MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougars Receive Highest Preseason Ranking Ever From Coaches
T
+
-
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 08/05/2002
Send Mail Print RSS
Related Links

Aug. 1, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - Miami, college football's defending national champion, was voted No. 1 in 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 over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl, easily outdistanced No. 2 Texas and No. 3 Oklahoma in voting by 61 head coaches.

Miami had 34 first-place votes and 1,444 points. Texas (11-2) had nine first-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.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 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:

Rk.TeamRecordPtsPvs
1.Miami (Fla.) (34)12-01,4441
2.Texas (9)11-21,3995
3.Oklahoma (11)11-21,3976
4.Florida State (7)8-41,35715
5.Tennessee11-21,2554
6.Colorado10-31,0109
6.Florida10-29723
8.Nebraska11-29517
9.Washington8-491419
10.Michigan8-489420
11.Georgia8-485825
12.Ohio State7-5761-
13.LSU10-37498
14.Washington State10-274811
15.Oregon11-16632
16.Virginia Tech8-455018
17.Louisville11-237816
18.Michigan State7-5371-
18.Southern California6-6349-
20.Maryland10-231510
21.Marshall11-228021
22.South Carolina9-321313
23.Wisconsin5-7210-
24.Penn State5-6206-
25.N.C. State7-5174-

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.

Washington State Cougars Athletics
advertisement

advertisement