ESPN updates Miami's ranking amongst all 22 undefeated teams
ESPN’s Bill Connelly updated his ranking of all 22 remaining undefeated teams in FBS on Tuesday morning.
Miami comes in at No. 11 overall and behind only No. 9 Florida State amongst ACC competition. The Hurricanes are 4-0 with wins over Miami (Ohio), Texas A&M, Bethune-Cookman and Temple.
Miami is ranked higher here than it is in the latest AP Top 25 poll, where it slotted in at No. 17.
Here’s some analysis from Connelly on Miami’s biggest statistical strength:
A weakness-free offense. Texas A&M is currently fourth in defensive SP+, and the Hurricanes hung 48 points on the Aggies. They’ve averaged at least 8.0 yards per play in every game. They’re 13th in rushing success rate, seventh passing. They’re 11th in marginal explosiveness. After last year’s wretched showing (100th in offensive SP+), they still bear the burden of proof, but Miami’s offense has been utterly brilliant so far.
Miami has arguably had the ACC’s best offense through 5 weeks. The Hurricanes are averaging 8.24 yards per play, which is by far the top mark in the ACC to this point in the season.
Defensively, Miami has also been much-improved. The Hurricanes rank 4th in the ACC so far this season in yards-per-play allowed.
Miami will look for its first ACC win of the season on Saturday vs. Georgia Tech.