Don James, the longtime University of Washington coach who led the Huskies to a share of the 1991 national title, died at his Seattle home Sunday from the effects of pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

James had been undergoing treatment for the disease since late September.

James was 178-76-3 as a head coach at Kent State and Washington, counting three forfeit victories with the Huskies. After going 25-19-1 in four seasons at Kent State, he was 153-57-2 at Washington from 1975-92 and led the school to a six-pack of Rose Bowl appearances.

James' image was displayed on the video board outside the entrance to Husky Stadium on Sunday afternoon. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol, their three children and 10 grandchildren.

"It's hard to put into words how much it hurts to lose a man like Don James," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Sunday night. "He was my coach, my mentor, my friend, and he had such an amazing influence on my life, both personally and professionally."

James was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

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    Alabama is still No. 1, Oregon still two and Ohio State fourth, but Florida State moved up two spots to No. 3, Missouri went from 14 to fifth, and No. 6 Baylor jumped up six spots to its highest ranking since 1980.

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    The top two teams in the final standings after the end of the regular season play in the Rose Bowl for the national title in January.

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  • San Mateo's Michael Allen won the Greater Hickory Classic for his second Champions Tour title of the year and fifth overall, beating Olin Browne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in Conover, S.C.

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  • Grigor Dimitrov secured his first ATP Tour title at the Stockholm Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.