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Every week this season, the team ranked at the cursed No. 17 spot in at least one of that respective week’s polls fell. That trend hasn’t changed as Duke stunned No. 17-ranked UNC from the College Football Playoff rankings, 28-27, Thursday night.

Related: Saturday proved it: One spot in the college football polls is cursed

The No. 17 team in the Coaches Poll lost in each of the first three weeks of the year, followed by the No. 17 team in the AP Poll losing the past six weeks before No. 17 in the College Football Playoffs, Baylor, fell to TCU last week.

We could have a double whammy this week, as Oklahoma State, who is ranked No. 17 in both Week 11’s AP and Coaches Polls play Texas Tech.

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