Archive for Monday, October 8, 2001

Gators grab No. 1 ranking

October 8, 2001


Florida is No. 1 again. The Gators grabbed the top spot back from rival Miami in the AP media poll Sunday on the strength of overpowering victories the last two weeks.

While Miami defeated Troy State 38-7 on Saturday, Florida beat LSU 44-15 after its 52-0 win over Mississippi State the week before. Florida (5-0) soared ahead of Miami in The Associated Press Top 25 with 30 first-place votes and 1,739 points. The Hurricanes (4-0) had 23 first-place votes and 1,719 points.

In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, Miami remained first and Florida second, just two points behind.

Oklahoma (5-0) held firm at No. 3 in both polls after its 14-3 win against Texas. The Longhorns (4-1) tumbled from No. 5 to No. 11 in the AP poll. Nebraska (6-0) remained No. 4. K-State (2-2), 16-6 losers to Colorado, fell 12 spots from a No. 12 ranking last week. KSU dropped from 13th to 21st in the coaches poll. Colorado (4-1) entered the AP poll at No. 20.

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