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Huskers Still No. 1 In AP Poll

Georgia and Miami became the latest teams to tumble in the Top 25.

The Bulldogs, after a surprising 21-10 loss at South Carolina, plummeted 14 spots to No. 23, while the Hurricanes 34-29 losers at Washington dropped eight places to No. 12 in The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll.

Nebraska and Florida State remained 1-2 in Sunday's poll despite close calls. The Cornhuskers beat Notre Dame 27-24 in overtime, while the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech 26-21.

Even with a loss, the Fighting Irish improved two positions to No. 21 after balloting by the 71 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel.

Nebraska collected 41 first-place votes and 1,740 points, with Florida State receiving 26 first-place votes and 1,720 points. Last week's point margin was 11.

Michigan, a 38-7 winner over Rice, remained No. 3, with Wisconsin and Texas each moving up a spot to Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

The Badgers beat Oregon 27-23 and Texas routed Louisiana-Lafayette 52-10.

Michigan and Wisconsin each had a first-place vote and Texas had two first-place votes.

Florida was No. 6, followed by Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Washington and USC.

The Hokies, who beat East Carolina 45-28 last Thursday, improved two places to No. 8, while the Huskies moved up six spots to No. 9 with their win over the Hurricanes.

Tennessee was No. 11, followed by Miami, Purdue, UCLA, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Illinois and TCU.

Notre Dame was No. 21, followed by Michigan State, Georgia, Auburn and Southern Mississippi.

In last week's poll, Alabama fell from No. 3 to No. 13 after losing to UCLA. This week, the Crimson Tide fell two more spots after a 28-10 win over Vanderbilt.

Auburn, 2-0 after a 35-27 win over Mississippi, cracked the Top 25 for the first time since the 1998 preseason poll. The Rebels dropped out.

In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the top five were: Nebraska, Florida State, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin.

In top games this week, Michigan visits UCLA, Florida visits Tennessee and Purdue is at Notre Dame.

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