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.
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The Oct. 21, 2001 Poll:
*First place votes in parenthesis.
Other teams receiving votes: