On Tuesday evening, the second version of the College Football Playoff rankings were released. These rankings are the ones that matter from here on out, as the teams who play for a National Championship in the College Football Playoff are determined by this set of rankings.
Entering today’s announcement, the Hurricanes were ranked 6th in the Coaches Poll and 7th in the AP Poll. At 8-0, the Canes are 1 of just 5 teams Nationally with an undefeated record to this point of the season (Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, and UCF being the other 4 undefeated teams).
For their efforts and following a 28-10 win over previously 13th ranked Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes moved up to 7th in this week’s College Football Playoff Rankings.
Miami comes in at No. 7 in the second week of the @CFBPlayoff rankings. pic.twitter.com/eVzC6WEiGy— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) November 8, 2017
Here’s the full playoff rankings for this week:
This move up in the rankings for Miami is well deserved. Miami beat a top 15 team in #13 VT last week, and the 28-10 score wasn’t indicative of just how dominant Miami was in earning that win. Miami now has the “signature win” that the committee said was lacking previously. As such, the move up makes sense.
The work, however, is not done. Miami has another huge test with (INSERT NUMBER) Notre Dame coming to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday night. The Irish represent one of, if not the toughest challenges for the Hurricanes in this 2017 season. The Irish feature a powerful run game and stout defense, both of which will challenge Miami to play with excellence all game long.
Miami has been down for years. The last time the Canes were relevant for winning to this level was 2003. The Canes have a chance to continue their renaissance and strong play this season with a win over a hated rival (and bunch of YUPPIES) on Saturday night.
I could complain about Clemson and TCU being ranked ahead of Miami, but it would fall on deaf ears. Whatever. Take care of business on the field and it’ll work itself out.
As per usual, the goal remains the same:
Whatever it takes.