That made two of three for the 8-0 Hurricanes, who are No. 1 in TheInsiders.com and Associated Press polls and No. 2 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top 25. Boston College's near-upset of Miami didn't impress TheInsiders.com voters, however, as the Eagles fell from No. 25 out of the rankings.
TheInsiders.com pollsters were otherwise not much in a mood for change this week. The next six teams after Miami also retained their rankings. Only Washington (7-2) tumbled out of the top 10, dropping from No. 8 to No. 14 after getting pummeled by Oregon State 42-28.
Washington's archrivals, the Washington State Cougars (9-1) were the prime beneficiaries, improving to No. 8 after polishing off Arizona State 28-16. Maryland (9-1) is right behind at No. 9 after taking sole possession of the ACC lead with a 37-20 victory over Clemson.
Auburn (7-2), Louisville (9-1) and Ohio State (6-3) jumped into the rankings this week. In addition to Boston College, Purdue and Michigan State also fell out of the top 25.
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The Nov. 11, 2001 Poll:
|*First place votes in parenthesis.|
Other teams receiving