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Football hasn't had start-to-finish No. 1

Q: Didn't Miami start No. 1 and stay there all year in one of its national championship seasons?

Darin Williams,

Belleair Bluffs

A: No. Since the AP preseason poll began in 1950, no team has remained No. 1 from start to finish. Two came close. In 1972, Southern California started the year eighth, moved to No. 1 after the first game and stayed there all season. In 1983, Nebraska was No. 1 all year before losing in the Orange Bowl to Miami.

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