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UM self-imposes another postseason ban:: Miami early Monday reveaed it will self-impose another postseason ban, removing the Canes from a bowl game and also from a possible spot in the ACC championship game. The second straight such action is meant to mitigate looming NCAA penalties related to the ongoing Nevin Shapiro-related investigation.
Seismic Saturday! Miami, BCS get lucky: Seismic Saturday in college football, with No. 1 Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon both losing. K-State vs. Oregon was not many folks' idea of a great BCS National Championship game in Miami. Now it's looking like Notre Dame and, yes, Alabama, are in the drivers' seats to get here. Sexier matchup. Better draw. Better TV ratings.
CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: G11: Results are certified in the latest Canesfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 73.5 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Saturday's 40-9 home-finale victory over the South Florida Bulls putting UM's season record at 6-5 and gaining bowl-eligibility. In its fourth year, our blog's CSM polls are your invitation after every Hurricanes game to vote on your overall satisfaction with the team and season. The CSM is a continuing weekly gauge of how UM football fans are feeling. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest you consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, season as a whole, program's direction, and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. Polls never close (you may still vote), but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was around 9 a.m. today/Monday.
2012 Canesfan Satisfaction Meter
G1: 93.9% (40.9-v, 53.0-s) following 41-32 victory at Boston College.
G2: 14.7% (7.0-v, 7.7-s) following 52-13 loss at Kansas State.
G3: 50.2% (7.5-v, 42.7-s) following 38-10 victory vs. Bethune-Cookman.
G4: 95.9% (61.0-v, 33.9-s) following 42-36 OT victory at Georgia Tech.
G5: 95.2% (49.6-v, 45.6-s) following 44-37 victory vs. North Carolina St.
G6: 29.4% (9.1-v, 20.3-s) following 41-3 loss vs. Notre Dame in Chicago.
G7: 17.0% (5.3-v, 11.7-s) following 18-14 loss vs. North Carolina.
G8: 39.4% (8.3-v, 31.1-s) following 33-20 loss vs. Florida State.
G9: 85.1% (30.3-v, 54.8-s) following 30-12 victory vs. Virginia Tech.
G10: 15.5% (5.2-v, 10.3-s) following 41-40 loss at Virginia.
G11: 73.5% (24.6-, 48.9-s) following 40-9 victory vs. South Florida.
Next/final poll: Nov. 24 following game at Duke.
Previous final season results:
2011: 22.1% overall satisfaction (following 6-6 season)
2010: 4.2% overall satisfaction (following 7-6 season)
2009: 41.7% overall satisfaction (following 9-4 season)