If you haven’t heard about ChatGPT, it’s an AI chatbot that was built by OpenAI. You can have conversations, ask it to write for you, use it as an information database, and with the sky really being the limit. ChatGPT isn’t fully up to date, so it couldn’t really rank college football teams heading into 2023, but we still had some fun with it.
We asked ChatGPT to rank the top 20 college football programs in the country. The AI mentioned that it couldn’t use up to date factors, but it was able to provide a listing of the teams and their historic performances. If you’re a Wisconsin Badgers fan, it’s interesting to see that they were ranked just outside of the top 10. Hopefully with new head coach Luke Fickell and a changed approach, we’ll see Badgers football climb the historical rankings.
The College Football Team Rankings
So, without further ado, here’s ChatGPT’s list of the top 20 college football programs, complete with short explanations of each team.
- Alabama Crimson Tide: Consistently a top-tier team with excellent recruitment and coaching.
- Clemson Tigers: Another strong performer over the past decade, Clemson continues to bring in top talent.
- Ohio State Buckeyes: Consistently strong in the Big Ten, they regularly produce NFL-caliber talent.
- Georgia Bulldogs: With strong recruiting classes, Georgia remains a tough competitor in the SEC.
- Oklahoma Sooners: A traditional powerhouse with a strong offense.
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish: With consistently strong recruitment and an independent schedule, Notre Dame is often in the mix.
- Florida Gators: The Gators have been improving with their strong SEC schedule.
- Texas A&M Aggies: Since joining the SEC, they’ve upped their game significantly.
- Oregon Ducks: Consistently the top Pac-12 team with strong recruitment, especially on the offensive side.
- LSU Tigers: Despite some ups and downs, LSU continues to attract top talent.
- Wisconsin Badgers: Consistently strong in the Big Ten, they are known for their strong running game and defense.
- Penn State Nittany Lions: After rebuilding their program, Penn State has been a consistent presence in the Big Ten.
- Miami Hurricanes: With a history of success, Miami is once again recruiting top-tier talent.
- Iowa State Cyclones: They’ve been on the rise recently with strong coaching.
- USC Trojans: USC is looking to regain their historical dominance in the Pac-12.
- North Carolina Tar Heels: With strong recent recruitment, the Tar Heels are a team on the rise.
- Auburn Tigers: Always competitive in the SEC, Auburn often plays spoiler to top-ranked teams.
- Indiana Hoosiers: They’ve shown improvement and have started to make a name for themselves in the Big Ten.
- Texas Longhorns: The Longhorns are always a threat with their strong recruiting and deep football history.
- Oklahoma State Cowboys: A consistent team that often finishes near the top of the Big 12.
How do you think ChatGPT did with the rankings, and where did it put your favorite team?
ChatGPT top 20 without Michigan? Really?