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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 13

How The Ap Top 25 Fared

November 19, 2000

1. OKLAHOMA (10-0) defeated Texas Tech, 27-13. Sooners looked sluggish, but had enough to beat the Red Raiders and earn a trip to the Big 12 title game. Next: at Oklahoma State, Saturday

2. MIAMI (9-1) defeated Syracuse, 26-0. A stifling performance by the Hurricane defense, as the Orangemen suffered their first shutout at home since 1993. Next: Boston College, Saturday

3. FLORIDA STATE (11-1) defeated No. 4 Florida, 30-7. Now the politicking really starts in Florida. Seminoles' impressive victory could move them ahead of Miami in the BCS rankings. Next: TBA

4. FLORIDA (9-2) lost to No. 3 Florida State, 30-7. A humbling defeat dropped Coach Steve Spurrier's record to 0-5-1 at Doak Campbell Stadium. Next: Auburn in SEC title game, at Atlanta, Dec. 2

5. OREGON (9-2) lost to No. 8 Oregon State, 23-13. Ducks' eight-game winning streak and hopes of a return trip to Rose Bowl were dashed by their in-state rivals. Next: TBA

6. WASHINGTON (10-1) defeated Washington State, 51-3. The 48-point margin was the largest for either team in the 93-game series and the worst home loss for the Cougars since 1955. Next: TBA

7. VIRGINIA TECH (9-1) did not play. Michael Vick says he will be back, but will Coach Frank Beamer? He acknowledges having interest in coaching at Alabama. Next: Virginia, Saturday

8. OREGON STATE (10-1) defeated No. 5 Oregon, 23-13. The Beavers' best season ever was made even more memorable with a victory over their in-state rival. Next: TBA

9. KANSAS STATE (10-2) defeated Missouri, 28-24. Wildcats had to rally from a two-touchdown deficit. A year ago they beat Tigers, 66-0. Next: Oklahoma in Big 12 title game, at Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 2.

10. NEBRASKA (8-2) did not play. The stakes were high after the Cornhuskers won their first seven games, but now they have lost two of their last three. Next: Colorado, Friday

11. NOTRE DAME (8-2) defeated Rutgers, 45-17. Irish have won six in a row and improved to 12-0 in games in New Jersey. Their losses have come by a combined nine points. Next: at USC, Saturday

12. OHIO STATE (8-3) lost to No. 19 Michigan, 38-26. John Cooper's record as Buckeye coach fell to 2-10-1 against the Wolverines and cost his team a share of the Big Ten title. Next: TBA

13. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-3) lost to Arkansas, 17-10 (OT). Bulldogs had the nation's third-longest home winning streak, but it ended at 16 games at hands of the Razorbacks. Next: Mississippi, Thursday

14. TEXAS (8-2) did not play. In the Mack Brown era, Longhorns are 22-0 when they total more than 400 yards of offense and outgain an opponent on the ground. Next: Texas A&M, Friday

15. TEXAS CHRISTIAN (9-1) defeated Texas El Paso, 47-14. In his last two games against Miners, LaDainian Tomlinson has rushed for 711 yards and eight touchdowns. Next: at Southern Methodist, Friday

16. CLEMSON (9-2) defeated No. 25 South Carolina, 16-14. Tigers got the benefit of a controversial pass-interference call on final drive to set up winning field goal. Next: Gator Bowl, Jan. 1

17. PURDUE (8-3) defeated Indiana, 41-13. The Big Ten's second-longest Rose Bowl drought came to an end, as Boilermakers return to Pasadena for first time since 1966. Next: Rose Bowl, Jan. 1

18. AUBURN (9-2) defeated Alabama, 9-0. Tigers are 3-0 in Tuscaloosa and have outscored the Crimson Tide, 74-0, including wins in 1895 (48-0) and 1901 (17-0). Next: Florida in SEC title game, at Atlanta, Dec. 2

19. MICHIGAN (8-3) defeated No. 12 Ohio State, 38-26. Wolverines won only their second road game in five tries. They lost two years ago in Columbus, 31-16. Next: TBA

20. GEORGIA TECH (8-2) defeated Maryland, 35-22. Yellowjackets have won six in a row and finished in a second-place tie with Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Next: at No. 22 Georgia, Saturday

21. TEXAS A&M (7-3) did not play. After a heartbreaking loss against No. 1 Oklahoma, the Aggies must travel to Austin, Texas, where they have not won since 1994. Next: at No. 14 Texas, Friday

22. GEORGIA (7-3) defeated Mississippi, 32-14. The Bulldogs outscored the Rebels, 25-0, in the second half. Georgia is 15-4-1 in Athens against Mississippi. Next: No. 20 Georgia Tech, Saturday

23. NORTHWESTERN (8-3) defeated Illinois, 61-23. The 61 points were the most the Wildcats have scored since a 62-0 thumping of an overmatched DePauw in 1944. Next: TBA

24. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (7-3) lost to Cincinnati, 27-24. Golden Eagles had a 24-7 lead in the fourth quarter but fumbled three times and had two passes intercepted. Next: East Carolina, Friday

25. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-4) lost to No. 16 Clemson, 16-14. A bitter loss for the Gamecocks, but a remarkable turnaround for a team that entered the season having lost 21 in a row. Next: TBA

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