Miami football 16th in preseason AP Media top 25 poll

Sep 25, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team is ranked 16th in the preseason Associated Press Media top 25 poll released on Monday. Miami is one spot higher in the AP Poll than they were in the USA Today Coaches Poll that was released last Monday. Miami and Pittsburgh switched spots in the media poll from the coaches’ poll.

Clemson who is fourth in the AP Poll and North Carolina State at 13th are the only ACC teams ranked ahead of Miami. Wake Forest which is ranked 22nd is the only other ACC team ranked in the top 25. This is the fifth time in the last six years the Miami football team has been ranked to begin the season.

Miami was unranked to begin the 2019 season. The Hurricanes earned their preseason ranking in 1955 when they began the season ninth. Miami has three preseason teams on its 2022 schedule. The Hurricanes play week three at sixth-ranked Texas A&M, Clemson on November 19 and host Pittsburgh on November 26.

Miami received 476 points in the AP Poll. Clemson received 1,292 points, Texas A&M 1,212, North Carolina State 752 and Pittsburgh 383. Florida was ranked 37th under others receiving votes with Florida 14 points. Central Florida was 33rd with 27 points. Florida State did not receive any votes.

Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia are comfortably the top three teams in the AP Poll ahead of Clemson. North Carolina which Miami hosts on October 8 is 39th in the poll with nine points. No other Miami 2022 opponents received votes in the AP Top 25 preseason poll. Miami started 2021 14 in the Coaches Poll and 16th in the AP.

Miami opens the season versus Bethune-Cookman on September 3. The Hurricanes host Southern Mississippi on September 10 before traveling to Texas A&M in week three. Miami is likely to have a schedule that remains full of mostly unranked teams throughout the 2022 season.

dark. Next. Miami 17th in preseason USA Today Coaches' poll

North Carolina and Virginia with quarterback Brennan Armstrong returning will be the teams to watch throughout the 2022 season with a chance to move into the top 25 that are on the Miami schedule. Miami plays at Virginia on October 29. This will be the Hurricanes’ first visit to Charlottesville since 2018.