Sport: Top Ten

Except for a handful of late finishers, the college football season ended last week, marked on its tortured course with good balance among top teams, more than the usual number of close, exciting games and a rash of upsets. The season's surprises: the failure of perennially strong Notre Dame and Michigan State to live up to early-season form; the rise of unheralded Louisiana State and the foundling Air Force Academy to the top. At season's close, TIME'S Top Ten:

1) Louisiana State (10-0)—had its first unbeaten, untied season in 50 years, looked forward to a relatively easy New Year's Day in the...

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