North Carolina moves up in new CFP rankings after rivalry win over Duke
North Carolina moved up in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings, which were released on Tuesday night.
The Tar Heels moved up to No. 20 from No. 24 in the country, per the selection committee rankings. The jump comes after North Carolina defeated Duke 47-45 in double overtime on Saturday night in Chapel Hill.
That was UNC’s first ACC victory in nearly a month. It had lost its previous two ACC contests to Virginia and Georgia Tech entering Week 11.
Carolina now sits at 8-2 and is still alive for a ACC Championship Game berth. The Tar Heels could also still play their way into New Year’s Six bowl consideration if they win out for the rest of the season.
However, UNC does have a difficult schedule down the stretch. The Tar Heels will play against Clemson and NC State on the road over the next two weeks. North Carolina has not won 10 games in a season since 2015.
Kickoff vs. Clemson is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.