Miami Hurricanes News: FB 18th in Polls, more Temple analysis

Sep 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andy Lewis-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andy Lewis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes football team moved up to 18th in the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Polls released on Sunday. Miami has started a season with four straight wins for the first time since the 2017 team began the year with 10 straight wins. The Miami-specific sites had various coverage after the Temple win.

Miami moved up three spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll receiving 485 points to 18th nationally. The Hurricanes have 523 points in the AP Top 25 to move up two spots. Miami could continue to move up in the rankings during their bye week depending on how the teams near them in the polls perform.

David Lake of Inside the U observed that Miami’s offensive line put on a clinic at Temple.” Lake relayed that Pro Football Focus gave the Hurricanes a 91.9 pass-blocking grade as a team. Miami allowed zero pressures and zero sacks in the 41-9 to nine win over Temple on Saturday.

Andy Staples of On3 ranked Miami with the ninth-best resume after four weeks. Staples stated that the Miami win over Texas A&M looked better following the Aggies 27-10 win over Auburn on Saturday. Staples expects the Miami game at North Carolina on October 14 to be the Hurricanes’ next big test.

Brian Smith of All Hurricanes asked are the Miami Hurricanes: Top 10 Team?” Smith examined the strengths and weaknesses of Miami through the first four games of the season. With a bye next week, Mario Cristobal and the Miami football staff will have a chance to work through the Hurricanes’ faults.

Next. Miami moves up to 18th in both week 5 polls. dark

Marcus Benjamin the Canes County Publisher named “The five most valuable players in Miami’s win over Temple.” Benjamin acknowledged many star players for Miami on Saturday but Tyler Van Dyke, Te’Cory Couch, Leonard Taylor, Francisco Mauigoa and Henry Parrish stood out with Javion Cohen named as a bonus.