August 11, 2000 - by
USA Today/ESPN Releases Its Preseason Top 25 Poll

Aug. 11, 2000


The Top Twenty Five teams in the USA Today/ESPN preseason college
football
poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 1999 records, total points
based
on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place
vote
and
previous ranking:


                           Record    Pts  Pvs
 1. Nebraska (36)            12-1  1,442   2
 2. Florida State (21)       12-0  1,426   1
 3. Alabama (1)              10-3  1,266   8
 4. Michigan                 10-2  1,196   5
 5. Wisconsin (1)            10-2  1,192   4
 6. Miami                     9-4  1,110  15
 7. Florida                   9-4  1,065  14
 8. Texas                     9-5    997  23
 9. Kansas State             11-1    985   6
10. Virginia Tech            11-1    974   3
11. Georgia                   8-4    933  16
12. Tennessee                 9-3    840   9
13. Purdue                    7-5    626   -
14. Washington                8-4    586   -
15. Ohio State                6-6    543   -
16. Southern Cal.             6-6    530   -
17. Penn State               10-3    489  11
18. Mississippi               8-4    376  22
19. Clemson                   6-6    340   -
20. Oklahoma                  7-5    283   -
21. Illinois                  8-4    279  25
22. Michigan State           10-2    245   7
23. Texas Christian           8-4    215   -
24. Texas A&M                 8-4    211  20
25. Southern Mississippi      9-3    197  13



Also receiving votes: Colorado 164, Mississippi State 116, UCLA 69,
Arkansas
55, Minnesota 54, Oregon 52, Georgia Tech 48, East Carolina 41, Marshall
38,
Utah 32, Syracuse 31, Brigham Young 28, Virginia 24, Colorado State 21,
Notre
Dame 14, Stanford 12, Oregon State 7, Vanderbilt 7, Boston College 3, San
Diego
State 3, Arizona 2, Fresno State 2, Hawaii 2, Arizona State 1, Duke 1,
Idaho
1,
Toledo 1.

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