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Nebraska Back at Top; Kansas State No. 2

October 09, 2000

Nebraska is No. 1 again, but look who's No. 2--Kansas State.

The Cornhuskers regained the top spot in a big way on Sunday, while one week at No. 1 was too much for Florida State, which tumbled to No. 7 in the Associated Press top 25 poll after Saturday's 27-24 loss at Miami.

Kansas State made a power move too, jumping ahead of Virginia Tech into the No. 2 slot and allowing the Big 12 Conference to become the first league to boast 1-2 teams since 1987.

With its first victory over Florida State since 1994, Miami moved up three spots to No. 4, just behind No. 3 Virginia Tech, and gave the Big East Conference the 3-4 places in the poll.

Nebraska (5-0), which defeated Iowa State, 49-27, received 67 first-place votes and 1,771 points from the 71 sportswriters and broadcasters on the AP panel.

Kansas State (6-0), which defeated Kansas, 52-13, had three first-place votes and 1,640 points.

Following No. 4 Miami is No. 5 Clemson (6-0).

Tennessee (2-3), which lost, 21-10, to Georgia, fell out of the AP rankings for the first time since Dec. 4, 1994.

In the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll, the top five were Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Clemson and Ohio State.


Kristine Yu, an 18-year-old Georgia student, was in serious condition after being trampled during on-field celebrations after the Bulldogs' victory over Tennessee at Athens, Ga.

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