Sunday, November 10, 2002

Curnutte's NFL power rankings



RANK-TEAMLAST WEEKW-L COMMENTS
1. Packers17-1Plus-15 turnover margin leads NFL.
2. Buccaneers87-2Defense has scored five TDs, allowed nine.
3. Eagles46-2Averaging 18.6 points in last three but still winning.
4. Broncos5 6-2Coach Shanahan is 12-2 against the Raiders.
5. 49ers96-2Garcia has 10 TD passes, 0 INT on third down.
6. Saints26-2Defense yields 400 yards two games in a row.
7. Chargers36-2Cracks in secondary, pass offense start to show.
8. Dolphins65-3Calling Troy Aikman.
9. Steelers105-3After today, just one more opponent with winning record.
10. Raiders74-4Fall into basement of tough AFC West.
11. Patriots124-4Defending champs keep selves in division race.
12. Bills115-4Were 1-8 at this point last season.
13. Chiefs134-425 TDs in 41 red-zone possessions.
14. Falcons145-315 takeaways have led to 58 points.
15. Rams193-5Marshall Faulk leading way back to top.
16. Titans264-4Three wins in a row since owner Adams challenged Fisher.
17. Cardinals174-4Possible season-long loss of WR David Boston will hurt.
18. Browns184-5Will need 6-1 finish to overtake Steelers in AFC North.
19. Giants204-4On pace to break 40-year-old franchise passing record.
20. Colts154-4Dungy faces uphill battle to repair Indy defense.
21. Ravens163-5Good organization rebuilding quickly.
22. Redskins224-4Spurrier and boys head back to Florida for game.
23. Lions253-5On pace to cut 66 sacks allowed in 2001 to 28.
24. Panthers233-5Defense carries weak offense.
25. Jaguars213-5Haven't intercepted a pass in 181 attempts.
26. Jets283-5Coach Herman Edwards wills team to win.
27. Cowboys243-6Emmitt Smith record can't mask bad offense.
28. Bears272-6Injuries have dismantled opportunistic defense.
29. Seahawks302-6Coach Holmgren 18-28 since Kitna-led 8-2 start in '99.
30. Vikings312-6League-high 24 turnovers, 19 by QB Culpepper.
31. Texans292-6OK, you're not a playoff contender just yet.
32. Bengals321-7Nice win, but Houston is an expansion team.



BENGALS / NFL
Ravens 38, Bengals 27
Blake empathizes with former mates
Bengals' defense will need to step up once again
The Edge
Isolation booth: Johnson vs. Demps
Levi: Life as a Rookie
Bengals, Ravens stats
Bengals-Ravens by the numbers
NFL notebook, standings
Are you ready for some Monday Night Football history?
Curnutte's NFL power rankings


UC BEARCATS
Sloppy UC still slams NKU
Daugherty: Wrath - not grapes - seems more Huggins' style
Center position still work in progress
UC women win C-USA soccer crown

XAVIER HOOPS
Cole ponders redshirt season
XU women win exhibition

REDS / BASEBALL
Bowden mum regarding free agent wish list
Reds Q & A
Phils set to spend on Thome

OHIO FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Elder, Colerain at Nippert Saturday
Where to buy football tickets
Elder 31, Wayne 3
Colerain 28, Lebanon 7
Ohio scores | Ohio pairings
Fans enjoy atmosphere at Paul Brown Stadium
Kings 36, Edgewood 19
Reading 41, Coldwater 38

KENTUCKY FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Kentucky scores | Kentucky pairings
CovCath 54, Harrison Co. 6
Beechwood 55, Fairview 7
Boone Co. 34, Oldham Co. 28
Dixie Heights 43, Lou. Ballard 41
Eastern 22, Conner 7
Highlands 56, Anderson Co. 0
Holy Cross 35, Nicholas Co. 14
Lex. Catholic 52, Holmes 20
Lloyd 51, East Carter 20
Louisville Trinity 48, Ryle 9
NewCath 57, Paris 14
Russell 31, Newport 14
Scott 53, Bourbon Co. 22

INDIANA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
East Central 38, Whiteland 30


OHIO VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ursuline unseats St. Ursula as Div. I champs
GGCL players rule all-state team

OHIO SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Ursula loses soccer final
Wyoming girls denied soccer title
Madeira boys win state title

KENTUCKY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Henry boys take cross country title
Highlands girls run to state title

PREP INSIDER COLUMN
Prep Insider: Late coach was ahead of his time


COLLEGE FOOTBALL
With backs to wall, Buckeyes battle to 11-0
Hail Mary heave halts fun for UK
Bowen corners market at Miami
Huskies stun BGSU, take first in division
Mount St. Joseph thumped by undefeated Hanover 49-14
Miami crushes Vols
Texas shows Baylor some attitude
Texas A&M ruins party for Sooners
Irish escape Navy
Syracuse topples No. 8 Virginia Tech in 3OT
Big Ten roundup
Top 25 roundup
How the Top 25 fared
College Football Today

COLLEGE HOOPS
Hoops: Big matchups come early, often
Dayton player's parents don't believe son lied

REGIONAL INTERESTS
MSJ football finally growling
Five questions with Brandon Miree
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

NATIONAL HEADLINES
Dredge leads Volvo Masters
Mighty Ducks blank Barons
Kolzig slams door on Flyers
Second-half scoring surge lifts Pacers over Raptors
Women's soccer: U.S. 2, Canada 1
Serena Williams, Capriati advance to WTA semis
Will Fittipaldi be first of new wave of drivers?
Stewart on cusp of Cup title

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