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ATLANTA – Washaun Ealey rushed for 183 yards and Caleb King added 166 more as Georgia rushed for 339 yards to stun No. 7 Georgia Tech, 30-24, Saturday night.

The victory by Georgia (7-5) regained state bragging rights and put a black eye on next Saturday’s ACC Championship Game in Tampa as both Georgia Tech (10-2) and Clemson (8-4) were losers on Saturday to the SEC teams in their home state. South Carolina knocked off Clemson, 34-17.

Georgia jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first half behind the running of Ealey and King, who scored a pair of touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ defense limited the Yellow Jackets to just 205 yards on the ground.

Part of the reason for the lack of production on the ground by Georgia Tech was an ankle injury suffered by quarterback Josh Nesbitt in the first half.

Still, the Yellow Jackets, who had rallied from 16 points down for a 45-42 victory last season in Athens, had a chance to with the game. Head coach Paul Johnson harnessed his triple option and instead took three shots downfield on the arm of Nesbitt. All of the passes were incomplete.

On fourth-and-10, Nesbitt found a wide-open Demarylus Thomas, but the receiver could not hold on to the football.

No. 15 Louisiana State 33, Arkansas 30, OT: At Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday night, Josh Jasper kicked a 41-yard field goal to send the game into overtime and then added a 36-yarder for the winning points for the Tigers (9-3, 5-3 SEC West).

After Jasper’s overtime field goal, Arkansas’ Alex Tejada attempted a 36-yard field goal and missed, ruining what would have been a great comeback by the Razorbacks (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) that was keyed by quarterback Ryan Mallet’s fourth-down touchdown pass to Joe Adams with 1:18 left in regulation. That put Arkansas up 30-27 until Jasper tied the game with time running out in regulation.

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell and DeAngelo Peterson and Trindon Holliday ran back a punt 87 yards for another touchdown.

South Carolina 34, No. 18 Clemson 17: At Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes and the Gamecocks’ defense slowed Clemson’s C.J. Spiller.

Spiller opened the game with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown – an NCAA-record seventh – but Garcia and the Gamecocks (7-5) quickly took command to end a two-game losing streak in the series.

Clemson (8-4) saw its six-game winning streak snapped because it had just 260 yards of offense. Spiller finished with 18 yards rushing and 19 yards in receptions.

Mississippi State 41, No. 25 Mississippi 27: At Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, backup quarterback Chris Relf accounted for three touchdowns and running back Anthony Dixon set a single-season rushing record as the Bulldogs upset the Rebels in the Egg Bowl.

Davis gained 133 yards and scored a touchdown as he finished the season with 1,390 yards in 11 games, breaking James Johnson’s school record by 7 yards.

The defense made several big plays, including a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown by Corey Broomfield and two interceptions by Charles Mitchell. Mississippi State finished its first season under former Florida Gators offensive coordinator Dan Mullen with a 5-7 record (3-5 SEC West). The loss dropped the Rebels to 8-4 (4-4 SEC West).

Tennessee 30, Kentucky 24, OT: At Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Montario Hardesty ran for three touchdowns, including a 20-yarder for the game-winning score in overtime, as Tennessee won for the 25th straight time against Kentucky.

Hardesty finished with a career-high 179 yards and his touchdown came after Kentucky’s Lones Seiber missed a 49-yard field goal on his team’s possession. It was a 33-yard field goal by Seiber that sent the game into overtime for Kentucky (7-5, 3-5 SEC East).

Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 SEC East) likely assured itself of a New Year’s Day bowl with the victory.

STANDINGS/SCHEDULES

GAMES INVOLVING BCS TOP 25 TEAMS

This week’s and future games involving teams in the Bowl Championship Series Week 6 rankings:

1. Florida (12-0, 8-0 SEC East) beat Florida State (6-6, 4-4 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 37-10. Next: Florida vs. Alabama in SEC Championship at Atlanta, 4 p.m., Dec. 5 (CBS)

2. Alabama (12-0, 8-0 SEC West) beat Auburn (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) Friday, 26-21. Next: Alabama vs. Florida in SEC Championship at Atlanta, 4 p.m., Dec. 5 (CBS)

3. Texas (12-0, 8-0 Big 12 South) beat Texas A&M (6-6, 3-5 Big 12 South) Thursday, 49-39. Next: Texas vs. Nebraska in Big 12 Championship at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

4. Texas Christian (12-0, 8-0 MWC) beat New Mexico (1-11, 1-7 MWC) Saturday, 51-10. Next: Bowl.

5. Cincinnati (11-0, 6-0 Big East) beat Illinois (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) Friday, 49-36. Next: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

6. Boise State (12-0, 7-0 WAC) beat Nevada (8-4, 7-1 WAC) Friday, 44-33. Next: New Mexico State Dec. 5.

7. Georgia Tech (10-2, 7-1 ACC Coastal) lost to Georgia (7-5, 4-4 SEC East) Saturday, 30-24. Next: Georgia Tech vs. Clemson in ACC Championship at Tampa, Fla., 8 p.m., Dec. 5 (ESPN).

8. Oregon (9-2, 7-1 Pac-10) is idle. Next: Oregon State, 9 p.m., Dec. 3 (ESPN).

9. Pittsburgh (9-2, 5-1 Big East) lost to West Virginia (8-3, 4-2 Big East) Friday, 19-16. Next: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, 12 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

10. Ohio State (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) is idle. Next: Rose Bowl vs. Pac-10 opponent TBD, Jan. 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m. (ABC).

11. Iowa (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) is idle. Next: Bowl.

12. Oklahoma State (9-3, 6-2 Big 12 South) lost to Oklahoma (7-5, 5-3 Big 12 South) Saturday, 27-0. Next: Bowl.

13. Penn State (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) is idle. Next: Bowl.

14. Virginia Tech (9-3, 6-2 ACC Coastal) beat Virginia (3-9, 2-6 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 42-13. Next: Bowl.

15. Louisiana State (9-3, 5-3 SEC West) beat Arkansas (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) Saturday, 33-30 OT. Next: Bowl.

16. Oregon State (8-3, 6-2 Pac-10) is idle. Next: At Oregon State, 9 p.m., Dec. 3 (ESPN).

17. Miami (Fla.) (9-3, 5-3 ACC Coastal) beat South Florida (7-4, 3-3 Big East) Saturday, 31-10. Next: Bowl.

18. Clemson (8-4, 6-2 ACC Atlantic) lost to South Carolina (7-5, 3-5 SEC East) Saturday, 34-17. Next: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech in ACC Championship at Tampa, Fla., 8 p.m., Dec. 5 (ESPN).

19. Brigham Young (10-2, 7-1 MWC) beat No. 21 Utah (9-3, 6-2 MWC) Saturday, 26-23 OT. Next: Bowl.

20. Southern California (8-3, 5-3 Pac-10) beat UCLA (6-6, 3-6 Pac-10) Saturday, 28-7. Next: Arizona, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

21. Utah (9-3, 6-2 MWC) lost to No. 19 Brigham Young (10-2, 7-1 MWC) Saturday, 26-23 OT. Next: Bowl.

22. California (8-3, 5-3 Pac-10) is idle. Next: At Washington, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5. (FSN Northwest).

23. Houston (10-2, 6-2 C-USA West) beat Rice (2-10, 2-6 C-USA West) Saturday, 73-14. Next: At East Carolina in Conference USA Championship, 12 p.m. Dec. 5.

24. North Carolina (8-4, 4-4 ACC Coastal) lost to North Carolina State (5-7, 2-6 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 28-27. Next: Bowl.

25. Mississippi (8-4, 4-4 SEC West) lost to Mississippi State (5-7, 3-5 SEC West) Saturday, 41-27. Next: Bowl.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 2 Alabama 26, Auburn 21.

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 1 Florida 37, Florida State 10

Georgia 30, No. 7 Georgia Tech 24

South Carolina 34, No. 18 Clemson 17

No. 15 Louisiana State 33, Arkansas 30, OT

Mississippi State 41, No. 25 Mississippi 27

Tennessee 30, Kentucky 24, OT

Saturday, Dec. 5

SEC Championship at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Alabama vs. Florida, 4 p.m. (CBS)

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 1 Florida 37, Florida State 10

Georgia 30, No. 7 Georgia Tech 24

No. 14 Virginia Tech 42, Virginia 13

No. 17 Miami (Fla.) 31, South Florida 10

South Carolina 34, No. 18 Clemson 17

North Carolina State 28, No. 24 North Carolina 27

Wake Forest 45, Duke 34

Boston College 19, Maryland 17

Saturday, Dec. 5

Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game at Tampa, Fla.

Georgia Tech vs. Clemson, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

BIG EAST CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 5 Cincinnati 49, Illinois 36

West Virginia 19, No. 9 Pittsburgh 16

Rutgers 34, Louisville 14

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 17 Miami (Fla.) 31, South Florida 10

Connecticut 56, Syracuse 31

Saturday, Dec. 5

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m. (ABC)

West Virginia at Rutgers, 12 p.m. (Big East Network)

South Florida at Connecticut, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 5 Cincinnati 49, Illinois 36

Saturday, Dec. 5

Fresno State at Illinois, 12:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Wisconsin at Hawaii, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

BIG 12 CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Thursday, Nov. 26

No. 3 Texas 49, Texas A&M 39

Friday, Nov. 27

Nebraska 28, Colorado 20

Saturday, Nov. 28

Oklahoma 27, No. 12 Oklahoma State 0

Missouri 41, Kansas 39

Texas Tech 20, Baylor 13

Saturday, Dec. 5

Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship Game

At Arlington, Texas

Texas vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m. (ABC)

CONFERENCE USA

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

Tulsa 33, Memphis 30, OT

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 23 Houston 73, Rice 14

UCF 34, UAB 27

East Carolina 25, Southern Mississippi 20

Southern Methodist 26, Tulane 21

UTEP 52, Marshall 21

Saturday, Dec. 5

Conference USA Championship Game

Houston at East Carolina, 12 p.m.

INDEPENDENTS

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

Stanford 45, Notre Dame 38

Hawaii 24, Navy 17

Saturday, Dec. 12

Army vs. Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa., 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Ball State 22, Western Michigan 17

Friday, Nov. 27

Ohio 35, Temple 17

Central Michigan 45, Northern Illinois 31

Bowling Green 38, Toledo 24

Akron 28, Eastern Michigan 21

Buffalo 9, Kent State 6

Friday,Dec. 4

Marathon MAC Championship Game at Ford Field, Detroit

Ohio vs. Central Michigan, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

Wyoming 17, Colorado State 16

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 4 Texas Christian 51, New Mexico 10

No. 19 Brigham Young 26, No. 21 Utah 23, OT

UNLV 28, San Diego State 24

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

Stanford 45, Notre Dame 38

Arizona 20, Arizona State 17

Washington 30, Washington State 0

No. 20 Southern California 28, UCLA 7

Thursday, Dec. 3

No. 16 Oregon State at No. 8 Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 5

Arizona at Southern California, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

California at Washington, 6:30 p.m. (FSN Northwest/CSN California)

SUN BELT CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

Arkansas State 30, North Texas 26

Florida Atlantic 29, Western Kentucky 23

Middle Tennessee 38, Louisiana-Monroe 19

Troy 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 31

Thursday, Dec. 3

Arkansas State at Western Kentucky, 7 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

Saturday, Dec. 5

Florida Atlantic at Florida International, 7 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 6 Boise State 44, Nevada 33

Saturday, Nov. 28

Utah State 52, Idaho 49

San Jose State 13, New Mexico State 10

Hawaii 24, Navy 17

Saturday, Dec. 5

Fresno State at Illinois, 12:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

San Jose State at Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m. (ERT)

New Mexico State at Boise State, 3 p.m. (KTVB-TV)

Wisconsin at Hawaii, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)

OTHER FCS GAMES

Thursday, Nov. 26

Tuskegee 21, Alabama State 0

Saturday, Nov. 28

North Dakota 17, Central Arkansas 16

Grambling State 31, Southern 13

Texas Southern 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10

Saturday, Dec. 5

Southern University vs. Texas Southern at Houston, Texas, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)

Tuskegee vs. Elizabeth City State at Columbia, S.C., 2 p.m.

COLLEGE PLAYOFFS

NCAA DIVISION I

Saturday, Nov. 28 first round

Appalachian State 20, South Carolina State 13

Villanova 38, Holy Cross 28

Richmond 16, Elon 13

William & Mary 38, Weber State 0

Montana 61, South Dakota State 48

Southern Illinois 48, Eastern Illinois 7

Stephen F. Austin 44, Eastern Washington 33

New Hampshire 49, McNeese State 13

Saturday, Dec. 5 quarterfinals

Stephen F. Austin (10-2) at Montana (12-0)

Appalachian State (10-2) at Richmond (11-1)

New Hampshire (10-2) at Villanova (11-1)

William & Mary (10-2) at Southern Illinois (11-1)

NCAA DIVISION II

Saturday, Nov. 28 quarterfinals

California, Pa. 57, West Liberty 35

Grand Valley State 24, Minnesota-Duluth 10

Carson-Newman 24, North Alabama 21

Northwest Missouri State 21, Central Washington 20

Saturday, Dec. 5 semifinals

Grand Valley State (12-1) at Carson Newman (11-2)

California (Pa.) (11-3) at Northwest Missouri State (12-1)

NCAA DIVISION III

Saturday, Nov. 28 second round

Mount Union 62, Montclair State 14

Albright 27, Delaware Valley 3

Wesley College 43, Mississippi College 9

Johns Hopkins 31, Thomas More 29

Wittenberg 34, Trine 17

Wisconsin-Whitewater 45, Illinois Wesleyan 7

St. Thomas, Minn. 34, Coe 7

Linfield 53, Mary Hardin-Baylor 21

Saturday, Dec. 5 quarterfinals

Mount Union (12-0) at Albright (11-1), 12 p.m.

Wesley College (12-0) at Johns Hopkins (10-2), 12 p.m.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-0) at Wittenberg (12-0), 1 p.m.

St. Thomas (Minn.) (11-1) at Linfield (11-0), 3 p.m.

NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Saturday, Nov. 28 quarterfinals

Carroll College (Mont.) 34, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 13

St. Xavier (Ill.) 52, Lambuth (Tenn.) 10

Lindenwood (Mo.) 64, Ottawa (Kan.) 26

University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 49, Morningside (Iowa) 21

Saturday, Dec. 5 semifinals

St. Xavier (Ill.) (13-0) at University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) (13-0), 2 p.m.

Lindenwood (Mo.) (12-0) at Carroll College (Mont.) (13-0), 2 p.m.

COLLEGE POLLS

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RANKINGS

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HARRIS INTERACTIVE (BCS)

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ATLANTA – Washaun Ealey rushed for 183 yards and Caleb King added 166 more as Georgia rushed for 339 yards to stun No. 7 Georgia Tech, 30-24, Saturday night.

The victory by Georgia (7-5) regained state bragging rights and put a black eye on next Saturday’s ACC Championship Game in Tampa as both Georgia Tech (10-2) and Clemson (8-4) were losers on Saturday to the SEC teams in their home state. South Carolina knocked off Clemson, 34-17.

Georgia jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first half behind the running of Ealey and King, who scored a pair of touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ defense limited the Yellow Jackets to just 205 yards on the ground.

Part of the reason for the lack of production on the ground by Georgia Tech was an ankle injury suffered by quarterback Josh Nesbitt in the first half.

Still, the Yellow Jackets, who had rallied from 16 points down for a 45-42 victory last season in Athens, had a chance to with the game. Head coach Paul Johnson harnessed his triple option and instead took three shots downfield on the arm of Nesbitt. All of the passes were incomplete.

On fourth-and-10, Nesbitt found a wide-open Demarylus Thomas, but the receiver could not hold on to the football.

No. 15 Louisiana State 33, Arkansas 30, OT: At Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday night, Josh Jasper kicked a 41-yard field goal to send the game into overtime and then added a 36-yarder for the winning points for the Tigers (9-3, 5-3 SEC West).

After Jasper’s overtime field goal, Arkansas’ Alex Tejada attempted a 36-yard field goal and missed, ruining what would have been a great comeback by the Razorbacks (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) that was keyed by quarterback Ryan Mallet’s fourth-down touchdown pass to Joe Adams with 1:18 left in regulation. That put Arkansas up 30-27 until Jasper tied the game with time running out in regulation.

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell and DeAngelo Peterson and Trindon Holliday ran back a punt 87 yards for another touchdown.

South Carolina 34, No. 18 Clemson 17: At Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes and the Gamecocks’ defense slowed Clemson’s C.J. Spiller.

Spiller opened the game with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown – an NCAA-record seventh – but Garcia and the Gamecocks (7-5) quickly took command to end a two-game losing streak in the series.

Clemson (8-4) saw its six-game winning streak snapped because it had just 260 yards of offense. Spiller finished with 18 yards rushing and 19 yards in receptions.

Mississippi State 41, No. 25 Mississippi 27: At Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, backup quarterback Chris Relf accounted for three touchdowns and running back Anthony Dixon set a single-season rushing record as the Bulldogs upset the Rebels in the Egg Bowl.

Davis gained 133 yards and scored a touchdown as he finished the season with 1,390 yards in 11 games, breaking James Johnson’s school record by 7 yards.

The defense made several big plays, including a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown by Corey Broomfield and two interceptions by Charles Mitchell. Mississippi State finished its first season under former Florida Gators offensive coordinator Dan Mullen with a 5-7 record (3-5 SEC West). The loss dropped the Rebels to 8-4 (4-4 SEC West).

Tennessee 30, Kentucky 24, OT: At Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Montario Hardesty ran for three touchdowns, including a 20-yarder for the game-winning score in overtime, as Tennessee won for the 25th straight time against Kentucky.

Hardesty finished with a career-high 179 yards and his touchdown came after Kentucky’s Lones Seiber missed a 49-yard field goal on his team’s possession. It was a 33-yard field goal by Seiber that sent the game into overtime for Kentucky (7-5, 3-5 SEC East).

Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 SEC East) likely assured itself of a New Year’s Day bowl with the victory.

STANDINGS/SCHEDULES

GAMES INVOLVING BCS TOP 25 TEAMS

This week’s and future games involving teams in the Bowl Championship Series Week 6 rankings:

1. Florida (12-0, 8-0 SEC East) beat Florida State (6-6, 4-4 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 37-10. Next: Florida vs. Alabama in SEC Championship at Atlanta, 4 p.m., Dec. 5 (CBS)

2. Alabama (12-0, 8-0 SEC West) beat Auburn (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) Friday, 26-21. Next: Alabama vs. Florida in SEC Championship at Atlanta, 4 p.m., Dec. 5 (CBS)

3. Texas (12-0, 8-0 Big 12 South) beat Texas A&M (6-6, 3-5 Big 12 South) Thursday, 49-39. Next: Texas vs. Nebraska in Big 12 Championship at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

4. Texas Christian (12-0, 8-0 MWC) beat New Mexico (1-11, 1-7 MWC) Saturday, 51-10. Next: Bowl.

5. Cincinnati (11-0, 6-0 Big East) beat Illinois (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) Friday, 49-36. Next: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

6. Boise State (12-0, 7-0 WAC) beat Nevada (8-4, 7-1 WAC) Friday, 44-33. Next: New Mexico State Dec. 5.

7. Georgia Tech (10-2, 7-1 ACC Coastal) lost to Georgia (7-5, 4-4 SEC East) Saturday, 30-24. Next: Georgia Tech vs. Clemson in ACC Championship at Tampa, Fla., 8 p.m., Dec. 5 (ESPN).

8. Oregon (9-2, 7-1 Pac-10) is idle. Next: Oregon State, 9 p.m., Dec. 3 (ESPN).

9. Pittsburgh (9-2, 5-1 Big East) lost to West Virginia (8-3, 4-2 Big East) Friday, 19-16. Next: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, 12 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

10. Ohio State (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) is idle. Next: Rose Bowl vs. Pac-10 opponent TBD, Jan. 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m. (ABC).

11. Iowa (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) is idle. Next: Bowl.

12. Oklahoma State (9-3, 6-2 Big 12 South) lost to Oklahoma (7-5, 5-3 Big 12 South) Saturday, 27-0. Next: Bowl.

13. Penn State (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) is idle. Next: Bowl.

14. Virginia Tech (9-3, 6-2 ACC Coastal) beat Virginia (3-9, 2-6 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 42-13. Next: Bowl.

15. Louisiana State (9-3, 5-3 SEC West) beat Arkansas (7-5, 3-5 SEC West) Saturday, 33-30 OT. Next: Bowl.

16. Oregon State (8-3, 6-2 Pac-10) is idle. Next: At Oregon State, 9 p.m., Dec. 3 (ESPN).

17. Miami (Fla.) (9-3, 5-3 ACC Coastal) beat South Florida (7-4, 3-3 Big East) Saturday, 31-10. Next: Bowl.

18. Clemson (8-4, 6-2 ACC Atlantic) lost to South Carolina (7-5, 3-5 SEC East) Saturday, 34-17. Next: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech in ACC Championship at Tampa, Fla., 8 p.m., Dec. 5 (ESPN).

19. Brigham Young (10-2, 7-1 MWC) beat No. 21 Utah (9-3, 6-2 MWC) Saturday, 26-23 OT. Next: Bowl.

20. Southern California (8-3, 5-3 Pac-10) beat UCLA (6-6, 3-6 Pac-10) Saturday, 28-7. Next: Arizona, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 5 (ABC).

21. Utah (9-3, 6-2 MWC) lost to No. 19 Brigham Young (10-2, 7-1 MWC) Saturday, 26-23 OT. Next: Bowl.

22. California (8-3, 5-3 Pac-10) is idle. Next: At Washington, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5. (FSN Northwest).

23. Houston (10-2, 6-2 C-USA West) beat Rice (2-10, 2-6 C-USA West) Saturday, 73-14. Next: At East Carolina in Conference USA Championship, 12 p.m. Dec. 5.

24. North Carolina (8-4, 4-4 ACC Coastal) lost to North Carolina State (5-7, 2-6 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 28-27. Next: Bowl.

25. Mississippi (8-4, 4-4 SEC West) lost to Mississippi State (5-7, 3-5 SEC West) Saturday, 41-27. Next: Bowl.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 2 Alabama 26, Auburn 21.

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 1 Florida 37, Florida State 10

Georgia 30, No. 7 Georgia Tech 24

South Carolina 34, No. 18 Clemson 17

No. 15 Louisiana State 33, Arkansas 30, OT

Mississippi State 41, No. 25 Mississippi 27

Tennessee 30, Kentucky 24, OT

Saturday, Dec. 5

SEC Championship at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Alabama vs. Florida, 4 p.m. (CBS)

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 1 Florida 37, Florida State 10

Georgia 30, No. 7 Georgia Tech 24

No. 14 Virginia Tech 42, Virginia 13

No. 17 Miami (Fla.) 31, South Florida 10

South Carolina 34, No. 18 Clemson 17

North Carolina State 28, No. 24 North Carolina 27

Wake Forest 45, Duke 34

Boston College 19, Maryland 17

Saturday, Dec. 5

Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game at Tampa, Fla.

Georgia Tech vs. Clemson, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

BIG EAST CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 5 Cincinnati 49, Illinois 36

West Virginia 19, No. 9 Pittsburgh 16

Rutgers 34, Louisville 14

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 17 Miami (Fla.) 31, South Florida 10

Connecticut 56, Syracuse 31

Saturday, Dec. 5

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m. (ABC)

West Virginia at Rutgers, 12 p.m. (Big East Network)

South Florida at Connecticut, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 5 Cincinnati 49, Illinois 36

Saturday, Dec. 5

Fresno State at Illinois, 12:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Wisconsin at Hawaii, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

BIG 12 CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Thursday, Nov. 26

No. 3 Texas 49, Texas A&M 39

Friday, Nov. 27

Nebraska 28, Colorado 20

Saturday, Nov. 28

Oklahoma 27, No. 12 Oklahoma State 0

Missouri 41, Kansas 39

Texas Tech 20, Baylor 13

Saturday, Dec. 5

Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship Game

At Arlington, Texas

Texas vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m. (ABC)

CONFERENCE USA

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

Tulsa 33, Memphis 30, OT

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 23 Houston 73, Rice 14

UCF 34, UAB 27

East Carolina 25, Southern Mississippi 20

Southern Methodist 26, Tulane 21

UTEP 52, Marshall 21

Saturday, Dec. 5

Conference USA Championship Game

Houston at East Carolina, 12 p.m.

INDEPENDENTS

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

Stanford 45, Notre Dame 38

Hawaii 24, Navy 17

Saturday, Dec. 12

Army vs. Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa., 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Ball State 22, Western Michigan 17

Friday, Nov. 27

Ohio 35, Temple 17

Central Michigan 45, Northern Illinois 31

Bowling Green 38, Toledo 24

Akron 28, Eastern Michigan 21

Buffalo 9, Kent State 6

Friday,Dec. 4

Marathon MAC Championship Game at Ford Field, Detroit

Ohio vs. Central Michigan, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

Wyoming 17, Colorado State 16

Saturday, Nov. 28

No. 4 Texas Christian 51, New Mexico 10

No. 19 Brigham Young 26, No. 21 Utah 23, OT

UNLV 28, San Diego State 24

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

Stanford 45, Notre Dame 38

Arizona 20, Arizona State 17

Washington 30, Washington State 0

No. 20 Southern California 28, UCLA 7

Thursday, Dec. 3

No. 16 Oregon State at No. 8 Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 5

Arizona at Southern California, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

California at Washington, 6:30 p.m. (FSN Northwest/CSN California)

SUN BELT CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 28

Arkansas State 30, North Texas 26

Florida Atlantic 29, Western Kentucky 23

Middle Tennessee 38, Louisiana-Monroe 19

Troy 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 31

Thursday, Dec. 3

Arkansas State at Western Kentucky, 7 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

Saturday, Dec. 5

Florida Atlantic at Florida International, 7 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 6 Boise State 44, Nevada 33

Saturday, Nov. 28

Utah State 52, Idaho 49

San Jose State 13, New Mexico State 10

Hawaii 24, Navy 17

Saturday, Dec. 5

Fresno State at Illinois, 12:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

San Jose State at Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m. (ERT)

New Mexico State at Boise State, 3 p.m. (KTVB-TV)

Wisconsin at Hawaii, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)

OTHER FCS GAMES

Thursday, Nov. 26

Tuskegee 21, Alabama State 0

Saturday, Nov. 28

North Dakota 17, Central Arkansas 16

Grambling State 31, Southern 13

Texas Southern 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10

Saturday, Dec. 5

Southern University vs. Texas Southern at Houston, Texas, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)

Tuskegee vs. Elizabeth City State at Columbia, S.C., 2 p.m.

COLLEGE PLAYOFFS

NCAA DIVISION I

Saturday, Nov. 28 first round

Appalachian State 20, South Carolina State 13

Villanova 38, Holy Cross 28

Richmond 16, Elon 13

William & Mary 38, Weber State 0

Montana 61, South Dakota State 48

Southern Illinois 48, Eastern Illinois 7

Stephen F. Austin 44, Eastern Washington 33

New Hampshire 49, McNeese State 13

Saturday, Dec. 5 quarterfinals

Stephen F. Austin (10-2) at Montana (12-0)

Appalachian State (10-2) at Richmond (11-1)

New Hampshire (10-2) at Villanova (11-1)

William & Mary (10-2) at Southern Illinois (11-1)

NCAA DIVISION II

Saturday, Nov. 28 quarterfinals

California, Pa. 57, West Liberty 35

Grand Valley State 24, Minnesota-Duluth 10

Carson-Newman 24, North Alabama 21

Northwest Missouri State 21, Central Washington 20

Saturday, Dec. 5 semifinals

Grand Valley State (12-1) at Carson Newman (11-2)

California (Pa.) (11-3) at Northwest Missouri State (12-1)

NCAA DIVISION III

Saturday, Nov. 28 second round

Mount Union 62, Montclair State 14

Albright 27, Delaware Valley 3

Wesley College 43, Mississippi College 9

Johns Hopkins 31, Thomas More 29

Wittenberg 34, Trine 17

Wisconsin-Whitewater 45, Illinois Wesleyan 7

St. Thomas, Minn. 34, Coe 7

Linfield 53, Mary Hardin-Baylor 21

Saturday, Dec. 5 quarterfinals

Mount Union (12-0) at Albright (11-1), 12 p.m.

Wesley College (12-0) at Johns Hopkins (10-2), 12 p.m.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-0) at Wittenberg (12-0), 1 p.m.

St. Thomas (Minn.) (11-1) at Linfield (11-0), 3 p.m.

NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Saturday, Nov. 28 quarterfinals

Carroll College (Mont.) 34, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 13

St. Xavier (Ill.) 52, Lambuth (Tenn.) 10

Lindenwood (Mo.) 64, Ottawa (Kan.) 26

University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 49, Morningside (Iowa) 21

Saturday, Dec. 5 semifinals

St. Xavier (Ill.) (13-0) at University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) (13-0), 2 p.m.

Lindenwood (Mo.) (12-0) at Carroll College (Mont.) (13-0), 2 p.m.

COLLEGE POLLS

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RANKINGS

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ASSOCIATED PRESS (Media)

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USA TODAY (American Football Coaches Association)

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HARRIS INTERACTIVE (BCS)

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LEGENDS POLL (Retired football coaches)

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