CFP Rankings: Miami jumps Clemson for No. 2 spot

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Alabama remains atop the College Football Rankings, but Miami jumped over Clemson to claim the No. 2 position, while Oklahoma held steady in the fourth spot in the latest version of the poll.

The Hurricanes moved to 10-0 with a win Saturday over Virginia, while Clemson blew out an FCS team in The Citadel. The two ACC schools will meet in the conference championship game in a couple weeks, which will likely knock one out of the playoff picture.

Rank Team Record Previous Rank
1 Alabama 11-0 1
2 Miami 10-0 3
3 Clemson 10-1 2
4 Oklahoma 10-1 4

"We see characteristics of a championship-caliber team with Miami," CFP chair Kirby Hocutt said of the decision to swap the Canes and Tigers. "... They have the ever-slight margin ahead of No. 3 Clemson this week."

The rest of the rankings shaped up much like they did a week ago, with Wisconsin and Auburn leading the outside contenders at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

The biggest mover in the poll was Oklahoma State, which fell six spots to No. 19 following an upset loss at home to Kansas State.

Rank Team Record Previous Rank
5 Wisconsin 11-0 5
6 Auburn 9-2 6
7 Georgia 10-1 7
8 Notre Dame 9-2 8
9 Ohio State 9-2 9
10 Penn State 9-2 10
11 USC 10-2 11
12 TCU 9-2 12
13 Washington State 9-2 14
14 Mississippi State 8-3 16
15 UCF 10-0 15
16 Michigan State 8-3 17
17 Washington 9-2 18
18 LSU 8-3 20
19 Oklahoma State 8-3 13
20 Memphis 9-1 21
21 Stanford 8-3 22
22 Northwestern 8-3 23
23 Boise State 9-2 25
24 South Carolina 8-3 N/R
25 Virginia Tech 8-3 N/R

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