The Insiders College Football Top 25 (11/11)

In the latest rankings, Miami barely held onto the top spot while Stanford only gained one position. Meanwhile, Syracuse's home win over West Virginia must have been very impressive for East Coast voters. Dubious!

SEATTLE - These appear to be slim times for the Miami Hurricanes. Last week, they held onto the top spot of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll by the slimmest of margins - one point - over Nebraska. Saturday, they overtook Boston College by a slim 18-7 score. And today the Hurricanes held onto the No. 1 spot by - you guessed it - a slim, one-point advantage.

That made two of three for the 8-0 Hurricanes, who are No. 1 in TheInsiders.com and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls and No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25. Boston College's near-upset of Miami didn't impress TheInsiders.com voters, however, as the Eagles fell from No. 25 out of the rankings.

TheInsiders.com pollsters were otherwise not much in a mood for change this week. The next six teams after Miami also retained their rankings. Only Washington (7-2) tumbled out of the top 10, dropping from No. 8 to No. 14 after getting pummeled by Oregon State 42-28.

Washington's archrivals, the Washington State Cougars (9-1) were the prime beneficiaries, improving to No. 8 after polishing off Arizona State 28-16. Maryland (9-1) is right behind at No. 9 after taking sole possession of the ACC lead with a 37-20 victory over Clemson.

Auburn (7-2), Louisville (9-1) and Ohio State (6-3) jumped into the rankings this week. In addition to Boston College, Purdue and Michigan State also fell out of the top 25.

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 Nov. 11, 2001 Poll:

Rank   Team Points   Rank
Last
Week
1   Miami (6) 269   1
2   Nebraska (5) 268   2
3   Oklahoma 250   3
4   Florida 245   4
5   Texas 231   5
6   Tennessee 213   6
7   Oregon 212   7
8   Washington State 188   10
9   Maryland 184   11
10   Brigham Young 175   9
11   Michigan 166   12
12   Illinois 148   14
13   Syracuse 129   19
14   Washington 120   8
15   Stanford 116   16
16   Colorado 114   21
17   Auburn 81    
18   Florida State 68   13
19   Virginia Tech 63   22
20   UCLA 62   15
21   Louisville 57    
    South Carolina 57   17
23   Georgia Tech 31   18
    Georgia 31   20
25   Ohio State 19    
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Boston College 17, Marshall 17, Mississippi 13, Texas A&M 9, NC State 5, Texas Tech 5, Utah 5, Arkansas 4, Fresno State 2, LSU 1.

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