It’s still only May, and frankly, it’s meaningless at this point.

But Ohio State is No. 1.

The Buckeyes were moved up from No. 4 to No. 1 in ESPN’s post-spring top 25. The Buckeyes leapfrogged the likes of Alabama, Florida State and USC to claim the early No. 1 spot.

Why did the Buckeyes move up? ESPN’s Mark Schlabach wrote that OSU didn’t have nearly the turnover that Alabama had after all the talent the Crimson Tide had selected in the draft. A total of 15 starters back pushed OSU to ESPN’s No. 1 spot.

Michigan held tight at No. 14 while Wisconsin moved up one spot to No. 12 and Penn State stayed at No. 5.

Here was the post-spring top 25 Schlabach had:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Florida State
  3. Alabama
  4. USC
  5. Penn State
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Clemson
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Washington
  10. Auburn
  11. Wisconsin
  12. LSU
  13. Georgia
  14. Michigan
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. Stanford
  17. Louisville
  18. Kansas State
  19. USF
  20. West Virginia
  21. Florida
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Texas
  24. Boise State
  25. Washington State