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Vols kick themselves to No. 8

9/19/2004

Iowa took a big fall and four
Southeastern Conference schools shifted in the ESPN/USA Today
coaches' poll released Sunday.

Arizona State rolled to a 44-7 rout of Iowa (2-1), dropping the
Hawkeyes from 12 to 24 in the poll.

Tennessee rallied for a 30-28 victory over Florida and Auburn
edged Louisiana State, 10-9, in pivotal SEC games.

James Wilhoit atoned for a missed extra point with a 50-yard
field goal with six seconds left to lift Tennessee (2-0) to the
win, moving the Volunteers up five spots from 13 to 8. Florida
(1-1) slipped seven places to 16.

Auburn (3-0) also staged a come-from-behind victory as
Jason Campbell hit Courtney Taylor with a 16-yard touchdown pass with
1:14 left, tying the game at 9-9. John Vaughn missed the
extra-point, but a defensive personal foul gave him another
chance and he drilled it. Auburn moved up five spots to 10
while LSU (2-1) fell nine places to 13.

Top-ranked Southern California (3-0) rolled to a 42-10 rout of
Brigham Young and earned 48 of a possible 61 first-place votes
and 1,510 points.

Second-ranked Oklahoma (3-0) beat Oregon, 31-7 and again
received 12 first-place votes.

Georgia (3-0), which defeated Marshall, 13-3, remained third.

Miami (2-0) moved up one spot to No. 4 and picked up a
first-place vote. The Hurricanes walloped Louisiana Tech, 48-0
on Saturday.

Idle Texas (2-0) also moved up one place to No. 5 as did Ohio
State (3-0) to No. 6, West Virginia (3-0) to No. 7 and
California (2-0) to No. 9.

Florida State (1-1) is 11th followed by Virginia (3-0), LSU,
Utah (3-0), Purdue (2-0), Florida, Fresno State (3-0), Michigan
(2-1), Minnesota (3-0) and Wisconsin (3-0).

Boise State (3-0) and Louisville (2-0) each rose two places to
21 and 22, respectively. Maryland (2-1) slipped four places to
23 after losing to West Virginia.

Oklahoma State (3-0) cracked the poll at 25 after posting a 59-7
victory over Southern Methodist.

Clemson (1-2) dropped out of the poll after losing to Texas A&M,
27-6.