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The polls


The newest polls are out and Ohio State is No. 1 and Texas No. 2 in both, so Saturday's meeting in Austin will be another 1 vs. 2 "Game of the Century." Here at SportsLink, we are just referring to it as the "Game of September, 2006."

How did the Pac-10 schools do? USC in now third in both polls, Cal dropped to 22nd (coaches) and 23rd (Associated Press), Oregon moved up to 20th in both and Arizona State is 25th in the AP poll.

You can see the entire coaches' poll here and the AP poll here.

In other notes of interest, Auburn is still fourth in the AP poll (now tied with Notre Dame) with the Tigers' big win over WSU moving them up two spots to fourth in the coaches' poll. Eastern Washington's opponent this weekend, West Virginia, is tied for fifth with Notre Dame - is that a rule now, the Irish have to be tied with someone? - in the coaches' poll and is sixth in the AP poll (with five first-place votes). UW's Saturday foe, Oklahoma, is 15th in AP and 10th in the coaches' poll, a drop of five spots in each after struggling last Saturday.

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