The Insiders Football Poll - Week 9

The Syracuse Orangemen rank 19th in the country, according to the new Insider's Football Poll. The Orangemen just completed a bye week and are gearing up for West Virginia.

SEATTLE - One. It's the number of weeks the Miami Hurricanes had to share the top of Top 25 College Football Poll with Nebraska. Now it's the measure of their razor-thin margin over the Cornhuskers.

The 7-0 Hurricanes, 38-0 victors over Temple on Saturday, are back on top by their lonesome, outpolling the 10-0 Cornhuskers 269 points to 268.

Meanwhile, it's raining cats and dawgs (Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies), and of course Ducks (Oregon), as the Pacific Northwest continued to invade the poll's Top 10. Oregon (8-1) moved up a notch to No. 7, as the Huskies (7-1) moved to No. 8 after knocking off previous No. 10 Stanford and the Cougars (8-1) bounced UCLA, which last week was ranked No. 11.

Michigan (6-2) take a tumble from No. 6 to No. 12 after a 26-24 upset loss to rival Michigan State.

Colorado (7-2), the aforementioned Spartans (5-2) and Boston (6-2) moved into the rankings, while Texas A&M, Mississippi and North Carolina dropped out. 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 college team network.

The Nov. 4, 2001 Poll:

1 Miami (6)2691
2 Nebraska (5)2681
3 Oklahoma2514
4 Florida2463
5 Texas2295
6 Tennessee2157
7 Oregon2028
8 Washington18213
9 Brigham Young1769
10 Washington St.15715
11 Maryland15417
12 Michigan1486
13 Florida State13614
14 Illinois12721
15 UCLA11611
16 Stanford10510
17 South Carolina10218
18 Georgia Tech8723
19 Syracuse7920
20 Georgia6022
21 Colorado50 
22 Virginia Tech3312
23 Michigan State32 
24 Boston College30 
25 Purdue2516
*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
Auburn 23, Louisville 16, Fresno State 13, Texas A&M 11, North Carolina 10, Texas Tech 7, Oregon State 4, Arkansas 4, LSU 3, Toledo 2, Mississippi 2, Clemson 1.

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