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Best Offensive Units: Phil Steele vs. PFF vs. Athlon

We compare their national Top 10 unit rankings for QBs, RBs, WRs, and OL

Posted on June 11, 2024


  By SuperWest Sports Staff

NCAA football logoIt’s that time of year again. Preseason publication madness.

Some claim to be the most accurate, and at this point, they all could be, for all we know.

But while we can’t settle the wagers as to who’s right and who’s off base before the games are played, we can compare them.

Below we’ve compiled the national offensive unit rankings for quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and offensive linemen from Phil Steele, PFF, and Athlon.

Which publication has them in the right order? You be the judge.


Quarterback Unit Rankings

RankPhil SteelePFFAthlon
1TexasGeorgiaTexas
2GeorgiaOregonGeorgia
3OregonTexasOhio St
4AlabamaOhio StOregon
5Ole MissAlabamaAlabama
6ColoradoOle MissOle Miss
7UtahFloridaNotre Dame
8Notre DameNotre DameKansas
9SMUPenn StColorado
10MiamiMissouriTennessee

Running Back Unit Rankings

RankPhil SteelePFFAthlon
1Ohio StOhio StOhio St
2Penn StUCFPenn St
3Oklahoma StGeorgiaGeorgia
4LibertyPenn StAlabama
5North CarolinaOle MissTexas
6MinnesotaMiamiOklahoma St
7MiamiOregonKansas
8CalKansasUCF
9GeorgiaKansas StKansas St
10TexasWest VirginiaLiberty

Wide Receiver Unit Rankings

RankPhil SteelePFFAthlon
1OregonOregonOregon
2MissouriOle MissOhio St
3Ohio StOhio StOle Miss
4Ole MissGeorgiaMissouri
5USCTexasTexas
6OklahomaMissouriGeorgia
7ColoradoMiamiOklahoma
8SMUColoradoColorado
9LouisvilleLSUMiami
10Notre DameOklahomaUSC

Offensive Linemen Unit Rankings

RankPhil SteelePFFAthlon
1GeorgiaAlabamaGeorgia
2TexasGeorgiaLSU
3OregonLSUTexas
4Oklahoma StTexasOregon
5Florida StOregonAlabama
6LSUOhio StTennessee
7MiamiMissouriMiami
8TennesseeMiamiMissouri
9ClemsonFlorida StOklahoma St
10Georgia TechFloridaOhio St



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