Where Miami football finished in final analytical and power rankings

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

After getting outscored by 95 points versus Football Bowl Subdivision opponents during the 2022 season Miami received rankings in line with that margin. CBS Sports issued its final power rankings after the College Football Playoff Game on Monday. The Miami football program fell sharply from the beginning of the season.

Miami began the season ranked 16th in the AP Top 25 media poll and 17th in the USA Today Coaches poll. The Miami football team fell out of the rankings following its 45-31 home loss to  Middle Tennessee State as a 26-point favorite. Miami lost the next week to North Carolina and was not in the top 25 again in 2022.

CBS Sports ranked Miami 79th in its final postseason power rankings. That was down one spot from its prior rankings. Virginia who is 95th in the final rankings, Virginia Tech 99th and Boston College 102nd are the only ACC teams ranked behind Miami in the CBS Sports final college football power rankings.

Miami finished the 2022 season 69th in the ESPN Football Power Index. ESPN projected Miami as the favorite in every game entering the 2022 season except for at Clemson. Miami finished 10th out of 14 teams in the ACC following the 2022 season. Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Boston College are below Miami.

The Hurricanes’ only 2022 ACC wins were At Georgia Tech, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Miami did not have a win against a team that finished higher than they did in the FPI during the 2022 season. The Hurricanes also failed to win an ACC home game in 2022. Miami was 3-1 on the road and 0-4 at home in the ACC.

Miami finished 71st in the predictive power ratings by TeamRankings.Com. Virginia (83), Georgia Tech (85), Virginia Tech (89) and Boston College (100) are the only teams rated lower than Miami in the TeamRankings analytics. It will be interesting to see how the various analytical sites rank Miami entering the 2023 season.

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None of the way-too-early rankings from various media outlets list Miami. Mario Cristobal and the Miami football staff have a lot of work to do during the 2023 offseason to upgrade the Hurricanes’ performance. Miami signed the fourth-best 2032 class and has added six transfers to the 2023 roster with more to come.