If Miami’s season plays out the way your friendly local beat writer predicts, the Hurricanes could have a shot at a College Football Playoff berth.
How about a view from outside South Florida? Here’s a slew of bowl projections for UM, which is ranked 18th to start the year:
The All-American (Stewart Mandel): Pinstripe Bowl vs. Nebraska, Dec. 27 in New York City
Athlon Sports (Steven Lassan): Citrus Bowl vs. Georgia, Jan. 1 in Orlando
College Football News: Camping World Bowl vs. TCU, Dec. 28 in Orlando
College Sports Madness: Sun Bowl vs. Washington State, Dec. 29 in El Paso, Texas
CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): Citrus Bowl vs. Auburn
ESPN (Desmond Howard): College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Alabama
ESPN (Paul Finebaum): “I think The U is back.” Finebaum picked UM as his team outside the top 15 that could make the College Football Playoff.
SB Nation (Jason Kirk): Belk Bowl vs. Tennessee, Dec. 29 in Charlotte
Sports Illustrated (Eric Single): Sun Bowl vs. Oregon
Sports on Earth (Matt Brown): Fiesta Bowl vs. Washington, Dec. 30 in Glendale, Ariz.
Sporting News (Bill Bender): Sun Bowl vs. Colorado
USA Today (Erick Smith): Citrus Bowl vs. Auburn