TheInsiders.com Top 25

SEATTLE - There was only minor reshuffling in the top five of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll. Louisville, Army's opponent Saturday, dropped out of the poll after experiencing two straight losses.

The Miami Hurricanes (3-0) maintained their stranglehold atop the poll, again earning a unanimous choice as No. 1. Oklahoma (3-0) remained at No. 2, but Texas (2-0) leapfrogged Tennessee (3-0) following a 52-21 victory over North Carolina.

Following a convincing win over previous No. 10 Washington State, Ohio State (3-0) moved up into a tie at No. 5 with Florida State (3-0). The Cougars (2-1) dropped to No. 17.

Among the biggest climbers were Penn State (2-0), which went from unranked to No. 13 after a 40-7 thumping of previous No. 9 Nebraska. USC (2-0) slammed previous No. 19 Colorado 40-3 and jumped from No. 17 to No. 10. After beating a second straight ranked opponent, Notre Dame (3-0) moved from No. 20 to No. 14.

The Sept. 15 poll:

Rank Team* Points Rank
Last
Week
1 Miami (40) 1000 1
2 Oklahoma 907 2
3 Texas 893 4
4 Tennessee 891 3
5 Florida State 821 5
Ohio State 821 6
7 Virginia Tech 781 8
8 Georgia 693 11
9 Oregon 656 12
10 USC 531 17
11 Florida 493 13
12 Michigan 475 7
13 Penn State 472
14 Notre Dame 464 20
15 NC State 344 18
16 Washington 299 14
17 Washington State 269 10
18 Wisconsin 240 19
19 Nebraska 221 9
20 Texas A&M 211 22
21 Kansas State 197 24
22 LSU 195 23
23 California 184
24 Iowa State 181 25
UCLA 181
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Oregon State 39, Michigan State 28, Colorado State 18, Texas Tech 17, Clemson 12, Colorado 12, Boston College 11, Air Force 11, Alabama 11, Marshall 10, Georgia Tech 8, Louisville 7, Southern Mississippi 7, Kentucky 7, Minnesota 6, Bowling Green State 4, Brigham Young 2, Arizona 2, Auburn 2, Arkansas 2, South Carolina 1.


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