TheInsiders Top 25 Poll

The top of TheInsiders.com Poll remains steady, while there are some changes in the lower-half of the top ten as a result of some upsets this week...

SEATTLE – Though the very top of TheInsiders.com Top 25 College Football Poll remained intact, the Top 10 continued to see upheaval. Out this week were upset victims Oregon and Fresno State. Crashing the national championship party were Tennessee and Maryland.

The Ducks (6-1) nose-dived out of the terrific 10 after collapsing 49-42 to Stanford (4-1), which rose to No. 17. Meanwhile, Fresno State (6-1) continued its weekly dose of surprises, albeit in a negative fashion, by losing to Boise State 35-30 on Friday.

Tennessee (4-1) rose to No. 9 after a 35-24 victory over Alabama, setting up an SEC showdown next week with No. 15 South Carolina. After jumping to the top of the ACC with a 59-17 victory over Duke, Maryland (7-0) was elevated to No. 10.

Illinois (6-1), Texas A&M (6-1) and Georgia Tech (5-2) rejoined the Top 25, while Northwestern, Toledo and previously 17th-ranked Clemson dropped out of the poll.

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 Oct. 21, 2001 Poll:

Rank Team Points Rank
Last
Week
1 Miami (7) 222 1
2 Oklahoma (2) 218 2
3 Nebraska 202 3
4 UCLA 200 4
5 Virginia Tech 189 5
6 Texas 172 8
7 Florida 167 7
8 Michigan 157 9
9 Tennessee 147 11
10 Maryland 143 12
11 Washington St. 127 15
12 Oregon 125 6
13 Brigham Young 108 13
14 Washington 106 16
15 South Carolina 87 18
16 Georgia 76 19
17 Stanford 75 23
18 Auburn 73 20
19 Florida State 61 22
20 Fresno State 53 10
21 Purdue 50 24
22 Illinois 32  
23 Colorado 26 14
24 Texas A&M 24  
25 Georgia Tech 23  

 

*First place votes in parenthesis.

Other teams receiving votes:
North Carolina 17, LSU 14, Mississippi 10, Syracuse 7, Boston College 4, Louisville 4, Iowa State 2, Iowa 2, Utah 2.

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