Miami football moves into Top 15 both polls

The Miami football team moved up to 12th in the AP Media Poll and 14th in the USA Today Coaches poll following a 47-34 victory at Louisville on Saturday night.

The convincing 47-34 victory by the Miami football team at Louisville on Saturday night moved the Hurricanes to 12th from 17th in the AP Media Poll and from 18th to 14th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. This is the highest Miami has been ranked since they were eighth to begin the 2018 season.

Miami hosts Florida State on Saturday. The meeting on Saturday between the Hurricanes and Seminoles will be the third time in the last four seasons Miami enters the game ranked and Florida State is unranked. Florida State was off on Saturday. The Seminoles lost 16-13 in their season opener to Georgia Tech September 12.

There will be more shuffling in the rankings next week. The on again, off again and back on Big 10 season will begin October 24. The Big 10 will be re-included in the AP rankings next week. Miami could potentially drop in the rankings next week unless they completely blowout Florida State. That is certaintly possible.

Louisville dropped from 18th to 24th in the AP and completely fell out of the USA Today Coaches Poll with the loss to Miami. The Hurricanes are the fourth highest ranked ACC team in both polls. Clemson is ranked number one in the both polls. Notre Dame is sixth in the AP and seventh in the coaches poll and UNC is 11th and 12th.

Miami has a bye week October 3 after hosting Florida State. The Hurricanes travel to Clemson October 10. That could be showdown between two top 10 teams. Miami will enter the game with Clemson 3-0 with a win against Florida State. Clemson is off on Saturday before hosting Virginia October 3.

Miami does not play Notre Dame this season unless both teams get to the ACC Championship Game. The Hurricanes are scheduled to host North Carolina December 5 at Hard Rock Stadium. VIrginia Tech and Pittsburgh are the other ACC teams currently ranked. The Hokies are 20th in the AP 21st in the coaches poll.

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Pittsburgh is 21st in the AP Poll only. The Coaches Poll is including Big 10 teams with Ohio State 10th, Penn State 13th, Wisconsin 17th and Minnesota 22nd. If Miami can keep winning while at the least keeping it close against Clemson, the Hurricanes be near the top 10 the rest of the 2020 season.