KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee fired football coach Butch Jones on Sunday with two games left in a regular season in which the Volunteers started ranked but are still winless in the SEC. Defensive line coach Brady Hoke will be interim head coach for the rest of the season. "Unfortunately, we are not where we need to be competitively," athletic director John Currie said. "None of us want to be in this position. But we are in this position, and now we move forward." Jones went 34-27 overall and 14-24 in the SEC over five seasons. Tennessee (4-6, 0-6 SEC) has dropped five of its last six games, including a 50-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday. Jones was making $4.1 million annually. If he's fired without cause, Tennessee would owe him $8.26 million. It would cost about $13 million to buy out the whole staff.MIAMI NO. 2: The Hurricanes rose five spots to No. 2 in the AP poll after routing Notre Dame 41-8 Saturday night. The Irish fell from No. 3 to ninth. It's the best ranking Miami has had since it was No. 2 in October 2003. The Hurricanes were No. 3 in 2005, but have been largely out of the top five since. "The U is back," receiver Braxton Berrios said. Alabama makes its 101st appearance at No. 1, matching Oklahoma for second most all time. Ohio State has 105. Men's basketballEWING WINS DEBUT: Host Georgetown beat Jacksonville 73-57 in coach Patrick Ewing's debut. "As a player, I never really got nervous," the Hoyas' legendary center said. "As a coach, I got nervous. The biggest difference is I'm counting on these guys. As a player, I'm counting on myself." Among the 9,212 in attendance: Michael Jordan (whom Ewing credits with getting him into coaching) and former Hoyas Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning.No. 5 UK 73, Vermont 69: Hamido Diallo scored 16 and the host Wildcats (2-0) held on after missing seven of their final eight field goals. Former Tampa Catholic standout Kevin Knox added 11. "You cannot play Popcorn State and learn anything," UK coach John Calipari said. "You've got to play good teams. I didn't realize how good (Vermont) was until I watched the tape. Then I was like, 'who scheduled this game? This is ridiculous.'?'' Kentucky will face Kansas on Tuesday in the Champions Classic in Chicago.No. 12 Miami 89, Navy 55: D.J. Vasiljevic scored 16 for the Hurricanes (2-0), who never trailed.Women's basketballNO. 23 BULLS ROLL: No. 23 USF dominated Houston Baptist on the boards and scoreboard, winning 90-43 in front of an announced Sun Dome crowd of 2,022.USF (2-0) outrebounded the Huskies 67-38 (23 offensive) and scored 31 off second-chance opportunities. Five Bulls had at least eight rebounds, led by senior wing Laura Ferreira (15) and senior forward Maria Jespersen (11). Ferreira and Jespersen added 10 and 17 points, respectively, for the team's first double doubles of the season. Senior point guard Laia Flores had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists."I thought Laura did a really great job going to the glass," coach Jose Fernandez said. "That's two games where we've had three perimeter guys really rebound and that's what we need from them."No. 1 UConn 78, No. 10 Stanford 53: Crystal Dangerfield made 6-of-7 3-pointers and scored 24 and Katie Lou Samuelson added 21 as the Huskies (1-0) dropped the Cardinal to 0-2 for the first time since 1998. The game was in Columbus, Ohio. NO. 2 TEXAS 95, STETSON 59: Lashann Higgs scored 18 in the host Longhorns' opener. Kennedi Colclough scored 19 for the Hatters (1-1). No. 3 Baylor 100, Coppin State 54: Kalani Brown had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the host Bears (2-0).No. 9 Louisville 95, No. 5 Ohio State 90: Asia Durr scored a career-high 47, including 13 of the Cardinals' 15 in overtime, as Louisville (2-0) won at the Buckeyes (1-1).No. 8 UCLA 76, Presbyterian 40: The host Bruins rolled to a second straight blowout victory, coming off a 60-point win against San Jose State.No. 18 FSU 75, Jacksonville State 51: Shakayla Thomas scored 23 for her 17th career 20-point game, and the visiting Seminoles (2-0) had a 20-0 third-quarter run. Nicole Ekhomu added 14 points and eight rebounds, and AJ Alix had 13 points and seven assists for FSU.Times correspondent Josh Fiallo contributed to this story.