Insider.com Top Twenty-Five Poll

College football publishers from across the country have joined together to rank the top twenty-five teams and I have been lucky enough to be asked to participate. Read on to see how things turned out.

They may be second everywhere else, but the Miami Hurricanes are No. 1 in the eyes of TheInsiders.com college football experts. Fresh off their 33-0 pounding of Penn State, the Hurricanes were assigned the top position in the debut TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll.

Florida, which crunched Marshall 49-14 behind sophomore quarterback Rex Grossman, is No. 2, and Oklahoma, which blasted Air Force 44-3, is No. 3.

Rounding out TheInsiders.com poll's initial Top Five are Florida State and Nebraska TheInsiders.com (http://www.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. 3, 2001 poll:

Rank Team Points
1 Miami (8) 272
2 Florida (2) 262
3 Oklahoma (1) 256
4 Florida State 229
5 Nebraska 222
6 Texas 209
Oregon 209
8 Tennessee 203
9 Virginia Tech 197
10 Michigan 159
11 Oregon State 153
12 Kansas State 142
13 Georgia Tech 134
14 LSU 130
15 UCLA 127
16 Washington 119
17 Notre Dame 91
18 Mississippi State 82
19 Clemson 73
20 Northwestern 60
Ohio State 60
22 South Carolina 56
23 Wisconsin 28
24 Georgia 12
25 Fresno State 10
(First place votes in parenthesis).

Other teams receiving votes:
Louisville 8, Purdue 7, Illinois 7, Toledo 7, Boston College 6, Wake Forest 5, Colorado 5, Michigan State 4, Southern Mississippi 4, Alabama 4, Pittsburgh 3, Brigham Young 3, Stanford 3, Texas A&M 2, Arizona 1, TCU 1.


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