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Canes crack AP poll

It's been a long time, but the Miami Hurricanes are finally going to have a number next to their name when they play at Georgia Tech this week. The Hurricanes moved into the 23rd spot in the Associated Press poll Sunday, the first time Miami has been ranked since Sept 16, 2006. The Hurricanes were just outside of the rankings in the ESPN USA Today poll, but led all other teams in receiving votes.

Marcus_robinsonIt's been a long journey for the Canes since the last time they were ranked. UM was 15th in the nation when they were knocked out for good after losing at Louisville 31-7. Miami's streak of 107 straight appearances in the rankings ended with the loss. After that, Miami went 13-14 before starting a five-game winning streak. Georgia Tech has won three straight games against the Canes by a combined 14 points. They ended UM's last long winning streak in 2005 with a 14-10 win at the Orange Bowl.

Miami controls its own path to the ACC Title game in Tampa Dec. 6. UM leads the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 4-2 record. Maryland, ranked 22nd in the AP poll, leads the Atlantic Division at 7-3, 4-2.

> By the way, while critics may bash the ACC because it doesn't have a top-tier team, the computers at least say the ACC is the second best conference in the country. The Big 12 is tops. But the ACC is actually ahead of the SEC. Check out Jeff Sagarin's rankings.

> Here's a link to Randy Shannon's press conference Friday after the Virginia Tech game.


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I don't know about the rankings (see the coaches poll), and Miami should not worry about it. It comes down to where they finish at the end of the year..

Before they get ahead of themselves, they have to beat GaTech and NC State.


This is no time to celebrate young canes. This is your time to seize the limelight. All i have to say is FOCUS!!


Go Canes, 2 games to go, no gimmes. This can be the START of a comeback. Great job with 5 in a row! Get ready for some cold weather, it'll be in the 30's by halftime.

Maybe the players shouldn't celebrate, but after 2 years of being unranked, I will!

Randy will bring da U back to the promised land...and it's only year 2! Keep up the good work Manny.

Okay what happens if Gtech beats us. Would they take over the division?? or would North Carolina who beat them take over or would Virgina Tech you beat both North Carolina and Gtech. Or would we still be #1 in the division bc we beat Virgina tech... Maybe I am overthinking this but if anyone knows please explain? Thanks

There was this doofus on Yahoo saying that the ACC doesn't deserve it's automatic bid. I'm guessing he thinks the Big East is worthy?

Seriously what the hell would happen. it would be a four way tie between. Miami, Vtech, North Carolina, and Gtech. SO WHO GOES TO THE ACC CHAMP. Do we flip a coin. I just hope that Miami takes care of business next week. I will be there cheering them on. GO CANES!!

The ACC is a joke. A bunch of mediocore teams playing mediocore football.

In the latest BCS rankings, we are 23. The computers love us more than the humans. The average computer ranking for us is 21.

Go Canes! Beat G Tech!

depends on whether NC wins...a UM win and a UNC loss clinches the division for UM, I think...we have the tie-breaker vs VaTech

Um being ranked is a graet accomplishment.

The ACC is a joke. A bunch of mediocore teams playing mediocore football.

Posted by: Israel | November 16, 2008 at 05:51 PM

Israel, go unstick your tim tebow centerfold

Go Canes

I love when we get hate from non-fans.


Israel- Medicore teams who are 3-3 against the SEC head to head, 2-0 against the Big 12 and only 2 having losing records as opposed to 4 teams in the SEC with losing records. If you say its because the SEC "plays amongst" themselves and that is why there are four teams under .500, I'll tell you this:

ACC teams will have played: Texas A&M, Colorado, USC, Florida twice, Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississipi State, So Carolina.

'Nuf said. Congratulations CANES its been a long two years since we were up 7-0 on Louisville, recovered a fumble, were on their 2 yard line and Charlie Jones proceeded to spit the ball out to prevent us from going 14-0. Then it was all down hill from there!

Sagarins rating is a joke.

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