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:

Rk. Team Record Pts Pvs
1. Miami (34) 3-0 1,744 1
2. Florida (22) 4-0 1,725 2
3. Oklahoma (9) 4-0 1,648 3
4. Nebraska (2) 5-0 1,546 4
5. Texas (4) 4-0 1,511 5
6. Tennessee 3-0 1,355 7
7. Oregon 4-0 1,310 6
8. Virginia Tech 4-0 1,308 8
9. UCLA 4-0 1,252 12
10. Fresno St. (1) 5-0 1,139 10
11. Washington 3-0 1,006 13
12. Kansas St. 2-1 997 11
13. South Carolina 4-0 952 15
14. Northwestern 3-0 884 16
15. Michigan 3-1 803 17
16. Florida St. 3-1 678 18
17. Georgia Tech 3-1 573 9
18. LSU 2-1 539 14
19. Clemson 3-1 436 -
20. BYU 4-0 426 20
21. Purdue 3-0 321 24
22. Stanford 3-0 215 -
23. Toledo 4-0 200 25
24. Texas A&M 4-0 182 -
25. Maryland 4-0 118 -

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.

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