The 2017-18 College Football Talent Rankings

There are two things that are extremely important when it comes to winning in college football.

Talent and head coaching.

If you don’t have superior talent and a superior head coach, your chances of winning anything in college football are going to be low. It would take a miracle for your team to overcome those deficits.

Every year when you look at the top teams competing for the National Championship, it’s always a team that consistently recruits in the top 25 (preferably the top 15). It’s not rocket science that the best talent produces the best chances of winning on the football field.

So to break it down for you, you’re favorite college team doesn’t have a prayer of winning the big one if they aren’t bringing in the top recruits.

Now that the recruiting period has ended for this year, it’s time to take a look at which college football teams have the most talent to work with. I even went ahead and ranked them for you. And as an added bonus, I’m throwing in my grades for each team’s head coach as well, so it gives you guys an idea of which coaches are elite and which ones aren’t.

My grading scale is pretty easy to figure out. The lower the grade, the more talent the team has. For instance, Alabama has the most talent obviously in the sport. I would easily give them a “1”. A team like UMass who doesn’t have a lot to work with? They are getting a “100”. See what I mean? Pretty easy to figure out.

So here you are. The 2017-18 college football teams with the most talent. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can come back and check it out once you’re making your season predictions in seven months……

 

The Ultimate Sports Blog’s

2017-18

College Football Talent Rankings

 

 

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Roster Score:  1.2

Head Coach Grade: A+

 

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2. Ohio State Buckeyes

Roster Score: 3.8

Head Coach Grade: A+

 

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3. Florida State Seminoles

Roster Score: 4.8

Head Coach Grade: A

 

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4. LSU Tigers

Roster Score: 5.8

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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5. Georgia Bulldogs

Roster Score: 7.8

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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6. USC Trojans

Roster Score: 8.6

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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7. Auburn Tigers

Roster Score: 9.6

Head Coach Grade: B

 

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8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Roster Score: 10.2

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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9. Texas A&M Aggies

Roster Score: 10.8

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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10. Florida Gators

Roster Score: 11.6

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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11. Clemson Tigers

Roster Score: 11.8

Head Coach Grade: A+

 

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12. Tennessee Volunteers

Roster Score: 12.2

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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13. Oklahoma Sooners

Roster Score: 13.4

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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14. UCLA Bruins

Roster Score: 13.6

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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15. Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Roster Score: 17.8

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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16. (Tie) – Ole Miss Rebels

Roster Score: 18.8

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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16. (Tie) – Texas Longhorns

Roster Score: 18.8

Head Coach Grade: B

 

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18. (Tie) – Michigan Wolverines

Roster Score: 19.0

Head Coach Grade: A

 

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18. (Tie) – South Carolina Gamecocks 

Roster Score: 19.0

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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20. Oregon Ducks

Roster Score: 21.6

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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21. Penn State Nittany Lions

Roster Score: 23.4

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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22. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Roster Score: 24.6

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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23. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Roster Score: 26.2

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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24. Stanford Cardinal

Roster Score: 26.6

Head Coach Grade: A-

 

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25. (Tie) – Arkansas Razorbacks

Roster Score: 27.2

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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25. (Tie) – Kentucky Wildcats

Roster Score: 27.2

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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27. Michigan State Spartans

Roster Score: 28.4

Head Coach Grade: B

 

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28. Virginia Tech Hokies

Roster Score: 28.6

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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29. (Tie) – North Carolina Tar Heels

Roster Score: 29.2

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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29. (Tie) – Washington Huskies

Roster Score: 29.2

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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31. Arizona State Sun Devils

Roster Score: 31.4

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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32. Louisville Cardinals

Roster Score: 34.8

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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33. TCU Horned Frogs

Roster Score: 35.6

Head Coach Grade: A-

 

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34. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Roster Score: 37.0

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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35. Arizona Wildcats

Roster Score: 37.4

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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36. West Virginia Mountaineers

Roster Score: 37.8

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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37. Maryland Terrpains

Roster Score: 38.4

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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38. Missouri Tigers

Roster Score: 39.2

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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39. Baylor Bears

Roster Score: 39.4

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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40. Wisconsin Badgers

Roster Score: 40.2

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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41. California Golden Bears

Roster Score: 41.0

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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42. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Roster Score: 41.8

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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43. Utah Utes

Roster Score: 42.0

Head Coach Grade: A-

 

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44. Pittsburgh Panthers

Roster Score: 43.6

Head Coach Grade: B

 

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45. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Roster Score: 46.0

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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46. Oregon State Beavers

Roster Score: 46.4

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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47. Virginia Cavaliers

Roster Score: 46.6

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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48. Vanderbilt Commodores

Roster Score: 46.8

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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49. Iowa Hawkeyes

Roster Score: 49.6

Head Coach Grade: B

 

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50. Indiana Hoosiers

Roster Score: 53.4

Head Coach Grade: D

 

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51. (Tie) – Washington State Cougars

Roster Score: 54.0

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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51. (Tie) – Duke Blue Devils

Roster Score: 54.0

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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53. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Roster Score: 55.2

Head Coach Grade: F

 

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54. (Tie) – Iowa State Cyclones

Roster Score: 55.6

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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54. (Tie) – Minnesota Golden Gophers

Roster Score: 55.6

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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56. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Roster Score: 56.2

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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57. Northwestern Wildcats

Roster Score: 56.6

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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58. Illinois Fighting Illini

Roster Score: 57.0

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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59. Kansas State Wildcats

Roster Score: 57.6

Head Coach Grade: A-

 

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60. USF Bulls

Roster Score: 58.6

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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61. (Tie) – Colorado Buffaloes

Roster Score: 60.0

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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61. (Tie) – Syracuse Orange

Roster Score: 60.0

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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63. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Roster Score: 61.0

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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64. Kansas Jayhawks

Roster Score: 61.8

Head Coach Grade: F

 

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65. Boise State Broncos

Roster Score: 63.2

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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66. Cincinnati Bearcats

Roster Score: 63.6

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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67. BYU Cougars

Roster Score: 64.4

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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68. UCF Knights

Roster Score: 64.8

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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69. Houston Cougars

Roster Score: 66.6

Head Coach Grade: D

 

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70. Purdue Boilermakers

Roster Score: 68.0

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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71. Boston College Golden Eagles

Roster Score: 70.2

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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72. Marshall Thundering Herd

Roster Score: 70.8

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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73. San Diego State Aztecs

Roster Score: 71.6

Head Coach Grade: B-

 

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74. Memphis Tigers

Roster Score: 74.6

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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75. Temple Owls

Roster Score: 75.6

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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76. Fresno State Bulldogs

Roster Score: 76.0

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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77. Western Michigan Broncos

Roster Score: 79.0

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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78. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

Roster Score: 80.0

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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79. Colorado State Rams

Roster Score: 81.0

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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80. Florida Atlantic Owls

Roster Score: 81.8

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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81. SMU Cowboys

Roster Score: 83.0

Head Coach Grade: F

 

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82. (Tie) – Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Roster Score: 84.4

Head Coach Grade: C+

 

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82. (Tie) – Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

Roster Score: 84.4

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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84. East Carolina Pirates

Roster Score: 84.0

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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85. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

Roster Score: 84.8

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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86. (Tie) – Toledo Rockets

Roster Score: 87.2

Head Coach Grade: C

 

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86. (Tie) – Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Roster Score: 87.2

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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88. Tulane Green Wave

Roster Score: 87.8

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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89. Miami (OH), Redhawks

Roster Score: 88.8

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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90. UConn Huskies

Roster Score: 90.2

Head Coach Grade: D

 

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91. UTSA Road Runners

Roster Score: 90.6

Head Coach Grade: D+

 

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92. (Tie) – Texas State Bobcats

Roster Score: 91.0

Head Coach Grade: F

 

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92. (Tie) – Georgia Southern Eagles

Roster Score: 91.0

Head Coach Grade: D

 

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94. (Tie) – San Jose State Spartans

Roster Score: 91.4

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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94. (Tie) – Arkansas State Red Wolves

Roster Score: 91.4

Head Coach: C+

 

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96. Bowling Green Falcons

Roster Score: 92.2

Head Coach Grade: D

 

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97. Northern Illinois Huskies

Roster Score: 92.8

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

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98. (Tie) – Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns

Roster Score: 93.2

Head Coach Grade: D-

 

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98. (Tie) – Navy Midshipmen

Roster Score: 93.2

Head Coach Grade: B+

 

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100. Central Michigan Chippewas

Roster Score: 95.0

Head Coach Grade: C-

 

The Best of the Worst:

 

101. (Tie) – FIU Panthers (Roster Score: 95.4)

101. (Tie) – North Texas Mean Green (Roster Score: 95.4)

103. Nevada Wolfpack (Roster Score: 96.2)

104. Army Black Knights (Roster Score: 96.4)

105. Ball State Cardinals (Roster Score: 97.0)

106. New Mexico Lobos (Roster Score: 97.2)

107. Rice Owls (Roster Score: 97.4)

108. Utah State Aggies (Roster Score: 97.6)

109. (Tie) – UNLV Rebels (Roster Score: 98.2)

109. (Tie) – Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (Roster Score: 98.2)

111. Appalachian State Mountaineers (Roster Score: 98.3)

112. (Tie) – Troy Trojans (Roster Score: 98.4)

112. (Tie) – Wyoming Cowboys (Roster Score: 98.4)

114. South Alabama Jaguars (Roster Score: 98.6)

115. (Tie) – Hawaii Warriors (Roster Score: 99.0)

115. (Tie) – Air Force Falcons (Roster Score: 99.0)

117. Idaho Vandals (Roster Score: 99.6)

 

The Worst of the Worst:

 

Ohio Bobcats (Roster Score: 100)

Kent State Golden Flashes (Roster Score: 100)

UMass Minutemen (Roster Score: 100)

Eastern Michigan Eagles (Roster Score: 100) 

Akron Zips (Roster Score: 100)

Buffalo Bulls (Roster Score: 100)

New Mexico State Aggies (Roster Score: 100)

UTEP Miners (Roster Score: 100)

Georgia State Panthers (Roster Score: 100)

Old Dominion Monarchs (Roster Score: 100)

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