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Miami retains top ranking

October 29, 2001

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Beating Oklahoma was not enough to lift Nebraska over No. 1 Miami in the AP media poll.

The best the Cornhuskers could do after their 20-10 victory on Saturday was replace the Sooners at No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25. The Sooners (7-1) dropped to No. 3.

Miami (6-0) remained No. 1 for the third straight week after last Thursday night's 45-3 win over West Virginia.

The Hurricanes received 55 first-place votes and 1,783 points Sunday from the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. The Huskers (9-0) had the remaining 17 first-place votes and 1,745 points in moving up from No. 3.

Five teams lost for the first time on Saturday, including three from last week's top five Oklahoma, UCLA and Virginia Tech. Maryland and Washington State also lost, as the Top 25 underwent a major reshuffling.

The Bowl Championship Series standings, which had Oklahoma first and Nebraska second last week, will be released today. It's expected that Nebraska will be first and Miami second.

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