Sport: Sunrise in the West

The West Coast was on a rampage again, and football's experts were tearing up their form charts. On successive Saturdays, Southern California trampled Duke, Southern Methodist and Iowa. Washington tied cocky Purdue and crushed Illinois. Upstart Stanford, which has not had a winning season for four years, slipped past Tulane and then beat mighty Michigan State. Still smarting from its 21-3 Rose Bowl defeat last New Year's Day, U.C.L.A. got ample revenge by toppling Ohio State from its lofty perch atop the nation's college ratings. When the dust settled last week, the underrated Westerners found themselves with three teams ranked among...

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