Duke, UNC, and UVA, all teams with early season losses are ranked ahead of the Hurricanes.
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (59)||4-0||1619||2|
|2||Maryland Terrapins (6)||3-0||1518||3|
|3||Michigan State Spartans||3-0||1448||13|
|4||Iowa State Cyclones||2-0||1297||7|
|6||Duke Blue Devils||4-1||1238||5|
|9||North Carolina Tar Heels||3-1||1141||1|
|14||California Golden Bears||3-0||746||15|
|17||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||3-0||480||18|
|20||Wichita State Shockers||2-1||423||9|
|25||Texas A&M Aggies||4-0||100||NR|
|Others Receiving Votes: Utah 95, George Washington 85, Baylor 81, West Virginia 69, Butler 59, Louisville 40, Northern Iowa 23, Iowa 20, Dayton 18, Tulsa 17, Colorado State 13, Providence 8, Georgetown 4, Michigan 3, Valparaiso 2, Washington 1, Chattanooga 1|
Our take: I have a hard time believing there are 5 teams better than Miami in the nation, nonetheless 14. There seems to be an unwritten rule against putting previously unranked teams in the Top 10. Whatever. Polls mean nothing this early anyway, and UM has plenty of time to climb higher. If they keep playing this well it'll happen sooner than later. Right now I would have them at #5.
CBS Sports like the 'Canes at #9 for those looking for an alternative opinion.