Colorado Ranked No. 1 in Both Football Polls

Colorado took over the top spot Monday in both the Associated Press and United Press International college football polls, the first time it has been ranked No. 1 in either poll.

Colorado (11-0) replaced Notre Dame (11-1) as the No. 1 team after Miami beat the Fighting Irish, 27-10, on Saturday. Notre Dame, which had been No. 1 since the first week of the season, fell to fifth in both polls.

Alabama (11-0) is second in both polls as Miami moved back into contention for its third national championship of the decade.

In the AP poll, Michigan remained in third place, followed by Miami. In the UPI poll of coaches, Miami is third, followed by Michigan.

The top five teams all have a shot at the national championship. Colorado can win it by beating Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl, but if the Buffaloes lose it would open the door for the other four teams.

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