Hurricanes move up to No. 2 in College Football Playoff poll

Miami switches spots with Clemson after comeback win against Virginia

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
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Miami Hurricanes running back DeeJay Dallas celebrates with teammates after scoring a second-quarter touchdown against Notre Dame.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Miami Hurricanes are moving on up.

Miami (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) is ranked No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff poll released Tuesday.

The Hurricanes switched spots with No. 3 Clemson (10-1), which was ranked second last week.

Miami and the Tigers will meet Dec. 2 in the ACC Championship game. Barring an upset this weekend, the winner of that game would likely make the four-team College Football Playoff.

The Hurricanes jumped into the top four last week after an impressive victory against then-No. 3 Notre Dame. They struggled early in their home finale against Virginia last Saturday but rallied for a 44-28 victory.

"We start with a clean sheet of paper each and every week," CFP selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt told ESPN.

Hocutt said there are "narrow margins" of separation between the top five teams.

Alabama (11-0) remained the top-ranked team, while Oklahoma (10-1) is ranked No. 4. 

Wisconsin (11-0) is the next team up at No. 5.

Miami will conclude its regular season Friday at Pittsburgh.

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