Miami Hurricanes News: Top 25 movement, early Temple spread

Sep 14, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 14, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes football team moved up two spots in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls that were released on Sunday. Fan Duel lists Miami as an early 23.5-point favorite at Temple. Miami is rising up the bowl-tier projections with one prognosticator predicting the Hurricanes will play in the Orange Bowl.

The Miami Hurricanes moved to 20th from 22nd in the Associated Press Top 25 and two spots to 21st in the USA Today Coaches Poll released on Sunday. Miami is the fourth-highest-ranked team in the ACC behind Florida State, North Carolina and Duke. The Hurricanes and Blue Devils are not scheduled to play in 2023.

Miami is 2-1 against the point spread this season. The Hurricanes covered in the first two weeks against Miami (Ohio) and Texas A&M but did not cover against Bethune-Cookman on Thursday. Miami has a much more manageable point spread versus Temple. On the road, that is a large number.

On3 reported Mark Schlabach of ESPN projects Miami versus Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. Kyle Bonagura of ESPN projects Miami versus Florida in the Tax Payer Gator Bowl. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports projects Miami versus Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl. College Football News has Miami vs. Kansas State in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Marcus Benjamin of Canes County wrote about The ten most valuable players after three games for Miami.” Benjamin named Tyler Van Dyke, Xavier Restrepo, Henry Parrish, Francisco Mauigoa, Kamren Kinchens, James Williams, Jaden Davis, Matt Lee, Andy Borregales and Leonard Taylor.

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David Lake of Inside the U wrote a Game-by-game ESPN FPI win projections after week three (can Miami win ten games?” The ESPN Football Power Index projects Miami as the favorite in eight of their remaining nine games. The lone exception is Florida State. Miami is projected with a 32.2 percent chance to beat Florida State.