ORLANDO, Fla. – The rise stalls for Orlando’s Hometown Team as UCF stayed put at No. 18 in the College Football Playoff Rankings.

UCF struggled to put away a tough SMU team in Dallas – a team not seen as overly threatening in the committee’s eyes. Five teams ranked ahead of UCF in last week’s poll lost – No. 6 Ohio State. No. 7 Penn State, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Virginia Tech and No. 15 Iowa State.

Sunday morning’s season-long polls posted UCF at No. 14 in the Coaches’ Poll and No. 15 in the AP Poll.

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Memphis stuck around as well, coming in at No. 22 in the CFB Playoff rankings and No. 19/20 in the other two major polls.

USF snuck back into the polls this week as well following Quinton Flowers’ 516 yards in the Bulls’ victory over UConn. They enter this week ranked No. 21 in the Coaches and No. 22 in the AP.