Power Ranking each ACC team’s performance in the transfer portal

FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish ranks the ACC's performance in the portal based on additions and departures this offseason.

Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell
Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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. . Incoming: 9. . . 834. Miami. Outgoing: 14. . 3

I think everyone would agree that Mario Cristobal has underachieved in his first two seasons at Miami. He went 7-6 in 2023 and quite literally gave a game away to Georgia Tech. Despite all of that, there are reasons for optimism in South Florida. 

Tyler Van Dyke dealt with injuries that zapped his already limited mobility and stunted his development. It was time for the Hurricanes to move on, so Van Dyke left for Wisconsin in the portal, but when Cam Ward, their top portal target declared for the NFL draft, it looked like a disaster for Miami. Wide receiver Colbie Young, tight end Jaleel Skinner, and linebacker Corey Flagg joined Van Dyke on the list of notable departures. 

Then, Ward changed his mind and committed to Miami providing the team with a massive upgrade at the most important position on the field. All of a sudden, Cristobal and the offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson have the best quarterback in the ACC. To round out the group, they added Zach Carpenter from Indiana to the offensive line and six defensive transfers to the roster.