Another week, another loss, another article about Miami’s irrelevance in the polls. With the season’s life support unplugged and everything coming to a head, let’s talk about the AP and Coaches’ polls shall we? After garnering a few points in votes over the past couple of weeks, Miami has disappeared from them altogether now.
Formerly ranked 8th in the preseason poll, Miami has failed to get any points in any poll for the first time since 2016. Miami should and likely will be unranked for the remainder of the season. Maybe if they win out and beat a good opponent in a bowl they’ll earn a final ranking in the top 25. But that remains unlikely with each passing weak and each crushing defeat.
While any hopes at an ACC title appearance are (unofficially) crushed, Miami can still end the season on a positive note. Keeping N’Kosi Perry in, watching the redshirt freshman progress with a longer leash and winning a few more games will certainly go a long way for Mark Richt trying to win the fanbase back over. But if the coach doesn’t find a way to score more than 20 points in a game then he will have a lot more to worry about than how many votes his team received.