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SPORTS WEEKEND | THE TIMES' RANKING

Top 25

November 29, 1996|CHRIS DUFRESNE | Times Staff Writer

CAPSULES AND RANKINGS

Team: 1. Arizona State (11-0)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Shameless Pac-10 bias invades thought process.

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Team: 2. Florida (10-0)

Opponent: at Florida State

Comment: Heck, it's not even a conference game.

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Team: 3. Florida State (10-0)

Opponent: Florida

Comment: Seminoles two wins from Tomahawk Chop heaven.

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Team: 4. Nebraska (9-1)

Opponent: Colorado

Comment: How far will team fall without Farley?

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Team: 5. Colorado (9-1)

Opponent: at Nebraska

Comment: Finally recovered from Michigan loss.

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Team: 6. BYU (12-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Bracing for Alliance "Dear John" letter.

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Team: 7. Penn State (10-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: In bowl circles, it's the power of the Penn.

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Team: 8. North Carolina (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Tough break (ankle) for QB Chris Keldorf.

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Team: 9. Alabama (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Stallings miffed no postage stamp for him.

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Team: 10. Northwestern (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: "Back-to-Back Big Ten champs" T-shirts now available.

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Team: 11. Michigan (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Had pancake breakfast to honor Orlando Pace.

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Team: 12. Kansas State (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Cotton Bowl loves them; not sure why.

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Team: 13. Ohio State (10-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Will wear "13-9" arm bands in Rose Bowl.

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Team: 14. Syracuse (8-2)

Opponent: Miami

Comment: Still can't figure that loss to Minnesota.

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Team: 15. Army (9-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Barracks chatter: pssst, good chow at Independence Bowl.

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Team: 16. Notre Dame (8-2)

Opponent: at USC

Comment: Last regular season game for coach(es?)

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Team: 17. Washington (9-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Hey, can we try that Notre Dame game again?

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Team: 18. Tennessee(8-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Hmm. Volunteers make at-large cut; memo on SEC stationary.

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Team: 19. Wyoming(10-1)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Tiller on next stagecoach out of Laramie.

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Team: 20. Miami (7-3)

Opponent: at Syracuse

Comment: Watch out for that McNabb guy; he's good.

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Team: 21. Virginia Tech (9-1)

Opponent: Virginia

Comment: Hokies win, then cheer for Miami.

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Team: 22. LSU (8-2)

Opponent: Arkansas

Comment: For Tigers, life's a Peach (Bowl).

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Team: 23. Virginia (7-3)

Opponent: at Virginia Tech

Comment: Battle for "Ye Old Spit Bucket."

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Team: 24. Iowa (8-3)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: Hawkeyes fight way back to Outback.

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Team: 25. Navy (8-2)

Opponent: Idle

Comment: "Game of Century" Dec. 7 vs. Army. Be there.

THE POLLS: Associated Press and USA Today/CNN--C12

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