Alabama top 10 fall keeps Miami football streak on top

Alabama had its streak of 128 straight weeks in the top 10 ended when the Crimson Tide fell from 10th in both polls to 13th in the Associated Press Top 25 and 12th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Miami football streak of 137 consecutive weeks in the top 10 from 1985 through 1993 remains on top.

Miami entered the top 10 as the eighth-ranked team in week 11 during the 1985 season. The Hurricanes did not fall out of the top 10 until they were ranked 15th in the final poll of the 1993 season. Miami finished 9-3 in 1993. The last loss for Miami in 1993 was a 29-0 defeat to Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl.

Miami was 90-12 in the 137 weeks that they remained in the top 10. The Hurricanes quickly returned to the top 10 as the sixth-ranked team nationally to begin the 1994 season. After a loss to Washington that ended the Hurricanes’ 58-game home winning streak, Miami dropped to 13th nationally.

Miami beat Rutgers 24-3 the following week but remained 13th in the national polls. Following a 34-20 win over Florida State, Miami reemerged in the top 10 as the seventh-ranked team in the AP Top 25. Miami moved up to as high as third nationally before losing 24-17 in the Orange Bowl to Nebraska.

The seven-week streak in the top 10 for the Miami football program ended when the Hurricanes were ranked 12th in the 1995 preseason polls. Miami began the 1995 season 1-3 to fall completely out of the top 25. The Hurricanes finished the 1995 season with seven straight wins and ended ranked 25th.

Miami had a brief return to the top 10 as the sixth-ranked team in 1996 after beginning the season 4-0. Consecutive losses to Florida State and East Carolina dropped Miami out of the top 10 until three straight weeks there in 1999. Miami had another top-10 streak of 72 weeks between 2000 and 2004.

Miami was most recently ranked in the top 10 when they were as high as seventh in 2020. The Hurricanes’ longest streak in the top 10 during the 2020 season was two weeks. Miami was ranked in the top 10 for seven consecutive weeks when they reached as high as second in the polls in weeks 12 and 13 in 2017.