The Miami Hurricanes were one of college football's surprise teams during the month of September, bursting into the rankings after an upset win over the Florida Gators.
Though the 'Canes competition overall was not that great, plenty was learned about Miami over the first four games.
Head coach Al Golden preached how the Hurricanes defense improved physically over the offseason, and the unit certainly is backing up those words. Quarterback Stephen Morris and the offense started slowly, and new offensive coordinator James Coley needed a few games to find his own rhythm.
Most importantly, though, Miami appears to be coming together as a team at the perfect time since the month of October holds three conference games and two key intra-division matchups.