Rejoice University of Miami fans, your Hurricanes are a top 10 team.
Both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 Poll ranked the undefeated Canes as the No. 10 team in the country after their 35-21 win over Georgia Tech.
This week’s AP ranking is the highest in-season position the Canes have had in the poll since it’s No. 7 ranking during the 2013 season. Miami also climbed as high as No. 8 in the AP poll during the 2009 season.
Miami (4-0, 1-0 ACC) is about to enter the meat of its schedule over the next handful of weeks. In-state rival Florida State, which fell to No. 23 in the AP Poll, comes to town this coming Saturday; No. 17 North Carolina will also take on the Canes at Hard Rock Stadium later in October; and UM will also travel to No. 25 Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.
Time Set For FSU Game
The kickoff time was announced for Miami’s upcoming showdown with bitter rival Florida State University.
The game, which will be the 61st all-time meeting between the two schools, will be kickoff at 8 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ABC.
Florida State fell in both the AP and Coaches Polls after its last-second loss to North Carolina Saturday. The Seminoles (3-2, 0-2 ACC) were ranked No. 12 in both polls prior to the 37-35 loss to the unranked Tar Heels, but will enter the showdown with the Canes ranked No. 21 and the Coaches Poll and No. 23 in the AP Poll.
Rankings aside, the Hurricanes will be looking to defeat the Noles for the first time in six seasons. Florida State has gotten the best of UM in nine of past 11 seasons, with Miami’s last victory coming in 2009.
A raucous capacity crowd is expected to pack Hard Rock Stadium this coming Saturday, hoping to cheer on the Hurricanes to their first home win over FSU since 2004.