Joel Klatt releases way-too-early college football top 10 rank of the season

Joel Klatt releases his top 10 college football rankings.

Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt has his top 10 college football picks for 2024. Eight Big Ten and SEC teams are in Klatt’s top 10.
Joel Klatt is high on the Georgia Bulldogs through 2024.
The Bulldogs have an elite roster of talent and are set to return seven All-SEC players from 2023. Georgia State (+300) is the favorite to win the championship nationally, according to FanDuel.

   Klatt says the top 10 has changed a lot in recent weeks due to Nick Saban’s retirement from Alabama and its aftermath.
Completing Joel Klatt’s top 10 are the Missouri Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Arizona Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners, LSU Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Florida State, Miami Hurricanes, Colorado Buffaloes and USC Trojans.
Who put Joel Klatt in the top 10?

Penn State Nittany Lions
Key Additions: Cornerback A.J. Harris and wide receiver Julian Fleming
Klatt note that Penn State made the College Football Playoff as many as 12 teams.
Now that the 2024 playoffs have been extended, the Nittany Lions are ready to enter the conversation.
Penn State running back Drew Allar should make a splash this season as the Nittany Lions offense has been poor in 2023.

Nittany Lions

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Key addition: Duke quarterback, Riley Leonard,
Notre Dame didn’t have a great season in 2023. The Fighting Irish have a lot of talent. Duke transfer and senior quarterback Riley Leonard showed potential last season. Leonard should be one of the best in the country. Klatt likes Notre Dame’s defense.

Utah Utes
Key additions: healthy quarterback Cam Rising and tight end Brant Kuithe
Utah Cam Rising missed the 2023 college football season as the Utes went 8-5. Utah missed Cam Rising last year. Keep the Utes healthy in 2023 and become the best team in the Big 12. Joel Klatt thinks the Utah Utes should be on top.

Michigan Wolverines
   Key Additions: No. McCarthy returns a very talented lineup after winning the national championship. The Wolverines got a boost from running back Donovan Edwards.
Joel Klatt admits Michigan is missing several key pieces and Jim Harbaugh may have to replace head coach if he makes it to the NFL.
Klatt likes the way Michigan develops players.

Mississippi Rebels
Key additions: Transfer defensive lineman Walter Nolen and the No. 2 transfer class in the nation (per 247Sports)
Lane Kiffin and Mississippi have been very active on the Rebels defense.
The Rebels have a tough 2024 season, but star quarterback Jaxson Dart returns and should be SEC champions after finishing 11-2 last season. Ole Miss lost the matchup to Quinshon Judkins.

Alabama Crimson Tide
Key additions: cornerback Domani Jackson and defensive end LT Overton
Can Alabama hold off quarterback Jalen Milroe? Milo is a dynamic quarterback who could help Alabama survive the post-Nick Saban era. Alabama’s roster has been depleted of talent since Nick Saban’s retirement. More than 25 Alabama players entered the transfer portal following the SEC Championship game.

Texas Longhorns
   Key additions: wide receiver Isaiah Bond and safety Andrew Mukuba
Texas returns Quinn Ewers at quarterback and should be one of the top teams in the SEC in 2024. Michigan. , University of Georgia, University of Oklahoma, Texas AandM. According to
Joel Klatt, Arch Manning is getting too much media attention and Quinn Ewers could be in trouble.

Oregon Ducks
   Key additions: wide receivers Evan Stewart and Dillon Gabriel
Joel Klatt is a favorite at Oregon. He points out that the Ducks are bringing back a lot of talent from the successful campaign of 2023. Yes, the Ducks will have to replace star quarterback Bo Nix, but they will replace him with the mobile and talented Dillon Gabriel.
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Ohio State Buckeyes
   Key additions: running back Quinshon Judkins and tight end Will Howard
Ohio State signed defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau, wide receiver Emeka Egbuka and TreVeyon Henderson. Klatt had plenty of praise for the Buckeyes and their comeback. He thinks the Buckeyes have the best backfield in college football and likes quarterback Will Howard, who won the Big 12 championship at Kansas State.

Georgia Bulldogs
Key Additions: Running back Trevor Etienne and wide receiver London Humphreys
Georgia returns some big, experienced pieces in the trenches. Most notably, Georgia returns starting quarterback Carson Beck. Joel Klatt likes Georgia’s top seven. He points out that the Bulldogs have a tough schedule with games at Alabama, Texas and Ole Miss. Joel Klatt announced his top 10 teams on his podcast, “The Joel Klatt Show.

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