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How The Ap Top 25 Fared

October 06, 2002

Key: Won--Gray background; Lost--White; Didn't play--Black

*--* 1 MIAMI 5-0 Defeated Connecticut, 48-14 The seemingly unbeatable Hurricanes ran their winning streak to 27 games against an opponent that will join the Big East in 2005. Next:. No. 11 Florida State, Saturday 2 TEXAS 5-0 Defeated Oklahoma State, 17-15 Dept. of Looking Ahead: The Longhorns' 17 points were their fewest at home since a 35-17 loss to Kansas State in 1999. Next: No. 3 Oklahoma, Saturday 3 OKLAHOMA 5-0 Won at Missouri, 31-24 Dept. of Looking Ahead II: Sooners had to go to their bag of tricks, using a fake field goal to score the winning touchdown. Next: No. 2 Texas, Saturday 4 VIRGINIA TECH 5-0 Did not play Strange but true: The Hokies, who play Thursday, will have played only two of their first six games on Saturdays. Next: Boston College, Thursday 5 OHIO STATE 6-0 Won at Northwestern, 27-16 Although Maurice Clarett fumbled three times, the Buckeyes benefited from a referee's call that negated an apparent Wildcat touchdown. Next: San Jose State, Saturday 6 FLORIDA 4-2 Lost at Mississippi, 17-14 Rex Grossman can probably put his Heisman Trophy suit in mothballs after throwing four interceptions . Next: Louisiana State, Saturday 7 GEORGIA 5-0 Won at No. 22 Alabama, 27-25 Dye was cast: Former Auburn coach Pat Dye said Alabama would win because they were tougher. His comment inspired Bulldogs. Next: No. 10 Tennessee, Saturday 8 OREGON 5-0 Won at Arizona, 31-14 The Ducks, impressive in a road victory at Tucson, have won a Pacific 10 Conference-be st 10 games in a row. Next: at UCLA, Saturday 9 NOTRE DAME 5-0 Defeated Stanford, 31-7 Impressed by their latest feat, the Fighting Irish will petition the BCS to make this victory count as two wins, bringing record to 6-0. Next: Pittsburgh, Saturday 10 TENNESSEE 4-1 Defeated Arkansas, 41-38 The smart team won. Only 8% of Tennessee's 1995-96 scholarship players graduated. Arkansas, meanwhile, graduated only 5%. Next: at No. 7 Georgia 11 FLORIDA STATE 5-1 Defeated Clemson, 48-31 Bobby Bowden says Seminoles can rejoin the title hunt at Miami. "You're only playing the king. If you whip the king, you're back in something." Next: at No. 1 Miami, Saturday 12 WASHINGTON 3-2 Lost to California, 34-27 Kyle Boller is the third QB to throw for five TDs against the Huskies, joining Washington State's Jack Thompson (1976) and Illinois' Tom O'Connell (1952). Next: Arizona, Saturday 13 KANSAS STATE 4-1 Lost at Colorado, 35-31 That creampuff nonconference schedule--Wes tern Kentucky, Louisiana Monroe, Eastern Illinois and USC--comes back to haunt the Wildcats Next: Oklahoma State, Saturday 14 MICHIGAN 4-1 Did not play Key stretch of the season awaits Wolverines. Next four games: Penn State, at Purdue, Iowa and Michigan State . Next: No. 20 Penn State, Saturday 15 IOWA STATE 5-1 Did not play It's the calm before the storm for the Cyclones, who play at Oklahoma and Texas after playing host to Texas Tech. Next: Texas Tech, Saturday 16 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6-0 Did not play Bad news: Tailback T.A. McLendon suffered a broken bone in his right wrist last week. Good news: He's a football player and won't miss any time. Next: at North Carolina, Saturday 17 WASHINGTON STATE 5-1 Defeated No. 18 USC, 30-27 Jason Gesser was impressive and Drew Dunning was stunning. Gesser passed for 315 yards and Dunning kicked tying and winning field goals. Next: at Stanford, Saturday 18 USC 3-2 Lost at No. 17 Washington State, 30-27 Old problems crop up for the Trojans, who had only 72 rushing yards and were troubled by the kicking game. Next: California, Saturday 19 WISCONSIN 5-1 Lost to No. 20 Penn State, 34-31 Badgers' cushy nonconference schedule and an off-week before this game didn't do them any favors. Next: at Indiana, Saturday 20 PENN STATE 4-1 Won at No. 19 Wisconsin, 34-31 No need for Joe Paterno to show his closing speed and chase down a referee after this game. Next: at No. 14 Michigan, Saturday 21 LOUISIANA STATE 4-1 Defeated Louisiana Lafayette, 48-0 In victory, the Tigers may have suffered a big loss, as running back LaBrandon Toefield broke an arm in the first quarter and could be done for the season. Next: at No. 6 Florida 22 ALABAMA 4-2 Lost to No. 7 Georgia, 27-25 Crimson Tide fans were relieved earlier this week to learn that the team was on probation and not prohibition. Next: Mississippi, Oct. 19 23 TEXAS A&M 3-2 Lost to Texas Tech, 48-47 Despite the loss, help is on the way for the Aggies, who play Baylor and Kansas the next two weeks. Next: at Baylor, Saturday 24 IOWA 5-1 Defeated Purdue, 31-28 More proof that all is well in the Hawkeye State: http://www.io wafarmer.com/ corncam/corn. html Next: Michigan State, Saturday 25 COLORADO STATE 4-2 Lost at Fresno State, 32-30 Tough week for Colorado State. First, school president Albert Yates announced his retirement. Then the Rams lost a nail-biter at Fresno. Next: Wyoming, Saturday

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