Football Vaults Into Top 25
Sept. 30, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford University football program broke into the national rankings on Sunday, one day after it jumped out to its first 3-0 start since the 1986 season.
The Cardinal entered the Associated Press poll at #22 following Saturday's 21-16 win over USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Stanford, which currently stands atop the Pacific-10 Conference at 2-0, also broke into the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll at #24.
The national ranking is Stanford's first since it was #25 in the 1999 end-of-the year Coaches Poll. The Cardinal was last ranked by the Associated Press just prior to the 2000 Rose Bowl when it held the #22 spot.
Stanford has a bye next week (October 6), and returns to action against the Pac-10's other 2-0 team - Washington State (4-0 overall) on October 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Stanford Stadium.
By The Associated Press
The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press college football poll,with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 29, total pointsbased on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th placevote and previous ranking:
|10.||Fresno St. (1)||5-0||1,139||10|
Others receiving votes: Colorado 111, Michigan St. 74, Ohio St. 74, Washington St. 68, Wisconsin 64, Georgia 26, Iowa 24, Illinois 17, Virginia 16, Alabama 11, North Carolina 11, Oregon St. 11, Southern Miss. 9, Louisville 6, Mississippi St. 5, Syracuse 3, Arizona 2.