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How The Ap Top 25 Fared

November 05, 2000

1. OKLAHOMA (8-0) defeated Baylor, 56-7. Sooners set up a showdown against Texas A&M in College Station, where the Aggies will try to atone for a 51-6 loss last season. Next: at Texas A&M, Saturday

2. VIRGINIA TECH (8-1) lost to No. 3 Miami, 41-21. Hokies' 19-game regular-season winning streak ended, as did Michael Vick's chances of winning the Heisman Trophy. Next: at Central Florida, Saturday

3. MIAMI (7-1) defeated No. 2 Virginia Tech, 41-21. Hurricanes play two of their final three games at home but will have to avoid a letdown against capable Pittsburgh. Next: Pittsburgh, Saturday

4. FLORIDA STATE (9-1) defeated No. 10 Clemson, 54-7. An impressive display of offense by the Seminoles, who roll up 771 yards in a drubbing their ACC rival. Next: at Wake Forest, Saturday

5. NEBRASKA (8-1) defeated Kansas, 56-17. Cornhuskers rebound from disheartening loss to Oklahoma and win their 32nd in a row over the Jayhawks. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday

6. FLORIDA (7-1) defeated Vanderbilt, 43-20. The Gators held the Commodores to 199 yards and intercepted five passes, and have now forced 33 turnovers. Next: No. 22 South Carolina

7. OREGON (8-1) defeated Washington State, 27-24. Ducks won their second consecutive overtime road game and will go to the Rose Bowl if they win out. Next: California, Saturday

8. WASHINGTON (8-1) defeated Arizona, 35-32. Huskies would earn berth to Rose Bowl if they tie for Pacific 10 Conference title with Oregon and Oregon State. Next: UCLA, Saturday

9. TEXAS CHRISTIAN (7-1) lost to San Jose State, 27-24. Horned Frogs' 12-game winning streak--longest in the nation--comes to an end at hands of the Spartans. Next: Fresno State, Saturday

10. CLEMSON (8-2) lost to No. 4 Florida State, 54-7. After winning eight in a row against questionable opposition to start the season, the Tigers have dropped two in a row. Next: South Carolina, Nov. 18

11. PURDUE (7-2) did not play. Boilermakers are tantalizingly close to being undefeated. They lost two games (Notre Dame and Penn State) by two points on the road. Next: at Michigan State, Saturday

12. MICHIGAN (6-3) lost to No. 21 Northwestern, 54-51. Wolverines had shut out their previous two opponents, but now their Rose Bowl hopes are dashed. Next: Penn State, Saturday

13. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (6-2) lost to Louisville, 49-28. The Golden Eagles were 24-2 against Conference USA opponents entering the game. Make that 24-3. Next: at Alabama Birmingham, Saturday

14. OREGON STATE (8-1) defeated California, 38-32. Beavers haven't been to the Rose Bowl since 1964 and will need some breaks to go their way if they hope to return. Next: at Arizona, Saturday

15. NOTRE DAME (6-2) did not play. The Fighting Irish lost their first fumble in narrow victory against Air Force, but remained poised for a berth to a BCS game. Next: Boston College, Saturday

16. OHIO STATE (7-2) defeated Michigan State, 27-13. Spartans, who led at one point, 13-3, had dealt the Buckeyes two unforgettable losses the last two seasons. Next: at Illinois, Saturday

17. GEORGIA (6-2) did not play. The Bulldogs have only three sacks in the last two games and 15 in eight games. They rank eighth in the Southeastern Conference in that category. Next: at Auburn, Saturday

18. MISSISSIPPI STATE (6-2) defeated Kentucky, 35-17. Just think how good the Bulldogs will be when they get back injured offensive tackle Pork Chop Womack. Next: Alabama, Saturday

19. KANSAS STATE (8-2) defeated Iowa State, 56-10. After losing two of its previous three games, Wildcats correct their mistakes to set up showdown against Cornhuskers. Next: Nebraska, Saturday

20. TEXAS (7-2) defeated Texas Tech, 29-17. Longhorns, who lost in their last trip to Lubbock, have quietly rebounded since defeat to Oklahoma and have won four in a row. Next: at Kansas, Saturday

21. NORTHWESTERN (7-2) defeated Michigan, 54-51. Wildcats continue living a charmed life, getting a fumble with 46 seconds left to set up winning touchdown. Next: at Iowa, Saturday

22. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-2) did not play. A bruising end to the season, as the Gamecocks--reeling from a home loss to Tennessee--travel to Florida and Clemson. Next: at Florida, Saturday

23. AUBURN (7-2) did not play. What has been the key to Tigers' turnaround? Tailback Rudi Johnson has rushed for 1,238 yards, surpassing 100 yards in eight games. Next: Auburn, Saturday

24. TEXAS A&M (7-2) defeated Oklahoma State, 21-16. Aggies and their 12th man will be out in force when the nation's top-ranked team comes to College Station. Next: No. 1 Oklahoma, Saturday

25. GEORGIA TECH (6-2) did not play. Yellowjackets could easily be undefeated with a break or two. They lost by five to Florida State and in overtime to North Carolina State. Next: Virginia, Thursday

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