Miami Hurricanes rise again in the AP Top 25 poll after fourth straight victory

The Miami Hurricanes are moving up in the world.

Four games into the 2023 season, the unbeaten University of Miami rose in the AP Top 25 poll again Sunday after defeating Temple 41-7 on Saturday in its first road game of the season at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

The Hurricanes (4-0) climbed two spots to No. 18 in the AP ranking after their latest impressive performance, .

The USA Today LBM Coaches poll on Sunday also ranked Miami No. 18, up three spots from last week’s No. 21.

The Hurricanes, who finished 5-7 last season and began 2023 unranked, entered the AP rankings on September 11 after upsetting then-No. 23 Texas A&M.

The Canes began the season with a 38-0 win against Miami of Ohio, beat Texas A&M 48-33 and dominated Bethune-Cookman 48-7 before Saturday’s victory in rain and heavy winds.

Miami now enters its lone open week of the season, meaning the Canes won’t play again until they return home to Hard Rock Stadium on October 7 to begin their Atlantic Coast Conference slate against Georgia Tech (2-2, 1-1 ACC). The Yellow Jackets on Saturday defeated Wake Forest 30-16 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to give the Demon Deacons (3-1, 0-1) its first loss of the season.

The top 25: No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Florida State, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Washington, No. 8 Southern Cal, No. 9 Oregon, No. 10 Utah, No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 12 Alabama, No. 13 LSU, No. 14 Oklahoma, No. 15 North Carolina, No. 16 Washington State, No. 17 Duke, No. 18 Miami, No. 19 Oregon State, No. 20 Ole Miss, No. 21 Tennessee, No. 22 Florida, No. 23 Missouri, No. 24 Kansas, No. 25 Fresno State.