UNC Football: Tar Heels Move Up in Latest CFP Rankings

The UNC football team is moving up the College Football Playoff Rankings after Saturday’s win over Virginia.

Mack Brown and the UNC football program escaped a tricky road game at Virginia on Saturday, leaving Charlottesville with a 31-28 victory and maintaining perfect records both on the road and in ACC play.

As a result of their victory (and some losses by teams ahead of them) the Tar Heels have moved up from 17th to 15th in the latest CFP Rankings that were announced this evening.

There were plenty of major shakeups in the rankings this week, as three of the top six teams from last weeks poll were defeated on Saturday.  Following their impressive victory over last week’s number one team, Tennessee, Georgia has climbed to the number one spot.  Ohio State, Michigan, and TCU round out the top four.

Previously undefeated Clemson was blown out at Notre Dame, causing them to drop from 4th to 10th, and Alabama’s loss at LSU knocked them down to #9, and all but out of the CFP race.

The full second edition of this year’s CFP Rankings is as follows:

Following their loss at NC State, Wake Forest (UNC’s opponent this week) has dropped out of the rankings.  Syracuse was the other previously ranked ACC team that lost last weekend, and they have dropped out of the poll as well.  However, Florida State has moved into the poll at #23, and UNC’s loss to Notre Dame looks much better now as they have entered the rankings at #20.

North Carolina has a massive road game on Saturday night against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.  If the Heels can bring a victory back to Chapel Hill they will clinch the Coastal Division and set up an ACC Championship Showdown with Clemson.

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