The Hurricanes were ranked No. 8 by both the AP and coaches in the preseason.
The Canes made the biggest drop among the coaches by falling 13 spots to No. 21.
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And not coincidentally, the team that beat UM 33-17 on Sunday in the AdvoCare Classic — LSU — made the biggest leap. The Tigers jumped 9 spots to No. 15 among the coaches.
The Tigers leaped from No. 25 to No. 11 in the AP Poll.
The top 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Auburn, Notre Dame, Stanford and Penn State.
Top 10 in the AP Poll: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Auburn, Notre Dame, Washington and Stanford.
Virginia Tech, which UM plays Nov. 17 in Blacksburg, jumped three spots to No. 14 after defeating Florida State 24-3 on Monday night.