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College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.

The favored Pac 12 conference's California Golden Bears from Berkeley across the bay from San Francisco were 51-31 winners. It was a midday start so that the game could be televised back to the U.S. in prime time on Friday night, and was played under sunny skies and with light winds.

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College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.

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Poll Release: Aug 21
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Alabama (33)14-11,4691
2Clemson (16)14-11,4432
3Oklahoma (4)11-21,3525
4Florida State (5)10-31,32514
5LSU (1)9-31,26916
6Ohio State (1)12-11,2244
7Michigan (1)10-31,14712
8Stanford12-21,0293
9Tennessee9-41,02122
10Notre Dame10-31,00611
11Mississippi10-371810
12Michigan State12-27106
13TCU11-27077
14Washington7-6651-
15Houston13-16448
16UCLA8-5496-
17Iowa12-24849
18Georgia10-3448-
19Louisville8-5447-
20USC8-6344-
21Oklahoma State10-331620
22North Carolina11-328315
23Baylor10-328013
24Oregon9-421819
25Florida10-418025

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