Irish out of Top 10 first time in 3 years

September 16, 1991

Tennessee, Nebraska and Iowa moved into the Top 10, while Notre Dame dropped out of the elite group for the first time in three years in yesterday's Associated Press college football poll.

Tennessee (2-0) jumped five spots to sixth following a 30-16 victory over UCLA, and Nebraska (2-0) rose four places to ninth after routing Colorado State 71-14. Iowa (2-0), which beat Iowa State 29-10, went from 14th to 10th.

Notre Dame (1-1) fell from seventh to 11th after losing to Michigan 24-14. It's the lowest ranking for the Irish since the second regular-season poll in 1988, when they were 13th.

Southern Cal's 21-10 upset of Penn State also had a major impact on the Top 25, dropping the Nittany Lions (2-1) from fifth to 12th and moving the Trojans (1-1) into the rankings at No. 22.

Florida State remained No. 1 after beating Western Michigan 58-0. The Seminoles (3-0) received 47 of 58 first-place votes and 1,436 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

Miami (2-0), which humbled Houston 40-10 Thursday night, stayed No. 2 with eight first-place votes and 1,345 points.

Michigan (2-0) is still third, idle Washington (1-0) remained fourth and Florida (2-0) moved up one notch to fifth after crushing Alabama 35-0.

Oklahoma (1-0), which beat North Texas 40-2, jumped from ninth to seventh. Idle Clemson (1-0) remained eighth, with Nebraska and Iowa rounding out the Top 10.

Notre Dame is 11th, followed by Penn State, Auburn, Baylor, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Houston, Southern Cal, Mississippi State, California and Georgia.

California (2-0) gained a ranking for the first time since 1977 after beating Purdue 42-18. Idle Georgia (2-0) was last ranked in 1989.

Alabama, UCLA and Michigan State dropped out of the Top 25. Michigan State, 18th last week, was beaten by Central Michigan 20-3. Alabama was No. 16 last week and UCLA was No. 21.

AP Top 25

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.. .. .. .. .. .. Record.. Pts.. Pvs

1. Florida St. (47) .. .3-0-0.. 1,436.. 1

Miami (8) .. .. .. ..2-0-0.. 1,345.. 2

3. Michigan (1) .. .. ..2-0-0.. 1,329.. 3

Washington (1) .. .. 1-0-0.. 1,270.. 4

Florida (1) .. .. .. 2-0-0.. 1,250.. 6

6. Tennessee .. .. .. ..2-0-0.. 1,107..11

7. Oklahoma .. .. .. .. 1-0-0.. 1,047.. 9

8. Clemson .. .. .. .. .1-0-0.. 1,028.. 8

9. Nebraska .. .. .. .. 2-0-0.. ..899..13

Iowa .. .. .. .. .. 2-0-0.. ..864..14

11. Notre Dame .. .. .. 1-1-0.. ..856.. 7

12. Penn St. .. .. .. ..2-1-0.. ..715.. 5

13. Auburn .. .. .. .. .2-0-0.. ..711..15

Baylor .. .. .. .. .2-0-0.. ..638..23

Texas A&M .. .. .. .1-0-0.. ..611..20

Ohio St. .. .. .. ..2-0-0.. ..526..19

Georgia Tech .. .. .1-1-0.. ..491..17

18. Syracuse .. .. .. ..2-0-0.. ..404..22

19. Colorado .. .. .. ..1-1-0.. ..365..12

20. Pittsburgh .. .. .. 3-0-0.. ..350..24

21. Houston .. .. .. .. 1-1-0.. ..336..10

Southern Cal .. .. .1-1-0.. ..309..--

23. Mississippi St. .. .3-0-0.. ..302..25

24. California .. .. .. 2-0-0.. ..119..--

25. Georgia .. .. .. .. 2-0-0.. ..116..--

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