TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll

Forget the mainstream media, or the incorrigible coaches. The true college football experts are located on this network, and have combined once again for the authoritative assessment of the current top teams in the country. Check out the latest poll, which reveals 6 teams on Stanford's schedule in the top 25... and 8 in the top 35.

SEATTLE - There was only minor reshuffling in the top five of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll.

The Miami Hurricanes (3-0) maintained their stranglehold atop the poll, again earning a unanimous choice as No. 1. Oklahoma (3-0) remained at No. 2, but Texas (2-0) leapfrogged Tennessee (3-0) following a 52-21 victory over North Carolina.

Following a convincing win over previous No. 10 Washington State, Ohio State (3-0) moved up into a tie at No. 5 with Florida State (3-0). The Cougars (2-1) dropped to No. 17.

Among the biggest climbers were Penn State (2-0), which went from unranked to No. 13 after a 40-7 thumping of previous No. 9 Nebraska. USC (2-0) slammed previous No. 19 Colorado 40-3 and jumped from No. 17 to No. 10. After beating a second straight ranked opponent, Notre Dame (3-0) moved from No. 20 to No. 14.

The Sept. 15 poll:

RankTeam*PointsRank
Last
Week
1 Miami (40)10001
2 Oklahoma9072
3 Texas8934
4 Tennessee8913
5 Florida State8215
Ohio State8216
7 Virginia Tech7818
8 Georgia69311
9 Oregon65612
10 USC53117
11 Florida49313
12 Michigan4757
13 Penn State472 
14 Notre Dame46420
15 NC State34418
16 Washington29914
17 Washington State26910
18 Wisconsin24019
19 Nebraska2219
20 Texas A&M21122
21 Kansas State19724
22 LSU19523
23 California184 
24 Iowa State18125
UCLA181 
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Oregon State 39, Michigan State 28, Colorado State 18, Texas Tech 17, Clemson 12, Colorado 12, Boston College 11, Air Force 11, Alabama 11, Marshall 10, Georgia Tech 8, Louisville 7, Southern Mississippi 7, Kentucky 7, Minnesota 6, Bowling Green State 4, Brigham Young 2, Arizona 2, Auburn 2, Arkansas 2, South Carolina 1.


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