The Insiders Top-25

SEATTLE - Catapulted by an impressive victory over a ranked opponent, the Gators took command in their native Florida, as well as the top of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll, a spot dominated all season by Miami. Florida (5-0) took over as No. 1 after a 44-15 trouncing of LSU, which was ranked No. 18 in last week's TheInsiders.com poll.

The Hurricanes (4-0) slipped to No. 2 despite a 38-7 win over Troy State, while Oklahoma (4-0) actually gained more first-place votes, 3-2, to enter the national championship picture after a 14-3 victory over last week's fifth-ranked team, Texas.

Virigina Tech (4-0) climbed into the top five after a 35-0 victory over West Virginia.

The Pac-10 continued to be well represented in TheInsiders.com's top 10, with UCLA (4-0) at No. 6, Oregon (5-0) at No. 7 and Washington (4-0) at No. 9. The Huskies beat USC 27-24 on a field goal with no time left for their third come-from-behind win of the season.

Newcomers to this week's rankings were Maryland (5-0) at No. 20, Colorado (4-1) at No. 21, and Ohio State (3-1) and Georgia (3-1) tied for No. 24. LSU, Northwestern and Toledo dropped out of the poll.

TheInsiders.com is an online sports network featuring the top college team, recruiting, NFL and high school sites on the Web. The Top 25 College Poll includes ballots from publishers reflecting the regions and conferences represented in TheInsiders.com college team network.

The Oct. 7, 2001 poll:

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RankTeamPointsRank Last Week
1Florida (7)292
2Miami (2)287
3Oklahoma (3)283
4Nebraska266
5 VirginiaTech244
6 UCLA
7Oregon226
8 FresnoState200
9Washington198
10 South Carolina197
11Texas185
12Michigan154
13 FloridaState151
14Tennessee131
15 GeorgiaTech114
16 BrighamYoung98
17Clemson81
18Purdue73
Stanford73
20Maryland69
21Colorado55
22 TexasA&M49
23 KansasState47
24 OhioState40
WashingtonState40
Georgia
*First place votes inparenthesis. Other teamsreceiving votes: Toledo 29, LSU 20,Alabama 10, Michigan State 7, Northwestern 6, Texas Tech 1.

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