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Final AP Top 25 Poll

Voted on by panel of 71 sportswriters & broadcasters and released on Jan. 4, 2001, following the Orange Bowl: winning team receives the Bear Bryant Trophy, given since 1983; first place votes in parentheses, records, total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.) bowl game result, head coach and career record, preseason rank (released Aug. 6, 2000) and final regular season rank (released Dec. 4, 2000).

  Final
Record
PointsBowl GameHead CoachAug. 6
Rank
Dec. 4
Rank
1Oklahoma (71)13-01775won OrangeBob Stoops (2 yrs: 20-5)191
2Miami-FL11-11690won SugarButch Davis (6 yrs: 51-20)52
3Washington11-11634won RoseRick Neuheisel (5 yrs: 44-15)134
4Oregon St.11-11539won FiestaDennis Erickson (15 yrs: 131-46-1)NR5
5Florida St.11-21488lost OrangeBobby Bowden (35 yrs: 315-87-4)23
6Virginia Tech11-11432won GatorFrank Beamer (20 yrs: 141-84-4)116
7Oregon10-21299won HolidayMike Bellotti (11 yrs: 70-47-2)NR8
8Nebraska 10-21282won AlamoFrank Solich (3 yrs: 31-7)19
9Kansas St.11-31258won CottonBill Snyder (12 yrs: 99-43-1)811
10Florida10-31128lost SugarSteve Spurrier (14 yrs: 132-38-2)97
11Michigan 9-31061won CitrusLloyd Carr (6 yrs: 58-16)617
12Texas9-3894lost HolidayMack Brown (17 yrs: 113-85-1)712
13Purdue8-4765lost RoseJoe Tiller (10 yrs: 72-46-1)1414
14Colorado St.10-2640won LibertySonny Lubick (12 yrs: 88-48)NR23
15Notre Dame9-3611lost FiestaBob Davie (4 yrs: 30-19)NR10
16Clemson9-3563lost GatorTommy Bowden (4 yrs: 33-13)1716
17Georgia Tech9-3545lost PeachGeorge O'Leary (7 yrs: 45-28-0)NR15
18Auburn9-4498lost CitrusTommy Tuberville (6 yrs: 39-30)NR20
19South Carolina8-4486won OutbackLou Holtz (29 yrs: 224-110-7)NRNR
20Georgia8-4430won OahuJim Donnan (11 yrs: 104-40-0)1024
21TCU10-2406lost MobileDennis Franchione (18 yrs: 138-65-2)2013
     & Gary Patterson (1 yr: 0-1-0)  
22LSU8-4340won PeachNick Saban (7 yrs: 51-30-1)NRNR
23Wisconsin9-4208won SunBarry Alvarez (11 yrs: 79-48-4)4NR
24Mississippi St.8-4197won IndependenceJackie Sherrill (23 yrs: 172-93-4)NRNR
25Iowa St.9-3188won Insight.comDan McCarney (6 yrs: 22-45-0)NRNR
Other teams receiving votes: 26. Tennessee (8-4, 187 points, lost Cotton); 27. Toledo (10-1, 173 pts, no bowl); 28. Northwestern (8-4, 103 pts, lost Alamo); 29. Ohio State (8-4, 62 pts, lost Outback); 30. Louisville (9-3, 53 pts, lost Liberty); 31. Southern Mississippi (8-4, 47 pts, won Mobile); 32. Air Force (9-3, 40 pts, won Silicon Valley); 33. Boise State (10-2, 24 pts, won Humanitarian); 34. N.C. State (8-4, 13 pts, won MicronPC.com); 35. East Carolina (8-4, 8 pts, won GalleryFurniture.com); 36. Boston College (7-5, 4 pts, won Aloha); 37. Texas A&M (7-5, 2 pts, lost Independence); 38. UNLV (8-5, 1 pt, won Las Vegas) and West Virginia (7-5, 1 pt, won Music City).

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