TheInsiders.com College Top 25 Football Poll

SEATTLE - For most of this season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have gone about their business with cold precision - just winning, baby - while the likes of Florida, Miami and Oklahoma fought and clawed each other at the top of the polls. Then came this Saturday, when the Cornhuskers knocked off one of the major contenders, the Sooners, 20-10. And now it is they, along with Miami, who sit on top of the heap in TheInsiders.com's Top 25 College Football Poll.

Nebraska's ascension, quiet as it may have been until the end, triggered quite a bit of turbulence in the poll's Top 10. In addition to Oklahoma (7-1), three other schools - Maryland (7-1), Virginia Tech (7-1) and UCLA (6-1) - suffered their first losses of the season and tumbled out of the top 10.

Another school, Washington State (7-1), ranked No. 11 last week, also suffered its first defeat and dropped four spots in TheInsiders.com poll.

Nebraska (9-0) forged the first outright tie for TheInsiders.com No. 1 by ending Oklahoma's 20-game win streak. Miami (6-0) kept pace after a 45-3 win over West Virginia on Thursday.

Syracuse (7-2), which dropped Virginia Tech from the unbeaten ranks, joined the top 25, along with Mississippi (6-1) and North Carolina (5-3). Auburn, Fresno State and Colorado left the rankings.

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. 28, 2001 Poll:

RankTeamPointsRank
Last
Week
1 Nebraska (6)2943
Miami (6)2941
3 Florida2637
4 Oklahoma2612
5 Texas2546
6 Michigan2358
7 Tennessee2349
8 Oregon19512
9 Brigham Young17813
10 Stanford17516
11 UCLA1684
12 Virginia Tech1655
13 Washington15914
14 Florida State13919
15 Washington State11211
16 Purdue10921
17 Maryland10410
18 South Carolina8515
19 Texas A&M7924
20 Syracuse74 
21 Illinois6222
22 Georgia6117
23 Georgia Tech5023
24 Mississippi30 
25 North Carolina28 
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Colorado 23, Clemson 22, Boston College 18, Auburn 10, Louisville 9, Fresno State 5, Michigan State 4, Northwestern 1.

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