In the AP preseason poll, the Canes generated 70 and 94 votes in the media and coaches’ polls, respectively. That was good enough for 29th place in both. But even though the 7-point underdogs played Florida right until the very end, they still lost a massive chunk of votes in this week 2 poll. Miami is down to 10 votes and 11 votes, ranking 32nd and 36th in the AP and coaches’ polls, respectively.
Despite Miami losing as much as 89% of its votes after one game, the Gators also took a hit after looking as messy as the unranked Canes did. UF fell 3 spots in the AP to 11th after being ranked 8th in the preseason poll.
Miami will have a chance to improve their standing this Saturday against UNC, which generated a couple votes in polls after a thrilling start to the second Mack Brown era. After that game, where Miami will be favored but likely not by much, the Canes can pad their win total with visits from Bethune Cookman and Central Michigan. If Miami can find itself at 3-1, entering an early season duel with Virginia Tech, they could start to make some noise in the polls.