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Michigan Wolverines jump in AP poll after crushing Terps

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Michigan Wolverines jump in AP poll after crushing Terps

Miami is back at No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, the Hurricanes' best ranking since 2003.

The undefeated Hurricanes leaped five spots from No. 7 after routing Notre Dame on Saturday night. Alabama remained No. 1, where it has been since the preseason, getting 57 first-place votes. Miami received the other four first-place votes.

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Oklahoma moved up to two spots to No. 3, jumping Clemson, which remained No. 4. Unbeaten Wisconsin moved up a spot to No. 5.

Three matchups of top-10 teams on Saturday produced lopsided victories for the home teams, including Miami over Notre Dame. The Irish dropped six spots to No. 9.

Auburn moved up to No. 6 after beating Georgia. The Bulldogs fell from second to seventh. TCU dropped out of the top 10 after losing at Oklahoma.

After topping Maryland, 35-10, on Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines jumped four spots to No. 18 in the rankings. The unranked Terps drop to 4-6 on the season and are currently sixth in the Big Ten East. They will take on No. 24 Michigan State on the road at 4 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Washington contributed to this report.

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Johnson, Hall lead No. 16 Virginia past Davidson 80-60

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Johnson, Hall lead No. 16 Virginia past Davidson 80-60

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Nigel Johnson scored 22 points and Devon Hall had a career-high 20 Saturday for No. 16 Virginia, which returned from a break for final exams to beat Davidson 80-60.

Kyle Guy added 19 points for the Cavaliers (9-1), who were playing for the first time since losing 68-61 to No. 11 West Virginia on Dec. 5.

The Wildcats (4-4), also playing for the first time in 11 days, got 20 points from Peyton Aldridge and 12 from Oskar Michelsen. They made only 8 of 26 3-point attempts.

Davidson led 18-11 with nine minutes left in the first half, but Guy hit a 3-pointer as Virginia started to shake off its rust. Guy's basket sparked a 26-11 burst to end the half. Johnson scored 11 of his points in the run, and Hall hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86

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Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and No. 8 Kentucky outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for its most significant victory this season.

The Wildcats won their seventh straight and hit a season-high 11 3-pointers, with six players making at least one. Kentucky (9-1) finished 11 of 22 from behind the arc. Quade Green added 17 points with a pair of 3s while wearing shaded protective glasses after injuring his eye last week against Monmouth.

A back-and-forth game featuring 11 lead changes, eight ties and plenty of perimeter fireworks eventually swung Kentucky's way down the stretch thanks to Knox and Diallo, whose 3-pointer with 4:54 left made it 78-71. Diallo's free throw with 13 seconds left provided an eight-point edge and Knox's two free throws five seconds later sealed the outcome.

Ahmed Hill had 20 points, Justin Robinson 19 and Kerry Blackshear 18 for Virginia Tech (8-2), which entered the game leading the nation in scoring (96.2 points). The Hokies shot 58 percent and 10 of 22 from long range but couldn't keep up with Kentucky down the stretch.