Look who's No. 1 again -- the Miami Hurricanes.
After a one-week absence, Miami regained the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 media poll by virtue of its 49-27 victory over Florida State and Auburn's 23-20 upset of Florida on Saturday.
The Gators' loss dropped coach Steve Spurrier's team from No. 1 to No. 7 in this week's poll, while the Hurricanes (5-0) are being closely pursued by defending national champion Oklahoma.
The Sooners (6-0), who beat Kansas 38-10, moved up a spot to No. 2, while Nebraska (7-0) inched up to No. 3. UCLA (5-0) jumped three places to No. 4, while Oregon (6-0) and Virginia Tech (6-0) held steady at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
In Sunday's balloting by the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel, Miami had 48 first-place votes and 1,772 points, Oklahoma 21 first-place votes and 1,739 points. Nebraska had 2 first-place votes and 1,631 points, while UCLA received its initial first-place vote of the season.
The Bruins (5-0) handed Washington its first loss, 35-13, and moved ahead of Pac-10 Conference foe Oregon as well as Virginia Tech. The Huskies (4-1) fell five spots to No. 15.
Also dropping from the top 10 was South Carolina (5-1), which tumbled seven places to No. 16 after a 10-7 loss to unranked Arkansas.
Fresno State (6-0) remained No. 8 following its 25-22 overtime win at Colorado State, while Texas moved up two spots to No. 9, with Michigan at No. 10.
In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the top 5 were Miami, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Oregon.
Florida State's streak of 14 straight top-5 finishes in the AP poll is in jeopardy after the Seminoles (3-2) fell from No. 14 to No. 21. Also at risk is Florida State's streak of 206 consecutive polls of being ranked in the Top 25, dating to Sept. 17, 1989. That streak is the second longest, behind Nebraska's 333 straight polls.
Tennessee was No. 11, followed by No. 12 Maryland (6-0), No. 13 Clemson, No. 14 Colorado, No. 15 Washington, No. 16 South Carolina, No. 17 Georgia, No. 18 BYU (6-0), No. 19 Washington State (6-0), No. 20 Auburn, No. 21 Florida State, No. 22 Northwestern, No. 23 Georgia Tech, No. 24 Purdue and No. 25 Toledo (5-0).
Maryland, off its 20-17 overtime victory at Georgia Tech on Thursday, made the biggest move forward -- from No. 22 to No. 12. Colorado (5-1) beat Texas A&M 31-21 and moved up six spots.
New in this week's rankings are first-timers Washington State and Auburn.
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