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November 5, 2012

Tide is No. 1, but aura takes hit

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NORMAN —

Though if the K-State game goes anything like the Oklahoma game — 63-21 Sooners — nine wins will feel rather empty for Mack Brown’s team.

No. 23 Toledo and No. 24 Rutgers also moved into the Top 25.

Falling out were Arizona, West Virginia and Boise State, which was upset at home by San Diego State.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Toledo moved into the rankings at No. 23, the first time since the final poll of 2001 that the Rockets have been ranked.

Toledo (8-1) also becomes the second Mid-American Conference team to be ranked this season, joining Ohio. The MAC is currently the only conference with four teams with at least eight victories. Northern Illinois (9-1), Kent State (8-1) and Ohio (8-1) all received votes from the media panel.

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ODDS AND ENDS

Texas A&M gets another shot at knocking off one of the SEC’s elite teams next weekend. The Aggies (7-2, 4-2) have made a nice transition from the Big 12, but they have lost to Florida and LSU. A&M goes to Alabama on Saturday. ... No. 13 Oregon State is at No. 16 Stanford in a game that will go a long way toward determining if the Beavers can grab a BCS at-large bid. ... Georgia and Ohio State are tied for No. 5 in the rankings this week. Texas and Louisiana Tech are tied for 19th.

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