College football rankings: USA Today releases post-spring top 50 poll for 2024

College football rankings: USA Today releases post-spring top 50 poll for 2024

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21. Missouri Tigers

247Sports post-spring ranking: No. 8

The Tigers return a ton of production despite filling a void through the portal after losing Doak Walker finalist Cody Schrader in the backfield. Unexpectedly having to replace defensive coordinator Blake Baker, who departed for LSU, was a headache Eli Drinkwitz may not have been all that prepared for this spring. Missouri has two former five-stars on its roster in wideout Luther Burden and freshman Williams Nwaneri, a returning starter at quarterback in Brady Cook coming off a statistically-noteworthy season and filled several major needs with transfer market signings.

22. NC State Wolfpack

247Sports post-spring ranking: No. 22

With one of the ACC’s top transfer portal classes, including the arrival of Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall, Oklahoma tailback Hollywood Smothers and Ohio State pass-catcher Noah Rogers, there’s reason to believe in NC State getting over the nine-win mark under Doeren this season. Early matchups with Tennessee and Clemson in September will show college football just how far the Wolfpack have come — or not.

23. Kansas Jayhawks

247Sports post-spring ranking: N/R

With Jalon Daniels returning at quarterback, perhaps Kansas can take advantage of a favorable first half of the 2024 season and enter the home stretch with a shot to win the new-look Big 12 Conference.

24. Miami Hurricanes

247Sports post-spring ranking: No. 14

Mario Cristobal’s not done yet in the transfer portal as he continues to bolster what is shaping up to be Miami’s best-looking depth chart in years. The addition of several vital pieces up front and at the skill spots, including Washington State quarterback Cam Ward, makes the Hurricanes one of the headliners in the ACC this offseason. There’s no excuse why Miami shouldn’t be challenging for a spot inside the top 15 entering November. Still have to prove it, however.

25. Nebraska Huskers

247Sports post-spring ranking: N/R

While Matt Rhule hasn’t yet announced his starting quarterback, all signs point toward the Huskers handing the reins over to five-star freshman Dylan Raiola after a splendid spring performance.

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