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2001 Year Summary

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Eric Crouch (Nebraska)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Ralph Friedgen (Maryland)

AP Preseason #1: Florida ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Southeastern Conference 12 142 83 59 .585 8 5 3 .625 8.57 5.48 6 5 Louisiana State
2 Big 12 Conference 12 144 85 59 .590 8 3 5 .375 6.46 3.56 4 4 Colorado
3 Pacific-10 Conference 10 115 66 49 .574 5 2 3 .400 6.41 4.20 4 4 Oregon
4 Big East Conference 8 94 54 40 .574 5 4 1 .800 6.25 3.34 2 4 Miami (FL)
5 Big Ten Conference 11 128 68 60 .531 6 2 4 .333 5.79 4.33 4 2 Illinois
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 108 59 49 .546 6 4 2 .667 3.41 2.61 3 3 Maryland
7 Mountain West Conference 8 94 48 46 .511 3 2 1 .667 -1.74 -1.94 1 1 Brigham Young
8 Conference USA 10 116 53 63 .457 4 1 3 .250 -4.22 -3.11 0 1 Louisville
9 Western Athletic Conference 10 118 56 62 .475 2 0 2 .000 -5.56 -3.76 0 0 Louisiana Tech
10 Independent 7 76 32 44 .421 0 0 0 -5.63 -3.51 1 0
11 Mid-American Conference 13 147 71 76 .483 2 2 0 1.000 -6.63 -5.46 0 1 Toledo
12 Sun Belt Conference 7 79 26 53 .329 1 0 1 .000 -14.96 -8.26 0 0 Middle Tennessee State
North Texas

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Miami (FL) Big East 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oregon Pac-10 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 5 11 8 7 7 6 4 3 2 2
Florida SEC 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 7 6 4 4 4 3 2 6 5 3
Tennessee SEC 8 8 8 8 7 6 13 11 9 7 6 6 7 5 2 8 4
Texas Big 12 5 5 4 5 5 5 11 9 7 5 5 5 5 3 10 9 5
Oklahoma Big 12 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 4 11 11 10 6
Louisiana State SEC 14 14 13 15 14 18               22 21 12 7
Nebraska Big 12 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 8
Colorado Big 12             20 14 25 25 21 15 14 9 4 3 9
Washington State Pac-10               19 14 16 11 9 15 13 13 13 10
Maryland ACC           25 22 12 10 15 13 10 8 7 7 6 11
Illinois Big Ten         22       22 21 15 12 10 8 8 7 12
South Carolina SEC 21 21 21 18 15 13 9 16 12 17 14 22 18 15 14 14 13
Syracuse Big East                   19 18 14 22 18 18 18 14
Florida State ACC 6 6 6 6 18 16 14 21 19 14 10 21     24 24 15
Stanford Pac-10           22 23   20 10 16 13 13 12 12 11 16
Louisville CUSA       25             25 19 17 24 23 23 17
Virginia Tech Big East 9 9 9 9 8 8 6 6 5 12 23 18 16 14 15 15 18
Washington Pac-10 15 15 15 13 13 11 10 15 13 11 8 16 12 19 20 21 19
Michigan Big Ten 12 12 11 20 17 15 12 10 8 6 12 11 11 17 17 17 20
Boston College Big East                         25       21
Georgia SEC     25       19 17 15 18 19 23 19 16 16 16 22
Toledo MAC         25 23   25             25 25 23
Georgia Tech ACC 10 11 10 10 9 17 15 23 21 23 20   21       24
Brigham Young MWC       24 20 20 18 18 16 13 9 8 9 10 9 19 25
School Conf Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Alabama SEC 25 25                              
Arkansas SEC                         24        
Auburn SEC               20 17   24 17   25      
Clemson ACC 19 19 20 19   19 16 13                  
Colorado State MWC 24 24                              
Fresno State WAC     19 11 10 10 8 8 18       23 21 19 20  
Kansas State Big 12 13 13 12 12 11 12 24                    
Marshall MAC                       24 20 20      
Michigan State Big Ten         23           22            
Mississippi State SEC 20 20 18 17 21                        
North Carolina ACC                 23 22              
Northwestern Big Ten 16 16 16 16 16 14   22                  
Notre Dame Ind 18 18 17 23                          
Ohio State Big Ten 23 23 24 21     21         25   23 22 22  
Oregon State Pac-10 11 10 22 22 19                        
Purdue Big Ten         24 21 17 24 24 20              
Texas A&M Big 12           24 25     24              
UCLA Pac-10 17 17 14 14 12 9 7 4 4 9 17 20          
Wisconsin Big Ten 22 22 23                            

Year Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Rex Grossman (Florida) 170.8
2. Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee State) 166.6
3. Jeff Smoker* (Michigan State) 166.4
4. David Carr* (Fresno State) 165.9
5. Ryan Dinwiddie (Boise State) 164.7
6. Byron Leftwich (Marshall) 164.6
7. Brandon Doman (Brigham Young) 159.7
8. Chris Rix (Florida State) 156.6
9. Jeff Krohn (Arizona State) 153.4
10. Nick Rolovich (Hawaii) 150.5

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Travis Dorsch* (Purdue) 48.1
2. Dave Zastudil (Ohio) 45.6
3. Andy Groom (Ohio State) 45.0
4. Steve Mullins (Utah State) 44.8
5. John Skaggs (Navy) 44.8
6. Mark Mariscal (Colorado) 44.5
7. Glenn Pakulak (Kentucky) 44.5
8. Brooks Barnard (Maryland) 44.5
9. Dan Macelroy (Army) 44.4
10. Curtis Head (Marshall) 44.4

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Keenan Howry* (Oregon) 2
  Larry Johnson (Penn State) 2
  Roman Hollowell (Colorado) 2
  Phillip Buchanon (Miami (FL)) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Chris Massey (Oklahoma State) 34.8
2. Chad Owens (Hawaii) 33.6
3. Derrick Hamilton (Clemson) 31.7
4. Tom Pace (Arizona State) 31.6
5. Corey Parchman (Ball State) 31.0
6. Victor Ike (Texas) 30.7
7. Antwone Savage (Oklahoma) 30.6
8. Vontez Duff (Notre Dame) 29.8
9. Derek Watson* (South Carolina) 29.5
10. Roc Alexander (Washington) 29.2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Herb Haygood* (Michigan State) 2
  Corey Parchman (Ball State) 2
  Chad Owens (Hawaii) 2
  Tony Lukins (New Mexico State) 2