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BIG TEN STARTS OFF IN A BIG WAY

The Big Ten is off to a flying start in college football.

Ohio State trounced Boston College 38-6 on Sunday in the Kickoff Classic, one day after Michigan beat Virginia 18-17 on the final play of the season-opening Pigskin Classic.Ohio State's impressive victory moved the Buckeyes up two spots to No. 10 and knocked Boston College out of the Top 25 in The Associated Press poll. Boston College was ranked 22nd in the preseason.

Michigan's comeback victory over Virginia had little effect on the rankings. The Wolverines, who overcame a 17-0 deficit in the fourth quarter, moved up one notch to No. 13 while the Cavaliers remained No. 17.

Florida State, which opens against Duke next Saturday, remained No. 1 with 32 first-place votes and 1,501 points in the nationwide media poll.

Defending national champion Nebraska was second with 15 first-place votes and 1,446 points and Texas A&M was third with six firsts and 1,360 points. Nebraska opens against Oklahoma State on Thursday night, and Texas A&M starts against LSU on Saturday.

Penn State was fourth in the first regular-season poll, followed by Florida, Auburn, Southern Cal, Tennessee and Notre Dame.

Alabama, which can't go to a bowl because of NCAA probation, was No. 11, followed in the top 20 by Miami, Michigan, Colorado, UCLA, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Arizona and North Carolina. Rounding out the top 25 were Wisconsin, Washington, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Illinois.

Illinois was unranked in the preseason poll.