AP Top 25: Miami Jumps To No. 2 Behind Alabama; Oklahoma 3rd

After its win against Notre Dame Miami became one of three Power 5 teams to remain undefeated

After its win against Notre Dame Miami became one of three Power 5 teams to remain undefeated

If Miami defeats remaining regular-season ACC opponents Virginia at home next Saturday and Pittsburgh on the road November 24, then beats No. 4 Clemson for the ACC title, the Canes would nearly definitely make it to the playoffs.

Three matchups of top-10 teams on Saturday produced lopsided victories for the home teams, including Miami over Notre Dame.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is finally getting the Miami it invited to join the league back in the early 2000s.

Miami: The team that was pulling off one miracle finish after another to squeak past unranked opponents with mediocre-at-best records a few weeks ago has now beaten ranked schools in consecutive weeks by a combined 69-18 count.

The undefeated Hurricanes leaped five spots from No. 7 after routing Notre Dame on Saturday night. In the four seasons before the Hurricanes entered the ACC in 2004, they went 46-4, won a national championship, almost won another, were ranked as high as No. 2 in the country each season and never finished lower than fifth. "I never would have predicted what happened, but it happened, and I'm thankful for it". Georgia 8. Ohio State 9. The Hurricanes went 4-0 against those teams this year.

"What a wonderful night for our fans, for our players, just every single person who is a part of this program", Richt said, "and just cares about each other, loves each other and trusts each other to do their job". Wimbush added only 24 yards on the ground. The two-point conversion by Wimbush made it 34-8. He also had a fumble and was even pulled in the first half for Ian Book until he struggled as well, leading to the starter returning to the lineup in the second half.

- Virginia Tech fell out for the first time this season after a losing its second straight game.

"It meant a lot", Bandy said. "It was a game-changing moment".

Rosier ran in from 16 yards out 88 seconds later after Jaquan Johnson got Miami's first interception of the night, and the Hurricanes were well on their way to the rout. Travis Homer ran for 146 yards, Deejay Dallas had a pair of touchdown runs and No. 7 Miami dominated No. 3 Notre Dame 41-8 to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games.

"Credit to them all over the place", Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill said.