Hurricanes' grip weakens on top spot

Monday, November 12, 2001

Miami is still No. 1 in the AP media poll. A shaky No. 1.

The Hurricanes (8-0) held off Boston College 18-7 on Saturday, then held off No. 2 Nebraska (11-0) in Sunday's balloting by the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel.

Miami wasn't as lucky in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, where Nebraska took over the No. 1 spot, with the Hurricanes second.

In The Associated Press Top 25, Miami received 44 first-place votes and 1,768 points, with Nebraska collecting the other 28 first-place votes and 1,756 points.

Last week, Miami led Nebraska by 36 points. The Huskers are just 12 points behind now.

Complete polls can be found in Scoreboard on Page 2B.

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