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ESPN, AP polls get a shake-up with upsets

A slew of upsets over the weekend shook up the balance of teams in the bottom half of the ESPN and AP polls, while the top six teams remained unchanged. Wisconsin, UCLA, Brigham Young, North Carolina State and Air Force have dropped out of both polls after losses this weekend.

Meanwhile, East Carolina, Alabama, Syracuse, Oklahoma, Virginia and Oregon jumped into the rankings after upsets.

In ACC action, Florida State remained at the No. 1 spot with a 42-10 win over North Carolina. Georgia Tech was idle this weekend remaining at No. 12 in the ESPN poll while rising to No. 9 in the AP Poll.

N.C. State fell out of the AP Poll after the loss to Florida State, while Virginia jumped up to No. 24 after Saturday's win over Brigham Young.

Virginia football snags two honors

Tailback Thomas Jones was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second consecutive week following his career-high 210 rushing yards against Brigham Young Saturday.

First-year Jerton Evans was named the ACC Rookie of the Week. In his second start for the Cavaliers, Evans had two key interceptions and also assisted on two tackles. Evans is the first true first year to have at least two interceptions in a game since Kevin Cook in 1986.

Tennessee admits procedure wasn't followed

The University of Tennessee scrambled to react to allegations of academic fraud and a potential cover-up by officials, while Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey said Monday that he was not made aware of possible NCAA rules violations involving tutors doing school work for players.

Dickey said in a press conference Monday, however, that school procedures were not followed when memos alerting officials in the academic services area to instances of alleged plagiarism were not passed on to him or other proper officials.

NCAA rules require that member schools follow institutional procedures when investigating possible violations. If violations are proven, schools are required to report them.

Dickey's statements come in response to a six-week ESPN.com investigation that found a pattern of alleged academic abuse at Tennessee. The controversy extends back to 1995, when the school's English department threatened to bring charges of "institutional plagiarism" against the athletics department.

NCAA spokeswoman Jane Jankowski told ESPN that it is "too early to tell" if the NCAA would conduct its own investigation. Jankowski also did not know if the allegations could lead to any sanctions for the defending national champions in football.

Vizzuso scores to help USA tie China 2-2

Former Cavalier All-American Michelle Vizzuso helped the USA National Field Hockey team tie China 2-2 in the final game of the round robin portion of the Sydney International Hockey Challenge, scoring in the 57th minute of play.

After a scoreless first half, the USA's Katie Barber put the Americans up 1-0 in the 49th minute off a penalty corner. The Chinese tied the game five minutes later. Vizzuso then scored a field goal with 13 minutes remaining, putting the Americans up 2-1. The Chinese, however, got the equalizer in the 62nd minute to tie the game.

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