Sunday, October 12, 2003

Curnutte's NFL power rankings



No. Team Last week Record Comment
1. Chiefs 3 5-0 Best red-zone offense (8 TDs in 10 trips)
2. Broncos 2 4-1 Jake Plummer has 8 TD passes, no picks in last four
3. Buccaneers 1 2-2 Should have beaten Indy in regulation
4. Colts 5 5-0 Due for a letdown
5. Dolphins 6 3-1 Allowing 12 points a game
6. Vikings 10 5-0 Average 30.2 points a game
7. Titans 4 3-2 WR Tyrone Calico providing big plays
8. Panthers 8 4-0 Strong on both lines
9. Seahawks 7 3-1 Turnovers prevent franchise's first 4-0 start
10. Redskins 12 3-2 Average 11 penalties a game
11. Bills 11 3-2 Drew Bledsoe plays well when it counts
12. Cowboys 18 3-1 Ranked No. 1 in total offense, 3 in defense
13. Patriots 15 3-2 Finding identity as running team
14. Packers 16 3-2 Club 24-3 when scoring first for Mike Sherman
15. Eagles 17 2-2 NFL-best 19-6 on road since 2000
16. Raiders 9 2-3 Never out with Rich Gannon at QB
17. Steelers 13 2-3 Tommy Maddox not making plays
18. Giants 14 2-2 Tied for NFL lead with 15 sacks
19. Browns 23 2-3 4-0 when William Green runs for 100
20. Ravens 20 2-2 Next three opponents a combined 3-12
21. Rams 21 2-2 Marc Bulger is 8-2 as starting QB
22. Texans 22 2-2 Enjoyed bye with .500 record
23. Falcons 19 1-4 Boy, they miss Michael Vick more than they thought
24. 49ers 24 2-3 How long will Garcia-Owens peace last?
25. Bengals 27 1-4 Poised to make post-bye run
26. Jaguars 31 1-4 Memo to Jack: Lose the ax
27. Saints 25 1-4 Have lost 7 of last 8, dating to 2002
28. Lions 26 1-4 Close does count in Detroit
29. Jets 29 0-4 Much better than record would indicate
30. Cardinals 28 1-4 Predictable offense sputters
31. Bears 32 1-3 Headed to N.O. for the Ain't Bowl
32. Chargers 30 0-5 Lost last two by total of nine points




BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
ALCS Game 3: New York 4, Boston 3
NLCS Game 4: Cubs 8, Marlins 3
Popeye takes on Pedro
Cubs, Marlins break NLCS homer record
Playoff notebook

BENGALS / NFL
Palmer's time remains a mystery
Frerotte's on fire, still heads to bench
Curnutte's NFL power rankings

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
UAB 31, UC 14
No. 23 Wisconsin 17, No. 3 Ohio St. 10
Buckeyes fans watch winning streak end
Miami 59, Buffalo 3
QB is making mark in MAC
No. 1 Oklahoma 65, No. 11 Texas 13
No. 2 Miami 22, No. 5 Florida St. 14
Notre Dame 20, No. 15 Pittsburgh 14
Northwestern 37, Indiana 31 (OT)
Roundup of other Top 25 games
Scores, how Top 25 fared
Small colleges: Mt. St. Joe thumps Manchester 28-6
Quarterback corner
ACC expansion: Boston College targeted again
Clarett's attorney: Court should protect tailback

SPORTS IN THE TRISTATE
Daugherty: As good as it gets
The readers speak
Powerful Denison's deep with Cincinnati players
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

PREP SPORTS
Athletes at the mercy of injuries
Pupils await Shields' next move
Covington Catholic 34, South Oldham 12
2nd-round 64 sends Hillsboro's Balser to Div. II title
NewCath captures district championship
Ursuline's Rentschler repeats as champ
Saturday's results

BASKETBALL
Former locals ready to start NBA careers
New looks await as practices open

HOCKEY
Blue Jackets surprise woeful Rangers 5-0

SOCCER
Americans finish on high note

GOLF
Appleby atop Vegas by one

MOTOR SPORTS
Stewart chases down win
Biffle sets mark with Busch win
Tracy remains on pole for Mexico Grand Prix
IRL's finale may be its best

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