The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team will play at Kentucky and the women will play at Mississippi State in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge in November. ACC football projections have been made by multiple websites involving schedule strength, best and worst-case scenarios, order of finish and the best transfers.
The Miami Hurricanes Men’s basketball team will play at blue blood Kentucky in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge. While Miami has advanced to the Elite Eight and Final Four in the last two seasons, Kentucky has not advanced out of the second round of the NCAA Tournament since the 2019 season.
After their first appearance in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament the Miami Women’s basketball team will play at Mississippi State in the inaugural women’s ACC/SEC Challenge. Miami was 22-13 in 2022-23. Mississippi State was 22-11 last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Brad Crawford of 247 Sports wrote about the “ACC football 2023: Best and worst case scenarios for every team.” Crawford has the best-case scenario for Miami with an 11-1 record. The worst-case scenario for the Hurricanes per Crawford is 7-5. Seven wins would still be a two-game improvement over 2022 for Miami.
Chip Patterson of CBS Sports graded the “ACC strength of schedule rankings (for) 2023.” Patterson ranked the Miami football team with the ninth hardest schedule in the ACC. Miami has a top heavy schedule per Patterson. Clemson, Florida State and Texas A&M were mentioned to help Miami’s strength of schedule.
Steve Lassan of Athlon Sports named his ACC-all transfer portal team for 2023. Lassan has Miami offensive linemen Javon Cohen and Matt Lee, defensive tackle Branson Deen, linebacker Francisco Mauigoa and cornerback Davonte Brown. All of the above except Deen are projected starters for Miami this fall.
Courtney Cronin of ESPN reported on Wednesday that former Miami CB Tyrique Stevenson is the player to watch with the Chicago Bears this season. Stevenson was a second round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The transfer by Stevenson to transfer from Georgia to Miami to play more outside CB instead of the slot paid off.