USC lands No. 1 spot on ESPN's power ranking of future offenses
USC’s offense received some high praise from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg on Wednesday.
Rittenberg published a piece projecting the nation’s best 25 offenses for the foreseeable future, and the Trojans topped the list. The ranking is designed to serve as a projection for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 college football seasons.
With returning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams set to be back in 2023, USC could have the country’s most efficient and most explosive offense this season. The future also looks bright beyond this season with former 5-star Malachi Nelson also on the roster.
At receiver, USC brought in a potential All-America candidate in Dorian Singer via the portal. Mario Williams, Brenden Rice and Tahj Washington are set to return from last year’s offense.
There are more questions on the offensive line and at running back, but USC should be in relatively good shape there as well heading into 2023.
There’s also Lincoln Riley, who has a long track record of coaching offenses at an elite level. He’s already coached 3 Heisman Trophy winners in his relatively-young head coaching career.
USC beat out Ohio State, Georgia and Alabama for the top spot in this ranking. Michigan rounds out the top 5.