NEW YORK – If beating Florida Atlantic wasn't enough to vault the Miami Hurricanes into the AP Top 25, beating the Gators on Saturday should do the trick.
Despite Miami's 34-6 season-opening victory over the Owls on Friday, the Associated Press still has the Hurricanes looking in from the outside.
Miami received 127 votes, just 8 votes behind 25th ranked USC.
The 'Canes face the 12th ranked Florida Gators on Saturday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium and a win in that game will most certainly put Miami in the Top 25.
Florida fell 2 spots to 12th after their lackluster 24-6 win over Toledo, while Florida State jumped up a spot to 10th after an impressive showing Monday night at Pittsburgh.
Alabama remains the number one team in the country followed by Oregon, Ohio State, Clemson and Stanford.