No the except fors are because those data points don't fit your poinf of view. And we've also been unlucky to lose some games.
Nebreska is not a rival. No one comes into the season with that game marked on their schedule. And for all intensive purposes they aren't even in the division.
If you think Miami was actually a legit top 10 team at any point season you are high. Where are all these great wins for Miami? There best win is over GT. Beating ND and Minnesota is more impressive than that. Their D just got destroyed by a VT offense that has been absolutely awful.
No rantional person can say Michigan's trajectory isn't a lot better than Miami's. None. You might not like the fact that highly rated recruiting classes don't pay off until those players are juniors or seniors, but that is just how it is.