Miami football preseason 19th in revised rankings

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Football program is 30th in the preseason rankings released by the Associated Press on Monday. The Hurricanes move up to 19th once programs that canceled their fall seasons are included.

The Miami football program moved up from being ranked 30th under others receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 to 19th when 11 programs ranked in front of the Hurricanes and cancelled fall football are taken out. Nine previously ranked programs and Arizona State and Boise State cancelled their 2020 fall seasons.

The college football programs who canceled their 2020 fall seasons that allowed Miami to essentially move up nine spots in what would be the adjusted rankings are Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan, USC, Minnesota, Utah and Iowa as the ranked teams plus Arizona State and Boise State received votes.

The ACC has six teams in the revised Top 25 including number one Clemson and number seven Notre Dame who is competing in a conference in football in 2020 for the first time in program history. Miami has five games against teams in the revised Top 25. The Hurricanes play Clemson, UNC, Louisville, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Miami has not been ranked since they were 16th following a 5-1 start to the 2018 season. The Hurricanes dropped out of the poll following a 16-13 loss at Virginia. Miami was 1-1 against ranked opponents in 2019. The Hurricanes lost 24-20 in the season opener to number eight Florida and defeated number 20 UVA 17-9

With the schools from the programs from the conferences who canceled their fall seasons it has not been stated publically how the rankings will proceed once the season starts for some schools next weekend. All Miami can do is focus on their games and not be concerned with the rankings.

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The Hurricanes open their season September 10 at Hard Rock Stadium against UAB who received one point in the rankings before the schools who are not playing are taken out. The Blazers finished 9-5 in 2019 and are 28-13 since returning from a two season hiatus in 2017.