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Miami Hurricanes ranked 3rd in third College Football Playoff rankings

After back-to-back huge wins in primetime vs top opponents, the Canes jump up in the CFP rankings

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Miami
Miami is diving into the new CFP rankings just like ATH DeeJay Dallas dove into the endzone vs ND
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On Tuesday evening, the third version of the College Football Playoff rankings were released. These rankings are the ones that matter from here on out, as the teams who play for a National Championship in the College Football Playoff are determined by this set of rankings.

Entering today’s announcement, the Hurricanes were ranked 2nd in the Coaches Poll and 2nd in the AP Poll. At 9-0, the Canes are 1 of just 4 teams Nationally with an undefeated record to this point of the season (Alabama, Wisconsin, and UCF being the other 3 undefeated teams).

For their efforts and following a huge 41-8 blowout, dismantling, embarrassing, humbling win over previously 3rd ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Hurricanes moved up to 3rd in this week’s College Football Playoff Rankings.

Here are the top 4 playoff rankings for this week:

Pretty much everybody who watches and comments about college football said the same thing a couple weeks ago: “we don’t trust Miami. Let’s see them beat VT and ND, and then we’ll give them credit.” Those things happened by a combined 69 (nice) to 18 over the last fortnight, and the committee to their credit did indeed reward Miami with the move up to 3rd in this installment of the rankings.

This is BULLSHIT that Miami is ranked behind Clemson. Absolute bullshit. Just wanted to say that.

While this is the highest ranking Miami has had since 2003, the work is not done. The Canes face the Virginia Cavaliers this Saturday, then travel North to face the Pittsburgh Panthers on Black Friday to close out the regular season. A loss in either of those games would undo the fantastic work this team has done to this point of the season, so focus and execution will need to remain.

But for now, celebrate the Canes’ highest CFP ranking ever, and get ready to support this team on Saturday as they play their final regular season game at HRS.

Go Canes