Canes back alone at No. 1

The Canes are blowing strong atop TheInsiders poll...

SEATTLE --- One.

It's the number of weeks the Miami Hurricanes had to share the top of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll with Nebraska. Now it's the measure of their razor-thin margin over the Cornhuskers.

The 7-0 Hurricanes, 38-0 victors over Temple on Saturday, are back on top by their lonesome, outpolling the 10-0 Cornhuskers 269 points to 268.

Meanwhile, it's raining cats and dawgs (Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies), and of course Ducks (Oregon), as the Pacific Northwest continued to invade the poll's Top 10. Oregon (8-1) moved up a notch to No. 7, as the Huskies (7-1) moved to No. 8 after knocking off previous No. 10 Stanford and the Cougars (8-1) bounced UCLA, which last week was ranked No. 11.

Michigan (6-2) take a tumble from No. 6 to No. 12 after a 26-24 upset loss to rival Michigan State.

Colorado (7-2), the aforementioned Spartans (5-2) and Boston (6-2) moved into the rankings, while Texas A&M, Mississippi and North Carolina dropped out.

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 Nov. 4, 2001 Poll:

Rank Team Points Rank
Last
Week
1 Miami (6) 269 1
2 Nebraska (5) 268 1
3 Oklahoma 251 4
4 Florida 246 3
5 Texas 229 5
6 Tennessee 215 7
7 Oregon 202 8
8 Washington 182 13
9 Brigham Young 176 9
10 Washington St. 157 15
11 Maryland 154 17
12 Michigan 148 6
13 Florida State 136 14
14 Illinois 127 21
15 UCLA 116 11
16 Stanford 105 10
17 South Carolina 102 18
18 Georgia Tech 87 23
19 Syracuse 79 20
20 Georgia 60 22
21 Colorado 50  
22 Virginia Tech 33 12
23 Michigan State 32  
24 Boston College 30  
25 Purdue 25 16
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Auburn 23, Louisville 16, Fresno State 13, Texas A&M 11, North Carolina 10, Texas Tech 7, Oregon State 4, Arkansas 4, LSU 3, Toledo 2, Mississippi 2, Clemson 1.

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