Do you know how many links (a href) you should have on a single page? Matt Cutts has written a great article which puts things into perspective.
In Matt Cutts' article How Many Links Per Page Matt explains how Google handles a large amount of links and why.
Matt suggested keeping your links to 100 per page. He suggests this for user experience as Google is capable of handling much more.
Matt seems to remain quite ambiguous of how the number of links will effect your ranking. I do agree 100 links is a lot to sort through as a user.