Miami football moves up four spots in week 10 ESPN FPI

Oct 22, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team moved four spots to 53rd nationally in the ESPN Football Power Index for week 10. Miami moved up following its 14-12 quadruple overtime win at Virginia. Miami earned the victory with four Andres Borregales field goals and a Jake Garcia two-yard conversion in the fourth OT.

Miami is ninth in the ACC FPI. Somehow the Miami football team is four spots ahead of Duke who defeated Miami 45-21 last week. Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Boston College are the four ACC teams ranked below Miami in the FPI. Virginia and Virginia Tech are the only 2022 ACC wins for Miami.

Clemson leads the ACC with the seventh ranking nationally in the FPI. The top four ACC teams and in the FPI and six of the top seven are in the ACC Atlantic Division. Florida State is second in the ACC and 21st nationally in the ACC. Miami hosts Florida State on Saturday and plays at Clemson on November 19.

The other two games for Miami this season are at Georgia Tech on November 12 and Pittsburgh at Hard Rock Stadium to finish the regular season on November 26. Pittsburgh is 46th nationally in the FPI and one spot ahead of Miami in the ACC. Georgia Tech is 93rd nationally and 13th in the ACC in the FPI.

The FPI gives Miami a 39.2 percent chance to beat Florida State, 68.3 percent versus Georgia Tech, 10 percent against Clemson and 57.8 percent versus Pittsburgh. Miami needs two wins to qualify for a bowl game and three to clinch a winning season. The results have differed greatly from the FPI preseason projections.

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Miami was projected in the preseason with greater than a 50 percent chance to win every game this season except for Clemson. Miami was projected to win in all four of its losses this season. The FPI gives Miami a 61.2 percent chance to reach six wins this season and qualify for a bowl game.