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Other then the reasons previously listed, I am really uncertain why Miami is listed so low.
Baring allegations, the offensive line, running backs, defensive lineman and safeties are some of the best in the ACC, if not the nation.
The Hurricanes ended last year 7-6, but with a better coaching staff and over eight players on preseason award watch lists, it baffles me why Miami is left out.
The most irritating thing about the entire top 25 are those teams ahead of Miami.
Take Mississippi State: they are ranked 20th, but are scheduled to play seven ranked teams, meaning a possibility of them going 7-6.
Florida not only has a new coach and a totally changed offensive scheme. Playing six ranked teams, I don't see them winning eight games either.
What this all means to me, besides the obvious SEC favoritism, is the voters believe that Miami will lose at least five games.
Preseason polls are ridiculous.
Miami won't lose more than four; of course that depends on what happens with the ongoing allegations.