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CFB 128: Official NCAA Power Rankings Week Two

Here it is… week two of the CFB 128 Power Rankings. In a week that saw the SEC look positively mortal… gone, apparently, are the days of 70 point feasts on subdivision creampuffs… and the Big ten stake an early claim to dominance, the college football world twisted us up just a bit. Also watch for the Official Nfl Power Rankings, coming Monday!

1
Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0)

Beat Hawaii 38-0

2
Baylor Bears (2-0)

Beat LaMar 66-31

3
Michigan State Spartans (2-0)

Beat Oregon 31-28

4
Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)

Beat Mid Tenn St 37-10

5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0)

Beat Virginia 34-27

6
Florida State Seminoles (2-0)

Beat USF 34-14

7
Southern California Trojans (2-0)

Beat Idaho 59-9

8
TCU Horned Frogs (2-0)

Beat S.F. Austin 70-7

9
Texas A&M Aggies (2-0)

Beat Ball St 56-23

10
Ole Miss Rebels (2-0)

Beat Fresno State 73-21

11
Auburn Tigers (2-0)

And people were upset that I had Auburn out of the top 10.

Beat Jacksonville State 27-20

12
LSU Tigers (1-0)

Beat Mississippi State 21-19

13
Oklahoma Sooners (2-0)

Beat Tennessee 31-24

14
Oregon Ducks (1-1)

Lost to Michigan State 31-28

15
Clemson Tigers (2-0)

Beat Appalachian State 41-10

16
Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-1)

Lost LSU 21-19

17
West Virginia Mountaineers (2-0)

Beat Liberty 41-17

18
Georgia Bulldogs (2-0)

Beat Vanderbilt 31-14

19
South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1)

Lost to Kentucky 26-22

20
Wisconsin Badgers (1-1)

Beat Miami 58-0

21
Northwestern Wildcats (2-0)

Beat Eastern Illinois 41-0

22
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-0)

Beat Tulane 65-10

23
Utah Utes (2-0)

Beat Utah State 24-14

24
UCLA Bruins (2-0)

Beat UNLV 35-3

25
Tennessee Volunteers (1-0)

Lost to Oklahoma 31-24

26
Brigham Young Cougars (2-0)

Beat Boise State 35-24

27
Missouri Tigers (2-0)

Beat Arkansas State 27-20

28
Arizona Wildcats (2-0)

Beat Nevada 44-20

29
Temple Owls (2-0)

Beat Cincinnati 34-26

30
Kansas State Wildcats (2-0)

Beat UTSA 30-3

31
Houston Cougars (2-0)

Beat Louisville 34-31

32
Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1)

Beat Furman 42-3

33
North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-0)

Beat Eastern Kentucky35-0

34
Stanford Cardinal (1-1)

Beat UCF 31-7

35
Florida Gators (2-0)

Beat East Carolina 31-24

36
Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-1)

Beat South Alabama 48-9

37
Duke Blue Devils (2-0)

Beat NC Central 55-0

38
Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)

Beat Iowa State 31-17

39
Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0)

Beat Western Illinois 44-0

40
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1)

Lost to Washington State 37-34

41
Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-1)

Beat Colorado State 23-20

42
Michigan Wolverines (1-1)

Beat Oregon State 35-7

43
Arizona State Sun Devils (1-1)

Beat Cal-Poly 35-21

44
Toledo Rockets (1-0)

Beat Arkansas 16-12

45
California Golden Bears (2-0)

Beat SD State 35-7

46
Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0)

Beat C. Arkansas 32-8

47
Kentucky Wildcats (1-0)

Beat South Carolina 26-22

48
Navy Midshipmen (1-0)

BYE

49
Louisville Cardinals (0-2)

Lost to Houston 34-31

50
Texas Longhorns (1-1)

Beat Rice 42-28

51

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (2-0)

Beat Louisiana Tech 41-38

52

Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (2-0)

Beat Florida Atlantic 44-20

53

Northern Illinois Huskies (2-0)

Beat Murray State 57-26

54

Arkansas Razorbacks (1-1)

Lost to Toledo 16-12

55

Penn State Nittany Lions (1-1)

Beat Buffalo 27-14

56

Boise State Broncos (1-1)

Lost BYU 35-24

57

North Carolina Tar Heels (1-1)

Beat NC A & T 53-14

58

Cincinnati Bearcats (1-1)

Lost to Temple 34-26

59

Pittsburgh Panthers (2-0)

Beat Akron 24-7

60

Boston College Eagles (2-0)

Beat Howard 76-0

61

Air Force Falcons (2-0)

Beat San Jose State 37-16

62

Memphis Tigers (2-0)

Beat Kansas 55-23

63

Ohio Bobcats (2-0)

Beat Marshall 21-10

64

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-1)

Lost to Western Kentucky 41-38

65

Marshall Thundering Herd (1-1)

Lost to Ohio 21-10

66

Bowling Green Falcons (1-1)

Beat Maryland 48-27

67

Appalachian State Mountaineers (1-0)

Lost to Clemson 41-10

68

Georgia Southern Eagles (1-1)

Beat W Michigan 43-17

69

Maryland Terrapins (1-1)

Lost to Bowling Green 48-27

70

Iowa State Cyclones (1-1)

Lost to Iowa 31-17

71

La.-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (1-1)

Beat Northwestern State 44-17

72

Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0)

Beat UTEP 69-20

73

Arkansas State Red Wolves (0-2)

Lost to Missouri 27-20

74

Washington Huskies (1-1)

Beat Sacremento State 49-0

75

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-1)

Lost to Ohio State 38-0

76

San Diego State Aztecs (1-1)

Lost to Cal 35-7

77

Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)

Beat FIU 36-22

78

Virginia Cavaliers (0-2)

Lost to Notre Dame 34-27

79

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-1)

Lost to Alabama 37-10

80

Colorado State Rams (1-1)

Lost to Minnesota 23-20

81

East Carolina Pirates (1-1)

Lost to Florida 31-24

82

Rice Owls (1-0)

Lost to Texas 42-28

83

Utah State Aggies (1-1)

Lost to Utah 24-14

84

Old Dominion Monarchs (2-0)

Beat Norfolk State 24-10

85

Purdue Boilermakers (1-1)

Beat Indiana State 38-14

86

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-1)

Lost to Syracuse 30-17

87

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-0)

Beat New Mexico 40-21

88

Southern Methodist Mustangs (1-1)

Beat North Texas 31-13

89

Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2)

Lost to Georgia 31-14

90

Akron Zips (0-2)

Lost to Pitt 24-7

91

UCF Knights (0-2)

Lost to Stanford 31-7

92

Ball State Cardinals (1-1)

Lost to Texas A&M 56-23

93

Syracuse Orange (2-0)

Beat Wake Forest 30-17

94

Charlotte 49ers (2-0)

Beat Presbytirian 34-10

95

Texas State Bobcats (0-1)

Beat Prairie View A&M 63-24

96

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles(1-1)

Beat Austin Peay 52-6

97

Central Michigan Chippewas (1-1)

Beat Monmouth 31-10

98

Western Michigan Broncos (0-2)

Lost to Georgia Southern 43-17

99

Florida International Golden Panthers(1-1)

Lost to Indiana 36-22

100

Oregon State Beavers (1-1)

Lost to Michigan 35-7

101

Fresno State Bulldogs (1-1)

Lost to Ole Miss 73-21

102

Nevada Wolf Pack (1-0)

Lost to Arizona 44-20

103

Colorado Buffaloes (1-1)

Beat UMass 48-14

104

Buffalo Bulls (1-1)

Lost to Penn State 27-14

105

Massachusetts Minutemen (0-1)

Lost to Colorado 48-14

106

New Mexico Lobos (1-1)

Lost to Tulsa 41-20

107

South Florida Bulls (1-1)

Lost to Florida State 34-14

108

Troy Trojans (1-1)

Beat Charleston Southern 44-16

109
Tulane Green Wave (0-1)

Lost to Georgia Tech 65-10

110
San Jose State Spartans (1-1)

Lost to Air force 37-16

111
Texas-El Paso Miners (0-2)

Lost to Texas Tech 69-20

112
North Texas Mean Green (0-1)

Lost to SMU 31-13

113
Florida Atlantic Owls (0-2)

Lost to Miami 44-20

114
UNLV Rebels (0-2)

Lost to UCLA 37-3

115
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (0-2)

Lost to Kansas State 30-3

116
Connecticut Huskies (2-0)

Beat Army 22-17

117
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (1-1)

Beat Nicholls State 47-0

118
South Alabama Jaguars (1-0)

Lost to Nebraska 48-9

119
Washington State Cougars (1-1)

Beat Rutgers 37-34

120
Georgia State Panthers (1-1)

Beat New Mexico State 34-32

121
Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1)

Beat Deleware State 45-13

122
Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-1)

Beat Wyoming 48-29

123
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (1-1)

Lost to Wisconsin 58-0

124
New Mexico State Aggies (0-2)

Lost to Georgia State 34-32

125
Wyoming Cowboys (0-2)

Lost to Eastern Michigan 48-29

126
Army Black Knights (0-2)

Lost to Connecticut 22-17

127
Idaho Vandals (0-2)

Lost to USC 59-9

128
Kansas Jayhawks (0-2)

Lost to Memphis 55-23

Jürgen Klinsmann “The Golden Bomber”

He was known as Golden Bomber, a very sharp German striker. What are his achievements as a player and after retired?


Jürgen Klinsmann usually called as Klinsi was born on July 30 1964 in Göppingen, Germany. With his blonde hair and scoring ability he was also known as “Golden Bomber”. He was one of the most succesful striker during the 90s. As a Germany national team player he won 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Klinsmann started to play football at the age of eight, he learned many positions in his youth, including goalkeeper. He started his professional career at the age of seventeen for Stuttgarter Kickers, which at the time was a second division club. In 1984 he joined the more prestigious Stuttgart club VfB Stuttgart, a perennial first division member.

Besides playing for German clubs VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, Klinsmann also played in many countries around Europe such as at AS Monaco (French Ligue 1), Internazionale and Sampdoria ( Italy Serie A), and Tottenham Hotspur in (England Premier Division). During this time he was under the tutelage of such coaches as Arsène Wenger and Giovanni Trapattoni, among others.

At Spurs he was known for his diving goal celebration, by “diving” onto the pitch on his front. Because of that, fans of other teams called him the “Submarine Commander” because of his alleged tendency to “Dive! Dive! Dive!” when challenged. This goal celebration is known in England as “doing a Klinsmann”. During his second season at Spurs, Klinsmann decided to retire from playing professional football in the summer of 1998 after the World Cup.

Under the pseudonym Jay Goppingen, Klinsmann returned to active play in 2003 for Orange County Blue Star in the American Premier Development League. The 39-year-old was able to score five goals in eight appearances, helping his team to reach the playoffs. The name is taken from the town of Göppingen, where Klinsmann was born.

As a club player Klinsmann already won Bundesliga Championship 1997, and UEFA Cup in 1991 (with Inter Milan) and 1996 (with Bayern Munich). He became German Footballer of the Year in 1994 and 1998 and English Footballer of the Year in 1995.

Klinsmann also had a good international career, seeing his first Germany duty in 1987 and in the end collecting 108 caps along with 47 international goals. He participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal; the 1988, 1992 and 1996 European Championships, reaching the final in 1992 and becoming champion in 1996. He was also take an important part of the German team in the World Cups 1990. He scored 3 goals in World Cup 1990 and brought Germany to became a champion. He also scored 5 goals in World Cup 1994, and 3 goals in World Cup1998. He was the first player ever to score at least 3 goals in each of three World Cups, later joined by Ronaldo of Brazil.

In March 2004, he was named to the FIFA 100, Pelé’s list of the 125 greatest living players announced as a part of FIFA’s centenary celebration.

 After retiring from active play, Klinsmann started his commercial career. He became the vice-president of a sports marketing consultancy based in the United States and was involved in Major League Soccer as part of the Los Angeles Galaxy team.

On 26 July 2004, he returned to Germany to replace his ex teammate Rudi Völler as a national coach. Together with his fellow German striker Oliver Bierhoff as team public relation, Klismann brought Germany to new era of football. He created a youth movement to breathe life into an aging squad on the heels of a disastrous showing at Euro 2004. In the run up to the 2006 World Cup, Klinsmann attracted criticism from German fans and the media following poor results, such as the 4-1 loss to Italy. A particular subject of criticism was that Klinsmann commuted to Germany from the United States, which was the target of a campaign by the “Bild” tabloid. It should be noted that Klinsmann had previously eliminated some privileges Bild traditionally had with the national team, such as receiving the team lineup the day before a match, and 24/7 exclusive access to the team. His largely offensive tactics have irritated some, who complain that he ignores defensive football. He announced a squad of young players for the 2006 World Cup, basing his selection policy on performance, not reputation.

Despite all of those critics, he managed the German national team to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup, a much better result than the general expectations, including those from own fans.

On 12th July 2006 Klinsmann officially announced that he would step down as Germany’s coach after two years in charge and been replaced by assistant coach Joachim Löw. Said Klinsmann, who is based in California, “My big wish is to go back to my family, to go back to leading a normal life with them.” He continued “After two years of putting in a lot of energy, I feel I lack the power and the strength to continue in the same way.”

Klinsmann’s family operates a bakery in Stuttgart’s Botnang district and consequently he is sometimes affectionately referred to as the “baker’s son from Botnang”. Klinsmann is in fact a trained baker. He is married to Chinese-American Debbie Chin, a former model. Klinsmann currently lives in Huntington Beach, California (closer reports say Newport Beach, California) with his wife and two children, Jonathan (b. 1997) and Leila (b. 2001).