So now the Hurricanes, 10-0 after its victory over Washington, with a game remaining against Virginia Tech, have nailed down a spot in the Rose Bowl, as well as the inside track on their fifth national championship.
Miami's nearest pursuers, No. 2 Florida (9-1) and No. 3 Texas (10-1), have difficult roads to Pasadena. The Gators must play No. 5 Tennessee, then another highly ranked opponent in the SEC championship game. The Longhorns have a Big 12 title matchup against No. 9 Colorado, upset winners over Nebraska.
Oregon, No. 4 and 9-1 with a game left against Oregon State in the so-called "Civil War," has an outside shot at a Rose Bowl berth. But the Ducks need Florida and Texas to falter, and Tennessee not to win over too many voters if it knocks off the Gators.
Back into TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll are Ohio State, 7-4 and fresh off its upset of then No. 9 Michigan (now No. 16); LSU, 7-3, and Auburn, 7-4. Out are Georgia Tech, Boston College and Arkansas.
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The Nov. 25, 2001 Poll:
|*First place votes in parenthesis.|
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