Miami football roster better than ACC except Clemson

Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football roster ranks 13th nationally, second in the ACC and first in the ACC Coastal. Talent is not the Hurricanes’ problem. North Carolina who is 18th and Florida State who is 20th are the only other ACC programs with football rosters that rank in the top 20 nationally.  Clemson has the top-ranked roster in the ACC.

The Tigers are fourth nationally. Clemson has 10 five-star players on its roster, 41 four-stars and 30 three-stars with an average grade of 91.35. The Miami football roster has two five-star players, 43 four-stars and 38 three-stars with an average grade of 89.68. North Carolina has two, 27 and 50 with an average grade of 88.36.

Florida State does not have any five-star players on its roster. The Seminoles have 29 four-star players and 56 three-stars with an average of 88.36. Florida State talent has fallen off significantly since they won the national championship following the 2013 season. Florida State has started 2021 1-4.

Miami has lost this season to Alabama who has the top roster in the nation, Michigan State who is 36th and Virginia with the 55th most talent. The only FBS win Miami has this season came against Appalachian State with the 92nd ranked roster in FBS. The Miami football team should be playing better based on its talent.

Miami football current national roster ranking

The Hurricanes have a bye next weekend. Miami next plays at North Carolina on October 16. On October 23, Miami hosts North Carolina State who is 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. The Wolfpack has the 35th best ACC roster. NC State defeated Clemson last week but lost 24-10 to Mississippi State last month.

Pittsburgh is the prohibitive favorite to win the ACC Coastal with a 72.1 percent chance according to the ESPN Football Power Index. Miami plays at Pittsburgh on October 30th. Pittsburgh has the 37th most talented roster nationally, seventh-best in the ACC and fourth-best in the Coastal division.

Miami has defeated Pittsburgh in the last three seasons and five of the last six years. Pittsburgh has 13 four-star players on its roster and 72 three-star players with an average of 86.38. Miami plays Georgia Tech the week after playing at Pittsburgh. The Yellow Jackets have the 33rd ranked roster nationally.

Georgia Tech has 16 four-star players, 69 three-star players and a roster that averages 86.72. The Yellow Jackets have stated 2021 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. Following hosting Georgia Tech, Miami travels to Florida State on November 13. Based on the talent on their rosters, both Miami and Florida State are underachieving.

Miami hosts Virginia Tech on November 20 in its last home game of the 2021 season. The Hokies have the 39th ranked roster nationally. Virginia Tech has 14 four-star players on its roster, 68 three-stars and an average of 85.75 per player. Duke has the least talented roster in the ACC Coastal, ranking 62nd nationally.

The Blue Devils have only one four-star player, 77 three-star players and an average of 85.16 per player. Only Wake Forest who has the 65th ranked roster and Syracuse who is 68th have rosters ranked lower in the ACC than Duke. The 2021 College Football Team Talent Composite is courtesy of 247 Sports.

dark. Next. Miami issue in development not lack of talent

Miami needs to figure out what the problem is on the field. The Hurricanes clearly have a talented enough roster to succeed against the schedule they are playing with the exceptions of Alabama in 2021 and Clemson in 2020. Miami signed the 11th ranked class in 2021 and 17th in 2020. Miami results are not matching their talent.