Washington Cracks Top 10 in Preseason Coaches' Poll

Aug. 1, 2002


USA Today / ESPN Preseason Poll
The top 25 teams in the preseason USA Today-ESPN college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2001 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last ranking:


Record Pts Pvs
1. Miami (Fla.) (34) 12-0 1,444 1
2. Texas (9) 11-2 1,399 5
3. Oklahoma (11) 11-2 1,397 6
4. Florida State (7) 8-4 1,357 15
5. Tennessee 11-2 1,255 4
6. Colorado 10-3 1,010 9
7. Florida 10-2 972 3
8. Nebraska 11-2 951 7
9. Washington 8-4 914 19
10. Michigan 8-4 894 20
11. Georgia 8-4 858 25
12. Ohio State 7-5 761 -
13. LSU 10-3 749 8
14. Washington State 10-2 748 11
15. Oregon 11-1 663 2
16. Virginia Tech 8-4 550 18
17. Louisville 11-2 378 16
18. Michigan State 7-5 371 -
18. Southern California 6-6 349 -
20. Maryland 10-2 315 10
21. Marshall 11-2 280 21
22. South Carolina 9-3 213 13
23. Wisconsin 5-7 210 -
24. Penn State 5-6 206 -
25. N.C. State 7-5 174 -


Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 158, Auburn 150, UCLA 114, Kansas State 110, Boston College 85, Brigham Young 84, Georgia Tech 70, Syracuse 66, Illinois 55, Oregon State 54, Clemson 46, Purdue 45, Utah 44, Fresno State 42, Mississippi 41, Arkansas 40, Colorado State 39, Southern Mississippi 23, Iowa State 22, Stanford 21, Notre Dame 18, Hawaii 14, Arizona 12, Iowa 11, Texas Tech 11, Boise State 7, Pittsburgh 7, North Carolina 4, Toledo 4, Virginia 3, Minnesota 2, West Virginia 2, Louisiana Tech 1, UNLV 1, Wake Forest 1.

By The Associated Press

Miami, college football's defending national champion, was voted No. 1in the USA Today/ESPN coaches preseason poll released Thursday.

The Associated Press media preseason poll will be released Aug. 10.

The Hurricanes, who completed a 12-0 season with a 37-14 win overNebraska in the Rose Bowl, easily outdistanced No. 2 Texas and No. 3Oklahoma in voting by 61 head coaches.

Miami had 34 first-place votes and 1,444 points. Texas (11-2) had ninefirst-place votes and 1,399 points, edging Big 12 rival Oklahoma (11-2)by two points. The Sooners had 11 first-place votes and 1,397 points.

Rounding out the top 10: Florida State, Tennessee, Colorado, Florida,Nebraska, Washington and Michigan.

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