The Miami football team moved into the top 25 of the Associated Press media poll and USA Today Coaches Poll this week following its 48-33 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. Texas A&M fell out of both polls after the loss. Miami moved up nine spots in the USA Today Poll making their top 25 season debut.
Miami is 22nd in the AP Poll receiving 230 points. The Hurricanes are 23rd in the USA Today Coaches poll with 191 points. Duke is comfortably ahead of Miami with 421 points and ranked 21st nationally in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Clemson is 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll with 195 points.
The win over Texas A&M was the first for Miami against a Power Five non-conference opponent since defeating Notre Dame 41-8 in 2017. The 2017 win over the Fighting Irish was also the last for Miami versus a Power Five, non-conference ranked opponent. Notre Dame entered that game ranked third nationally.
Miami was 33rd in the Associated Press Media Poll and 32nd in the USA Today Coaches poll last week. The empathetic Miami win significantly swayed the voters entering week three. The Miami schedule sets up for a 5-0 start. Miami hosts Bethune-Cookman on Thursday and plays at Temple on September 23 before a bye week.
Following the bye week, Miami begins ACC play hosting Georgia Tech. Miami should be favored in all three games. Miami next plays a ranked team on October 14 at North Carolina. The Tar Heels are ranked 20th in the AP Top 25 and 18th in the USA Today Coaches poll following a 40-34 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.
Third-ranked Florida State is the only other team in the AP Top 25 remaining on the 2023 Miami football schedule. Florida State, Clemson and North Carolina are the top 25 teams in the USA Today Poll that Miami will play this season. Miami was last ranked when they were 25th in the AP Poll released on September 18, 2022.