Football: Bottoms Up

One thing about football experts: they do have to keep an open mind. In the preseason college polls, sportswriters fig ured this year to be much like last.

Mighty Notre Dame, No. 1 in 1966, was tapped to be champion again, followed by Alabama (No. 3 last year), Michigan State (No. 2), Texas, Miami, Georgia, U.S.C., U.C.L.A., Tennessee and Colorado. Yet as of the first week in October, the top five favorites had won only seven of 15 games after one of the most disastrous early seasons in anybody's history.

Notre Dame made...

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