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Nebraska Football breaks Joel Klatt’s Top 25 after the spring

As spring football comes to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the start of the 2024 college football season. Analyst Joel Klatt released its post-spring Top 25, and surprisingly, the Nebraska Cornhuskers made it.

Klatt started his conversation about the 2024 Huskers by focusing on defense.

“I think Nebraska is going to be a damn good football team. A year ago they won five games and yet they should have been a lot better. Their defense was a Top 20 defense in the country in scoring and yards. You could say that about some Big Ten West teams, but those were the numbers.”

He then turned his attention to Nebraska’s offense and its 2023 turnover problem.

“They lost four games by exactly three points, and in those games they had fifteen turnovers. 15 turnover! 13 of those 15 were from the quarterbacks. The sales margin was minus 17, the second worst in the country. With those turnover figures, they won five and lost four by exactly three points.”

Klatt also believes freshman quarterback Dylan Raiola could be a difference-maker in the team’s prospects in 2024.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if Dylan Raiola is just a little bit better at quarterback, which I think he can, this could easily be a team that wins eight or nine football games.”

Below you will find Joel Klatt’s complete Top 25.

1

State of Ohio

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2

Georgia

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3

Texas

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4

Oregon

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5

Ole ma’am

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6

Utah

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7

Alabama

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8

Michigan

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9

Penn State

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10

Missouri

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11

Notre Dame

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12

State of Florida

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13

Clemson

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14

LSU

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15

USC

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16

Tennessee

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17

Oklahoma

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18

Miami

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19

State of Oklahoma

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20

State of Kansas

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21

Arizona

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22

Nebraska

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23

Kansas

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24

Iowa

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25

Texas A&M

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