ESPN ranks the Ohio State football team high in their early top 25 rankings

ESPN has ranked the Buckeyes very high in their way-too-early 2024 season rankings. With the new roster that they have been building this is no surprise.

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The Ohio State football team has been building a superstar team this offseason so far. Bringing in multiple transfers and having most of their team coming back for 2024. With that ESPN has decided to rank them 2nd for their 2024 top 25.

With the hiring of Chip Kelly, Ryan Day will completely give up calling play. The offense should be much better, with a different play style, running the ball more, and more big plays. If Ohio State isn't one of the top teams this year Ryan Day will be out of excuses.

The Buckeyes defense is looking very good as well. Almost every player who could return has returned. With the addition of Caleb Downs, a safety from Alabama, this defense should be one of, if not the best in all of College Football.

ESPN has the rest of the Big Ten as follows; Oregon at No. 3, Penn State at No. 8, and Michigan at No. 13. ESPN seems the agree as of right now that Ohio State's biggest rival, Michigan, is going to perform way below the level they were at this year. Ohio State's second-biggest game, after The Game, is going to be Oregon. They sit at No. 3, according to ESPN they will be a huge problem for the Buckeyes.

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While yes, it is still months until the start of the 2024 season, as long as Ryan Day doesn't lose any big players, the Ohio State football program should still be hovering around the No. 1 spot. They are gearing up for a national title run next season with everything they've built.