UM just missed getting ranked in the AP’s first in-season poll released Tuesday, but did squeak into the Top 25 of the USA Today coaches’ poll.
The Canes (1-0) tied with TCU at No. 24 in the coaches’ poll.
In the AP rankings, Southern Cal ranked No. 25 with 135 points — eight points ahead of Miami, the next highest team.
Quarterback Stephen Morris’ assessment of the polls: “I could give two you-know-what’s about it.”
The Gators (1-0), who face the Canes at noon Saturday in Sun Life Stadium, fell from No. 10 to 12 in the AP poll, but rose to No. 9 in the coaches’ poll.
Linder gets ACC honor
Senior right guard Brandon Linder was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week, along with Clemson sophomore center Ryan Norton. He is the first Miami offensive lineman to earn an ACC weekly honor since November 2011.
UM to host pep rally
The Canes will hold a student pep rally from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the new Student Activities Center — the first event slated for the new patio along Lake Osceola, located on the back side of the new center. Special UM T-shirts will be given to the first 6,000 students.