Sport: Top Ten

With the second big weekend of college football, the nation's top teams were beginning to settle down into a wary pecking order that will be subject to change as the season's grind separates the truly tough from the merely untested. The top ten:

1) Louisiana State—had little trouble beating Baylor, 22-0, has still to be tested by fire, but seemed able to play just as well as necessary, the knack that carried it to last year's top ranking.

2) Northwestern—upset mighty Iowa 14-10, just a week after routing Oklahoma, 45-13, to become the surprise team of the early season.

3) Southern California—butted heads gleefully...

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