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UCF moves up to No. 13 in AP poll, No. 14 in coaches’ poll

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    Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton, right, looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Florida Atlantic defensive end Leighton McCarthy (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Sept. 21 in Orlando, Fla.

UCF moved up three spots to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll while also moving up to No. 14 in the coaches’ poll released today.

The Knights (3-0), who defeated FAU, 56-36, on Friday night, continue to hold the inside track on a spot for an Access Bowl in the College Football Playoff.

UCF, which holds the nation’s longest win streak at 16 games, hosts Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Spectrum Stadium.

The highest-ranked conference champion from the Group of 5 leagues in the College Football Playoff rankings, which begin on Oct. 30, earns a New Year’s Six bowl bid.

BYU (3-1) is the only other non-Power 5 team ranked in the AP poll this week, with the Cougars coming in at No. 20.

Miami is the only other team from the state of Florida ranked in the top 25. The Hurricanes moved up to No. 16 both polls this week.

Elsewhere, the top four spots remained unchanged in each of the rankings, with Alabama atop both polls followed by Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State in the AP and Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State in the coaches.


1. Alabama (60)

2. Georgia

3. Clemson (1)

4. Ohio State

5. LSU

6. Oklahoma

7. Stanford

8. Notre Dame

9. Penn State

10. Auburn

11. Washington

12. West Virginia

13. UCF

14. Michigan

15. Wisconsin

16. Miami

17. Kentucky

18. Texas

19. Oregon

20. BYU

21. Michigan State

22. Duke

23. Mississippi State

24. Cal

25. Texas Tech

Numbers in parenthesis indicate first-place votes received. Others receiving votes: Colorado 83, Boise St. 58, Virginia Tech 55, South Florida 50, Oklahoma St. 44, Texas A&M 41, Iowa 31, South Carolina 31, Florida 29, NC State 28, Syracuse 25, TCU 24, North Texas 10, Cincinnati 10, Utah 9, Mississippi 7, Missouri 7, Buffalo 6, Maryland 6, San Diego St. 5, Arizona St. 4.

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