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1 Southern Cal (3-0)

Beat No. 24 Oregon 45-13

See story. Next: at No. 18 Arizona State, Saturday.

2 Texas (3-0)

Did not play

Next: at Missouri, Saturday

3 LSU (1-0)

Did not play

Next: vs. No. 10 Tennessee, Monday

4 Virginia Tech (3-0)

Beat No. 15 Georgia Tech 51-7

See story. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday

5 Florida (4-0)

Beat Kentucky 49-28

At Lexington, Ky., Chris Leak threw four touchdown passes, all in the first half, and DeShawn Wynn scored four touchdowns. Florida scored on seven straight possessions and led 49-7 at halftime. Leak was 25-of-32 for 319 yards. Next: at No. 20 Alabama, Saturday

6 Florida State (3-0)

Did not play

Next: vs. Syracuse, Saturday

7 Georgia (4-0)

Beat Mississippi State 23-10

At Starkville, Miss., D.J. Shockley passed for a career-high 312 yards in his first career road start. Georgia opened 4-0 for the third time in coach Mark Richt's five seasons. Next: at No. 10 Tennessee, Oct. 8

8 Ohio State (3-1)

Beat No. 21 Iowa 31-6

See story. Next: at Penn State, Oct. 8

9 Louisville (2-1)

Lost to South Florida 45-14

At Tampa, Fla., receiver Amarri Jackson ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third to help South Florida upset Louisville. South Florida beat a ranked opponent for the first time in six tries. Louisville had not lost since a 41-38 setback at Miami last Oct. 14. Next: vs. Florida Atlantic, Saturday

10 Tennessee (1-1)

Did not play

Next: at No. 3 LSU, Monday

11 Purdue (2-1)

Lost to Minnesota 42-35, 2OT

At Minneapolis, Gary Russell scored three touchdowns, the last a 3-yard run in the second overtime, to upset Purdue. The Boilermakers had a chance to tie the game in the second overtime, but Jerod Void was stuffed on third-and-1 from the Minnesota 17, and Brandon Kirsch's fourth-down pass glanced off Charles Davis' hands. Next: vs. No. 16 Notre Dame, Saturday

12 Miami (2-1)

Beat Colorado 23-3

At Miami, Kyle Wright threw for 264 yards and a touchdown, plus ran for another, and Miami's defense frustrated Colorado all afternoon. Only Mason Crosby's 58-yard field goal with 11:57 left kept the Buffaloes from being shut out for the first time in nearly two decades. Next: vs. South Florida, Saturday

13 California (4-0)

Beat New Mexico State 41-13, Friday

Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday

14 Michigan (2-2)

Lost to Wisconsin 23-20

See story. Next: at No. 17 Michigan State, Saturday

15 Georgia Tech (3-1)

Lost to No. 4 Virginia Tech 51-7

See story. Next: vs. North Carolina State, Oct. 6

16 Notre Dame (3-1)

Beat Washington 36-17

See story. Next: at No. 11 Purdue, Saturday

17 Michigan State (4-0)

Beat Illinois 61-14

At Champaign, Ill., Drew Stanton set a school record with five touchdown passes and Michigan State scored on six of eight first-half possessions. Next: vs. No. 14 Michigan, Saturday

18 Arizona State (2-1)

At Oregon State, late

Next: vs. No. 1 Southern Cal, Saturday

19 Texas Tech (3-0)

Beat Indiana State 63-7

At Lubbock, Texas, Taurean Henderson ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and Texas Tech rolled to another early season runaway, beating Division I-AA Indiana State. The Red Raiders were coming off an 80-21 win over Sam Houston State, another I-AA school. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday

20 Alabama (4-0)

Beat Arkansas 24-13

At Tuscaloosa, Ala., D.J. Hall caught two touchdown passes from Brodie Croyle, including a 5-yarder in the final minutes. The Crimson Tide has opened with four straight wins for the first time since 1996. Next: vs. No. 5 Florida, Saturday

21 Iowa (2-2)

Lost to No. 9 Ohio State 31-6

See story. Next: vs. Illinois, Saturday

22 Iowa State (3-0)

Beat Army 28-21, Friday

Next: at Nebraska, Saturday

23 Virginia (3-0)

Beat Duke 38-7

At Charlottesville, Va., Marques Hagans threw for four touchdown passes and Virginia's defense forced four turnovers. Next: at Maryland, Saturday

24 Oregon (3-0)

Lost to No. 1 USC 45-13

See story. Next: at Stanford, Saturday

25 UCLA (3-0)

Did not play

Next: vs. Washington, Saturday