The Insiders Top 25 College Football Poll (9/30)

Publishers from TheInsiders.com network have spoken, and say that your Stanford Cardinal are top 25 material. Interestingly, the next foe on the schedule makes a debut appearance as well...

SEATTLE - Flush with quality victories, UCLA continued to move up the ladder into national contention while Florida made a slight move on Miami at the top of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll.

For the second straight week, the Bruins (4-0) toppled and tossed a team out of the national rankings. Saturday, they beat Oregon State 38-7, sending the previously No. 19 ranked Beavers out of TheInsiders.com poll. Last week, they knocked Ohio State out of the poll with a 13-6 victory.

After a week off, UCLA has a chance at a trifecta when it meets No. 12 ranked Washington in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. The Huskies (3-0) continued their Cardiac Kids routine with a 31-28 comeback victory over Cal.

Meanwhile, Florida (4-0) closed to just seven points behind No. 1 Miami after crushing previously 21st ranked Mississippi State 52-0.

Texas A&M (4-0), Stanford (3-0), Washington State (4-0) and Toledo (4-0) were newcomers this week to TheInsiders.com Top 25, replacing Oregon State (1-2), Mississippi State (1-2), Michigan State (2-1) and Illinois (3-1).

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. 30, 2001 poll:

Rank

Team

Points Rank
Last
Week
1 Miami (7) 271 1
2 Florida (4) 264 2
3 Oklahoma 255 3
4 Nebraska 240 4
5 Texas 227 5
6 Tennessee 204 6
7 UCLA 190 10
Oregon 190 8
9 Virginia Tech 189 11
10 Fresno State 176 9
11 Kansas State 157 7
12 Washington 146 13
13 South Carolina 126 15
14 Florida State 124 14
15 Northwestern 117 18
16 Michigan 110 17
17 Georgia Tech 84 12
18 LSU 82 16
19 Brigham Young 62 22
20 Clemson 55 25
21 Purdue 51 23
22 Texas A&M 43  
23 Stanford 29  
Washington State 29  
25 Toledo 24  

*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Oregon State 20, USC 17, Iowa 12, Notre Dame 12, Colorado State 10, Maryland 9, Colorado 9, Southern Mississippi 9, Michigan State 8, Mississippi State 6, Iowa State 5, Wisconsin 4, Ohio State 2, UNLV 2, Georgia 2, Illinois 1, Louisville 1, Alabama 1.

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