The 9-0 Hurricanes now face what could be their biggest obstacles to a shot at the national championship - a matchup with Washington that was rescheduled because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The Huskies (8-2) are No. 12 after knocking archrival Washington State off the top of the Pac-10 standings with a 26-14 victory on Saturday. The Cougars (9-2) also became the only team to tumble out of TheInsiders.com Top 10, falling from No. 8 to No. 15.
Michigan (8-2), which had slipped from No. 6 after a 26-24 upset loss to Michigan State two weeks ago, climbed back into the upper echelon at No. 9.
Marshall (9-1), Boston College (7-3), Fresno State (9-2) and Arkansas (7-3) joined TheInsiders.com Top 25 this week, while Auburn, Florida State, UCLA and Ohio State dropped out.
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The Nov. 18, 2001 Poll:
|*First place votes in parenthesis.|