JACKETS VICTORY MOVES TEAM UP TO NO.#15

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.

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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:

Rank Team Points Rank
Last
Week
1 Florida (7) 292 2
2 Miami (2) 287 1
3 Oklahoma (3) 283 3
4 Nebraska 266 4
5 Virginia Tech 244 9
6 UCLA 233 7
7 Oregon 226 7
8 Fresno State 200 10
9 Washington 198 12
10 South Carolina 197 13
11 Texas 185 5
12 Michigan 154 16
13 Florida State 151 14
14 Tennessee 131 6
15 Georgia Tech 114 17
16 Brigham Young 98 19
17 Clemson 81 20
18 Purdue 73 21
Stanford 73 23
20 Maryland 69  
21 Colorado 55  
22 Texas A&M 49 22
23 Kansas State 47 11
24 Ohio State 40  
Washington State 40 23
Georgia 40  
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Toledo 29, LSU 20, Alabama 10, Michigan State 7, Northwestern 6, Texas Tech 1.


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