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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 9

How The Ap Top 25 Fared

October 22, 2000

1. NEBRASKA (7-0) defeated Baylor, 59-0. In the past two games, the high-powered Cornhuskers have rushed for 901 yards and outscored their opponents, 115-3. Next: at No. 3 Oklahoma, Saturday

2. VIRGINIA TECH (7-0) defeated Syracuse, 22-14. Michael Vick for the Heisman Trophy, you say? He totaled nine yards rushing and 76 yards passing against Orangemen. Next: Pittsburgh, Saturday

3. OKLAHOMA (6-0) did not play. Sooners' ranking is their highest since 1988 and they have back-to-back victories against Top 10 teams for the first time since 1987. Next: Nebraska, Saturday

4. MIAMI (5-1) defeated Temple, 45-17. Owls didn't catch Hurricanes sleeping, but they ended quarterback Ken Dorsey's streak of passes without an interception at 193. Next: Louisiana Tech, Saturday

5. CLEMSON (8-0) defeated North Carolina, 38-24. Woody Danzler had nothing to do with this. He left because of a bruised left ankle and the Tigers trailing, 17-0. Next: Georgia Tech, Saturday

6. FLORIDA STATE (7-1) defeated Virginia, 37-3. Seminoles extended the nation's longest home-field unbeaten streak to 50 games, including 33 consecutive wins. Next: at North Carolina State, Saturday

7. OREGON (6-1) defeated No. 21 Arizona, 14-10. High-flying Ducks have won 19 in a row at Autzen Stadium and 12 in a row at home against Pac-10 opponents. Next: at Arizona State, Saturday

8. FLORIDA (6-1) did not play. Gators have won eight of nine against Georgia. This will be the 10th time in 11 seasons they enter the showdown ranked in the Top 10. Next: Georgia (at Jacksonville), Saturday

9. WASHINGTON (6-1) defeated California, 36-24. The Huskies continued their home winning streak against the Golden Bears, who last won at Seattle on Nov. 6, 1976. Next: at Stanford, Saturday

10. KANSAS STATE (7-1) defeated Texas Tech, 28-23. Of Kansas State's 13 losses since 1993, 11 have come against Top 10 teams. Texas Tech nearly spoiled the party. Next: at Texas A&M, Saturday

11. TEXAS CHRISTIAN (6-0) defeated Tulsa, 17-3. LaDainian Tomlinson had only 119 yards rushing against a defense that gave up 450 rushing yards last week to New Mexico State. Next: Rice, Saturday

12. GEORGIA (6-1) defeated Kentucky, 34-30. Who needs Quincy Carter? Cory Phillips throws for 400 yards and ties a school record with four touchdown passes. Next: Florida (at Jacksonville), Saturday

13. MISSISSIPPI STATE (4-2) lost to Louisiana State, 45-38 (OT). Even with Dicenzo Miller in the lineup, the Bulldogs lost their second consecutive road game. Next: Middle Tennessee State, Saturday

14. OHIO STATE (6-1) defeated Iowa, 38-10. Buckeyes won easily, but had nearly as many yards in penalties (11 for 104 yards) as rushing (33 for 108). Next: at No. 17 Purdue, Saturday

15. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (5-1) did not play. The Golden Eagles, winners of 13 consecutive Conference USA games and five in a row overall, have five defensive touchdowns. Next: at Houston, Saturday

16. MICHIGAN (6-2) defeated Michigan State, 14-0. Wolverines have outscored their last two opponents, 72-0. They play two of their final three games on the road. Next: at No. 25 Northwestern, Nov. 4

17. PURDUE (6-2) defeated Wisconsin, 30-24 (OT). All that stands in way of trip to Rose Bowl are two home games (Ohio State and Indiana) and a road game (Michigan State). Next: No. 14 Ohio State, Saturday

18. SOUTH CAROLINA (7-1) defeated Vanderbilt, 30-14. Best start for Gamecocks since opening 9-0 in 1984 and their second consecutive road victory as they take SEC East lead. Next: Tennessee, Saturday

19. OREGON STATE (6-1) defeated No. 23 UCLA, 44-38. In past two games against Bruins, the Beavers have scored 99 points and totaled 1,163 yards. Next: Washington State, Saturday

20. NOTRE DAME (5-2) defeated West Virginia, 42-28. Fighting Irish may have lost quarterback Arnaz Battle for the season, but they have yet to lose a fumble. Next: Air Force, Saturday

21. ARIZONA (5-2) lost to No. 7 Oregon, 14-10. Dick Tomey, in his 14th season as Wildcat coach, is 0-5 at Autzen Stadium. Three of Arizona's final four games are at home. Next: No. 23 UCLA, Saturday

22. MINNESOTA (5-3) lost to Indiana, 51-43. That was some hangover the Gophers had from the Ohio State victory, as the Hoosiers rolled to a season high in points. Next: No. 25 Northwestern, Saturday

23. UCLA (4-3) lost to No. 19 Oregon State, 44-38. Even the return of DeShaun Foster couldn't help Bruins, who suffered only their third loss in last 21 at Rose Bowl. Next: at No. 21 Arizona, Saturday

24. NORTH CAROLINA STATE (5-1) did not play. Wolfpack entry into top 25--only the eighth time it has been ranked since 1995--could be short-lived. Next: No. 6 Florida State, Saturday

25. NORTHWESTERN (5-2) did not play. Wildcats a longshot, at best, to return to Rose Bowl because three of their last four games are against ranked teams. Next: at No. 22 Minnesota, Saturday

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