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Hurricanes Up to 16th in AP Poll, 17th in Coaches Poll

Miami moved up in both polls this week.

Bethune Cookman v Miami Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Hurricanes moved up just a few spots this week in both polls after a week with few ranked teams losing.

Miami will look to make more of a statement next week against Arkansas State (0-1) in what will undoubtedly be a more competitive game than last week's matchup against Bethune-Cookman.

Elsewhere in the ACC Virginia Tech launched up to 18th in both polls following a win over West Virginia. Florida State dropped to 10th in the AP Poll and 9th in the Coaches Poll following their loss to Alabama and Deondre Francois’ season ending injury. Clemson, after gaining a convincing 56-3 win over Kent State, moved up to 3rd in both polls. Louisville moved down one spot to 17th in the AP Poll after getting jumped by Miami, and in the coaches poll the Cardinals moved up one to 16th. In addition to those ranked teams, Pittsburgh (19), NC State (9), Syracuse (4), and GT (1) all received votes in the coaches poll; and in the AP Poll, Pittsburgh (1) received votes.

In other news, Notre Dame, coming off a 4-8 season, was ranked at 24th in the AP Poll and 25th in the Coaches Poll after a huge 49-16 win over Temple this weekend. This benefits Miami, as it makes the showdown scheduled for November 11th that much more important.

Overall these rankings seem fair, especially for the Hurricanes. One could argue Miami was more than fairly treated in the AP Poll, where they jumped Louisville, who is also undefeated. Miami will have an opportunity to gain even more spots in the polls next week, as they have an opportunity to go and prove themselves on the road.