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Hurricanes ranked in AP Top-10 for first time since October 18, 2009 -- heading into enemy territory

The University of Miami football team, as of today, has entered the Top-10 AP rankings for the first time since Oct. 18, 2009.

The Canes (5-0) are now No. 10, per the rankings that were just released.

Miami rose three spots in the AP poll without having played, thanks to then-No. 12 Oklahoma, then-No. 7 Georgia and then No.-5 Stanford all losing yesterday. 

Per the Associated Press, the last time the Canes were ranked among the top-10 was the poll of Oct. 2009, when they were No. 8.

Also per the AP, the last time the ACC had three top-10 teams like it does now was the poll of Oct. 30, 2005 (Virginia Tech was ranked No. 3, Miami was No. 5 and FSU was No. 9).

So, in closing, is this a good thing going into a Thursday-night game at North Carolina, where the 1-4 Tar Heels will be totally psyched to pull off the upset? We've seen UM stunned before at UNC.

I know it's good for UM that it is rising in the polls, obviously, but just wondering if it affects the Canes' psyche. The national attention is coming for sure, and all eyes will be on UM Thursday.

Al Golden no doubt is hunkered down trying like heck to keep his players in the zone, disregarding the "external'' and staying within "the process.''

But the better and higher ranked they get, the more of a challenge that becomes.

After they were ranked 8th in 2009, the Hurricanes lost the next game in overtime against unranked Clemson.

Three games later, the Canes lost to guess who and guess where? Yup. At unranked North Carolina -- at Chapel Hill.

AP Top 10

1. Alabama 6-0

2. Oregon 6-0

3. Clemson 6-0

4. Ohio State 6-0

5. FSU 5-0

6. LSU 6-1

7. Texas A&M 5-1

8. Louisville 6-0

9. UCLA 5-0

10. Miami 5-0

11. South Carolina 5-1

12. Baylor 5-0

13. Stanford 5-1

14. Missouri 6-0

15. Georgia 4-2

16. Texas Tech 6-0

17. Fresno State 5-0

18. Oklahoma 5-1

19. Virginia Tech 6-1

20. Washington 4-2

21. Oklahoma State 4-1

22. Florida 4-2

23. Northern Illinois 6-0

24. Auburn 5-1

25. Wisconsin 4-2 

 

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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So they are poor shape, even though objective measures of their conditioning have shown them to have IMPROVED over the past three years?
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IMPROVEMENT OVER ZERO IS NOT MUCH OF AN IMPROVEMENT.

A defense that was on the field for over 40 minutes was still outplaying and outrunning and outmaneuvering a fresh and top offense?
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SO YOU ARE PROVING MY POINT THAT IF THE CANE DEFENSE IS ON THE FIELD FOR 2/3 OF THE GAME, THAT IS A DEFENSE WHICH IS NOT STOPPING ANYBODY.

So if our conditioning is so poor, does that mean your gatrs are in even worse shape?
UTough works, and you can't stand that.
Posted by: Five Titles |
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MIAMI WILL NOT BE PLAYING THE GATORS BUT RATHER FSU, VT, ACC CHAMPION AND A TOP FIVE TEAM IF THEY GET THAT FAR TO A BCS GAME.

FIVE TITLES IS NOTHING.
CANES SHOULD HAVE HAD THE NC AGAINST ZERO STATE,
AND AGAINST PENN STATE BUT FOR TESTAWHO THROWING 7 INTERCEPTIONS.

JUST SAYING I WILL BE SURPRISED IF THE CANES GO UNDEFEATED WITH A POOR DEFENSE THAT GETS RUN OVER FOR 2/3 OF THE GAME THANKS TO D'O NOT KNOWING DEFENSE.

That UNC game looms a s such a huge roadblock
Why is it that we don't play Thursday nite games at home?
Our toughest schedule in the nation rolls along
It wasn't n
bad enough we had to face such strong teams as Savannah State, FAU and USF
Now we have to play such great ACC teams as GaTech, UNC
, Wake and Duke
GaTech lost again?
no matter
UNC has already one victory
gotta watch out for them heels
one win out of 5 tries is soooooooooo good
let's hope for no let down
hope the coaches keep the team from looking ahead to the so tough Wake game up next week
UNC could be a trap game
I mean having UNC and Wake back to back is very difficult
You think Bama or Oregon could handle that?

ugater is trash posted:
"The linemen have rolls of fat hanging" Show me one 300 + pound college lineman that doesn't have that. Are all linemen then out of shape?
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Linemen who are not fat are playing at ALA, Zero state, Oregon, OMG, the top five legitimate teams.

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Really? Do you remember Marcell Dareus of Alabama? How about Warren Sapp? Russell Maryland? Jerome Brown? Vince Wilfork? You are too stupid for word (notice missing "s"), Gallo.

As for your other idiotic comment "SO YOU ARE PROVING MY POINT THAT IF THE CANE DEFENSE IS ON THE FIELD FOR 2/3 OF THE GAME, THAT IS A DEFENSE WHICH IS NOT STOPPING ANYBODY.

Errr, no. That can mean the offense is scoring quickly. How much time does the Oregon defense spend on the field, you dumb maggot?

Gallo, swallow your boyfriend's throat yogurt. He is calling you.

The MIZZOU beatdown looms, gatr maggots.

Great to see some Galloinda posts. The more that moron writes and the longer the lists, the better we do.

It is just a strong correlation. Keep 'em coming Galloinda. As the dead wood was vanquished, we started playing better. No dumb off sides. No dumb personal fouls. Just a coincidence, right, Gallo, oh buddy?

D, you writing that you were wrong is a waste of your time and the readers. Virtually everything you write is wrong. Starting with your guaranteed "bet the house" lock in that A&M/Alabama game.

Haven't seen an apology to anyone dumb enough to have listened to you.

Ever notice how the SEC is like the daisy chain of gallo/calvin and the assorted other losers. They just keep puffing each other up.

Cane'72,

What is it about

1. Stronger
2. Faster
3. Lower body fat
4. Added weight (muscle in this case)
5. Entire team passes conditioning test, some for the first time

that leads anyone with an IQ over 40 to conclude that there is a conditioning problem

The 2009 canes were led by possibly the worst head coach in college football history..definetly worst in UM's

I love the spotlight, the top ten is where this program belongs. Embrace the challenge, and live for the mutha-frickin moment.........C-A-N-E-S!

From the 4 letter network.....

Best coach: Miami’s Al Golden -- He beat Florida. He has the Canes at 5-0 and ranked in the top 10 for the first time since 2009. Oh, and the program still hasn’t heard if it will face further sanctions from the NCAA. Golden has kept his team focused and winning, and brought the Canes back to relevance in the national picture.

Having a tough day so I thought I'd get a good chuckle before lunch.

The trolls are particularly funny today.

As Canes Alum I don't believe they are as good as the will be. I am enjoying them being 5-0. Guys like Gallo & Calvin make me ill . They are now saying the Gators win means nothing when they both kept saying UF would win. By the way Calvin RS is doing a great job there in Arkansas.
your both AH's!!!!!

echo the sentiments one play at a time please one game at a time please please please do not overlook Carolina

No doubt the canes are the best in the land
#10 ranking is too low considering all we have accomplished in the Golden years
if not for ESPN conspiracy and SEC bias we would be ranked ahead of Alabama
After all what has Bama done better than us in the past 3 years?
UNC is such a tough opponent, if they were to play an SEC team they would destroy them. Any ACC team would beat Bama as well
Not only do we play the best teams in the land week in and out but we keep winning
Wow!

UNC would be in first place in the SEC LEast.

Memo

To: SEC LEast

From: SEC West

Get off our jock. You suck. When you chant SEC!, be sure to add West! just so there is not confusion as to what is what.

dumblogic....your Turds lost dude....get over it...back to being out little sister....I know it hurts.....lets go over our little saying one more time....

Timmy Tears on TV
Bama beat down every year
Bulldog beat down every year
Louisville Romp In the Swamp
Muschump with the $400 fist bump
Urban Meyer the LIAR Ohio Hire
70 plus arrests in 4 years (ruff ruff)
One serial killer accounted for....check....
NEVER AN UNDEFEATED season when winning a NC....***** NEXT TO ALL OF THEM....

Oh...and our MIGHTY CANES embarrassed you all on Sept 7th....hey but your the MIGHTY GATORS...."WE DONT NEED A SPRING GAME!!!!!!!!"

Barf....



Don't forget Emmitt's classic "ummmm, anyone I forgot to thank here? The most important moment of my life?......Elementary school janitor? Check. Lunch lady from summer school? Check. Yep, that's everyone. Thanks again."

The Gatr clap is a redneck sign for "more meth ova heeah."

Of course UNC would be the best team in the SEC
any ole idiot can plainly see that
That is why a #10 ranking is so low for us
we need to be ranked higher\hope we can handle this upcoming trap game
hope we are not looking forward to a top 5 showdown with mighty Wake
UNC, Wake it doesn't get ay tougher than that

Worst part is that he forgot to post as delusionalcane on the last one, when of course nobody has said the lies he posted.

Sicko picks IDs like he picks his nose. Hourly.

dUmblogic:
Gators eating Crow is tough but as you have said in the past...the LOOSERS are now WINNERS.
Handle it.

The 'Heels have perfected their "hurry up offense" to test our defense. The only problem for them is that with each loss, it opened up a template for our Coaches to plan how to beat them. No doubt you play up to your talent level. They have no depth and fade in the course of the game.

Miami will play good aggressive football, and it will showcase for the country an emerging 'U' getting back on the National stage.
Top 10 means you have to be recognized.

Coach G is not going to let the team let down. Each position is open competition. As the new charts show there is movement based on performance.
All this is based on the PROCESS which states:

Eliminate outside distractions, handle your business, study the game plans, and play to the max.
DONE.

The 'Canes will be fine and win.
The'U' 38- Heels 10.

And the Golden Express marches on.

The Process is working.
Go 'Canes

The Canes have the most powder puff easy schedule in the country. The only two teams they have to face in the regular season are FSU and VT.

If the Canes lose any of the other games remaining, they will drop to 20 or below.

Some of the bloggers on this site are amazing for their lack of football knowledge and lack of integrity and lack of civility.

Example of how the NCAA and college sports is skewed towards benefitting the SEC: The chairman of this so-called playoff committee is an Arkanssas good ol boy. This is sick.

Ahhhh, Gatr maggot. Notice I did not say UNC would be the best in the SEC. I said they would be the best in the SEC LEast. They would not be the best in the SEC West (although in 3rd place).

You know. The REAL SEC. Where the big boys play. Not the tag-along, cannon fodder, we-chant-SEC! because-we-suck side of the league. The LEast-side. Where UK, Vandy, UT and the Gatr Trash reside.

Cane72, or is it Canes72, or Jim Gallo?

Their SOS is #54. About in the middle. Bama is #66. But really, what does it matter? That is artificial nonsense and the reason a playoff is here and will expand to 8 or 16. The BS pre-season rankings of all things SEC skew the SOS.

FLorida a top 10 team preseason? Bwwwahahaha. Vandy was top 25. Joke. So was Ole Missy.

Get the picture, maggot?

I want to apologize on behalf of the Gatr Trash Nation. We suck. Our skewwwl sucks. Our fanbase is redneck trailer trash.

Oh, well. There is always next year when...Jeff....Driskel...will....be....back. Errr, 2015?


NCAA strength of scheduled 2013 ranking.....

#11 fsu - .706
#37 Clemson - .571
#54 UM - .526

even lowly temple has a harder schedule than Um at #47 - .548

Posted by: Jim gallo | October 13, 2013 at 01:43 PM

Of those 3:
Clemson has the best win vs. a healthy UGA.
Miami would be 2 with a "W" vs. a HEALTHY uF.
FSU would be 3.

As a said before, whiner, thow out the Savannah St. game and the FAU game. just pretend we're 4-0.

Now show me 2 of Temples wins that are better than UF and GT......... Wait!...they don't have a win.

It's all funny numbers with you. Our SOS is going to jump CONSIDERABLY in 3 1/2 weeks, especially if FSU beats Clemson.

Given what we've gone through the last 8 years, WHO CARES????

The SOS argument is the realm of the lowly maggot who retreats to that when he has nothing else.

Comprende, Gallo/Cane72?

That's why the Turds got dumped by Bama a few years back....the Tebow Tears game....they played no one all year and got exposed at the end.

Same thing with The Canes....we will either be exposed or we will win....if our schedule is weak then it will catch up to us.

Our schedule is no different then everyone else's....

I want a 45-10 number on Thursday but I'm going to say 35-24.

This game is another of those psychological tests for me.

I think Coach D is going to unleash McCord & Muhammad this week on Renner....hopefully they will be successful.

YES NC ALWAYS PLAY US TOUGH SO WHAT ? WE ALWAYS PLAY GOOD IN TALLAHASSEE SO WHAT? MYSELF AND ALL OF US HAVE BEEN WRONG AND RIGHT ABOUT THIS FOOTBALL TEAM OVER THE LAST YEAR. HERE IS WHERE WE ALL WERE WRONG: 1)THE DEFENSE (117TH LAST YEAR) WOULD HOLD US BACK AND WE COULDN'T WIN WITH DUNNO AS DC. 2.GOLDEN CANNOT RECRUIT THE S.FLA ATHLETES. 3 CAN'T BEAT GATORS BECAUSE WE ARE NOT "PHYSICAL ENOUGH" 4.WILL ONLY WIN 7-8 GAMES. NOW HERE IS WHERE WE WERE RIGHT: 1) WE HAVE A SOFT SCHEDULE "WE DO" 2. WE ALWAYS BEAT THE GATORS IN MIAMI AND WILL BEAT THEM THIS YEAR "WE DID" WE WILL ALWAYS. WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE OFF THE SCHEDULE. 3.WE NEED MORE PRESSURE ON THE QB AND THAT WILL IMPROVE THE DEFENSE."WE HAVE AND IT WORKED" ALREADY PASSED THE SACK TOTAL FROM LAST YEAR AND WE'RE IN THE TOP 15 IN TURNOVER RATIO. LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE WILL BEAT NC THURSDAY NIGHT. WATCH !!

strength of schedule isnt really a true stat until the season is over anyway

Bingo Randy. It is all a mirage until you find out who was actually good and who wasn't. Case in point is the incredibly weak Maryland team who was undefeated, right up until they got decimated.

Ahh yes UNC would be tops in the SEC East and in the Big 10 legends and in the PAC 12. I mean which of those teams can beat a powerful ACC UNC team.
And we are better than those mighty heels so we should be ranked #1 or at least #2.
Wait until we show the nation how we deal with a 1 - 4 team.
And then we will deal with a 2 - 3 team.
We are soooo good
How am I being delusional?
delusional cane is funny and all that but after all, he's delusional.

There's that dummy Gallo again. Making list's like a dummy!!!!! HEEEEYYYYYYY GAAAAAALLLLLLLOOOOO, YOU DUUUMMMMMYYYYY!!!!!

TK swann- Dont count me amongst those who thought our D would hold us back. And by the way UM's D was ranked 116 not 117. I always said that Donofrio was not all at fault last year (year No. 2 coaching at UM). I sauid that Ums defense was undisciplined, small, young, and poorly coached. It took 1 more year and look at the turn around. I saw some GT blogs and some of the players were actually stating that they couldnt believe our D Tackles and linebackers were so fast. That is a function of consitioning, coaching, and growth -both mental and physical.

count me amongst those who had no faith in coach D'No.....I eat my crow with a smile, a big 5-0, we create turnovers now smile

When asked about the top 10 ranking, golden said, dont take the cheese!

Dont take the cheese baby. Not till we get that 6th ship

Good ole boy SEC/AP at it again. They are lining it up so that there is 1 SEC team in title game.. When was the last time a SEC team was not in the title game?? Smh

Posted by: TK.SWANN | October 14, 2013 at 02:57 PM

Speak for yourself, boss. I never said any of that. I knew we would compete at a high level. You can check the record.

Miami 63 - NC 17..... I STAND WITH THE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU FROM OHIO

Twitter U can find me canesgolden

This is unreal... https://t.co/Dwfkptw42t

https://t.co/Dwfkptw42t wow

Posted by: dUmblogic | October 14, 2013 at 03:51 PM

No matter, maggot. The Mizzou beatdown looms and the long, slow slide into mediocrity begins for the Gatr Trash.

Cane Nation will be watching with laughter.

I didn't think Dino could fix the D, but he did. Now that gives us a shot in any game.

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