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:
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.