College Football: Out of Their League

Princeton had just annihilated Pennsylvania, 51-0, and the jubilant Tigers were whooping it up in their locker room. Carried away by all that enthusiasm, a halfback shouted, "We're No. 1!" —and suddenly the whole team was chanting: "We're No. 1! We're No. 1!" It took most of a minute for the realization of what they were yelling to sink in. The chanting stopped, and the Tigers grinned sheepishly at each other. No. 1? Princeton? "It's a little sad, actually," sighed one player. "We'll never find out just how good we really are."


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