TheInsiders.com Top 25 Football Poll

SEATTLE - Benefiting from Florida State's stunning loss, Kansas State and UCLA both jumped into the top 10 of TheInsiders.com College Football Poll.

Both teams will have their lofty new status challenged immediately.

Kansas State (3-0), which rose to No. 7 after thrashing New Mexico State 64-0, will meet No. 3 Oklahoma (3-0) in Norman, Okla., next week. UCLA (3-0), which climbed to No. 10 after beating previously ranked Ohio State 13-6, will play at No. 19 Oregon State.

Florida State (2-1) tumbled 10 spots from No. 4 to No. 14 after taking a shocking 41-9 defeat at the hands of North Carolina.

Miami (2-0) and Florida (3-0) remained at No. 1 and No. 2, with the Hurricanes earning all but one first-place vote.

Michigan State (2-0) and Illinois (3-0) joined the Top 25 at Nos. 20 and 23, while Kansas (1-2) and Ohio State (2-1) 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 Sept. 23, 2001 poll:

RankTeamPointsRank
Last
Week
1 Miami (11)2961
2 Florida (1)2832
3 Oklahoma2573
4 Nebraska2506
5 Texas2435
6 Tennessee2126
7 Kansas State20311
8 Oregon2019
9 Fresno State19810
10 UCLA19514
11 Virginia Tech1908
12 Georgia Tech18612
13 Washington16613
14 Florida State1214
15 South Carolina11819
16 LSU11315
17 Michigan10417
18 Northwestern9918
19 Oregon State5722
20 Michigan State520
21 Mississippi State4716
22 Brigham Young4623
23 Purdue3325
Illinois330
25 Clemson3221
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Colorado 28, Ohio State 24, Stanford 24, Wisconsin 15, Texas A&M 14, Toledo 12, UNLV 7, NC State 6, Maryland 6, Southern Mississippi 5, Alabama 5, Arkansas 4, Auburn 3, Georgia 3, Colorado State 2, Arizona 2, Louisville 1, Washington State 1.


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