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Pitt Moves up to No. 17 in Coaches Poll, Remains No. 20 in AP Top 25



Pitt moved up to No. 17 in the USA Today/AFCA coaches poll after Saturday’s Coastal Division-clinching win over Virginia, but remained No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25.

In both polls, Pitt moved ahead of Wake Forest as the top-ranked team in the ACC after the Demon Deacons lost to Clemson on Saturday.

The AP voters have Pitt significantly behind most other two-loss Power Five schools, with Ole Miss (8), Baylor (9), Oregon (11), Michigan State (12) and Iowa (17) all ahead of Pitt, as well as three-loss Texas A&M (14), Utah (16) and Wisconsin (18).

The coaches put Pitt ahead of Wisconsin, Utah and unbeaten USTA from Conference USA.

Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Michigan and Oklahoma State make up the first seven, with Oklahoma rounding out the top 10 in the AP poll.

Pitt was third amongst others receiving votes in the FWAA/NFF Super 16 poll.

The College Football Playoff Rankings, which had Pitt at No. 18 before the win over Virginia, will come out on Tuesday.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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