Rivals 2023 Football Team Rankings
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Rivals 2023 football team rankings introduction

Rivals 2023 Football Team Rankings

The Rivals 2023 football team rankings are finally out and they’ve yielded some interesting results. The teams that were ranked the highest were, unsurprisingly, the schools that have always been in the top ten.

What is surprising is that schools beat their expectations by rising to the top. There were a lot of shake ups this year but one thing remains constant: Alabama reigns supreme.

What is surprising this year is how much the quarterback position has risen in prominence. It was always a position that stood out but in Rivals 2023 it seems like quarterbacks are either a star or a bust, much like in real life.

The schools that dominated the NFL over the last decade all have a quarterback who is their key to success, and it looks like Rivals 2023 will be no different.

Here are the top 10+ teams in the country…

RANKSCHOOLTOTAL5 STARS4 STARS3 STARSAVG
POINTS
1Alabama2101913.862904
2Ohio State2021714.052751
3Notre Dame2302123.912707
4Texas2211653.822639
5LSU2101563.712531
6Clemson2001733.852439
7Oklahoma2001283.62339
8Florida2001463.72295
9Georgia1801263.672294
10Tennessee21110103.572291
11Miami (FL)172963.762110
12Penn State1901273.632059
13USC162773.691974
14Arkansas2308143.31959
15Baylor2404193.131892
16Texas Tech2504203.121793
17Cincinnati2105163.241748
18Oregon161683.311737
19Louisville140863.571710
20South Carolina1906133.321699
21Northwestern2005153.251605
22TCU1901183.051590
23Iowa1712143.241540
24Washington1902173.111520
25North Carolina1704133.241484
26Michigan State130853.621436
27Duke2601212.881410
28Iowa State1901183.051405
29West Virginia1703143.181356
30Florida State140593.361348
31Michigan140853.51305
31Mississippi State1702132.881305
31Wake Forest1801152.941305
34Minnesota1800172.941275
34Stanford130673.461275
36Pittsburgh17001731245
37Kentucky1503123.21242
38Boston College1601153.061215
39Texas A&M91533.781209
40Arizona1801132.831185
40Maryland2000162.71185
40Purdue1700162.941185
43Kansas State1701142.821175
44Virginia Tech1800172.831170
45Nebraska1302113.151143
46Colorado1700132.761110
47Memphis1800122.671035
48North Carolina State120393.251031
49Georgia Tech1500142.931020
49Rutgers1600152.941020
51Wisconsin1302113.151014
52Vanderbilt1500132.731005
53Mississippi100453.1998
54Army430041.81960
55Illinois1401102.86959
56Utah1201113.08930
57Southern Methodist160092.44915
58UCF100363.2887
59Navy440001.5885
59Oregon State1500102.53885
61Auburn70613.86879
62Central Michigan200032.15840
63Arkansas State160062.38795
63Liberty130092.54795
63Miami (OH)170062.24795
66Colorado State190031.95780
66Houston100183780
66Missouri100363.2780
66Oklahoma State1100102.73780
70Washington State1400102.57765
70Western Michigan160052.19765
72Temple160052.19750
73Virginia1200102.67720
74Air Force230011.61675
74Appalachian State140072.36675
74Coastal Carolina110082.73675
74East Carolina140032.21675
78Akron150022.13645
79Northern Illinois130042.31630
80Brigham Young130062.15615
80Kansas90093615
80Louisiana Tech120062.5615
83UCLA60333.5567
84Indiana70163.14555
85Ball State140032.21540
85Campbell90072.78540
85Florida Atlantic110042.36540
85Toledo120032.08540
89California80072.88525
89Rice150011.67525
89Syracuse90052.56525
92Connecticut140041.86510
92Kent State130021.85510
92San Diego State110052.09510
95Boise State110042495
95Eastern Michigan110032.27495
95Tulane140011.64495
98UTSA120051.75465
99Georgia Southern100032.1450
100Southern Miss140031.5435

Texas A&M comes in at number one, with Alabama and Clemson close behind

Ohio State moved into second place after a strong season, while Georgia finished ninth. The Buckeyes finished the year with a 14-4 record, taking down opponents by an average margin of 14.7 points per game and finishing with a third consecutive Big Ten title.

Ohio State boasts one of the best offensive units in the country, checking in at No. 1 in Offensive Efficiency (adjusted points per possession) and fifth in 2-Point Shooting Percentage. The Buckeyes are also a force on defense, ranking No. 4 in Defensive Efficiency and holding opponents to 61 percent shooting from inside of 10 feet (sixth-best).

The Bulldogs had another solid season under Mark Fox, finishing 22-10 overall with a 10-8 record against SEC opponents. Georgia has a deep and experienced roster, with six players averaging between 10.2 and 13.0 points per game and another seven checking in at between 6.5 and 9.1 points per game.

The Bulldogs are also tough on the defensive end, ranking No. 11 in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency, allowing opponents to shoot just an average of 54 percent at the rim (eighth-best).

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