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Archive for Monday, October 1, 2001

Florida teams top AP poll

Oklahoma remains No. 3; Kansas State tabbed 12th

October 1, 2001

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— Easy wins kept Miami and Florida 1-2 in the AP college football poll, while a close call did nothing to shake Oklahoma's No. 3 standing.

The Sooners beat Kansas State 38-37 on Saturday, holding steady behind the No. 1 Hurricanes and No. 2 Gators and ahead of two Big 12 Conference rivals, No. 4 Nebraska and No. 5 Texas.

Miami tops The Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight poll, collecting 34 first-place votes and 1,744 points from the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. The Hurricanes (3-0) beat Pittsburgh 43-21 on Thursday night.

Oklahoma (4-0) had nine first-place votes and 1,648 points.

Nebraska (5-0), a 36-3 winner against Missouri, had two first-place votes and 1,546 points. Texas (4-0) defeated Texas Tech 42-7 and had four first-place votes.

The top five in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll match the AP poll Miami, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.

Washington moved up two places to No. 11 in the AP poll with its 31-28 win over California, followed by No. 12 Kansas State, No. 13 South Carolina, No. 14 Northwestern, No. 15 Michigan, No. 16 Florida State, No. 17 Georgia Tech, No. 18 LSU, No. 19 Clemson and No. 20 BYU.

K-State fell only one spot after its loss at Oklahoma.

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