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SPORTS WEEKEND | THE TIMES' RANKING

Top 25

November 22, 1996|CHRIS DUFRESNE | Times Staff Writer

CAPSULES AND RANKINGS

Team: 1. Florida (10-0)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Memo to Wuerffel: This is no time for a slump.

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Team: 2. Ohio State (10-0)

Opponent: Michigan

Comment: Nervous? What makes you think we're nervous?

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Team: 3. Florida State (9-0)

Opponent: Maryland

Comment: Seminoles have come a long way, Bobby.

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Team: 4. Arizona State (10-0)

Opponent: at Arizona

Comment: Shredding old John Cooper big-game speeches.

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Team: 5. Nebraska (9-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Nation's best team since Arizona State loss.

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Team: 6. Colorado (9-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: What's this? We're in the national title hunt?

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Team: 7. BYU (11-1)

Opponent: at Utah

Comment: What's this? Fights in the stands? BYU?

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Team: 8. Penn State (9-2)

Opponent: Michigan State

Comment: Win here and it may be a Fiesta.

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Team: 9. Northwestern (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Planning Barnett welcome back party.

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Team: 10. Notre Dame (7-2)

Opponent: Rutgers

Comment: Holtz preparing for Vikings' next opponent.

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Team: 11. Washington (8-2)

Opponent: at Wash. State

Comment: Is Corey Dillon a one-quarter wonder?

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Team: 12. North Carolina (8-2)

Opponent: at Duke

Comment: Virginia loss kills alliance dreams.

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Team: 13. Tennessee (7-2)

Opponent: Kentucky

Comment: QB Tim Couch's first official recruiting visit?

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Team: 14. Alabama (8-2)

Opponent: Auburn

Comment: State closed for game; please come back Sunday.

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Team: 15. Kansas State (8-2)

Opponent: Iowa State

Comment: Need to get Colorado and Nebraska off schedule.

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Team: 16. Syracuse (7-2)

Opponent: at Temple

Comment: Need to start season in September next year.

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Team: 17. Virginia Tech (8-1)

Opponent: West Virginia

Comment: Five consecutive wins since Syracuse loss.

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Team: 18. Michigan (7-3)

Opponent: at Ohio State

Comment: Suffering a Buckeye-esque collapse.

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Team: 19. Wyoming (10-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Pacific Division champs. Ain't it sweet?

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Team: 20. Virginia (7-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Thanks for that solar plexus shot to North Carolina.

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Team: 21. Clemson (7-3)

Opponent: South Carolina

Comment: Talk about climbing back from the abyss.

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Team: 22. Army (9-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: See what happens when you play a ranked team?

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Team: 23. Miami (6-3)

Opponent: Boston College

Comment: Still can win Big East and go to Orange Bowl.

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Team: 24. LSU (7-2)

Opponent: Tulane

Comment: Somehow still in SEC title race.

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Team: 25. West Virginia (8-2)

Opponent: at Virginia Tech

Comment: You try to kill them; they won't die.

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