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Final AP Top 25 Poll

Voted on by panel of 72 sportswriters & broadcasters and released on Jan. 4, 2002, following the Rose 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. 11, 2001) and final regular season rank (released Dec. 9, 2001).

  Final
Record
PointsBowl GameHead CoachAug. 11
Rank
Dec. 9
Rank
1Miami-FL (72)12-01,800won RoseLarry Coker (1 yr: 12-0)21
2Oregon11-11,726won FiestaMike Bellotti (11 yrs: 81-48-2)72
3Florida10-21,611won OrangeSteve Spurrier (15 yrs: 142-40-2)15
4Tennessee11-21,581won CitrusPhillip Fulmer (10 yrs: 95-20)88
5Texas11-21,374won HolidayMack Brown (18 yrs: 124-87-1)59
6Oklahoma11-21,373won CottonBob Stoops (3 yrs: 31-7)310
7LSU10-31,350won SugarNick Saban (8 yrs: 61-33-1)1412
8Nebraska 11-21,348lost RoseFrank Solich (4 yrs: 42-9)44
9Colorado10-31,335lost FiestaGary Barnett (12 yrs: 63-72-2)NR3
10Washington St.10-21,074won SunMike Price (21 yrs: 119-119)NR13
11Maryland10-21,065lost OrangeRalph Friedgen (1 yr: 10-2)NR6
12Illinois10-21,045lost SugarRon Turner (5 yrs: 26-31)NR7
13South Carolina9-3975won OutbackLou Holtz (30 yrs: 233-113-7)2114
14Syracuse10-3856won Insight.comPaul Pasqualoni (16 yrs: 125-56-1)NR18
15Florida St.8-4686won GatorBobby Bowden (36 yrs: 323-91-4)624
16Stanford9-3673lost SeattleTyrone Willingham (7 yrs: 44-36-1)NR11
17Louisville11-2621won LibertyJohn L. Smith (13 yrs: 103-54)NR23
18Virginia Tech8-4437lost GatorFrank Beamer (21 yrs: 149-88-4)915
19Washington8-4414lost HolidayRick Neuheisel (6 yrs: 52-19)1521
20Michigan 8-4325lost CitrusLloyd Carr (7 yrs: 66-20)1217
21Boston College8-4318won Music CityTom O'Brien (5 yrs: 31-27)NRNR
22Georgia8-4277lost Music CityMark Richt (1 yr: 8-4)NR16
23Toledo10-2237won Motor CityTom Amstutz (1 yr: 10-2)NR25
24Georgia Tech8-5178won SeattleGeorge O'Leary (8 yrs: 52-33)10NR
     & Mac McWhorter (1 yr: 1-0)  
25BYU12-2144lost LibertyGary Crowton (4 yrs: 33-15)NR19
Other teams receiving votes: 26. Marshall (11-2, won GMAC Bowl, 117 points); 27. Fresno State (11-3, lost Silicon Valley Classic, 104 pts); 28. Hawaii (9-3, no bowl, 95 pts); 29. Ohio State (7-5, lost Outback Bowl, 59 pts); 30. North Carolina (8-5, won Peach Bowl, 56 pts); 31. Texas A&M (8-4, won GalleryFurniture.com Bowl, 41 pts); 32. Michigan State (7-5, won Silicon Valley Classic, 37 pts); 33. Arkansas (7-5, lost Cotton Bowl, 31 pts); 34. Clemson (7-5, won Humanitarian Bowl) and Utah (8-4, won Las Vegas Bowl, 9 pts); 36. Mississippi (7-4, no bowl, 6 pts); 37. Alabama (7-5, won Independence Bowl), Pittsburgh (7-5, won Tangerine Bowl) and UCLA (7-4, no bowl, 4 pts), 40. Iowa (7-5, won Alamo Bowl, 1 pt).

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