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To honor America, Army returns

Nov 27, 2001 7:22 AM

This week’s Army-Navy game in Philadelphia just wouldn’t be the same unless the Cadets were ranked.

Consider it done.

The annual service classic will be extra special in lieu of the tragic events of Sept. 11. Patriotism is at an all-time high and the pagentry will carry more meaning as we honor those brave men and women who fight for our freedom.

It’s a darn shame that a game has to follow.

The two teams combined own a 2-18 record, which is enough to make any football fan change the channel. It’s sad that the key game in the Dirty Dozen between Duke and Clemson won’t be shown. If Duke loses, a second straight winless year and championship of the Dirty Dozen are assured.

California blew its chance to occupy the top spot after a 10-point win at Rutgers. The Bears did manage not to cover.

GT DIRTY DOZEN

  

W-L  

ATS

1 Duke  

0-10  

2-8

2 Navy  

0-9  

4-4

3 Houston  

0-10  

3-7

4 Tulsa  

1-10  

1-9

5 California  

1-10  

2-9

6 Ohio  

1-10  

4-7

7 Idaho  

1-10  

3-7

8 Rutgers  

2-9  

4-7

9 Vanderbilt  

2-8  

3-6

10 E. Michigan  

2-9  

5-4

11 Wyoming  

2-9  

5-5

12 Army (new)  

2-8  

5-5

Dozen record:
14-112 SU, 42-78 ATS

Also receiving votes: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Archie Manning, Manning, S.C. Dropped out: Ida-who

BCS RANKINGS

1 Miami   2.92   10-0
2 Florida   6.95   9-1
3 Texas   8.77   10-1
4 Nebraska   10.48   11-1
5 Oregon   10.87   9-1
6 Tennessee   11.87   9-1
7 Colorado   18.06   9-2
8 Illinois   20.45   10-1
9 Oklahoma   21.68   9-2
10 Stanford   22.04   9-2
11 Maryland   24.61   10-1
12 BYU   25.49   11-0
13 Wash State   27.25   9-2
14 Washington   36.32   8-3
15 Georgia   37.13   7-3

The official BCS football poll was released Monday afternoon.