The Washington Times - September 7, 2008, 03:00PM

Here’s this week’s rankings.

As a reminder, adjusted record treats every game that goes to overtime as a tie rather than a win. So as of now, the perception of Tennessee is aided by this system while South Florida is hurt. Them’s the breaks.

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AP is this week’s AP ranking; Pvs. is last week’s D1scourse 30 ranking. And starting this week, each team’s notable achievements will be listed. This will be much more useful in a few weeks when some head-to-head performances can help sort the rankings out more accurately.

Anyway, here’s the rundown. California – which is coming to Byrd Stadium on Saturday – and Florida State join the top 30; Cincinnati and South Carolina fall out.

No./Team Adj. record AP Pvs. Notes/Resume
1. Southern California 1-0 1 1  
2. Oklahoma 2-0 3 2 * Home win vs. Cincinnati
3. Georgia 2-0 2 3  
4. Louisiana State 1-0 7 5 * Ppd. vs. Troy
5. Missouri 2-0 6 6 * Neutral win vs. Illinois
6. Ohio State 2-0 5 4 * Injured TB Wells sat out
7. Florida 2-0 4 7 * Pulled away late vs. plucky Miami
8. Texas 2-0 8 9  
9. Auburn 2-0 9 10  
10. Arizona State 2-0 15 11 * Upended Stanford at home in Pac-10 opener
11. Wisconsin 2-0 10 13  
12. Oregon 2-0 16 17 * 55.0 ppg; Home rout of Washington
13. East Carolina 2-0 14 26 * Home win: West Virginia; Neutral win: Virginia Tech
14. Alabama 2-0 11 14 * Neutral win: Clemson
15. Texas Tech 2-0 12 15  
16. Kansas 2-0 13 19  
17. Penn State 2-0 17 25 * Home rout of Oregon State
18. Brigham Young 2-0 18 12 * Road escape at Washington
19. Fresno State 1-0 21 18 * Road win at Rutgers
20. Utah 2-0 22 21 * Win at Michigan
21. Wake Forest 2-0 20 16 * Home escape vs. Ole Miss; road rout of Baylor
22. Illinois 1-1 24 22 * Neutral loss to Missouri
23. Clemson 1-1 27 24 * Neutral loss to Alabama
24. California 2-0 23 NR * Wins over Michigan State (H) and Wash. State (A)
25. Texas Christian 2-0 T-34 27  
26. South Florida 1-0-1 19 20 * OT win at Central Florida
27. West Virginia 1-1 25 8 * Road loss to East Carolina
28. Florida State 1-0 28 NR  
29. Virginia Tech 1-1 36 28 * Neutral loss to East Carolina
30. Tennessee 0-0-1 30 29 * OT loss at UCLA

Patrick Stevens