The Insiders Football Poll - Week 12

Syracuse has finished its regular season, but still moved up in this week's poll. The Orangemen sit at No. 15. They await the announcement of an Insight.com Bowl opponent this week.

SEATTLE - At least there's one thing we're sure of - the Miami Hurricanes,
the unanimous TheInsiders.com No. 1 for the second straight week, are going
to play for the national championship. But whom will the Hurricanes play?
Around and around and around their potential opponents go. This week, it's
the Tennessee Volunteers, who vaulted to No. 2 after downing last week's No.
2, Florida.
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The Volunteers (10-1) still have one landmine left to maneuver - Louisiana
State in the SEC championship game next week. Oregon, 10-1 after dispatching
Oregon State 17-14, clings to some hope of advancing to the national
championship game. That will happen only if Tennessee loses or falters badly
against LSU.
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The final BCS standings, released on Dec. 9, will determine which teams will
play for the national title.
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Maryland's 10-1 record earned the Terrapins much more respect - a No. 4
ranking - in TheInsiders.com poll than others. Colorado, No. 6, has two
losses to go with its 10 victories, including Saturday's over then-No. 3
Texas and the week before over then-No. 2 Nebraska. The Buffaloes also have
defeated Kansas State, ranked No. 13 at the time; Texas A&M, then No. 19,
and Colorado State, then No. 24.
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Joining TheInsiders.com rankings this week are Florida State (7-4) and
Toledo (9-2). Exiting are Marshall and Auburn.
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<CENTER><TABLE WIDTH=300 BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0>
<TR><TH WIDTH=30 VALIGN="BOTTOM" ALIGN="CENTER">Rank</TH><TH WIDTH=15></TH>
<TH WIDTH=205 VALIGN="BOTTOM" ALIGN="LEFT">Team</TH>
<TH WIDTH=30 VALIGN="BOTTOM" ALIGN="CENTER">Points</TH><TH WIDTH=15></TH>
<TH WIDTH=30 VALIGN="BOTTOM" ALIGN="CENTER">Rank<BR>Last<BR>Week</TH></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 1 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Miami&nbsp;(9)</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>225</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>1</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 2 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Tennessee</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>213</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>5</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 3 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Oregon</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>208</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>4</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 4 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Maryland</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>188</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>6</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 5 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Nebraska</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>181</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>7</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 6 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Colorado</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>180</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>9</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 7 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Illinois</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>166</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>10</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 8 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Florida</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>159</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>2</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 9 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Brigham Young</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>155</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>8</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 10 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Texas</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>142</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>3</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 11 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Oklahoma</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>140</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>12</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 12 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Stanford</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>129</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>11</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 13 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Washington State</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>126</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>14</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 14 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Virginia Tech</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>104</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>13</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 15 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Syracuse</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>80</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>19</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 16 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Michigan</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>79</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>16</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 17 </TD><TD></TD><TD>South Carolina</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>77</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>15</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 18 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Georgia</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>69</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>17</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 19 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Fresno State</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>64</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>21</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 20 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Washington</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>59</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>17</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 21 </TD><TD></TD><TD>LSU</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>55</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>23</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 22 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Ohio State</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>36</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>22</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 23 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Louisville</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>28</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>23</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 24 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Florida State</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>19</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>&nbsp;</TD></TR>
<TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER> 25 </TD><TD></TD><TD>Toledo</TD><TD
ALIGN=CENTER>11</TD><TD></TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER>&nbsp;</TD></TR>
<TR><TD COLSPAN=6>*First place votes in parenthesis.<P>Other teams receiving

votes:<BR>UCLA&nbsp;10, Marshall&nbsp;7, Auburn&nbsp;6, Georgia Tech&nbsp;4,

Texas A&M&nbsp;2, Boston College&nbsp;2.</TD></TR></TABLE>
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