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Hurricanes Still No. 1

From Associated Press

Miami remained No. 1, but it’s no longer unanimous.

No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) picked up two first-place votes in Sunday’s new Associated Press Top 25 on the strength of its 14-9 victory over rival Michigan.

Miami (10-0) defeated Pittsburgh, 28-21, Thursday night and received 71 first-place votes from the sports writers and broadcasters on the panel. The Hurricanes lead the Buckeyes in points, 1,823-1,748.

Washington State (9-2), which lost, 29-26, to Washington in overtime, dropped six spots to No. 9, with Oklahoma (10-1) moving up one spot to No. 3 after its 60-15 victory over Texas Tech.

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Iowa, co-Big Ten champions with Ohio State, moved up one place to No. 4, followed by Georgia, USC, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Washington State and Texas.

In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the top five were Miami, Ohio State, Iowa, Oklahoma and Georgia.

Penn State (9-3), coming off its 61-7 victory over Michigan State, jumped four places to No. 11. Michigan (9-3) remained No. 12 despite its loss to Ohio State.

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Players from both teams charged onto the field and had to be separated by police after scuffling for about five minutes following Hawaii’s 20-19 come-from-behind victory over Cincinnati late Saturday night in Honolulu.

Tensions built throughout the game, and the Bearcats were whistled for several personal-foul penalties, including a late hit that knocked Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang out of the game with three minutes left.

Chang had thrown a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Cockheran with just over five minutes left to rally the Warriors (9-2).

“It was a cheap shot,” Hawaii offensive lineman Vince Manuwai said.

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Cincinnati (5-6) was penalized 14 times for 117 yards while the Warriors were called for two penalties for 15 yards.

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Houston Coach Dana Dimel was fired after leading the Cougars to only seven wins in three seasons. Dimel went 4-7 this season and 7-26 overall, including an 0-11 record last year -- the first winless season in Houston history. He will coach Saturday’s game against Louisville.... Colorado State (10-2) has accepted a bid to play in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.


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