I am ranking the best rosters in college football. I take data from my baseline formula, the overall development of players, and a history of each team selected having players play to the level of or above their recruiting ranking.
1. Clemson-they have the 4th best baseline talent but combination of terrific history of developing players , having the most talented QB in college football, and a very experienced coaching staff lands them at #1.
2. Ohio State-they have #3 baseline talent but a First round QB and elite skill talent land them in this spot.
3. Alabama-#2 in my baseline talent plus best coach in college football lands them here. The only question mark is QB position this fall.
4. Georgia-they have the best roster as far as baseline talent. There is some question marks at QB position and some underachievement on the field last couple seasons. If they put it all together they have the talent to be best roster in College football.
5. LSU- they lost a ton of players to the NFL but baseline talent is still top 5. Perhaps a step back on the field this fall but LSU will still have the talent to be a very good team.
6. Florida-A Dan Mullen coached team for years have played above their talent level and Florida has done well his first two seasons as head coach. They have a top 10 roster as far as baseline talent and I trust they will achieve their potential.
7. Penn State-the return of a lot of defensive talent along with some important skill position players on: QB, RB, and TE puts Penn State here at #7.
8. Oregon-has top 15 baseline talent and they return a lot of production on defense and at key positions on offense. They also played better than their talent level last season so I am assume they will do the same this season. They are a contender to be a playoff team especially if they can get good play from the QB position.
9. Notre Dame-Notre Dame is a little below the above teams in baseline talent but Brian Kelly is one the best head coaches in college football and they also return their starting QB and other key starters on both sides of the ball.
10. Oklahoma-new QB, injuries at WR, and loss of key starters on defense drop Oklahoma down a bit. I still trust Lincoln Riley to field an explosive offense and still favor them in the Big 12.
Tyler Turner is a contributor to The Sports Cast. Tyler covers all things college football: coaching searches, recruiting, etc. I also cover College basketball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, and NFL.