Tech booted from Top 10

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Georgia Tech won its opener, but not impressively enough to hold its Top 10 spot in The Associated Press poll.

In the only change from the preseason rankings, the Yellow Jackets fell from No. 10 to No. 11 in the AP's first regular-season Top 25 on Monday despite a 13-7 win over Syracuse the day before.

Oregon State, 11th in the preseason, is the new No. 10 team.

Florida remained a solid No. 1, with Miami close behind in the voting at No. 2. The Gators and Hurricanes start their seasons Saturday.

Oklahoma, the defending national champions, opened with a 41-27 victory over North Carolina on Saturday night to stay at No. 3; Nebraska held the No. 4 spot with a 21-7 win over TCU on Saturday.

Texas was fifth, followed by Florida State, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Oregon State.

Florida, which opens at home against Marshall, had 21 first-place votes and 1,723 points from the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel.

Miami, at Penn State on Saturday night, had 33 first-place votes and 1,710 points. Oklahoma had 10 first-place votes, Nebraska had 3, Texas 4 and Oregon 1.

Florida picked up one first-place vote this week; Nebraska and Texas each lost a first-place vote; and Oregon received its first vote for No. 1.

After Georgia Tech, it's No. 12 Michigan, No. 13 Kansas State, No. 14 LSU, No. 15 Washington, No. 16 Northwestern, No. 17 UCLA, No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 19 Clemson and No. 20 Mississippi State.

South Carolina is No. 21, followed by No. 22 Wisconsin, No. 23 Ohio State, No. 24 Colorado State and No. 25 Alabama.

In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the top five are the same as its preseason rankings: Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Florida State.

Wisconsin, the only other Top 25 team in action over the weekend, beat Virginia 26-17.

Top games involving ranked teams on Saturday include No. 17 UCLA at No. 25 Alabama and No. 22 Wisconsin at No. 7 Oregon.

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