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Coaches’ Poll: Notre Dame jumps Miami, Michigan State rises 10 spots

The Coaches’ Poll never makes any sense, and this week’s edition provides a great example.

Wisconsin hasn’t played anyone this year, but the Badgers are 9-0 this year and rose a spot to No. 3 following Ohio State’s shellacking at Iowa. Miami hadn’t played anyone this year, until the Hurricanes, now 9-0 like the Badgers, took down No. 13 Virginia Tech, 28-10. The ‘Canes’ reward for that win? They remained at No. 6 while Notre Dame jumped forward three spots for beating an unranked Wake Forest team.

I’d tell you to go figure, but there’s no figuring this thing out.

Anyway, here’s the Week 11 edition of the more irrelevant of college football’s two irrelevant polls:

1. Alabama — 1,624 total points (64 first-place votes)
2. Georgia — 1,560 (1)
3. Wisconsin — 1,392
4. Clemson — 1,379
5. Notre Dame — 1,367
6. Miami — 1,326
7. Oklahoma — 1,314
8. Washington — 1,154
9. TCU — 1,143
10. Auburn — 900
11. Ohio State — 881
12. Central Florida — 854
13. Penn State — 817
14. USC — 778
15. Oklahoma State — 764
16. Michigan State — 609
17. Virginia Tech — 555
18. Mississippi State — 462
19. Memphis — 457
20. Washington State — 376
21. South Florida — 306
22. Michigan — 261
23. Iowa State — 150
24. NC State — 149
25. LSU — 136