The College Football Playoff semifinal games loom large as four teams are vying for the national championship. The teams that didn't make the playoffs are focused on the next season.
The three-day early signing period ended on Friday and coaches have a better idea of what their rosters will look like next season.
It's very early in the off season with transfer and recruiting battles, but it's never too late to look at the rankings in the future. Instead of putting together a top 25 we should think about the key programs and how they will be perceived in the future.
As more rosters get finalized, these will evolve over time, but let's take a look at how teams have performed in the past and how they will perform in the future.
The following is a list of 25. North Carolina is located in the United States.
The Tar Heels lost to Georgia Tech and NC State in back-to-back weeks at the end of the year. The Tar Heels were defeated in the title game of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels will score points if Maye is the quarterback.
There is a new date for this. The state of Mississippi.
It will likely be a difficult season for the team. Mike Leach, the legendary offensive mind, died suddenly. The head coach will be the one who will continue with the program.
There is a new date for this article. The University of Texas at San Antonio.
The Roadrunners lost to Troy in the Cure Bowl. Frank Harris will return as UTSA's starting quarterback in three years. Don't be surprised if Jeff Traylor leads this team to another double-digit win season.
There is a new date for this event. The NC State is located in the state of North Carolina.
For the first time in a long time, the Wolfpack have a chance for consecutive nine-win seasons. NC State head coach Dave Doeren has been at the school for 10 years and the biggest challenge he has left is being a title contender in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It might be harder to do next season because of the departure of long-time signal-callers.
A new day has arrived. Troy is one of the greatest athletes of all time.
The first-year head coach had a very good season. The Sun Belt title was won by the USC team. Troy won its 12th game of the season with a come-from-behind victory over UTSA. Troy is off to a great start with his new partner. Losing top receiver Tez Johnson to the transfer portal will be a blow to Troy, but Kentucky transfer Chris Lewis is a great addition to the class.
A new date. South Carolina is located in the southern part of the United States.
South Carolina had two amazing wins to close out the season and finish third in the SEC. The Vols were knocked out of playoff contention by South Carolina. South Carolina beat Clemson for the first time in eight meetings and then dropped the Tigers from the playoffs.
The biggest challenge for Beamer in his third year will be to make his team a contender in the East, meaning they will have to beat Georgia and Tennessee. Jaheim Bell and MarShawn Lloyd entered the transfer portal. Quarterback Spencer Rattler hasn't made a decision on his future, but the USC's 16th-ranked recruiting class should add depth.
18. Texas is located in the United States.
Steve Sarkisian's second year in Austin saw a lot of positives for the Longhorns, even though they didn't win the Big 12 title. If Texas beats Washington in the Alamo Bowl, it will be their best finish since last year. The future looks bright in Austin because they have a 3-rated recruiting class.
There is a new item on the market. The UCLA school is located in the state of California.
UCLA has had its best season since Chip Kelly arrived, regardless of whether it beat Pitt in the Sun Bowl. The Bruins will have to find a new quarterback and running back with the departures of Charbonnet and Thompson- Robinson. It's possible that Kelly can lead UCLA to a title game for the first time in four years.
17th LSU is located in the state of Louisiana.
LSU surprised a lot of people. There were a lot of doubts about Brian Kelly's ability to compete in the SEC after his first season in Baton Rouge. LSU won the West and played in the SEC title game, but also knocked Alabama out of the playoffs by winning in overtime. The goal is to win the SEC and national titles at LSU, not just play for them.
The return of quarterback Jayden Daniels could be good for the team. The former Arizona State quarterback has 2,774 yards and 16 touchdown this season, and he leads LSU in rushing yards with 822 yards and 11 touchdown. The LSU recruiting class is third in the SEC.
A new date has been added. The University of New Orleans.
The Green Wave will be playing USC in the Cotton Bowl. The title game of the American Athletic Conference was won by the Green Wave. For the first time in school history, the Green Wave cracked the playoffs. The starting quarterback, who has thrown for 2,775 yards and 25 touchdown this season, will come back in the year 2023.
There are fifteen. Kansas State is located in the state of Kansas.
The Big 12 had a pleasant surprise with the Kansas State basketball team. The K-State team became the first team to beat the Frogs this year. It was Kansas State's first conference title in a decade. The best recruiting class for K-State in modern times is in the class of 2023. In Manhattan, the future is very bright.
The 14th. The state of Oregon.
The Las Vegas Bowl was the third time in school history that the Beavers had won 10 games. The next goal for Jonathan Smith is to lead his team to a conference title game. Smith finished his first season with a 2-10) record. Oregon State will bring back four of its offensive linemen. DJ Uiagalelei is likely to be added to the Oregon State football team.
13th There is a state called Tennessee.
The first win over Alabama in 16 years was one of the highlights of the Vols' season. It has been a great season for Josh Heupel, despite the losses to Georgia and South Carolina. Replacing Jalin Hyatt will be difficult. The Vols' first top 10 recruiting class in three years should help. Five-star quarterback Nicholaus Iamaleava is in the class.
The state of Florida.
If FSU beats Oklahoma in the Cheez-It Bowl, it will be the first 10-win season in three years. If the 'Noles emerge as a dark-horse playoff candidate, it wouldn't be a big deal. It's more of a possibility now that Jordan is coming back in 2023.
There is a new date for the 11th. There is a state called Oregon.
Dan Lanning's first year as head coach was a success despite the fact that the Ducks failed to reach the title game. If Oregon beats North Carolina in the Holiday Bowl, they will finish with 10 victories. The Duck will be loaded in 2023. The starting quarterback, who has thrown for 3,388 yards and 27 touchdown this season, announced he's returning next year, and the Ducks' 2023 recruiting class is ranked 11th in the nation.
There are ten. The University of Southern California.
In Lincoln Riley's first season in Los Angeles, the USC narrowly missed the playoffs. The USC's transfer class, featuring Oklahoma State and Arizona players, is fourth in USC's class. USC should be a contender again in 2023, because Riley did well in the transfer portal last winter, landing two new players.
There are nine. Penn State is located in the state of Pennsylvania.
Penn State didn't make the playoffs because of their losses to Ohio State and Michigan. A 10-win season with a chance to win the Rose Bowl doesn't make this season a bad one. The Penn State recruiting class is second in the Big Ten behind Ohio State.
There are eight. The University of Notre Dame.
Marcus Freeman's first year at Notre Dame was ruined by a 2-0 start, including a shocking home loss to Marshall. The Irish beat three ranked opponents, including one that had lost. Although the Irish lost a few key targets this cycle, they will still be a playoff contender in the next two years.
There are seven. Utah is located in the United States.
Utah won the conference for a second year in a row. Kyle Whittingham will be a contender in the Pac-12 if he stays in Salt Lake City. Being a playoff contender is the next step in Utah's development. The loss to Florida in the season opener damaged the hopes of the Utes in the playoffs.
The Utah class ranked third in the conference. Whittingham will have to rebuild since the Utes will have to replace some of their best players.
There are six. There is a college in the state of South Carolina.
The Tigers didn't make the playoffs for the second year in a row. The good news is that the system is going to expand to 12 teams, so a two-loss conference champion will make it in the future. Miami's class is the best in the conference. There were several questions about whether or not to stick with DJ Uiagalelei or switch to a younger player.
There are five. It's called Texas Christian University.
After a 12-1 season, the Horned Frogs earned a spot in the playoffs, surprising everyone. The highest ranked class in school history is the Frogs' class of 2023. It looks like it could be a consistent contender for the foreseeable future. Replacing Max Duggan, who is going to the NFL draft after the playoffs, will be important.
There are four. The state of Ohio.
Despite losing to Michigan for the second year in a row, the Ohio State can still win a national title. Ryan Day is no stranger to reloading, as he is the head coach of Ohio State. It will be difficult to replace C.J. Stroud.
There are three. The state of Alabama.
If the dynasty is dead, the conversations about the playoffs come up again. Nick Saban and the Tide are not going anywhere, even though they have the best recruiting class in the country.
There are two There is a state called Michigan.
Michigan can win a national title this year after beating Ohio State for the second year in a row. Michigan has become a consistent national contender again thanks to Harbaugh. The quarterback and the running back should be back in a couple of years.
This is the first thing. Georgia is located in the southeastern part of the United States.
Georgia lost a lot of talent to the NFL draft, but they are still just as dominant. Kirby Smart has a Georgia program that looks like a clone of Alabama. Georgia should be fine with reloading with the nation's No. 2 recruiting class despite the fact that defensive lineman Jalen Carter and tight end Darnell Washington are likely headed to theNFL.
There are all recruiting rankings from the same website.