Sport: Top Ten

For once, results followed form, and brought the New Year's Day Bowl picture into sharp focus. California edged past Stanford 16-15, to draw the unenviable Rose Bowl spot opposite Iowa. Louisiana State wiped out Tulane 62-0, accepted a bid to New Orleans' Sugar Bowl. Texas Christian dumped Rice 21-10, got the host spot in Dallas' Cotton Bowl. Syracuse had trouble beating West Virginia 15-12, was invited anyway to face Oklahoma in Miami's Orange Bowl. TIME'S Top Ten:

1) Louisiana State (10-0)

2) Iowa (7-1-1)

3) Army (7-0-1)

4) Oklahoma (8-1)

5) Wisconsin (7-1-1)

6) Auburn (8-0-1)

7) Purdue (6-1-2)

8) Air Force Academy (8-0-1)

9) Texas Christian (8-1) 10) Ohio...

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