Florida, which crunched Marshall 49-14 behind sophomore quarterback Rex Grossman, is No. 2, and Oklahoma, which blasted Air Force 44-3, is No. 3.
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Despite losing their first game 20-17 Saturday night to the UCLA Bruins, Alabama did receive votes in the poll.
The Sept. 5, 2001 poll:
|Rank||Team||Points||1||Miami (8)||272||2||Florida (2)||262||3||Oklahoma (1)||256||4||Florida State||229||5||Nebraska||222||6||Texas||209||Oregon||209||8||Tennessee||203||9||Virginia Tech||197||10||Michigan||159||11||Oregon State||153||12||Kansas State||142||13||Georgia Tech||134||14||LSU||130||15||UCLA||127||16||Washington||119||17||Notre Dame||91||18||Mississippi State||82||19||Clemson||73||20||Northwestern||60||Ohio State||60||22||South Carolina||56||23||Wisconsin||28||24||Georgia||12||25||Fresno State||10|
|(First place votes
Other teams receiving votes:
EDITOR'S NOTE: Though BamaMag.com does have a vote in the poll, we did not vote the Tide anywhere in the Top 25. Highlights of our vote include Miami No. 1 (we believe the Hurricanes were the most talented team in college football last season, and not much has changed), Florida third (behind defending champion Oklahoma), Tennessee 12th, Mississippi State 14th, LSU 15th, Georgia Tech 16th, South Carolina 18th and Southern Miss 22nd.