Oklahoma hangs on to #2 in Insider.com poll


SEATTLE - A thumping of Florida in their first meeting since 1987 made the Miami Hurricanes an obvious and unanimous choice in the inagural TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football poll of the 2002 season.

The Hurricanes (2-0) are TheInsiders.com's defending national champions.

The network's top five mirrored that of other polls; however, Oklahoma (2-0) was TheInsiders.com's pick at No. 2. after an exciting 37 - 27 win over Alabama. The Sooners were followed by Tennessee (2-0), Texas (1-0) and Florida State (2-0).

Ohio State (2-0), Virginia Tech (2-0), Michigan (2-0), Nebraska (3-0) and Washington State rounded out TheInsiders.com's Top 10.

The complete poll for Sept. 8, 2002:

Rank Team* Points
1 Miami (40) 1000  
2 Oklahoma 916  
3 Tennessee 884  
4 Texas 858  
5 Florida State 840  
6 Ohio State 778  
7 Virginia Tech 738  
8 Michigan 733  
9 Nebraska 676  
10 Washington State 636  
11 Georgia 600  
12 Oregon 538  
13 Florida 524  
14 Washington 484  
15 Michigan State 356  
16 Marshall 324  
17 USC 293  
18 NC State 280  
19 Wisconsin 213  
20 Notre Dame 196  
21 Colorado 133  
22 Texas A&M 129  
23 Kansas State 120  
LSU 120  
25 Iowa State 107  
South Carolina 107  
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Penn State 19, Oregon State 16, Brigham Young 12, Alabama 11, Colorado State 10, Mississippi 5, Georgia Tech 4, UCLA 4, Kentucky 4, Boston College 2, Iowa 2, Air Force 2, Arizona 2, Arkansas 1.


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