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Iowa moves to No. 3 in AP football poll, Gators fall to 10th; USF soccer falls

Iowa moved to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama.

Notre Dame is fourth and Oklahoma fifth. Florida dropped two spots to 10th after holding off Florida Atlantic in overtime on Saturday. Florida State, which plays the Gators on Saturday, rose two spots to No. 14.

The 11-0 Hawkeyes, who jumped three spots, have their best ranking since being No. 3 in 2002. They have clinched the Big Ten West and a spot in the conference title game on Dec. 5.

Michigan State moved three spots to No. 6 after upsetting Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who began the season as a unanimous No. 1 and slipped to No. 2 this month, fell to eighth. Oklahoma State's loss to Baylor dropped the Cowboys from fourth to ninth and pushed Baylor to seventh.

Iowa State: Coach Paul Rhoads is out after seven seasons, going 32-54 but winning just eight games in his final three seasons. He will coach the finale Saturday at West Virginia.

OKLAHOMA: Starting quarterback Baker Mayfield's status is uncertain for Saturday's game at Oklahoma State. Mayfield was injured during Saturday's 30-29 win over TCU. He was shaken up in the second quarter by a helmet-to-helmet hit from TCU linebacker Ty Summers, who was ejected for targeting. The Sooners can clinch the Big 12 title with a victory over the Cowboys. OU coach Bob Stoops said Mayfield will be evaluated by medical staff before any decisions are made.

Soccer: USF men fall in OT in NCAA tourney

TAMPA — USF lost 2-1 in overtime to Boston College in the NCAA tournament men's second round before an announced 1,015 at Corbett Stadium.

"They gave it everything they had, for the school, for the team, for each other," Bulls coach George Kiefer said. "They showed a lot of character and I was really pleased with their efforts."

After falling behind 1-0 in the 73rd minute on Isaac Normesinu's goal, USF (11-6-3) found the equalizer with 1:43 remaining in regulation as Prosper Figbe found the back of the net off Kendan Anderson's pass in the box.

But in overtime, Simon Enstrom's goal in the 97th minute won it for the Eagles.

FSU WOMEN WIN, UF FALLS: Florida State blanked visiting Auburn 2-0 to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals, the Seminoles' NCAA record 11th straight season in the Elite Eight. It also was FSU's ninth straight postseason shutout, breaking the NCAA record of eight clean sheets by North Carolina (2003-04). The Seminoles (17-2-4) secured goals from Kaycie Tillman in the 25th minute and an Auburn own goal at 27:44. FSU hosts Texas A&M on Friday for a chance to return to the College Cup for a fifth straight season. … Florida lost 2-1 to visiting Duke in the NCAA third round. The Gators (19-4-1) took a 1-0 lead on Sarah Troccoli's header at 20:03. But the Blue Devils scored the equalizer about eight minutes later and got the eventual winner in the 55th minute.

Iowa moves to No. 3 in AP football poll, Gators fall to 10th; USF soccer falls 11/22/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 22, 2015 11:17pm]
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