Archive for Monday, October 22, 2001

Miami retains top spot in poll

October 22, 2001

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Miami will enjoy at least another week as the No. 1 team in the AP media poll. The Hurricanes (5-0), idle on a weekend in which two top-10 teams lost for the first time, easily held the top spot in The Associated Press poll.

While Fresno State and Oregon tumbled out of the top 10, Miami maintained its lead over No. 2 Oklahoma (7-0), No. 3 Nebraska (8-0) and No. 4 UCLA (6-0), all of which won Saturday.

Miami received 47 first-place votes and 1,771 points Sunday from the AP panel. Oklahoma, which visits Nebraska on Saturday, had 22 first-place votes and 1,741 points. Nebraska had two first-place votes and 1,626 points. Miami is at home against West Virginia (2-4) on Thursday, while the Oklahoma-Nebraska winner might have a chance to replace Miami at No. 1.

Oregon (6-1), a loser at home to Stanford, dropped five spots to No. 11, while Fresno State's home loss to Boise State dropped the Bulldogs (6-1) from No. 8 to No. 18.

Virginia Tech (6-0) moved to No. 5, followed by No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Tennessee and No. 10 Maryland (7-0).

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