Miami, which climbed as high as No. 6 in the polls earlier this season, earned the ranking following a road win at Pittsburgh last weekend.
Florida State checks in at No. 1 while Clemson is ranked 11th. Miami is the third ACC team in the rankings.
The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 62 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools.
Miami is preparing to take on 16th ranked Louisville in the Russell Athletic Bowl. A victory would give Miami a chance to finish in the Top 20. A loss, however, would knock the Canes from the final rankings.