic-related suspensions were late-season black eye to program.
47. UCLA (6-7)
Bruins have some talent on hand. It's now Rick Neuheisel's job to get that talent to play well.
48. TEXAS A&M (7-6)
The Aggies are one of two teams in the Big 12 South with a new coach. Baylor is the other.
49. ALABAMA (7-6)
Year 2 under Nick Saban should go better than Year 1.
50. GEORGIA TECH (7-6)
Tech flat out didn't show up for the Humanitarian Bowl.
51. TCU (8-5)
Even though they got to eight wins and won their bowl, the Horned Frogs' season wasn't as good as expected.
Skip Holtz has the program in good shape. The bowl win over Boise State was impressive.
Remember that 6-1 start? Most people remember that 0-5 finish.
54. IOWA (6-6)
Coach Kirk Ferentz needs to find some offense - and quickly.
55. INDIANA (7-6)
The Hoosiers played 13 this season. Too bad they didn't play well in 13th game.
56. COLORADO (6-7)
The Buffs look to be on their way up in the Big 12 North, which suddenly is a tough division.
57. TROY (8-4)
The Trojans lose do-everything QB Omar Haugabook.
58. LOUISVILLE (6-6)
The Cardinals have brought in former Michigan defensive coordinator Ron English to revamp that unit.
59. ARIZONA (5-7)
You have to figure Mike Stoops will be coaching for his job next season.
60. HOUSTON (8-5)
How much of an impact will the departure of coach Art Briles to Baylor have on the Cougars?
61. MARYLAND (6-6)
The Terps have to get better throwing the ball.
New coach Larry Fedora needs to improve the passing attack.
63. NAVY (8-4)
How much will the loss of coach Paul Johnson affect the program?
64. MIAMI (5-7)
The jury still out on Randy Shannon's coaching acumen. UM lost four in a row and six of seven to end the season.
At least the Wildcats were bowl-eligible this season.
A new coach brings a new attitude. Now that new staff needs to find some new players.
67. WASHINGTON (4-9)
QB Jake Locker is a rising star. Now the Huskies need to get him some help.
The Owls were only team from Florida to win a bowl game.
The Chippewas were MAC champs, but the defense has some issues.
70. PITT (5-7)
The Panthers need to build on their final-game upset of West Virginia.
71. BALL STATE (7-6)
The Cardinals defenders will have recurring nightmares about Rutgers running back Ray Rice.
Oh, my was that Tulsa scoring again in GMAC Bowl?
73. VANDERBILT (5-7)
Coach Bobby Johnson turned down some entreaties from Duke to stay at Vandy.
74. NEBRASKA (5-7)
Rebuilding the porous defense will be the first priority for new coach Bo Pelini.
75. KANSAS STATE (5-7)
K-State needs to develop some consistency. And we mean week-to-week consistency.
76. NC STATE (5-7)
The Wolfpack played well in the second half of the season.
Butch Davis and his staff need to bring in a lot more talent.
78. MEMPHIS (7-5)
The Tigers overcame a 2-4 start to get to a bowl, which they lost to Florida Atlantic.
79. STANFORD (4-8)
The Cardinal's shocking victory at USC likely kept the Trojans out of the championship game.
80. NEVADA (6-7)
The Wolf Pack's offense simply didn't show up in the New Mexico Bowl.
81. IOWA STATE (3-9)
The Cyclones will be breaking in a new quarterback next season.
82. WYOMING (5-7)
A hot start (4-1) included a win over Virginia. The rest of season wasn't good, though.
83. OLE MISS (3-9)
Houston Nutt should help the Rebels regain some of their lost stature.
84. NOTRE DAME (3-9)
Charlie Weis has some work to do to regain his "genius" tag.
The RedHawks won the MAC East, but they need to make some offensive improvement.
The Aztecs' defense fell apart at the end of the season.
First-year coach Derek Dooley was a win away from a bowl appearance this season.
88. BUFFALO (5-7)
Second-year coach Turner Gill has done nice work turning the Bulls into a legit MAC program.
The Blue Raiders should be a Sun Belt contender next season.
90. OHIO U. (6-6)
The Bobcats won three of their final four to provide some momentum for next season.
The Broncos went 1-3 vs. BCS-league foes, with a victory at Iowa.
92. SAN JOSE STATE (5-7)
The lack of a running game caused the Spartans to stumble after a bowl appearance in 2006.
93. LA.-MONROE (6-6)
The Warhawks were competitive in the Sun Belt and they beat Nick Saban and Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
New coach Steve Fairchild is a former CSU assistant, so he knows the pluses and minuses of the program.
95. TEMPLE (4-8)
Second-year coach Al Golden looks to have the program on the upswing.
96. AKRON (4-8)
The Zips won just one of their last six games this season.
97. UTEP (4-8)
The Miners' season ended with a six-game losing streak.
98. UNLV (2-10)
Coach Mike Sanford better win more than two games next season.
99. TOLEDO (5-7)
The Rockets allowed at least 34 points 10 times this season.
100. KENT STATE (3-9)
The Golden Flashes ended the season with a seven-game losing streak.
101. DUKE (1-11)
New coach David Cutcliffe says he can win at Duke. We'll see.
102. MINNESOTA (1-11)
The defense was atrocious and has to be fixed if the Golden Gophers are to be taken seriously.
103. SYRACUSE (2-10)
Coach Greg Robinson and his staff need to show some results or they'll be looking for new jobs.
The Indians should be contenders in Sun Belt next season.
105. BAYLOR (3-9)
New coach Art Briles had better talent to work with at Houston.
106. TULANE (4-8)
TB Matt Forte was the main reason to watch the Green Wave. Alas, he was a senior.
107. MARSHALL (3-9)
Coach Mark Snyder will be on the hot seat entering the 2008 season.
Take heart, Eagles: It's not that hard to make a big jump in one season in the MAC.
The Hilltoppers will be in their second season as provisional I-A members in 2008.
110. RICE (3-9)
The Owls' offense actually was productive. The defense needs a lot of work.
111. ARMY (3-9)
Air Force and Navy went to bowls, so the Black Knights need to find a way to catch up to the other two service academies.
112. LA.-LAFAYETTE (3-9)
QB Michael Desormeaux had a good season, but the team as a whole struggled.
113. UAB (2-10)
The Blazers staff needs to go out and find some playmakers.
The well-traveled Joe Lee Dunn will be the Aggies' new defensive coordinator next season.
115. NORTH TEXAS (2-10)
The switch to a pass-happy offense paid off. Now it's time to improve the defense.
116. UTAH STATE (2-10)
At least the Aggies won two in a row to end their season.
New coach Jerry Kill had a lot of success at Division I-AA Southern Illinois.
118. SMU (1-11)
The Mustangs are down, but so is C-USA. Because of that, the rebuilding may happen quicker than expected.
The Golden Panthers ended their 23-game losing streak in the regular-season finale.
120. IDAHO (1-11)
Idaho's only victory this season came against a Division I-AA team.

Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at mhuguenin@rivals.com.

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