Miami #1 in Poll for Second Straight Week

SEATTLE - Fresno State, which continued its startling opening run with a 32-20 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday, has joined TheInsider.com's top 10. 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:

RankTeamPointsLW
1 Miami (7)1991
2 Florida (1)1922
3 Oklahoma1833
4 Florida State1684
5 Texas1556
6 Nebraska1505
Tennessee1508
8 Virginia Tech1369
9 Oregon1306
10 Fresno State11825
11 Kansas State11512
12 Georgia Tech11313
13 Washington10716
14 UCLA9515
15 LSU9014
16 Mississippi State5818
17 Michigan5510
18 Northwestern5320
19 South Carolina4822
20 Ohio State4520
21 Clemson4219
22 Oregon State3111
23 Brigham Young25
24 Kansas23
25 Purdue20
*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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