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How The Ap Top 25 Fared

November 04, 2001

1 (W) Miami

Temple Coach Bobby Wallace provides candidate for understatement of the year: "We're not as talented as they are in certain areas."

Defeated Temple, 38-0

Record: 7-0. BCS: No. 3

Next: at Boston College, Sat.

2 (W) Nebraska

Nebraska athletic officials ask if they can apply 30 points from Saturday toward Big 12 basketball games against Kansas.

Won at Kansas, 51-7

Record: 10-0. BCS: No. 1

Next: vs. Kansas State, Sat.

3 (W) Oklahoma

Sooners do their part to contribute to Blowout Saturday. Nate Hybl returns to the starting lineup and throws for 347 yards and two touchdowns. Tulsa punts 12 times.

Defeated Tulsa, 58-0

Record: 8-1.

BCS: No. 2

Next: vs. No. 24 Texas A&M, Sat.

4 (W) Florida

Steve Spurrier actually seems apologetic for scoring 71 points. Vanderbilt, a team accustomed to being sorry, clinched its 19th consecutive losing season.

Defeated Vanderbilt, 71-13

Record: 7-1. BCS: No. 8

Next: at No. 17 South Carolina, Saturday

5 (W) Texas

Chris Simms gets stiffer challenges in practice from Texas third-string defense. Baylor falls to 3-43 in Big 12 play since 1996.

Won at Baylor, 49-10

Record: 8-1. BCS: No. 5

Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday

6 (L) Michigan

Clock operator a little slow, allows Michigan State extra second. Qualifies for free lifetime passes after Spartans score on final play to ruin Michigan's day.

Lost at Michigan State, 26-24

Record: 6-2. BCS: No. 4

Next: vs. Minnesota, Saturday

7 (W) Tennessee

In terms of winning percentage, Phillip Fulmer is the top active Division I-A coach (.826). Bob Davie (.579) is not.

Won at Notre Dame, 28-18

Record: 6-1. BCS: No. 7

Next: vs. Memphis, Saturday

8 (W) Oregon

Oregon officials wanted to celebrate victory, but are still tapped after spending $250,000 on Heisman campaign for Joey Harrington.

Defeated Arizona State, 42-24

Record: 8-1. BCS: No. 10

Next: at No. 9 UCLA, Saturday

9 (L) UCLA

Bad sign for Bruins: DeShaun Foster stopped for second straight game, held 42 yards below 144-yard average. Even worse sign: Oregon up next.

Lost at No. 16 Wash. State, 20-14

Record: 6-2. BCS: No. 9

Next: vs. No. 8 Oregon, Saturday

10 (W) Stanford

Stanford fans can go back to spending sunny Saturday afternoons at the library after Cardinal defense allows 38 or more points for sixth time.

Lost at No. 11 Washington, 42-28

Record: 5-2. BCS: No. 6

Next: at Arizona, Saturday

11 (W) Washington

Washington defenders resembled turnstiles three weeks ago against UCLA, but buckled down in crunch time Saturday to keep Huskies in Pac-10 chase.

Defeated No. 10 Stanford, 42-28

Record: 7-1. BCS: No. 11

Next: at Oregon State, Saturday

12 (W) Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh renames a street near Heinz Field to honor Tony Dorsett, then plays like old Pitt teams from the '80s.

Lost at Pittsburgh, 38-7

Record: 6-2. BCS: No. 15

Next: at Temple, Saturday

13 (W) Brigham Young

Cougars one of three unbeaten teams in Division I-A, but must work on porous run defense (386 yards rushing allowed against Rams) to stay that way.

Won at Colorado State, 56-34, Thursday

Record: 9-0. BCS: No. 13

Next: at Wyoming, Saturday

14 (W) Florida State

Papa Bowden seems genuinely sad after beating up son Tommy's team in Bowden Bowl III. Father has now outscored son, 112-48.

Won at Clemson, 41-27

Record: 6-2.

Next: vs. North Carolina State, Saturday

15 (W) Maryland

After poor week of practice, Coach Ralph Friedgen begs players to wake up during pregame huddle. Terps come out of shell, thump Trojans.

Defeated Troy State, 47-14

Record: 8-1

Next: vs. Clemson, Saturday

16 (W) Washington St.

Lamont Thompson ties Pac-10 record with four interceptions, thanks Bruin quarterbacks for fun game of catch.

Defeated No. 9 UCLA, 20-14

Record: 8-1. BCS: No. 11

Next: at Arizona State,


17 (W) South Carolina

South Carolina crowd shows little mercy, booing when Erik Kimrey takes a knee at Wofford three as time winds down.

Defeated Wofford, 38-14

Record: 7-2

Next: vs. No. 4 Florida, Saturday

18 (DP) Georgia

Georgia stat wonks obviously have too much time during open date, reveal that Bulldogs have outscored Auburn, 1,545 to 1,543, in 104 meetings.

Did not play

Record: 5-2

Next: vs. Auburn, Saturday

19 (DP) Syracuse

Week-long party after beating Virginia Tech ends when Orangemen see West Virginia score 80 points against Rutgers.

Did not play

Record: 7-2

Next: vs. West Virginia, Saturday

20 (L) Purdue

Purdue quarterbacks struggle: Brandon Hance throws two interceptions that get returned for touchdowns. Backup Kyle Orton fumbles twice.

Lost to No. 21 Illinois, 38-13

Record: 5-2. BCS: No. 14

Next: at Ohio State, Saturday

21 (W) IllinoisKurt Kittner said first half was his worst "since eighth grade." But he pleases junior high coach by finishing with 304 yards, two touchdowns.

Won at No. 20 Purdue, 38-13

Record: 7-1

Next: vs. Penn State, Saturday

22 (L) North Carolina

Tar Heel fans scramble for pocket schedules to see when basketball season begins after football team rushes for 13 yards in 17 carries.

Lost to No. 23 Georgia Tech, 28-21, Thursday

Record: 5-4

Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday

23 (W) Georgia Tech

Luke Manget, who missed five field goals two weeks ago, straightens out. So does Georgia Tech, riding Joe Burns' 198 yards rushing to victory.

Defeated No. 22 North Carolina, 28-21, Thursday

Record: 6-2

Next: at Virginia, Saturday

24 (L) Texas A&M

Texas Tech fans upset Texas A&M faithful by ripping down goalpost, marching it across the field and dumping it in A&M fan section.

Lost at Texas Tech, 12-0

Record: 7-2

Next: at No. 3 Oklahoma, Saturday

25 (W) Colorado

Buffaloes embarrassed two weeks ago against Texas, avoid another clunker thanks to 69-yard punt return by Roman Hollowell in fourth quarter.

Defeated Missouri, 38-24

Record: 7-2

Next: at Iowa State, Saturday


Compiled by Mike Bresnahan

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