Shakeup in new AP poll, but Miami still No. 1

Richard Rosenblatt

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Losses for Nebraska and Oklahoma turned into big gains for Florida, Texas, Oregon and Tennessee in the AP media poll.

While Miami (10-0) was a near-unanimous choice at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, Florida moved up to No. 2, Texas to No. 3, Oregon to No. 4 and Tennessee to No. 5.

Nebraska (11-1), beaten by Colorado 62-36 on Friday, fell four spots to No. 6, while Oklahoma tumbled seven places to No. 11 after its 16-13 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

The Hurricanes, who close out the regular season on Saturday at Virginia Tech, collected 71 first-place votes and 1,799 points from the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. Miami defeated Washington 65-7 on Saturday, dropping the Huskies (8-3) seven places to No. 19.

The Gators (9-1), off over the weekend, received the remaining first-place vote and 1,716 points. Florida plays host to Tennessee (9-1), with the winner advancing to the Southeastern Conference title game.

Texas (10-1) moved up two places following its 21-7 win over Texas A’M, and advanced to Saturday’s Big 12 Conference title game against Colorado. The Buffaloes (9-2) improved five spots to No. 9 after their big win over the Huskers.

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