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Final AP Top 25 Poll for College Football's 2001–2002 Season

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
Points Bowl Game Head Coach Aug. 11
Rank
Dec. 9
Rank
1 Miami-FL (72) 12-0 1,800 won Rose Larry Coker (1 yr: 12-0) 2 1
2 Oregon 11-1 1,726 won Fiesta Mike Bellotti (11 yrs: 81-48-2) 7 2
3 Florida 10-2 1,611 won Orange Steve Spurrier (15 yrs: 142-40-2) 1 5
4 Tennessee 11-2 1,581 won Citrus Phillip Fulmer (10 yrs: 95-20) 8 8
5 Texas 11-2 1,374 won Holiday Mack Brown (18 yrs: 124-87-1) 5 9
6 Oklahoma 11-2 1,373 won Cotton Bob Stoops (3 yrs: 31-7) 3 10
7 LSU 10-3 1,350 won Sugar Nick Saban (8 yrs: 61-33-1) 14 12
8 Nebraska 11-2 1,348 lost Rose Frank Solich (4 yrs: 42-9) 4 4
9 Colorado 10-3 1,335 lost Fiesta Gary Barnett (12 yrs: 63-72-2) NR 3
10 Washington St. 10-2 1,074 won Sun Mike Price (21 yrs: 119-119) NR 13
11 Maryland 10-2 1,065 lost Orange Ralph Friedgen (1 yr: 10-2) NR 6
12 Illinois 10-2 1,045 lost Sugar Ron Turner (5 yrs: 26-31) NR 7
13 South Carolina 9-3 975 won Outback Lou Holtz (30 yrs: 233-113-7) 21 14
14 Syracuse 10-3 856 won Insight.com Paul Pasqualoni (16 yrs: 125-56-1) NR 18
15 Florida St. 8-4 686 won Gator Bobby Bowden (36 yrs: 323-91-4) 6 24
16 Stanford 9-3 673 lost Seattle Tyrone Willingham (7 yrs: 44-36-1) NR 11
17 Louisville 11-2 621 won Liberty John L. Smith (13 yrs: 103-54) NR 23
18 Virginia Tech 8-4 437 lost Gator Frank Beamer (21 yrs: 149-88-4) 9 15
19 Washington 8-4 414 lost Holiday Rick Neuheisel (6 yrs: 52-19) 15 21
20 Michigan 8-4 325 lost Citrus Lloyd Carr (7 yrs: 66-20) 12 17
21 Boston College 8-4 318 won Music City Tom O'Brien (5 yrs: 31-27) NR NR
22 Georgia 8-4 277 lost Music City Mark Richt (1 yr: 8-4) NR 16
23 Toledo 10-2 237 won Motor City Tom Amstutz (1 yr: 10-2) NR 25
24 Georgia Tech 8-5 178 won Seattle George O'Leary (8 yrs: 52-33) 10 NR
          & Mac McWhorter (1 yr: 1-0)    
25 BYU 12-2 144 lost Liberty Gary Crowton (4 yrs: 33-15) NR 19
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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