The Big Ten
The Big Ten in my opinion was the best conference in all of College Football last season. People will argue that the SEC is better because it has better top teams, however, the Big Ten overall has more depth in terms of overall teams.
The best team in this conference for next season will be the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Ohio State Buckeyes missed the College Football playoff due to a loss to Michigan late in the season 42-27. This allowed Michigan to make the playoffs, another Big Ten team, who I believe will be the second best team in the Big Ten as they have a shot to make the playoffs again. Last season Ohio State finished with a record of 11 wins and 2 losses and 6th overall in the nation.
Quarterback C.J. Stroud is one of the best quarterbacks in all of college football and will be Ohio State’s leader in success this upcoming season. Ohio State has added major talent finishing 4th overall in the 2022 recruiting ranking. They added 21 commits, 2 of them being 5 stars, and 18 of them being 4 stars.
The SEC has the two major powerhouse programs of all College Football in Alabama and Georgia. These two teams have had great success over the last decade and both matched up against each other in the National Championship last season, Georgia being crowned the winner.
The best team to no surprise will be Alabama next season under Head Coach Nick Saban. Bryce Young proved to be the best quarterback in all of College Football after winning the Heisman Trophy award.
I expect Young to continue to be great if not better. I also believe he can win back-to-back Heisman trophies which have only been done a select few times, but he is talented and has the weapons to do it.
However, do not rule Georgia out as I believe they can still make the playoffs again but will be a higher seed than Alabama. Despite losing their top talent to the NFL draft. They still were able to recruit one of the top classes for the 2022 season. They finished 3rd overall in the recruiting rankings managing to get five 5-star players. With Stenson Bennet returning they will have a legitimate shot at going back to the playoffs.
The ACC is an interesting conference because it is not as stacked as the other conferences, but can potentially have three teams ranked in the top ten this season. Clemson, Notre Dame, and Miami all have the capability of finishing in the top ten.
The team I have coming out on top are the Clemson Tigers. Clemson had an extremely disappointing season last year as they were not able to make the playoffs after being projected to do so. Clemson finished with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses with 2 of those losses being conference defeats.
This year I believe that Clemson will return to glory and have a great shot at making the College Football Playoff. Behind coach Dabo and quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson is due for a bounceback year.