Where Ohio State Football Falls in Next Year’s College Football Rankings

While the Ohio State football season has fallen short of what we’ve grown used to in Columbus, we’re already looking to 2022. And we’re not the only ones. Almost every major media outlet has officially announced what the varsity football landscape will look like next season, and yes, they all seem to have the Buckeyes at the top of the list.

As we take the tour, you’ll see that there is a consistent theme among thought leaders that Ohio State will be a team that should be in the mix for another Big Ten Championship and a place. in the College Football Playoff – almost flawless.

Here’s a quick look at where some of the top venues are projecting Ohio State football into the national landscape far too early for the 2022 season. I know it’s tempting, but don’t plan. no tour of LA and SoFi Stadium where the National Championship game will be played at this time.

Athlon Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord (6), quarterback CJ Stroud (7) and defensive back Andrew Moore (39) sing “Carmen Ohio” after NCAA football game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 3

What is the Athlon Sports SAID

“The Buckeyes missed the BFC playoffs in 2021 for the first time under coach Ryan Day. A repeat of that seems unlikely next fall, as Ohio State is set to be the favorite to win the Big Ten thanks to the return of quarterback CJ Stroud and running back TreVeyon Henderson. Day will have a few holes to fill on the offensive line, and the receiving corps will miss Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, but both units have talent waiting to get into the starting lineup. Tackling a struggling defense was Day’s top priority this offseason. the hiring Jim Knowles as a coordinator, he should help fix a unit that was allowing 22.8 points per game and 5.3 yards per game. There are question marks about personnel at all levels, but a new blueprint and approach should get this unit back on track. Ohio State opens ’22 with a home game against our Lady, while Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan visit Columbus in the league. Trips to State of pennsylvania and Michigan State dot the road slate next fall.

CBS Sports

Ohio State Football Revised 2022 Big Ten Schedule |  Buckeyes Thread

Ohio State Football Revised 2022 Big Ten Schedule | Buckeyes Thread

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud (7) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) during the Rose Bowl third quarterback against the Utah Utes in Pasadena, Calif. On Jan.1, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 2

What CBS Sports SAID

“The Rose Bowl signaled that two of Heisman’s favorites behind Young could be CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The Buckeyes should be favored to win the Big Ten again, but to level up defense needs a lot of work. The hire of Jim Knowles from Oklahoma State has been huge. “

ESPN

Ohio State's 2022 football schedule anticipated |  Buckeyes Thread

Ohio State’s 2022 football schedule anticipated | Buckeyes Thread

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud (7) hands a hand to running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) during the first quarter of the NCAA football game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 2

What ESPN said

“The Buckeyes narrowly missed making the college football playoffs for the third time in a row under coach Ryan Day, with a humiliating 42-27 defeat to rival Michigan eliminating them from the competition. Much of the Ohio State’s problems in 2021 can be attributed to defense. Day hired Jim Knowles, who has reorganized the Oklahoma state defense over the past two seasons, and Knowles will have his work cut out for him. With the return of quarterback CJ Stroud and running back TreVeyon Henderson, the offense should once again be explosive, even with Wilson and Olave going pro. The receiving body is in good hands with Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The 2022 season will be demanding, with a home opener against Notre Dame, Big Ten road games against Michigan State and Penn State and divisional crossover games against Iowa and Wisconsin at home.

Fox sports

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 01: Players of the Ohio State Buckeyes enter the field after defeating the Utah Utes 48-45 in the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2022, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)

Ohio State Rank: 2

What RJ Young FOX SPORTS SAID

“The Buckeyes return three dynamic players on offense: QB CJ Stroud, wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and running back TreVeyon Henderson. Ryan Day brought in former Oklahoma State aide Jim Knowles to revitalize the Buckeyes’ defense. If Knowles gets the job done, Ohio State will be the frontrunner to claim the national title in January 2023. ”

Sports news

Sat Jan 1, 2022; Pasadena, California, United States; The Ohio Buckeyes sang “Carmen Ohio” after the Buckeyes’ 48-45 win over the Utah Utes in Game 108 of the Rose Bowl. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 2

What is the Sports news SAID

“Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud, who was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting this season. Ohio State led the nation with 45.7 points per game, and the supporting cast includes TreVeyon Henderson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Marvin Harrison Jr. Ohio State hired Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to renovate the defense, which is full of four star talent. Ohio State ends the season with home games against Notre Dame and Michigan. “

Illustrated sports

Ohio State finishes in top five in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaching Survey

Ohio State finishes in top five in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaching Survey

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. (77) celebrates a touchdown from wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) during the Rose Bowl fourth quarter in Pasadena, Calif. On Jan. 1, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 2

What Illustrated sports SAID

“Last time we saw the Buckeyes, quarterback CJ Stroud was throwing 573 yards and six touchdowns, Jaxon Smith-Njigba was breaking a bowl record with 347 receiving yards and Marvin Harrison Jr. was capturing three touchdown catches. They’ll all be back in 2022 and Jim Knowles is arriving from Oklahoma State to beef up the defense. The Buckeyes should be charged.

USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) celebrates with Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud (7) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday’s NCAA Division I football game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. , November 13, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 2

What USA TODAY SAID

“The Rose Bowl gave an indication of what the Buckeyes offense will look like without receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. Don’t expect a slowdown from a unit that ranked # 1 in attack and total score. CJ Stroud is set to fight for the Heisman Trophy again and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba could join him in New York. The changes to the defensive staff illustrate the concerns on this side of the ball. Denzel Burke was a bright spot in high school in first grade, but improvements are needed everywhere. Ohio State has recruited well, so the players are there.

Yahoo sports

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The Ohio State Buckeyes sing “Carmen Ohio” after their 48-45 victory over the Utah Utes at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. On January 1, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Rank: 3

WHAT Yahoo SPORTS SAYS

“CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba will be the best QB-WR combination in college football in 2022. Just look at the Rose Bowl. The defense should immediately improve with the addition of Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, and TreVeyon Henderson should once again be one of college football’s best running backs. Here is the Big Ten favorite.

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