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:
|*First place votes in parenthesis.|
Other teams receiving votes: