With the bye week over, the Miami football staff is beginning to prepare to play Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Miami football team moved up to 17th in both national polls that were released on Sunday. The Miami Hurricanes Twitter account listed the accomplishments of South Florida sports teams.
Losses by Duke and Utah helped the Miami Hurricanes football team move from 18th to 17th in the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches poll that were released on Sunday. Mississippi and Oregon State moved up four spots in the polls after big wins that allowed them to pass Miami.
Marcus Benjamin the Canes County Publisher wrote “Reasons why Miami should be ranked in top ten in week six.” Benjamin wrote “Miami is ranked 11th in the country among undefeated teams. Also, regarding strength of schedule, Miami ranks 11th among teams with unblemished records.”
David Lake of Inside the U noted on Saturday that “Miami’s interior pass protection is much improved in 2023.” Lake noted Miami Hurricanes starting center Matt Lee and guards Javion Cohen and Anez Cooper as a unit “has played a combined 656 offensives snaps and allowed three pressures and zero sacks.”
Andy Staples of On3 updated his week six “Top College Football Resumes.” Staples graded Miami with the eighth-best college football resume. Staples observed, “Auburn and Arkansas struggling to block Texas A&M’s defensive front only make Miami’s performance against that group look even better.”
Brian Smith of All Hurricanes wrote “Miami vs Georgia Tech: Hurricanes Should Gash Yellow Jackets Defense.” Georgia Tech reassigned their defensive coordinator promoting linebacker coach Kevin Sherrer to the position on Sunday. Georgia Tech has one of the worst defenses in the ACC through the first month of the season.