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Hurricanes drop out of top 4 in College Football Playoff poll

Miami meets Clemson in ACC Championship game Saturday

The Miami Hurricanes take the field at Hard Rock Stadium before the game against Notre Dame.
The Miami Hurricanes take the field at Hard Rock Stadium before the game against Notre Dame. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes have dropped out of the top four in the penultimate College Football Playoff poll.

Miami was ranked No. 7 in the latest rankings released Tuesday night.

The Hurricanes (10-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were ranked No. 2 in last week's poll, but they fell out of the top four after a 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh in the final game of the regular season.

Despite the loss, Miami will have a shot at redemption against No. 1 Clemson (11-1, 7-1) in the ACC Championship game Saturday. The winner will almost assuredly clinch a spot in the playoff, while the loser will likely be left out.

No. 2 Auburn (10-2), No. 3 Oklahoma (11-1), No. 4 Wisconsin (12-0), No. 5 Alabama (11-1) and No. 6 Georgia (11-1) are all ahead of Miami.

Miami hasn't played for a national championship since a controversial 31-24 double-overtime loss to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl during the 2002 season. The Hurricanes last won a national title in the 2001 season.

The top four teams in the final rankings will make the College Football Playoff.