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Scientists to monitor stranded whales from space

Scientists have begun using satellites that can produce high-resolution imagery in an effort to monitor whale strandings from space, according to an investigation by the British Antarctic Survey and four Chilean research institutes.

They believe a new technique for analyzing satellite images could revolutionize how stranded whales are detected in remote places.

In 2015, more than 340 whales were involved in a mass stranding in a remote region of southern Chile. Evidence of the stranding wasn’t discovered for several weeks due to the inaccessible nature of the area on the Chilean coast — with aerial and boat surveys assessing the extent of the damage several months after it was discovered, according to the study published in Plos One journals.

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Skeleton of a young Sei whale ( Balaenoptera borealis ) ( Kike Calvo via AP Images )

“The aerial survey was done on a huge scale and was very impressive, but it’s possible some of the carcasses got washed back out to sea in storms and simply weren’t counted. The 343 number was only ever a best estimate,” BAS whale expert Dr Jennifer Jackson told the BBC.

Because of the delay, many of the whales went missing and their decomposed bodies made it hard for scientists to determine how they died. One satellite image counted several fewer whales than the original aerial photo and substantially more in the second picture taken, possibly alluding to the fact many had washed away by the time the non-satellite aerial photos were taken.

They say the use of satellites could make the discovery effort in finding whale strandings more efficient and less costly. They also believe it will inform scientists of information they weren’t able to see before with planes and boats, according to the investigation.

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“This is an exciting development in monitoring whales from space,” Dr Peter Fretwell, the lead author at British Antartic Survey, told the BBC. “Now we have a higher resolution ‘window’ on our planet, satellite imagery may be a fast and cost-effective alternative to aerial surveys allowing us to assess the extent of mass whale stranding events, especially in remote and inaccessible areas.”

Researchers detected the whales using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images from Maxar Technologies, which they found could identify the shape, size, and color of the whales and even the possible cause of the beaching.

Researchers say that pictures from the WorldView-2 satellite could show features larger than 50cm (19.7 inches) from an altitude of 700km (435 miles). They say due to a whales shape being over 10m (33.8 feet) in length that it could provide a good outline for the animal’s overall shape. Improved satellite imagery technology with a 30cm (11.8 inches) resolution should make the job even easier, according to the study.

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Sei Whale (Balaenoptera Borealis). (Photo By Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG Via Getty Images)

When analyzing pictures taken by WorldView-2, researchers manually look for white shapes and sort them by how confident they believe the specific image is a whale, the study added.

“It’s important that we harness human technological advancements to do a better job understanding and protecting the natural world,” Jennifer Jackson, molecular phylogeneticist at the British Antarctic Survey, told Earther.

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Hopefully, this new technology allows for a faster and more efficient way of understanding how stranded whales may have died — before weather and natural forces can impact the area and distort their findings.

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Canada’s Conservatives offer bland option to Trudeau’s flash in Monday’s national elections

Even members of his own party say Canada’s Conservative leader is bland.

They tout it as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s flash and star power, and they’re counting on this very quality to help Andrew Scheer defeat Trudeau’s Liberal Party in national elections Monday.

“Andrew is what I call a severely normal Canadian,” said Jason Kenney, Alberta’s conservative premier and the godfather of one of Scheer’s five kids. “His personality is the opposite of Justin’s. Andrew is not at home naturally preening for the cameras.”

In the words of Canada’s former Conservative foreign minister, John Baird: “He’s not the sizzle, he’s the steak.”

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FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer take part in the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Quebec. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Trudeau’s Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Polls show Scheer has a chance to defeat the Liberals after a combination of scandals and high expectations damaged Trudeau’s prospects.

“His entire career he’s been underestimated, and I would never underestimate Andrew Scheer,” Baird said.

Trudeau faces an uphill electoral battle after old photos of him in blackface and brownface surfaced last month, casting doubt on his judgment. The handsome son of liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau also was hurt by a scandal that erupted earlier this year, when his former attorney general said he pressured her to halt the prosecution of a Quebec company. Trudeau has said he was standing up for jobs, but enough damage was done to give the Conservatives an opening.

Scheer also has had a bumpy ride. He has been criticized for embellishing his resume by saying he had worked as an insurance broker when, in fact, he was never licensed. He also has taken heat for holding dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship — something he and his party had blasted other Canadian political figures for and never mentioned until the Globe and Mail newspaper revealed it earlier this month.

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Scheer said he began the process of renouncing his American citizenship in August, just before the election campaign started, but it could take 10 months.

Still, the young Conservative leader is well-positioned to become prime minister. No party is likely to get a majority of Parliament’s 338 seats, so a shaky alliance may be needed to pass legislation. If Conservatives win the most seats — but not a majority — they will probably try to form a government with the separatist Bloc Quebecois party. Trudeau’s Liberals would likely rely on the leftist New Democrats to stay in power.

Trudeau reasserted the country’s liberal identity in 2015 after almost 10 years of Conservative rule. Scheer ran for the leadership of the Conservative party two years ago after more obvious candidates figured Trudeau could not be beaten in this election — that a second mandate was all but a forgone conclusion for the charismatic young prime minister.

Now that his prospects have changed, the 40-year-old Scheer could become the second youngest prime minister in Canada’s history. The first, Conservative Joe Clark, was sworn in the day before his 40th birthday after he beat Justin’s father Pierre. However, Clark’s minority government lasted only six months and was defeated by Pierre Trudeau.

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FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer responds to a question during a campaign stop in Quebec City, Canada. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Scheer is hoping to convince voters to side with him by promising to scrap Trudeau’s national carbon tax and cut government spending, including foreign aid, by 25 percent.

“The country will be in perfectly safe, if bland, hands. That might not be a bad thing in a world gone insane,” said Andrew MacDougall, a former spokesman under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Born in Ottawa, Scheer is a social conservative and son of a Catholic deacon and former newspaper librarian who moved to Canada from the U.S. and married Scheer’s late mother, who was a nurse and an anti-abortion activist. Andrew’s two sisters live in the U.S. and are registered Republicans.

During their first debate, Trudeau grilled Scheer about his stance on abortion and the Conservative was widely panned after he refused to answer. The next day he acknowledged he was personally against abortion but said his party would not reopen the debate.

In 2005, he gave a speech in Parliament attacking same-sex marriage. He now says he’ll protect the rights of the LGBT community if elected.

Scheer has spent most of his adult life in politics. At age 32 he became the youngest speaker of the House of Commons, a non-partisan role overseeing debate in Parliament. He won his first election at 25, representing a district in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Scheer had moved from Ottawa to Saskatchewan to be with his wife, Jill, a native of that province, and has assumed his wife’s family love for football. Her brother is Jon Ryan, a former punter for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

While his campaign portrays him as the common man, Scheer has spent almost all his adult life as a member of Parliament with the perks that come with it, including free housing, a car and a driver when he was House speaker and opposition leader.

“Yes, he’s been in Parliament since 25, but his parents are very middle-class people. His family didn’t own a car,” Baird said. “He’s very grounded. And frankly that’s the Conservative party. We’re not a party of downtown elites.”

Scheer didn’t win his own party’s leadership until the 13th ballot. He was most people’s second choice.

“He’s a guy who has always been underestimated,” Kenney said. “He’s smiling all the time. He’s got terrific dimples and sometimes people infer from that he’s not serious, which is not true.”

Ian Brodie, a former chief of staff to Canada’s previous Conservative prime minister, said Scheer won’t have to face the same expectations as Trudeau, who was viewed as the heir to Obama’s progressive mantle.

“Nobody is expecting him to be the international leader of progressive forces, or anything else for that matter,” Brodie said.

The relationship between the U.S. and Canada would not be expected to change much as Scheer won’t risk renegotiating the new free trade agreement with U.S. President Donald Trump.

MacDougall said Scheer knows he has to make the U.S. relationship work as Trudeau did. Canada relies on the U.S. for 75 percent of its exports.

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He added: “If Canada goes back to being a more modest presence on the stage, that kind of fits of who we are as a country, but doesn’t mean we can’t be effective.”

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3 Soldiers Killed In Training Accident At Fort Stewart In Georgia

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A Bradley Fighting Vehicle was involved in the training accident that killed three soldiers at Fort Stewart, in Georgia, on Sunday. Above, a Bradley is stationed to support a patrol mission by U.S.-Iraqi forces in Baghdad. Liu Jin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Bradley Fighting Vehicle was involved in the training accident that killed three soldiers at Fort Stewart, in Georgia, on Sunday. Above, a Bradley is stationed to support a patrol mission by U.S.-Iraqi forces in Baghdad.

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An early morning training exercise gone wrong resulted in the deaths of three soldiers and injured three more at Fort Stewart, in Georgia, on Sunday, according to Fort Stewart officials.

The accident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle that the soldiers were riding on. The three soldiers who were killed were pronounced dead on the scene, and the other three who were injured were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital.

All six soldiers involved in the incident were members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, often referred to as Dogface.

“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Training Area,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division. “We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.”

The incident is currently under investigation, according to a news release. Fort Stewart officials have not released the soldiers’ names and say they will do so 24 hours after they’ve notified the soldiers’ families.

The 25-ton Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a type of protected transport vehicle that has been involved in deadly accidents before.

A Fort Hood soldier died last month after he was injured while conducting maintenance on one of the armored vehicles. In January, a 22-year-old combat engineer was killed in a training accident at the National Training Center at Fort Hood when the Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was riding on rolled over. Three other soldiers were injured in that accident.

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Sen. Ron Johnson: Clinton-Ukraine collusion allegations remain unaddressed by media

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The lack of media attention into alleged Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election leaves many questions unanswered, according to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

The eastern European country has been widely discussed since House Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In the interview on Mark Levin‘s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Johnson referenced a 2017 Politico report by Kenneth Vogel that described unconfirmed claims about the Hillary Clinton campaign working with Ukrainian officials during the term of then-President Petro Poroshenko.

Vogel — who now writes for The New York Times — reported that Ukrainian officials “tried to help” former Secretary of State’s bid for president by questioning Trump’s fitness for office and doing opposition research on the former real estate mogul.

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“He’s talking about the potential of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC [Democratic National Committee] involvement, working with potentially corrupt actors in Ukraine, trying to dig up dirt on President Trump — or candidate Trump at that point in time — [and] Paul Manafort,” Johnson said, referring to Vogel.

Johnson said he was not making allegations or accusing anyone of wrongdoing, but instead raising questions as to why the media has not comprehensively looked into it yet.

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“Is it just possible or plausible that maybe the DNC — maybe the Hillary Clinton campaign — was also trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden back then in Ukraine?” he asked, speculating that Biden may have been considering a Democratic primary run against Clinton that year.

“So, no, there are so many questions. I’m really not throwing out any accusations. I’m not making any allegations,” Johnson said.

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Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, criticized the media for showing little interest in those questions.

“There are so many questions that remain unanswered, and they really remain unanswered because, by and large, the press has no curiosity about trying to get the answers to these things,” he said.

Later in the interview, Levin asked Johnson about claims that Ukraine’s prior administration wanted Clinton to win in 2016 instead of Trump.

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“They were probably making a bet,” Johnson said. “They thought Hillary Clinton had the best chance of becoming president. And, to Ukraine — I don’t care who you are in Ukraine, in their government — the relationship with America is pretty darn important. So you understand what their motivation would be there.”

Johnson rejected the claim that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian actors, saying he believed allegations the Clinton campaign was linked to the Steele dossier would tell a different story.

“When people say that the only campaign that was literally cooperating and colluding with a foreign government — it wasn’t the Trump campaign, it was the Hillary Clinton campaign,” he said.

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‘Habitual runaway’ emu being sought by Minnesota sheriff’s deputies

Deputies with a Minnesota sheriff’s office say they are searching for a “habitual runaway” emu who has eluded capture after disappearing — again.

The deputies, who are with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, said on Facebook Saturday that the emu disappeared in Foley with another emu and a dog.

“Emu #1 and his canine accomplice turned themselves in without incident,” they wrote. “Emu #2 however had other plans and remains at large.”

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Deputies in Benton County, Minn., said the emu in this photo has been reported missing by its owner, prompting a search by law enforcement. (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)

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In announcing the law enforcement search for the missing emu, deputies said the bird was “wanted for questioning for being a habitual runaway.”

Their Facebook post advised, “do not approach the subject as he may be violent” and then added, “All jokes aside, this emu is missing from a local property in the Foley area. If spotted, please give us a call so we can return him safely to his already identified owner.”

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A woman wrote back to say she had seen the emu on Benton County Road 66 Sunday morning.

“Scared the crap out of me,” Kylie Pozorski said.

Another person wrote that he hoped deputies find the emu and the owner gets her back.

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“Sounds like a fowl situation,” the person said.

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North Carolina parent ‘extremely lucky’ after utility pole smashes through car window

A family in North Carolina turned out to be “extremely lucky” after a utility pole smashed through their vehicle, just moments after a parent dropped their child off at school.

No one was hurt in the incident in Thomasville, a city roughly 70 miles northeast of Charlotte, which happened before 9 a.m. on Friday, according to authorities.

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Police in Thomasville, N.C., said a parent dropped their kid off at school before they accidentally crashed into a utility pole. (Thomasville Police Department)

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Local police tweeted that a parent had just dropped their child off when, suddenly, they crashed into a utility pole. The pole ended up smash through the back rear window.

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Investigators said no one was hurt in the accident on Friday morning. (Thomasville Police Department)

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At least 241 people in the area were without power after the accident, WGHP reported.

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North Carolina parent ‘extremely lucky’ after utility pole smashes through car window

A family in North Carolina turned out to be “extremely lucky” after a utility pole smashed through their vehicle, just moments after a parent dropped their child off at school.

No one was hurt in the incident in Thomasville, a city roughly 70 miles northeast of Charlotte, which happened before 9 a.m. on Friday, according to authorities.

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Police in Thomasville, N.C., said a parent dropped their kid off at school before they accidentally crashed into a utility pole. (Thomasville Police Department)

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Local police tweeted that a parent had just dropped their child off when, suddenly, they crashed into a utility pole. The pole ended up smash through the back rear window.

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Investigators said no one was hurt in the accident on Friday morning. (Thomasville Police Department)

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At least 241 people in the area were without power after the accident, WGHP reported.

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McDonald’s security guard allegedly calls customer ‘stupid white boy,’ punches his table

A McDonald’s customer claims that they were harassed and insulted by a McDonald’s security guard who apparently didn’t believe that they were using the app to order food.

The incident occurred at a McDonald’s in Gipsyville in England on Friday night. According to reports, a security guard assumed that a group of young people who used the McDonald’s app to order had not actually ordered any food.

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Cameron Sande told a local news outlet that the guard became aggressive with him and his friends, insulted them and even punched the table at one point. (iStock)

Cameron Sande and his friends entered the restaurant, sat down at a table and used the app to order their meals, the Mirror reports. A security guard reportedly approached the table, assuming that they weren’t getting any food and told them to leave.

Sande claims that the guard became aggressive and allegedly punched the table during the confrontation.

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“I was getting angry, my friends were scared and anxious. He called me a stupid white boy. If it was the other way around I would get done for racism,” Sande told Hull Live.

“He was being abusive and racist to us,” Sande continued. “The manager said to him to calm down and told him we were ordering from our phones. He started putting his hands in the air and laughing. When I was telling the manager what had happened he was trying to scare me into not telling him. I told the manager about him punching the table and he denied it. He kept saying, ”shut up, shut up.'”

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In a statement obtained by the Mirror, a spokesperson for McDonald’s said, “We are aware of an incident in our Boothferry Road restaurant last night involving a security guard from a third party supplier. Customer experience is extremely important to us and our management team spoke to the customer to offer an apology at the time the incident occurred.”

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The statement concludes, “We will be following up with the supplier to ensure they are aware of the standards we expect in our restaurants and take action to ensure such incidents do not occur in the future.”

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3 Soldiers Killed In Training Accident On Fort Stewart In Georgia

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A Bradley Fighting Vehicle is stationed at Bravo Company, Task Force 4-64 Armor to support a patrol mission by US-Iraqi forces in Baghdad. A Bradley was involved in the training accident that killed three soldiers on Fort Stewart Sunday. Liu Jin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Bradley Fighting Vehicle is stationed at Bravo Company, Task Force 4-64 Armor to support a patrol mission by US-Iraqi forces in Baghdad. A Bradley was involved in the training accident that killed three soldiers on Fort Stewart Sunday.

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An early morning training exercise gone wrong resulted in the deaths of three soldiers and injured three more on Fort Stewart in Georgia Sunday, according to Fort Stewart officials.

The accident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle the soldiers were riding on. The three soldiers who were killed were pronounced dead on the scene and the other three who were injured were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital.

All six soldiers involved in the incident were members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, often referred to as Dogface.

“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Training Area,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division. “We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.”

The incident is currently under investigation, according to a press release. Fort Stewart officials have not released the names of the soldiers and say they will do so 24 hours after they’ve notified their families.

The 25-ton Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a type of protected transport vehicle that has been involved in deadly accidents before.

A Fort Hood soldier died last month after he was injured while conducting maintenance on one of the armored vehicles. In January, a 22-year-old combat engineer was killed in a training accident at the National Training Center on Fort Hood when the Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was riding on rolled over. Three more soldiers were also injured in that accident.

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Wisconsin, Boise State takes major tumbles in latest Amway Coaches Poll

The upset bug found its way into the Amway Coaches Poll this weekend, though the top five teams were able to avoid it in the Week 8 slate.

Alabama strengthened its hold on the No. 1 spot. The Crimson Tide received 43 of 65 first-place votes this week. Alabama was able to pull away from Tennessee in the second half despite quarterback Tua Tagovailoa leaving the game in the first half with an ankle injury.

Clemson retained the No. 2 spot with 10 first-place nods this week. The Tigers overcame a slow start to subdue Louisville and keep control of the ACC race.

LSU held on to the No. 3 spot after handling Mississippi State. The Bayou Bengals received three first-place votes. Ohio State remained No. 4, though the Buckeyes doubled their first-place vote total to eight this week after another dominant performance against Northwestern. Oklahoma, a big winner against West Virginia, held steady at No. 5.

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Some key results in the Big Ten caused the most movement in the poll. Penn State inherited the No. 6 position vacated by Wisconsin following the Badgers’ stunning loss to Illinois. The Nittany Lions held off then-No. 16 Michigan in a prime-time spotlight game to remain on a collision course with Ohio State. Wisconsin tumbled seven places to No. 13 while Michigan dropped to No. 20.

Notre Dame, which had the weekend off, moved up to No. 7. Following are Florida, Georgia and Auburn, once again giving the SEC half the spots in the top 10. No. 11 Oregon and No. 12 Utah lead the Pac-12 representatives.

No. 17 SMU kept its record clean with a solid win against Temple. The Mustangs now have the highest ranking among group-of-five conference members after Boise State’s upset loss at BYU knocked the Broncos eight places down to No. 21.

No. 23 Wake Forest and No. 25 Memphis rejoin the top 25 as Washington and Temple fall out.

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