Miami shown respect in new CFB playoff rankings. So now what?

Miami defensive back (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Over the past few weeks, Miami Hurricane fans have had very different feelings from Saturday to Tuesday. Saturday’s have been filled with elation and pride after program changing victories. And then by Tuesday night, those feelings of excitement have turned into resentment and defiance toward the college football playoff committee.

But with the recent release of the new CFB playoff poll, Miami and their fans finally don’t have any real gripes. The Canes are now ranked #2 in the latest poll, right behind Alabama and jumping Clemson. Oklahoma remains at #4, while undefeated Wisconsin stays at #5 and Auburn #6.

The explanation according to the college football committee for putting Miami #2 ahead of Clemson this time around is their view of Miami showing signs of a “championship caliber team.” They pointed to their recent high profile annihilations of Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, along with the fact that they overcame two separate 14-point deficits against Virginia this past Saturday to win going away. These recent victories along with how they have won have been enough to impress the committee to make Miami the #2 team in the country heading into their final game of the regular season at Pittsburgh.

So the question is, now what? There is nothing to complain about today with Miami’s ranking. Canes fans finally feel vindicated and recognized and maybe most importantly, respected. I’d say now, one of the main objectives is to continue to show that they belong in this spot. We have been griping and complaining about lack of respect these past weeks, now that we have it, it’s important to show why we felt the Canes deserve to be where they are.

A win against Pittsburgh and Clemson will certainly help that along.

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