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Beating Oklahoma not enough for Huskers

Thursday, November 1, 2001

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

The best the Cornhuskers could do after their 20-10 victory last Saturday was replace the Sooners at No. 2 in the Top 25. The Sooners dropped to No. 3.

Miami remained No. 1 for the third straight week after last week's 45-3 win over West Virginia.

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

Five teams lost for the first time last 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.

Florida, with a 24-10 win over Georgia, moved up two spots to No. 4, followed by No. 5 Texas, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Tennessee, No. 8 Oregon, No. 9 UCLA and No. 10 Stanford.

Oregon handed Washington State its first loss, 24-17, last Saturday night, with the Cougars falling only two spots - from No. 14 to No. 16. Stanford beat UCLA 38-28, with the Bruins falling five places and the Cardinal jumping 10 spots.

In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the top five are Miami, Nebraska, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Bowl Championship Series standings, which had Oklahoma first and Nebraska second last week, was released on Monday. Nebraska was ranked first and Miami second.

Washington moved up two places to No. 11 in the AP poll, followed by No. 12 Virginia Tech, No. 13 BYU, No. 14 Florida State, No. 15 Maryland, No. 16 Washington State, No. 17 South Carolina, No. 18 Georgia, No. 19 Syracuse and No. 20 Purdue.

Illinois is No. 21, followed by No. 22 North Carolina, No. 23 Georgia Tech, No. 24 Texas A&M and No. 25 Colorado.

Virginia Tech lost to Syracuse 22-14 and tumbled seven places.

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