TheInsiders.com Top25 College Football Poll

Fresno State, which continued its startling opening run with a 32-20 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday, has joined TheInsider.com's top 10. Four BigTen teams join the rankings this week.

The Bulldogs (3-0) climbed all the way from No. 25, where they were ranked in the debut TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football rankings. Miami (2-0) retained its firm grip at No. 1, while Florida (2-0), Oklahoma (3-0) and Florida State (2-0) remained at second, third and fourth. Tennessee (2-0) climbed from No. 8 into a tie for No. 6 with Nebraska (3-0).

Michigan (1-1) took the biggest tumble, falling from No. 10 to No. 17 after losing 23-18 to Washington (2-0), which improved to No. 13.

BYU (3-0), Kansas (1-1) and Purdue (1-0) are making their debuts in TheInsiders.com Top 25. Georgia, Notre Dame and Wisconsin fell out of 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 Sept. 9, 2001 poll:

Rank  Team Points  Rank  Last Week 
1   Miami (7) 199  1  
2   Florida (1) 192  2  
3   Oklahoma 183  3  
4   Florida State 168  4  
5   Texas 155  6  
6   Nebraska 150  5  
7  Tennessee 150  8  
8   Virginia Tech 136  9  
9   Oregon 130  6  
10   Fresno State 118  25  
11   Kansas State 115  12  
12   Georgia Tech 113  13  
13   Washington 107  16  
14   UCLA 95  15  
15   LSU 90  14  
16   Mississippi State 58  18  
17   Michigan 55  10  
18   Northwestern 53  20  
19   South Carolina 48  22  
20   Ohio State 45  20  
21   Clemson 42  19  
22   Oregon State 31  11  
23   Brigham Young 25   
24   Kansas 23   
25   Purdue 20

*First place votes in parenthesis.
Other teams receiving votes:
Notre Dame 16, Michigan State 13, Illinois 12, Toledo 11, Georgia 10, Louisville 8, Stanford 8, Colorado 6, Auburn 5, Texas A&M 4, Wisconsin 2, Penn State 1, Bowling Green State 1, Arizona 1, Washington State 1.


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