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Top 25 roundup

1 Penn State (6-0)

Beat Minnesota 16-15. (See story on this page). Next: at Northwestern, Nov. 1.

2 Nebraska (6-0)

Beat Texas Tech 26-0.

At Lincoln, Neb., Ahman Green ran for 178 yards and a touchdown and the Cornhuskers' defense recorded its first shutout of the season. Next: at Kansas, Saturday.

3 Florida State (6-0)

Beat No. 21 Georgia Tech. 38-0.

At Tallahassee, Fla., Thad Busby threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns and Travis Minor raced 27 yards for a score as Florida State overcame a lethargic start. Next: at Virginia, Saturday.

4 North Carolina (7-0)

Beat North Carolina State 20-7.

At Raleigh, N.C., Brian Schmitz drilled a 51-yard field goal in a driving rainstorm midway through the third quarter broke a 7-7 tie to spark the Tar Heels. Next: at No. 21 Georgia Tech, Oct. 30.

5 Michigan (6-0)

Beat No. 15 Iowa 28-24.

At Ann Arbor, Mich., Brian Griese, whose three first-half interceptions put Michigan (6-0) in a 21-7 hole, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the comeback. Next: at No. 12 Michigan State, Saturday.

6 Auburn (6-1)

Lost to No. 7 Florida 24-10.

Next: at Arkansas, Saturday.

7 Florida (6-1)

Beat No. 6 Auburn 24-10. (See story this page). Next: vs. No. 19 Georgia, Nov. 1.

8 LSU (5-2)

Lost to Mississippi 36-21.

At Baton Rouge, La., John Avery ran for two touchdowns and Stewart Patridge passed for two in the Rebels' upset. Next: at Kentucky, Nov. 1.

9 Tennessee (5-1)

Beat Alabama 38-21.

At Birmingham, Ala., Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Volunteers to their third straight win in the series. Next: vs. South Carolina, Nov. 1.

10 Washington (5-1)

Beat Arizona 58-28.

At Tucson, Ariz., Brock Huard passed for three touchdowns and Rashaan Shehee ran for two more, including a 62-yard breakaway in the third quarter. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Saturday.

11 Ohio State (6-1)

Beat Indiana 31-0.

At Columbus, Ohio, Michael Wiley ran for one touchdown and threw for another and Ohio State's defense did not allow Indiana inside the Buckeye 30. Next: vs. Northwestern, Saturday.

12 Michigan State (5-1)

Lost to Northwestern 19-17.

At Evanston, Ill., Adrian Autry burned the nation's fourth-ranked rushing defense for 175 yards and Anwawn Jones blocked a 28-yard field goal with 5 seconds left as the Wildcats dealt the Spartans (5-1) their first loss. Next: vs. No. 5 Michigan, Saturday.

13 Washington State (6-0)

Beat California 63-37.

At Pullman, Wash., Ryan Leaf threw five touchdown passes and Michael Black scored three times as Washington State scored TDs on its first six possessions. Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday.

14 Texas A&M (5-1)

Lost to No. 20 Kansas State 36-17.

At Manhattan, Kan., Michael Bishop led three second-half scoring drives fueled by the running of Mike Lawrence. Next: at Texas Tech, Saturday.

15 Iowa (4-2)

Lost to No. 5 Michigan 28-24. (See above). Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday.

16 Oklahoma State (6-0)

Did not play. Next: vs. Missouri, Saturday.

17 UCLA (5-2)

Beat Oregon State 34-10.

At Pasadena, Calif., Cade McNown shrugged off a woeful start as the Bruins extended their winning streak to five games. Next: vs. California, Saturday.

18 Air Force (7-1)

Lost to Fresno State 20-17. (See WAC roundup this page). Next: at Hawaii, Saturday.

19 Georgia (5-1)

Beat Vanderbilt 34-13.

At Nashville, Tenn., Mike Bobo threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia rebounded from last week's loss at Tennessee. Next: vs. Kentucky, Saturday.

20 Kansas State (5-1)

Beat No. 14 Texas A&M 36-17. (See above). Next: at Oklahoma, Saturday.

21 Georgia Tech (4-2)

Lost to No. 4 Florida State 38-0. (See above). Next: vs. No. 4 North Carolina, Oct. 30.

22 Virginia Tech (5-1)

Did not play. Next: at No. 23 West Virginia, Saturday.

23 West Virginia (5-1)

Did not play. Next: vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech, Saturday.

24 Wisconsin (6-2)

Lost to Purdue 45-20.

At West Lafayette, Ind., Ed Watson ran for three touchdowns and Billy Dicken threw for three as Purdue extended its longest winning streak since 1980 to five games. Next: at Minnesota, Saturday.

25 Stanford (4-3)

Lost to Arizona State 31-14.

At Stanford, Calif., Jeff Paulk had a pair of 2-yard scoring runs and the Arizona State defense forced five turnovers. Next: vs. No. 17 UCLA, Nov. 1.