How Miami football roster compares with playoff teams

Nov 26, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2022 Miami roster ranks higher than two of the four teams to earn berths in the college football playoff. Georgia who finished the season 13-0 and has the top seed in the college football playoff has the second most talented roster nationally per 247 Sports. The Miami football roster is ranked 12th. Ohio State’s roster ranks third.

Michigan who is the second seed in the college football playoff and gave Ohio State its only loss this season has the 13th most talented roster. College football playoff third seed TCU has the 32nd most talented roster. The other teams ahead of Miami are Texas A&M, Clemson, Texas, Oregon, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and USC.

Miami lost at Clemson and Texas A&M this season. Miami head coach Mario Cristobal signed almost the entire Oregon roster. Tennessee who defeated Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Friday night has the 19th ranked roster. Kansas State who won the Big XII title before losing to Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl is 70th.

The other major bowl teams are Tulane and USC in the Cotton Bowl and Penn State versus Utah in the Rose Bowl. Tulane has the 75th ranked roster, Penn State is 15th and Utah 33rd. Miami has more talent than many of the teams competing in major bowls this season. The Hurricanes have talent to compete at a much higher level.

Georgia has an average rating of 93.37 per player on its roster with 15 five-star players, 53 four-stars and 17 three-stars for a cumulative total of 989.89 throughout its roster. Ohio State averages 92.82 per player, with 14 five-stars, 52 four-stars, 16 three-stars and a 983.26 cumulative total.

Michigan has the third most talented roster among the College Football Playoff teams. The Wolverines have an average of 90.16 per player with three five-stars, 41 four stars, 41 three-stars and a cumulative of 848.36. TCU has an average of 87.02 with one five-star, 16 four-stars, 60 three-stars and a cumulative of 713.94.

The Miami football roster has an average of 89.68 with five-stars, safety James Williams and defensive tackle Leonard Taylor, 44 four-stars, 35  three-stars and a cumulative total of 857.08 player rating. Miami has the requistive blue chip ratio of over 50 percent for a significantly increased chance for the college football playoff.

Cincinnati last year and TCU this season are the only two of the 36 teams to earn berths in the college football playoff with more than half of its rosters made up of three-star players or fewer. The Oregon roster than is primarily made up of players signed by Cristobal has five five-stars, 46 four-stars and 34 three-stars.

The 2022 Oregon roster has an average of 90.54 per player and 294.85 cumulative. Cristobal’s first class at Oregon finished seventh in 2019. Oregon signed the 12th ranked class in 2021 and improved by signing the sixth-ranked class nationally in 2021. Miami signed the 16th ranked class in 2022.

The Hurricanes have increased its blue chip ratio in the 2023 class with three five-stars, 14 four-stars and eight three stars. Miami has also added four-star transfers cornerback Davonte Brown, linebacker Francisco Mauigoa and offensive lineman Javion Cohen plus three-star defensive lineman Thomas Gore.

Next. Miami 2023 class highest ever signed by Mario Cristobal. dark

With Cristobal as the head coach expect the Miami football program to move up on the talent College Football Team Talent Composite. Cristobal is lauded nationally for being a relentless recruiter. While Miami won’t win every recruiting battle Cristobal will not be outworked by anyone.