The quarterback position is the most important college football. No, there really isn’t a more obvious statement to make.

Because it’s the position that has become so key to winning in college football, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg dove into what teams have the most optimistic futures at the position. Recently, he released his top 25 future quarterback power rankings, which doesn’t just examine the year ahead, but takes a look at the next three seasons.

In Rittenberg’s breakdown, he examines the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons and the quarterback position. In order to make the list, not only does the current quarterback have to be pretty good, but the backups and incoming recruits need to be solid, as well.

Keeping that in mind, the B1G put five teams on Rittenberg’s list. Ohio State was near the top, coming in at No. 2. Here’s a look at where ESPN ranked those five teams, as well as a look at the top five overall:

  • No. 1: Clemson
  • No. 2: Ohio State
  • No. 3: USC
  • No. 4: Alabama
  • No. 5: Oklahoma
  • No. 12: Penn State
  • No. 17: Minnesota
  • No. 22: Wisconsin
  • No. 24: Michigan

You can view the complete top 25 here.