Sport: The Unbeaten Few

U.S. colleges thirsting for top football ranking are well aware that being good is by no means good enough. Being perfect lelps—if the schedule is hard enough. In he hard white light of the national polls, a tie casts a black shadow and a loss practically turns the light out. After last weeknd's games, only five major teams were still unbeaten and untied.

The week's big game matched two of the undefeated: Georgia Tech, the nation's top defensive team, and Duke, Southern Conference leader. Tech's Rambling Wrecks were a one-point favorite at kickoff time, and from the opening whistle their famed lightweight...

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