Miami football can disrupt CFP per CFB national analyst

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Andy Staples of The Athletic picked the Miami football program as one of six teams with a chance to disrupt the College Football Playoff in 2020.

Can the Miami football team go on a run similar to 2017 and challenge for a spot in the College Football Playoff? The uncertainty of the 2020 college football season makes the College Football Playoff wide open this fall.

Andy Staples of The Athletic named Miami one of six Wildcard teams. The Miami football team enters 2020 with a new sense or purpose on offense and new stars ready to make an impact on defense. After the first four games, Miami has a chance to go on a run and challenge for one of two spots in the ACC Championship game.

The Miami football team opens the season September 10 at home against UAB. The Hurricanes travel to Louisville September 19, host Florida State September 26 and after their first bye week play at Clemson October 10. If Miami can get through those games with at least a 3-1 record a special season is obtainable.

The biggest game on the Miami football schedule in their last seven will be at home against a very good North Carolina team on December 5 to conclude the regular season. The game against the Tar Heels could decide a one of the two teams to earn a place in the ACC Championship game December 12 or 19 in Charlotte.

Miami is being picked anywhere from third to fifth in the ACC. Clemson is the unanimous pick to finish first in the ACC with Notre Dame the consensus pick for second. Andy Staples of The Athletic projects Miami as one of six teams nationally with a chance to shake up the College Football Playoff. FSU is also on the list.