Miami Hurricanes move up one spot in Week 6 coaches poll

The Miami Hurricanes have moved up one spot, to No. 12, in the Week 6 Amway Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday.

Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25.

Miami (3-0) went on the road and recorded an impressive 31-6 win against previously undefeated Duke on Friday night. It was also the Hurricanes’ first ACC game of the season.

“I’m very excited about the victory,” Miami coach Mark Richt told reporters. “You go on the road in this league against an undefeated team, first league game, to get a victory, no matter how it comes we’re grateful. Take our hat off to Duke and their program. You walk in this place and you see excellence. You see the stadium and the grass, all the new facilities they have and the leadership they have with Coach (David) Cutcliffe, it’s fantastic.”

The Hurricanes opened the season with a 41-13 win against Bethune-Cookman but then canceled its Week 2 game at Arkansas State with Hurricane Irma heading toward South Florida. Then their Week 3 game against rival Florida State was postponed.

Miami was ranked 18th in the preseason coaches poll, then moved up one spot following the season-opening win. The Hurricanes climbed two spots after not playing in Week 2 and moved up another spot, to No. 14, after not playing in Week 3.

Miami returned to action last week, after not playing the previous two weeks because of Hurricane Irma’s impact on the South Florida region, and defeated visiting Toledo 52-30. Coach Mark Richt’s squad moved up one spot in the coaches poll, to No. 13, after that victory.

Next up for the Hurricanes is a showdown at rival Florida State (1-2), which picked up its first win of the season on Saturday at Wake Forest but dropped out of this week’s coaches poll.

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