Miami is up to 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 following its last-minute win against Mississippi State. Miami received the other four first-place votes.

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, which fell from second to seventh. TCU dropped out of the top 10 after losing at Oklahoma.

Alabama notched its 101st appearance at No. 1 in the AP poll, matching Oklahoma for second most behind Ohio State’s 105. The Crimson Tide should take over sole possession of second place next week after its plays Mercer and could match the Buckeyes if it runs the table as No. 1 this season.

Ohio State moved up three spots to No. 8 after its emphatic victory over Michigan State.

TENNESSEE: Butch Jones was fired as coach with two games left in a regular season in which the Volunteers started ranked in the Top 25 but are now 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference.

Athletic director John Currie said defensive line coach Brady Hoke will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Jones’ firing comes one day after Tennessee (4-6) fell 50-17 at Missouri for its fifth loss in its last six games.

Jones went 34-27 overall and 14-24 in the SEC over five seasons. He led the Volunteers to bowl victories each of the last three years before the program took a giant step backward this fall.

Jones was making $4.1 million annually and has a contract that runs through Feb. 28, 2021. According to the letter of dismissal Currie sent Sunday, the school owes Jones a buyout of more than $8.3 million. Currie said the buyout for the entire staff is in the “$13 million range,” though that figure could be mitigated depending on when and where Jones and his assistants are able to find work.

HUSSON: The Eagles (9-1) will play at Springfield (10-0) in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on Saturday.

Husson earned an automatic berth in the 32-team field by winning the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title for the second year in a row. The Braves are averaging more than 41 points per game and take a seven-game winning streak into the playoffs, while Springfield is averaging more than 45 points per game.