No Clemson? College football’s Future Power Rankings for offense
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior Citizen WriterMay 24, 2023
, 08:00 AM ET Close College football press reporter.
- Joined ESPN.com in 2008.
- Graduate of Northwestern University.From field level at Husky Arena this spring, the Washington offense appears established to control in 2023. The Huskies return the nation’s passing average leader in quarterback Michael Penix Jr, 2 1,000-yard receivers in Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan, an offending line bookended by deals with Troy Fautanu and Roger Rosengarten, and other strong cogs. Coach Kalen DeBoer kept his personnel together despite numerous overtures (including one from Alabama). There’s little doubt, barring injury, that Washington will be among the nation’s top offenses in 2023. But what about for the following two seasons? The difficulty with ESPN’s Future Power Rankings is
projecting success over the next 3 seasons: 2023, 2024 and 2025. Washington burglarizes the top 10 of our future rankings for offense after being unranked last year. Penix is amongst an outstanding group of returning quarterbacks in the Pac-12, however how many have the best players around them– and behind them on the depth chart– to have staying power through 2025? After assessing the Future Power Rankings for quarterbacks and defenses earlier this spring, we now attend to the offenses. There will be adequate overlap between the quarterback and offense rankings, however the list that follows has some crucial distinctions. Several teams with quarterback circumstances that fell simply outdoors my leading 25 made the list listed below, while others with strong QB outlooks however concerns in other places didn’t make the cut. Also, the rankings are affected by incoming and leaving recruits and transfers, some of whom made their decisions after the quarterback list came out.Coaching continuity likewise plays a role, both on top with offending innovators such as Lincoln Riley and Ryan Day but likewise at coordinator, where Washington(Ryan Grubb), Utah(Andy Ludwig)and other groups maintained skilled playcallers, while others (Oregon’s Will Stein )added brand-new ones.Ohio State and Alabama led off last year’s offense rankings. Let’s take a look at the brand-new top 25. 2023 future QB power ranking: 1 2022 future offense power ranking: 3