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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
October 17, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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October 17, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of Associated Press writers' poll) Team standings this week, with points figured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis (first-place votes in parentheses):

Points

1. Michigan (80)

1,662

2. Maryland (45)

1,457

3. Oklahoma (21)

1,350

4. Notre Dame (7)

1,286

5. Georgia Tech (3)

881

G. Wisconsin (11)

707

7. Texas Christian (4)

645

8. Navy

641

9. UCLA (1)

556

10. West Virginia (11)

331

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Duke (4) 316; 12, Washington (4) 307; 13, Michigan State 92; 14, Ohio State 41; 15, Rice 38.

RECORD BREAKERS

? Germany's daring Wilhelm Noll skidded his streamlined 500-cc. BMW at breakneck 177.09 mph over flying mile in' speed trials near Munich, snapped world record for motorcycles with side car.

?Anatoli Vedyakov, Soviet heel-and-toe expert, ambled 30,000-meter walk in 2:20:40.2 at Moscow, became latest Russian to claim world mark.

?Egyptian Princess, after finishing fourth in opening heat, came back neatly for Driver Earl Avery, tore off 2:02 mile in second heat to break 24-year-old world race standard for 2-year-old trotters, went on to win $16,953 Hanover Filly Stake at Lexington, Ky.

FOOTBALL

Michigan treated 97,239 fans to dazzling display of power, parlayed spectacular running of Halfback Terry Barr and hard-hitting defense into 26-2 whomping of fumbling Army at Ann Arbor, Mich., moved into No. 1 spot in AP poll (see page 22).

Ohio State's shifty-legged All-America Halfback Howard (Hopalong) Cassady ran wild against Illinois, scored twice, piled up 95 yards as Buckeyes won 27-12 at Columbus, Ohio.

Wisconsin had its hands full with stubborn Purdue line but used touchdown by piston-legged Charlie Thomas , 18-yard field goal by Paul Schwaiko to edge Boilermakers 9-0 at Lafayette, Ind.

Oklahoma's deft-handed Jimmy Harris turned loose Jimmy McDonald and Bob Burris for three touchdowns and rangy Center Jerry Tubbs intercepted three passes to help speedy Sooners roll over Texas 20-0 at Dallas, stretched nation's longest winning streak to 22.

Notre Dame's able Paul Hornung gambled on two fourth-down passes, completed both for touchdowns to give Irish 14-0 win over disappointed Miami before 75,685, largest crowd ever in Orange Bowl.

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