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Hurricanes move up to No. 2 in AP poll

Hurricanes move up to No. 2 in AP poll

Maybe they'll need a big play to come back from a deficit or maybe it will be to protect the lead, but No. 33 will get the rock when it counts the most and if he delivers, Notre Dame will win.

Miami, ranked seventh in last week's CFP rankings, saw its stock rise Sunday after its 41-8 win over Notre Dame, which is ranked No. 3. Miami is up to No. 2 this week, with Notre Dame dropping to ninth in both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll.

Georgia, who will fall from the top of the College Football Playoff rankings after a blowout loss to Auburn, tumbled down to No. 7, one spot behind the Tigers. UM is now No. 7 in the CFP rankings, which reward the top four teams on December 3 with spots in the playoff to determine the national championship.

The Hurricanes have already clinched the ACC Coastal division and a place in the ACC Championship game December 2.

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In just a few characters, we get a turnover chain reference, a shot at the iconic Notre Dame gold helmet, and an indisputable fact that alludes to Fighting Irish lore.

Undefeated Alabama (10-0) retains the top spot in both the AP and the Coaches Polls, commanding 57 of the 61 first-place votes in the former and 65 first-place votes in the latter.

The Hurricanes next meet Virginia (6-4, 3-3) at noon Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.