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Miami ranked 5th In Coaches Poll, 4th by AP

Oct. 15, 2000

Coral Gables, FL (www.hurricanesports.com) – The Miami Hurricanes crept one step up the rankings in one national college football poll on Sunday, but held steady in another ranking as the Hurricanes enjoyed a weekend off while the Oklahoma Sooners provided the biggest movement in the rankings.

Miami maintained its 4th position in the Associated Press ranking as news media from across the nation kept the Hurricanes in their spot while Nebraska remained atop the rankings. Miami’s BIG EAST rival, Virginia Tech, moved from third to second by virtue of Oklahoma’s 41-31 upset of previously second-ranked Kansas State while the Sooners themselves leaped five spots in the rankings. OU’s win garnered the Sooners four first–place votes and enabled a jump from eighth in last week’s AP poll.

Miami rose from sixth to fifth in the USA Today/ESPN rankings. Nebraska also led the way in the Coaches poll as the Huskers tightened their hold on the top spot. Virginia Tech also rose to second in that survey while Clemson rose from fourth to third with Oklahoma jumping from eighth to fourth in that poll.

The complete rankings follow.

Associated Press Top 25 – Sunday, October 15, 2000

The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, withnumber of first-place votes and record in parentheses,total points and previous ranking:

(Records through October 15, 2000)

TEAM PTS PVS

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1. Nebraska (66) (6-0) 1,770 1

2. Virginia Tech (1) (6-0) 1,656 3

3. Oklahoma (4) (6-0) 1,603 8

4. Miami Fla (4-1) 1,546 4

5. Clemson (7-0) 1,523 5

6. Florida St (6-1) 1,439 7

7. Oregon (5-1) 1,290 9

8. Florida (6-1) 1,242 10

9. Washington (5-1) 1,147 11

10. Kansas St (6-1) 1,118 2

11. TCU (5-0) 1,042 12

12. Georgia (5-1) 898 14

13. Mississippi St (4-1) 865 15

14. Ohio St (5-1) 854 6

15. So Mississippi (5-1) 845 16

16. Michigan (5-2) 737 18

17. Purdue (5-2) 586 21

18. South Carolina (6-1) 517 24

19. Oregon St (5-1) 493 23

20. Notre Dame (4-2) 458 20

21. Arizona (5-1) 378 22

22. Minnesota (5-2) 227 NR

23. UCLA (4-2) 210 13

24. No Carolina St (5-1) 183 NR

25. Northwestern (5-2) 146 17

Dropped Out: No. 19 Auburn, No. 25 Texas

Others Receiving Votes: Texas 134, Auburn 74, Colorado St25, Iowa St 19, Western Mich 16, Arizona St 10, Tennessee9, Alabama 5, Toledo 4, Air Force 2, Pittsburgh 2,Louisville 1, Wisconsin 1.

USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 – Sunday, October 15, 2000The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college football coaches’poll, with number of first-place votes and record inparentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through October 14, 2000)

TEAM PTS PVS

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1. Nebraska (57) (6-0) 1,473 1

2. Virginia Tech (1) (6-0) 1,412 2

3. Clemson (7-0) 1,308 4

4. Oklahoma (1) (6-0) 1,276 8

5. Miami Fla (4-1) 1,262 6

6. Florida St (6-1) 1,166 7

7. Florida (6-1) 1,116 9

8. Kansas St (6-1) 943 3

9. Washington (5-1) 934 10

10. TCU (5-0) 897 11

11. Oregon (5-1) 894 12

12. Georgia (5-1) 794 13

13. Ohio St (5-1) 790 5

14. Mississippi St (4-1) 731 14

15. So Mississippi (5-1) 713 16

16. Michigan (5-2) 621 17

17. Purdue (5-2) 434 21

18. Oregon St (5-1) 433 20

19. South Carolina (6-1) 362 24

20. Arizona (5-1) 346 22

21. Texas (4-2) 193 23

22. Notre Dame (4-2) 162 NR

23. Minnesota (5-2) 158 NR

24. UCLA (4-2) 145 15

25. No Carolina St (5-1) 130 NR

Dropped Out: No. 18 Northwestern, No. 19 Auburn, No. 25Mississippi

Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern 99, Auburn 81,Colorado St 81, Iowa St 35, Western Mich 33, Alabama 24,Mississippi 22, Arizona St 21, Tennessee 18, Air Force 11,Louisville 10, USC 9, East Carolina 8, Georgia Tech 7,Toledo 7, Wisconsin 7, Illinois 3, Michigan St 2, Texas A&M2, Virginia 2.

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