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COLLEGE FOOTBALL / WEEK 12

How The Ap Top 25 Fared

November 12, 2000

1. OKLAHOMA (9-0) defeated No. 23 Texas A&M, 35-31. Sooners overcome 10-point deficit in fourth quarter to win at College Station for the first time since 1903. Next: Texas Tech, Saturday

2. MIAMI (8-1) defeated Pittsburgh, 35-7. If Hurricane Coach Butch Davis is concerned about BCS rankings, he didn't show it, refusing to run up the score on Panthers. Next: at Syracuse, Saturday

3. FLORIDA STATE (10-1) defeated Wake Forest, 35-6. Most amazing stat in college football? For the 14th consecutive season, the Seminoles have won at least 10 games. Next: No. 5 Florida, Saturday

4. NEBRASKA (8-2) lost to No. 16 Kansas State, 29-28. Cornhuskers are out of the race for national title after gaining only 239 yards on a day filled with rain, sleet and snow. Next: Colorado, Nov. 24

5. FLORIDA (9-1) defeated No. 21 South Carolina, 41-21. Gators have another quarterback situation. Freshman Rex Grossman was benched in favor of Jesse Palmer. Next: at No. 3 Florida State

6. OREGON (9-1) defeated California, 25-17. Ducks keep winning the hard way, but it's worked for 15 of last 16 games. They've also won 20 in a row at home. Next: at No. 10 Oregon State, Saturday

7. WASHINGTON (9-1) defeated UCLA, 35-28. Huskies may not make Rose Bowl, but they're likely headed for a major bowl after rushing for 349 yards against Bruins. Next: at Washington State, Saturday

8. VIRGINIA TECH (9-1) defeated Central Florida, 44-21. Michael Vick missed the game with an injury, but Lee Suggs showed up, rushing for 143 yards and five touchdowns. Next: Virginia, Nov. 25

9. PURDUE (7-3) lost to Michigan State, 30-10. Boilermakers already would be Pasadena-bound had they beaten Spartans. But thanks to Iowa, Purdue still thinking roses. Next: Indiana, Saturday

10. OREGON STATE (9-1) defeated Arizona, 33-9. The Beavers win for the first time in Arizona to set up a monumental "Civil War" showdown with Oregon. Next: No. 6 Oregon, Saturday

11. NOTRE DAME (7-2) defeated Boston College, 28-16. Davie's crew has won five straight and two more gets the Fighting Irish into a BCS bowl game. Next: at Rutgers, Saturday

12. NORTHWESTERN (7-3) lost to Iowa, 27-17. Wildcats could not generate any offense against a team giving up 447 yards a game. A far cry from 54-51 over Michigan. Next: Illinois, Saturday

13. OHIO STATE (8-2) defeated Illinois, 24-21. Steve Bellisari had three passes intercepted, but hung in there to lead Buckeyes on the tying and winning drives. Next: No. 20 Michigan, Saturday

14. GEORGIA (6-3) lost to No. 22 Auburn, 29-26. The Bulldogs scored 10 points in final minutes to force overtime, but then managed only a field goal in the extra session. Next: Mississippi, Saturday

15. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-2) defeated Alabama, 29-7. Bulldogs score largest margin of victory ever over Crimson Tide. Dicenzo Miller, Dontae Walker each gain 100 yards. Next: Arkansas, Saturday

16. KANSAS STATE (9-2) defeated No. 4 Nebraska, 29-28. No one's talking about Wildcats' soft schedule now. Kansas State gearing up for another shot at Oklahoma. Next: at Missouri, Saturday

17. CLEMSON (8-2) did not play. Tigers asked opponents if they could wear white at home. Only South Carolina granted the request, but Tigers will stick with orange. Next: No. 21 South Carolina, Saturday

18. TEXAS CHRISTIAN (8-1) defeated Fresno State, 24-7. Horned Frogs recover from first loss last week to earn another trip to the Mobile Alabama Bowl. Next: Texas El Paso, Saturday

19. TEXAS (8-2) defeated Kansas, 51-16. In last two weeks, tailback Hodges Mitchell has rushed for 493 yards, including career-high 264 against Jayhawks. Next: No. 23 Texas A&M, Nov. 24

20. MICHIGAN (7-3) defeated Penn State, 33-11. In his final game at the Big House, Anthony Thomas gains 171 yards in 35 carries for the Wolverines. Next: at No. 13 Ohio State, Saturday

21. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-3) lost to No. 5 Florida, 41-21. Says Lou Holtz after Gamecocks blow 21-3 lead: "We aren't good enough fundamentally." Next: at No. 17 Clemson, Saturday

22. AUBURN (8-2) defeated No. 14 Georgia, 29-26. Rudi Johnson gained 152 yards, the ninth time this season he's surpassed the century mark, a school record. Next: at Alabama, Saturday

23. TEXAS A&M (7-2) lost to No. 1 Oklahoma, 35-31. The Aggies have played a No. 1-ranked team nine times in their history and lost every time. Next: at No. 19 Texas, Nov. 24

24. GEORGIA TECH (7-2) defeated Virginia, 35-0. First shutout since 1993. Yellowjackets' losses were to Florida State, 26-21, and North Carolina State, 30-23, in overtime. Next: at Maryland, Saturday

25. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (7-2) defeated Alabama Birmingham, 33-30. Dawayne Woods wins it for Golden Eagles in second overtime with his third touchdown. Next: at Cincinnati, Saturday

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