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College Football Wrapup

NEW YORK (AP) — The Southeastern Conference title could have a national championship feel when Alabama faces Florida in the Georgia Dome in two weeks.
No. 1 vs. No. 2, a month before the BCS national championship game is played.
The Gators moved up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday, a spot behind the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
If Florida can win its regular-season finale at Florida State, and Alabama can do the same against Auburn, the SEC will sport the first 1 vs. 2 matchup in a conference title game — with the winner likely off to another 1-2 game in Miami for the BCS championship.
Meanwhile, in the Big 12, Oklahoma moved up two spots to No. 3, barely slipping past Big 12 rival and No. 4 Texas after the Sooners’ resounding 65-21 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday night.
The Red Raiders tumbled five spots to No. 7 after their first loss of the season. They also set a record for most points allowed by a team ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25, surpassing the 62 given up by Florida against No. 1 Nebraska in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl and by Nebraska in a loss to No. 14 Colorado on Nov. 23, 2001.
Southern California moved up one spot to No. 5 and Penn State got a bump to No. 6.
Alabama, the only remaining unbeaten team from the six BCS conferences, received 63 of a possible 65 first-place votes and 1,622 points from the AP’s media panel. Florida received the other first-place votes and 1,512 points.
The Tide and the Gators are the 17th set of conference rivals to hold the top two spots in the poll.
The last time it happened was the end of last season, when LSU and Georgia, also of the SEC, did it.
Ohio State and Michigan from the Big Ten were the last conference rivals to do it during the regular season. The Buckeyes and Wolverines were Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for six weeks in 2006.
In the latest poll, Oklahoma (10-1) received 1,486 points and Texas (10-1) had 1,482, even though the Longhorns handed the Sooners their only loss of the season, 45-35 in October at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Texas’ only loss was to Texas Tech (10-1), 39-33 on a last-second touchdown in Lubbock.
Unbeaten Utah was No. 8 after finishing off its regular season and virtually locked up a Bowl Championship Series with a 48-24 victory over rival BYU.
No. 9 Boise State also stayed unbeaten, but will likely be shut out of the BCS because of Utah.
Ohio State rounds out the top 10.
No. 11 Oklahoma State gets another shot to turn the national championship race upside down Saturday. The Cowboys host Oklahoma. Oklahoma State is already 0-2 against the Big 12’s Big Three, having lost at Texas and Texas Tech.
No. 12 Missouri gives the Big 12 five of the first 12 teams in the poll. The Tigers have already locked up the North Division and will play the team that emerges as the champ of the South in the Big 12 title game on Dec. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
Georgia is No. 13, followed by TCU and Ball State, the fourth major college football unbeaten team.
No. 16 Cincinnati is a victory away from locking up its first Big East title and BCS berth. The Bearcats host Syracuse on Saturday.
No. 17 Oregon State can also secure a BCS bid and the Pac-10’s Rose Bowl berth with a victory in its finale. The Beavers host No. 19 Oregon.
No. 18 Georgia Tech is still in the running for a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game, but needs Virginia Tech to lose to Virginia for that to happen.
BYU and Boston College are tied at No. 20. BC can advance to the ACC title game by beating Maryland.
Michigan State slipped five spots to No. 22 after losing 49-18 to Penn State.
Florida State, which has bounced in and out of the poll much of the season, is back in at No. 23.
No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Mississippi are in the ranking for the first time this season.
Dropping out this week were North Carolina, Maryland, Miami, Pittsburgh and defending national champion LSU.

The AP Top 25
By The Associated Press
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (63) 11-0 1,622 1
2. Florida (2) 10-1 1,512 3
3. Oklahoma 10-1 1,486 5
4. Texas 10-1 1,482 4
5. Southern Cal 9-1 1,352 6
6. Penn St. 11-1 1,238 7
7. Texas Tech 10-1 1,212 2
8. Utah 12-0 1,206 8
9. Boise St. 11-0 1,064 9
10. Ohio St. 10-2 1,043 10
11. Oklahoma St. 9-2 997 11
12. Missouri 9-2 917 12
13. Georgia 9-2 874 13
14. TCU 10-2 750 15
15. Ball St. 11-0 731 14
16. Cincinnati 9-2 640 19
17. Oregon St. 8-3 604 21
18. Georgia Tech 8-3 339 —
19. Oregon 8-3 320 24
20. BYU 10-2 309 16
20. Boston College 8-3 309 —
22. Michigan St. 9-3 274 17
23. Florida St. 8-3 214 —
24. Northwestern 9-3 145 —
25. Mississippi 7-4 127 —
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 120, Pittsburgh 108, Iowa 54, LSU 35, California 11, Tulsa 8, W. Michigan 8, Cent. Michigan 5, South Carolina 5, Connecticut 2, Nebraska 1, Rice 1.

  
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By The Associated Press
EAST
Brown 41, Columbia 10
Bryant 23, St. Francis, Pa. 0
Bucknell 24, Fordham 21, OT
Colgate 28, Holy Cross 27
Harvard 10, Yale 0
James Madison 58, Towson 27
Lehigh 31, Lafayette 15
Massachusetts 28, Hofstra 14
New Hampshire 28, Maine 24
Penn 23, Cornell 6
Penn St. 49, Michigan St. 18
Princeton 28, Dartmouth 10
Rhode Island 29, Northeastern 14
Rutgers 30, Army 3
Temple 55, E. Michigan 52
Villanova 21, Delaware 7
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 58, MVSU 23
Appalachian St. 35, W. Carolina 10
Boston College 24, Wake Forest 21
Charleston Southern 24, Coastal Carolina 0
Clemson 13, Virginia 3
Davidson 46, Butler 34
Delaware St. 10, Howard 6
E. Illinois 38, Tennessee Tech 20
E. Kentucky 33, Tenn.-Martin 31
East Carolina 17, UAB 13
Florida 70, The Citadel 19
Florida A&M 58, Bethune-Cookman 35
Florida St. 37, Maryland 3
Hampton 17, Morgan St. 13
Jackson St. 26, Alcorn St. 21
Jacksonville 19, Dayton 14
Liberty 26, Elon 3
Louisiana-Monroe 31, Fla. International 27
Middle Tennessee 52, North Texas 13
Mississippi 31, LSU 13
Mississippi St. 31, Arkansas 28
Morehead St. 42, Campbell 7
Murray St. 24, Tennessee St. 17
N.C. Central 10, Savannah St. 7
N.C. State 41, North Carolina 10
Nicholls St. 35, SE Louisiana 28
Norfolk St. 17, Winston-Salem 14
Richmond 23, William & Mary 20, OT
S. Carolina St. 55, N. Carolina A&T 0
SE Missouri 33, Austin Peay 30
Samford 30, Chattanooga 7
Tennessee 20, Vanderbilt 10
Troy 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
UCF 28, Memphis 21
VMI 49, Presbyterian 27
Virginia Tech 14, Duke 3
West Virginia 35, Louisville 21
Wofford 35, Furman 10
MIDWEST
Cincinnati 28, Pittsburgh 21
Drake 32, Valparaiso 0
Iowa 55, Minnesota 0
Kansas St. 38, Iowa St. 30
Missouri St. 27, Indiana St. 24, OT
North Dakota 34, South Dakota 31, OT
Northwestern 27, Illinois 10
Ohio 49, Akron 42
Ohio St. 42, Michigan 7
Purdue 62, Indiana 10
S. Dakota St. 25, N. Dakota St. 24
S. Illinois 17, Illinois St. 10, OT
Syracuse 24, Notre Dame 23
Wisconsin 36, Cal Poly 35, OT
Youngstown St. 31, W. Illinois 28
SOUTHWEST
Arkansas St. 28, Florida Atlantic 14
Cent. Arkansas 47, McNeese St. 30
Houston 42, UTEP 37
Northwestern St. 34, Stephen F.Austin 24
Oklahoma 65, Texas Tech 21
Rice 35, Marshall 10
TCU 44, Air Force 10
Texas St. 48, Sam Houston St. 45, OT
Tulsa 56, Tulane 7
FAR WEST
Boise St. 41, Nevada 34
California 37, Stanford 16
Colorado St. 31, Wyoming 20
E. Washington 33, Weber St. 26
Hawaii 49, Idaho 17
Idaho St. 36, Sacramento St. 33, OT
Louisiana Tech 35, New Mexico St. 31
Montana 35, Montana St. 3
N. Iowa 34, S. Utah 24
Oregon St. 19, Arizona 17
Portland St. 24, N. Colorado 21
San Diego 28, UC Davis 20
San Diego St. 42, UNLV 21
Utah 48, BYU 24

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College Football Wrapup

NEW YORK (AP) — The Southeastern Conference title could have a national championship feel when Alabama faces Florida in the Georgia Dome in two weeks.
No. 1 vs. No. 2, a month before the BCS national championship game is played.
The Gators moved up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday, a spot behind the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
If Florida can win its regular-season finale at Florida State, and Alabama can do the same against Auburn, the SEC will sport the first 1 vs. 2 matchup in a conference title game — with the winner likely off to another 1-2 game in Miami for the BCS championship.
Meanwhile, in the Big 12, Oklahoma moved up two spots to No. 3, barely slipping past Big 12 rival and No. 4 Texas after the Sooners’ resounding 65-21 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday night.
The Red Raiders tumbled five spots to No. 7 after their first loss of the season. They also set a record for most points allowed by a team ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25, surpassing the 62 given up by Florida against No. 1 Nebraska in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl and by Nebraska in a loss to No. 14 Colorado on Nov. 23, 2001.
Southern California moved up one spot to No. 5 and Penn State got a bump to No. 6.
Alabama, the only remaining unbeaten team from the six BCS conferences, received 63 of a possible 65 first-place votes and 1,622 points from the AP’s media panel. Florida received the other first-place votes and 1,512 points.
The Tide and the Gators are the 17th set of conference rivals to hold the top two spots in the poll.
The last time it happened was the end of last season, when LSU and Georgia, also of the SEC, did it.
Ohio State and Michigan from the Big Ten were the last conference rivals to do it during the regular season. The Buckeyes and Wolverines were Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for six weeks in 2006.
In the latest poll, Oklahoma (10-1) received 1,486 points and Texas (10-1) had 1,482, even though the Longhorns handed the Sooners their only loss of the season, 45-35 in October at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Texas’ only loss was to Texas Tech (10-1), 39-33 on a last-second touchdown in Lubbock.
Unbeaten Utah was No. 8 after finishing off its regular season and virtually locked up a Bowl Championship Series with a 48-24 victory over rival BYU.
No. 9 Boise State also stayed unbeaten, but will likely be shut out of the BCS because of Utah.
Ohio State rounds out the top 10.
No. 11 Oklahoma State gets another shot to turn the national championship race upside down Saturday. The Cowboys host Oklahoma. Oklahoma State is already 0-2 against the Big 12’s Big Three, having lost at Texas and Texas Tech.
No. 12 Missouri gives the Big 12 five of the first 12 teams in the poll. The Tigers have already locked up the North Division and will play the team that emerges as the champ of the South in the Big 12 title game on Dec. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
Georgia is No. 13, followed by TCU and Ball State, the fourth major college football unbeaten team.
No. 16 Cincinnati is a victory away from locking up its first Big East title and BCS berth. The Bearcats host Syracuse on Saturday.
No. 17 Oregon State can also secure a BCS bid and the Pac-10’s Rose Bowl berth with a victory in its finale. The Beavers host No. 19 Oregon.
No. 18 Georgia Tech is still in the running for a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game, but needs Virginia Tech to lose to Virginia for that to happen.
BYU and Boston College are tied at No. 20. BC can advance to the ACC title game by beating Maryland.
Michigan State slipped five spots to No. 22 after losing 49-18 to Penn State.
Florida State, which has bounced in and out of the poll much of the season, is back in at No. 23.
No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Mississippi are in the ranking for the first time this season.
Dropping out this week were North Carolina, Maryland, Miami, Pittsburgh and defending national champion LSU.

The AP Top 25
By The Associated Press
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (63) 11-0 1,622 1
2. Florida (2) 10-1 1,512 3
3. Oklahoma 10-1 1,486 5
4. Texas 10-1 1,482 4
5. Southern Cal 9-1 1,352 6
6. Penn St. 11-1 1,238 7
7. Texas Tech 10-1 1,212 2
8. Utah 12-0 1,206 8
9. Boise St. 11-0 1,064 9
10. Ohio St. 10-2 1,043 10
11. Oklahoma St. 9-2 997 11
12. Missouri 9-2 917 12
13. Georgia 9-2 874 13
14. TCU 10-2 750 15
15. Ball St. 11-0 731 14
16. Cincinnati 9-2 640 19
17. Oregon St. 8-3 604 21
18. Georgia Tech 8-3 339 —
19. Oregon 8-3 320 24
20. BYU 10-2 309 16
20. Boston College 8-3 309 —
22. Michigan St. 9-3 274 17
23. Florida St. 8-3 214 —
24. Northwestern 9-3 145 —
25. Mississippi 7-4 127 —
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 120, Pittsburgh 108, Iowa 54, LSU 35, California 11, Tulsa 8, W. Michigan 8, Cent. Michigan 5, South Carolina 5, Connecticut 2, Nebraska 1, Rice 1.

  
our’s finest
t a doubt, RegSaturday’s Major College Football Scores
By The Associated Press
EAST
Brown 41, Columbia 10
Bryant 23, St. Francis, Pa. 0
Bucknell 24, Fordham 21, OT
Colgate 28, Holy Cross 27
Harvard 10, Yale 0
James Madison 58, Towson 27
Lehigh 31, Lafayette 15
Massachusetts 28, Hofstra 14
New Hampshire 28, Maine 24
Penn 23, Cornell 6
Penn St. 49, Michigan St. 18
Princeton 28, Dartmouth 10
Rhode Island 29, Northeastern 14
Rutgers 30, Army 3
Temple 55, E. Michigan 52
Villanova 21, Delaware 7
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 58, MVSU 23
Appalachian St. 35, W. Carolina 10
Boston College 24, Wake Forest 21
Charleston Southern 24, Coastal Carolina 0
Clemson 13, Virginia 3
Davidson 46, Butler 34
Delaware St. 10, Howard 6
E. Illinois 38, Tennessee Tech 20
E. Kentucky 33, Tenn.-Martin 31
East Carolina 17, UAB 13
Florida 70, The Citadel 19
Florida A&M 58, Bethune-Cookman 35
Florida St. 37, Maryland 3
Hampton 17, Morgan St. 13
Jackson St. 26, Alcorn St. 21
Jacksonville 19, Dayton 14
Liberty 26, Elon 3
Louisiana-Monroe 31, Fla. International 27
Middle Tennessee 52, North Texas 13
Mississippi 31, LSU 13
Mississippi St. 31, Arkansas 28
Morehead St. 42, Campbell 7
Murray St. 24, Tennessee St. 17
N.C. Central 10, Savannah St. 7
N.C. State 41, North Carolina 10
Nicholls St. 35, SE Louisiana 28
Norfolk St. 17, Winston-Salem 14
Richmond 23, William & Mary 20, OT
S. Carolina St. 55, N. Carolina A&T 0
SE Missouri 33, Austin Peay 30
Samford 30, Chattanooga 7
Tennessee 20, Vanderbilt 10
Troy 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
UCF 28, Memphis 21
VMI 49, Presbyterian 27
Virginia Tech 14, Duke 3
West Virginia 35, Louisville 21
Wofford 35, Furman 10
MIDWEST
Cincinnati 28, Pittsburgh 21
Drake 32, Valparaiso 0
Iowa 55, Minnesota 0
Kansas St. 38, Iowa St. 30
Missouri St. 27, Indiana St. 24, OT
North Dakota 34, South Dakota 31, OT
Northwestern 27, Illinois 10
Ohio 49, Akron 42
Ohio St. 42, Michigan 7
Purdue 62, Indiana 10
S. Dakota St. 25, N. Dakota St. 24
S. Illinois 17, Illinois St. 10, OT
Syracuse 24, Notre Dame 23
Wisconsin 36, Cal Poly 35, OT
Youngstown St. 31, W. Illinois 28
SOUTHWEST
Arkansas St. 28, Florida Atlantic 14
Cent. Arkansas 47, McNeese St. 30
Houston 42, UTEP 37
Northwestern St. 34, Stephen F.Austin 24
Oklahoma 65, Texas Tech 21
Rice 35, Marshall 10
TCU 44, Air Force 10
Texas St. 48, Sam Houston St. 45, OT
Tulsa 56, Tulane 7
FAR WEST
Boise St. 41, Nevada 34
California 37, Stanford 16
Colorado St. 31, Wyoming 20
E. Washington 33, Weber St. 26
Hawaii 49, Idaho 17
Idaho St. 36, Sacramento St. 33, OT
Louisiana Tech 35, New Mexico St. 31
Montana 35, Montana St. 3
N. Iowa 34, S. Utah 24
Oregon St. 19, Arizona 17
Portland St. 24, N. Colorado 21
San Diego 28, UC Davis 20
San Diego St. 42, UNLV 21
Utah 48, BYU 24

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