Miami football named 1 of 15 teams who can win national title

Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team was named one of 15 programs with a chance to win a national title in 2022 based on a 55 percent blue chip ratio. Miami has a roster made up of 55 percent four and five-star signees for the 2022 season. That number falls to a 49 percent blue chip threshold when including transfers.

A blue-chip ratio is the amount of four and five-star players on a team’s roster. In 2021 Miami had a blue ratio of 54.1 percent with 45 blue chip players and 38 three-stars on its roster. After hiring Mario Cristobal as the head coach in December, expect Miami to continue upgrading the talent on its roster.

Ten of the 15 2022 signees with Miami were blue-chip prospects, all four-stars. Eight of the 14 players committed to the 2023 Miami recruiting class are blue-chip prospects with one five-star. The Miami 2022 roster has only defensive tackle Leonard Taylor and safety James Williams who were five-star signees.

Miami ranks 14th nationally among the 15 programs that have a blue-chip ratio above 50 percent. Auburn is slightly below Miami with 54 percent of its roster made up of blue-chip players. Alabama as expected is first with 89 percent of the scholarship players on their roster former blue-chip signees.

Six of the 15 teams with a blue chip ratio of at least 50 percent are in the SEC. Clemson is the only other ACC team on the list with 63 percent of its players who were blue-chip prospects. The Tigers rank eighth. Texas A&M who Miami plays on September 17 is fifth with 70 percent of its players’ former blue-chip signees.

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Clemson is the only other team on the 2022 Miami schedule with a blue chip ratio over 50 percent and that has a more talented roster than the Hurricanes. Miami plays at Clemson on November 19. With Mario Cristobal as head coach expects the blue-chip ratio for the Miami football roster to continue rising.