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September 20, 1996|CHRIS DUFRESNE | Times Staff Writer


Team: 1. Nebraska (1-0)

Opponent: at Arizona State

Comment: Isn't this almost like a home game for the Cornhuskers?


Team: 2. Florida (2-0)

Opponent: at Tennessee

Comment: Look for Gators to score 48 unanswered points.


Team: 3. Florida State (2-0)

Opponent: at N. Carolina St.

Comment: No problem for Seminoles on Thursday: 51-17.


Team: 4. Tennessee (2-0)

Opponent: Florida

Comment: In expanded Neyland Stadium, more fans can boo Steve Spurrier.


Team: 5. Penn State (3-0)

Opponent: at Temple

Comment: Not sold on Wally Richardson at quarterback.


Team: 6. Ohio State (1-0)

Opponent: Pittsburgh

Comment: Not a bad matchup ... 20 years ago.


Team: 7. Michigan (2-0)

Opponent: Boston College

Comment: Someone teach quarterback Scott Dreisbach how to run out the clock.


Team: 8. Texas (2-0)

Opponent: Notre Dame

Comment: Forget the Alamo, how 'bout Irish, 55-27, last season?


Team: 9. Notre Dame (2-0)

Opponent: at Texas

Comment: Congrats, Lou. Oh, Rockne would win this one in his sleep.


Team: 10. Colorado (2-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Ralphie III, team mascot, just flagged for illegal procedure.


Team: 11. Miami (3-0)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Another week, another win, another Hurricane suspended.


Team: 12. North Carolina (2-0)

Opponent: Georgia

Comment: Thank BYU loss for this bump in poll.


Team: 13. Auburn (3-0)

Opponent: LSU

Comment: Tigers allowed Mississippi four touchdowns after consecutive shutouts.


Team: 14. Alabama (3-0)

Opponent: at Arkansas

Comment: Tide, look out for the fake punt!


Team: 15. USC (2-1)

Opponent: at Houston

Comment: Pssst, Trojans, now you have too many tailbacks.


Team: 16. Kansas State (3-0)

Opponent: at Rice

Comment: Wildcats' reality check comes Oct. 5 against Nebraska.


Team: 17. Northwestern (1-1)

Opponent: Ohio

Comment: That's Ohio, not to be confused with Ohio State.


Team: 18. Virginia Tech (2-0)

Opponent: Rutgers

Comment: Take the week off. This one's a gimme.


Team: 19. LSU (1-0)

Opponent: at Auburn

Comment: Loved the 246 rushing yards, Kevin Faulk, but not the two fumbles.


Team: 20. Arizona State (2-0)

Opponent: Nebraska

Comment: Rather watch Seldon-Tyson replay.


Team: 21. Iowa (2-0)

Opponent: at Tulsa

Comment: Still savoring 14th win in a row over Iowa State.


Team: 22. Virginia (2-0)

Opponent: at Wake Forest

Comment: Rack up the Cavaliers' 13th straight win over Demon Deacons.


Team: 23. Oregon (3-0)

Opponent: at Washington St.

Comment: Ducks running out of starting lumber.


Team: 24. BYU (2-1)

Opponent: New Mexico

Comment: Steve Sarkisian was sacked eight times by Washington.


Team: 25. Wyoming (3-0)

Opponent: Air Force

Comment: The Cowboys are this season's Northwestern.

THE POLLS: Associated Press and USA Today/CNN--C11

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