ESPN released its Preseason College Football Power Rankings Thursday, with the University of Miami earning the No. 9 spot in the 25-team poll. The Hurricanes were also ranked No. 8 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday.
Three Hurricanes were selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason football team, the conference announced Tuesday.
The ACC released the results of the votes of the media attending the 2018 ACC Kickoff event Monday, and the Hurricanes received 122 votes (998 points) to finish as the top team in the ACC Coastal Division.
After leading 14-0 almost halfway through the first half, No. 24 Miami was outscored 82-51 over the final 30 minutes to fall 82-65 to North Carolina Thursday night in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in The Barclays Center.