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10)-he Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, December 4, 1995

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AP Top 25
Here is the new Associated Press football
poll. First place votes are in parentheses.

USA TODAY/CNN Top 25 Bowl Alliance
Here is the new USA TODAY/CNN football Here is the new Bowl Alliance football
poll.First place votes are in parentheses. poll.

Team
1. Nebraska (50)
2. Florida (12)
3. Northwestern
4. Ohio St.
4. Tennessee
6. Notre Dame
7. Colorado
8. Florida St.
9. Texas
10. Kansas St.
11. Kansas
12. Oregon
13. Virginia Tech
14. Michigan
15. Penn St.
16. Auburn
17. Southern Cal
18. Virginia
19. Texas A&M
20. Washington
21. Alabama
22. Miami (Fla.)
23. Clemson
24. Arkansas
25. Toledo

Record
11-0
12-0
10-1
11-1
10-1
9-2
9-2
9-2
10-1-1
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-3
8-3
8-3
8-2-1
8-4-0
8-3
7-3-1
8-3
8-3
8-3
8-4
10-0-1

Pts.
1,538
1,500
1,413
1,325
1,325
1,203
1,140
1,128
1,105
963
833
809
801
758
733
637
536
420
406
365
319
289
225
111
86

Team
1. Nebraska (55)
2. Florida (7)
3. Northwestern
4. Tennessee
5. Ohio St.
6. Texas
7. Colorado
8. Florida St.
9. Notre Dame
10. Kansas St.
11. Virginia Tech
12. Oregon
13. Kansas
14. Michigan
15. Auburn
16. Penn St.
17. Southern Cal
18. Texas A&M
19. Virginia
20. Washington
21. Clemson
22. Syracuse
23. Arkansas
24. UCLA
25. Texas Tech

Record
11-0
12-0
10-1
10-1
11-1
10-1-1
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9.3
8-3
8-3
8-2-1
8-3
8-4
7-3-1
8-3
8-3
8-4
7-4
8-3

Pts.
1,543
1,494
1,412
1,315
1,305
1,213
1,140
1,087
1,068
963
888
847
805
676
662
651
557
508
427
360
344
223
143
125
106

Team
1. Nebraska
2. Florida
3. Northwestem
4. Tennessee
5. Ohio St.
6. Texas
7. Colorado
8. Notre Dame
9. Florida St.
10. Kansas St.
11. Virginia Tech
12. Oregon
13. Kansas
14. Michigan
15. Penn St.
16. Auburn
17. Southern Cal
18. Texas A&M
19. Virginia
20. Washington
21. Clemson
22. Arkansas
23. Syracuse
24. UCLA
25. Texas Tech

Record
11-0
11-0
10-1
10-1
11-1
10-1-1
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
9-2
8-2
9-3
8-3
8-3
8-2-1
8-3
8-4
7-3-1
8-3
8-4
8-3
7-4
8-3

MW Sports Calendar
Monday, Dec. 4 -
No events scheduled.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 -
Men's Basketball at LSU, 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge, La.
Wednesday, Dec. $ --
Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan, 7:30 p.m., Crisier Arena.
ThUrsday, Dec. 7 -
No events scheduled.
Friday, Dec. 8 -
Hockey vs. Lake Superior State, 7:00 p.m., Yost Ice Arena.
Women's Gymnastics hosts "Meet the Team" Intrasquad, 7 p.m., Cliff
Keen Arena,
Women's Basketball at Nebraska, 7 p.m., Lincoln, Neb.
Satutday, Dec. 9 -
Hockey at Western Michigan, 7 p.m., Kalamazoo.
Men'sBaVs etbaI vs. Duke, 3:00 p.m., Crisler Arena (CBS).
$unda , Dec. 10-
Women's Basketball at Kansas State, 2 p.m., Manhattan, Kan.

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Texas Invitational gives 'M' taste of Nationals

By Doug Stevens
Daily Sports Writer
The Olympic trials are still 97 days
away. However, this past weekend
the Michigan men's swimming and
diving team headed south to Austin,
Texas, for the purpose of competing
against Olympic-level opposition in a
long-course pool.
At the Texas Invitational, the Wol-
verines faced off against such nation-
ally-ranked competition as the Long-
horns and Southern Cal. Many world-
class swimmers not currently attached
to a university team competed in the
meet.
Included in this category was
Michigan's Tom Dolan, who is red-
shirting the fall termand representing
his club team.
In addition to the top-flight compe-
tition, the fact that the meet was swam
in a 50-meter pool created more of an

Olympic-type atmosphere. The long-
course pool is what is used in the
trials, as opposed to the 25-meter pool
which is the norm in collegiate com-
petition.
Despite the impressive competition
and the Olympic-sized pool,
Michigan's emphasis in this meet was
not necessarily on winning. Rather,
coach Jon Urbanchek's squad used
the competition more as a barometer
as to how far it has progressed thus far
and what needs to be worked on in the
next hundred days.
"This was our last long-course
meet," Michigan swimmer John
Piersma said. "It was a good opportu-
nity to swim long-course before Olym-
pic trials and to see where we are at
this point in the season."
Given the brutal practice schedule
that the Wolverines have maintained
in the early going this season,

Urbanchek was not expecting peak
performances by his defending na-
tional champion swimmers. Rather,
the coach simply treated the meet as
an extension of practice in a more
competitive environment.
"The meet went really well for us,"
Urbanchek said. "It was good compe-
tition. USC and Texas are kind of
ahead of us in terms of preparation
but, all in all, it was a good experi-
ence, Everyone swam an honest ef-
fort."
Although the emphasis of this meet
was not on winning or attaining
record-breaking times, the Wolver-
ines did put up some strong perfor-
mances. Tom Malchow and Andy
Potts both were event winners.
Malchow swam a 2:02.52 in taking
the 200-meter butterfly and Andy
Potts won the 1500-meter freestyle in
15:48.10.

"I think Malchow and Potts were
the two pleasant surprises at this com-
petition," Urbanchek said.
In addition to that duo, Dolan, who
is particularly focused on earning a
spot on the Olympic team, won the
400 IM in a time of 4:28.17.
While the Olympic-type atmo-
sphere was the prime factor in the
team's decision to go to this meet, it
wasn't the only reason.
In addition to the trials, the Wol-
verines are also concentrating on de-
fending their national title; the NCAA
Championships will be held in Austin
in March.
"It was a good opportunity to swim
at Texas and see what it is like," said
Piersma, who competed in the 100,
200, and 400-meter freestyle races.
"It gave the freshmen a chance to see
what it is like and gives us more con-
fidence going into NCAAs."

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Florida, Nebraska to play
for national championship

The Associated Press
The much-maligned bowl alliance
worked perfectly in its rookie season.
The system was supposed to produce
a national championship game, and
that's what it will do.
Top-ranked Nebraska (11-0) and No.
2 Florida (12-0) will play for the title
Jan. 2 in the Fiesta Bowl. The winner of
the game between the nation's only
undefeated, untied teams will be the
undisputed champ of college football.
"We have one more bridge to cross,
one more obstacle," Florida safety
Lawrence Wright said. "We can either

Florida would have gone to the Sugar
Bowl as the Southeastern Conference
winner.
But except for the Rose Bowl's agree-
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league champions now are free to play
each other in the Fiesta-Orange-Sugar
bowl alliance.
The Fiesta Bowl's dream game be-
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Florida beat Arkansas 34-3 for the SEC
championship. Florida is seeking its
first national title, while Nebraska is
trying to become the first team to win
consecutive championships since Ala-

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