Is Ohio State still a top 5 team in 2023? 247Sports answers with their way-too-early Top 25

It’s always fun to think about what your team will do next year and 247Sports is trying to help. It released a way-too-early top 25 for the 2023 college football season, and when you look at the top of the rankings, some very familiar teams are there.

For Ohio State, the expectation is the program doesn’t rebuild, it reloads. Will that be the case once again in 2023? It very much looks to be. 247Sports has the Buckeyes as a top-five team once again, but how high were they ranked? Find out below where the Buckeyes landed along with the rest of the early top 25.

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No. 25 Tulane

Nov. 12, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana; Tulane Green Wave tight end Reggie Brown (89) catches a pass against the UCF Knights during the fourth quarter at Yulman Stadium. Rebecca Warren-USA TODAY Sports

No. 24 Ole Miss

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) during a football game between Tennessee and Ole Miss at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Dec. 28, 2022; Houston, Texas; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) runs with the ball as Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Dadrion Taylor-Demerson (25) attempts to make a tackle during the fourth quarter in the 2022 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

No. 23 Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel (8) before during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the UTEP Miners at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Oklahoma won 45-13.

No. 22 Texas A&M

No. 21 South Carolina

Nov. 19, 2022; Columbia; South Carolina Gamecocks tight end Jaheim Bell (0) runs the ball against Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Christian Charles (14) in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Jeff Blake-USA TODAY

No. 20 Texas Tech

Oct. 9, 2021; Lubbock; Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive lineman Nelson Mbanasor (91) between plays in the first half in the game against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Jones AT&T Stadium. Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech’s wide receiver Myles Price (1) cheers along the sidelines after the team’s win against Ole Miss in the Texas Bowl, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

No. 19 UCLA

Sept. 3, 2022; Pasadena, California; UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) celebrates his touchdown scored against Bowling Green Falcons with offensive lineman Raiqwon O’Neal (71) during the second half at Rose Bowl. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

No. 18 Oregon State

Nov. 19, 2022; Tempe, Arizona; Oregon State Beavers running back Damien Martinez (6) runs for a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

No. 17 Kansas State

Nov. 19, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia; Kansas State Wildcats safety Josh Hayes (1) celebrates after a defensive stop during the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

No. 16 Utah

Nov. 12, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising (7) leads the team in singing the Utah Fight Song after a win over the Stanford Cardinal at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

No. 15 TCU

Nov. 26, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) points at his receiver after thrown a touchdown pass against the Iowa State Cyclones during second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

No. 14 Texas

Texas Longhorns running back Roschon Johnson (2) runs the ball forward during the Texas Longhorns football game against Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

No. 13 Notre Dame

Sept. 3, 2022; Columbus, Ohio; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Tyler Buchner (12) dives forward as he is tackled by Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (35) during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

No. 12 Tennessee

Nov. 5, 2022; Athens, Georgia; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Josh Heupel leaves the field after the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 11 Clemson

Oct. 15, 2022; Tallahassee, Florida; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney reacts during the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

No. 10 Oregon

Oregon players celebrate a touchdown by running back Jordan James, center, as the Oregon Ducks take on the Stanford Cardinal Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.

No. 9 Washington

Nov. 19, 2022; Seattle; Washington Huskies running back Richard Newton (6) celebrates with offensive lineman Henry Bainivalu (66, right) after rushing for a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes during the third quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

No. 8 USC

Nov. 5, 2022; Los Angeles, California; USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) scrambles against California Golden Bears linebacker Henry Ikahihifo (16) during the second quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

No. 7 LSU

Head coach Brian Kelly of the LSU Tigers talks to the officials in the first half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Nov. 12, 2022 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

No. 6 Florida State

Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5 Penn State

Oct. 29, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes safety Tanner McCalister (15), safety Ronnie Hickman (14) and linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (35) tackle Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Parker Washington (3) during the first half of the NCAA Division I football game at Beaver Stadium. Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

No. 4 Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes practice at Mercedes Benz Stadium for the 2022 CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at on Dec. 31, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jason Parkhurst/Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

No. 3 Michigan

Twitter reacts to Michigan blundering 1st half of the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Twitter reacts to Michigan blundering 1st half of the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (19) intercepts a TCU Horned Frogs pass in the first half of the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Alabama

Sept. 17, 2022; Tuscaloosa; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talks to quarterback Bryce Young (9) during the second half against the UL Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 Georgia

Nov. 5, 2022; Athens, Georgia; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart (red visor) reacts as time runs out during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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