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College Football offense rankings 2023: Best offenses in college football right now

Our NFL offense rankings take a look at the best offense at the highest level on Sundays. Now, our 2023 college football offense rankings examine the best offenses in college football right now.

It should come as no surprise that some of the programs leading the college football offense stats feature top quarterbacks. The LSU Tigers and Oregon Ducks have two of the best offenses in the nation, but they aren’t alone.

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Let’s dive into our college football offense rankings 2023, examining the 10 best offenses in college football right now. Bookmark this page for weekly updates.

2023 college football offense rankings: Best offenses in CFB

10. Liberty Flames (Last week: 10)

The Liberty Flames don’t face the same level of competition as other foes on this list, as they play in the Conference USA, but their success is impressive nonetheless. Liberty averages 40.1 PPG while ranking fifth in total yards at 498.5 per game. QB Kaidon Salter has scored 40 touchdowns, using his dual-threat ability to keep defenses off-guard, and he’s making smart decisions, too, with just five interceptions thrown all season. Overall, Liberty has dominated its opponents and still remains undefeated on the season.

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9. Florida State Seminoles (LW: 9)

Before his injury, Jordan Travis was starring at QB, which means the Florida State Seminoles once again had one of college football’s best offenses. Travis had thrown just two interceptions this season yet has produced 27 touchdowns. No wonder the Seminoles score 38.8 points per game, but it probably helps to have two future NFL receivers in Keon Coleman and a 6-foot-7 Johnny Wilson. Yet, without Travis available, now we’ll see what junior QB Tate Rodemaker can do.

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8. Michigan Wolverines (LW: 8)

There isn’t a team that averages fewer penalties per game than Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines at 2.9 per game. They also rank in the top ten in ball protection, turning the ball over an average of just 0.6 times per game. QB J.J. McCarthy embodies what this team is all about by playing smart and keeping the ball out of harm’s way. With Blake Corum back to scoring touchdowns at league-leading rate, Michigan’s offense is one of the best in college football.

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7. North Carolina Tar Heels (LW: 7)

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Future first-round pick Drake Maye has a big hand in why the North Carolina Tar Heels have one of college football’s best scoring offenses this season. But he’s not the only reason why. The Tar Heels also rank 17th in the nation, averaging 197.1 rushing yards per game. Running back Omarion Hampton is among college football’s rushing leaders, and Maye spreads the ball around through the air, where six different receivers have 275 or more yards this season.

6. Washington Huskies (LW: 6)

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With Michael Penix Jr. leading one of college football’s best passing offenses, it’s no surprise to see the Washington Huskies high on this list. The Huskies average 345.5 passing yards per game, but they also score the 11th-most points in the nation (38 PPG). Washington could certainly improve on the ground, as they land 105th in rushing yards entering Week 14, but a robust passing offense lands them eighth in offensive yards per game. Receivers Rome Odunze and Ja’lynn Polk are both weapons through the air, and running back Dillon Johnson gives the Huskies a big back capable of picking up tough yardage at the goal line.

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5. Georgia Bulldogs (LW: 4)

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Usually, when discussing the Georgia Bulldogs, most speak about how scary their defense is. But junior QB Carson Beck has the Bulldogs scoring 39.6 points per game. Brock Bowers gives Georgia one of the best offensive players in college football, and this has been a disciplined team that averages just 4.3 penalties per game, which helps keep the chains moving.

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4. USC Trojans (LW: 3)

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Leading the nation’s fifth-highest-powered scoring attack, the USC Trojans deserve to be ranked among the nation’s best offenses. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams is the biggest reason why. He ranks fourth in college football with 41 touchdowns, as teams have a difficult time defending his receivers while also chasing the USC QB all over the field. Running backs Marshawn Lloyd and Austin Jones both average north of 5.6 yards per carry, meaning the Trojans are potent no matter how they choose to attack.

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3. Oklahoma Sooners (LW: 5)

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The Oklahoma Sooners don’t have the best rushing offense or the best passing offense, but they have no trouble scoring points (43.2 PPG). QB Dillon Gabriel is leading one of the most efficient air attacks in the nation, completing 69.6 percent of his passes while also presenting another challenge by being able to move the chains with his legs. On the ground, the Sooners have four different players with 300 or more rushing yards and seven different ball carriers who have reached paydirt.

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2. Oregon Ducks (LW: 2)

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While LSU may have college football’s best offense, the Oregon Ducks aren’t far behind. Entering Week 14, the Ducks have college football’s second-highest-scoring offense, averaging 45.3 points per game. Coach Dan Lanning’s team hasn’t scored fewer than 33 points all season and has scored as many as 81 in one game. When running, only two teams average more yards per carry than the Ducks at 5.8 YPA. Yet, Oregon also averages 351.4 passing yards per game, ranking first in the nation. Overall, they average the second-most offensive yards in college football at 540.3 per game. With Bo Nix back in the Heisman conversation at QB, along with Bucky Irving and Jordan James providing a 1-2 punch in the backfield, if Oregon’s on the schedule, you better bring your A-game.

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1. LSU Tigers (LW: 1)

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The LSU Tigers have the best offense in college football in 2023. LSU gains more yards than any other team entering Week 14 (547.8 YPG), they also rank first in points per game (46.4), and no team scores more passing touchdowns than the Tigers (3.4 per game). They also average the fourth-most passing yards per game (334.3) and the most yards per carry on the ground (6.3 YPA). Their rushing attack features a dual-headed monster, with transfer running back Logan Diggs having a career season, along with QB Jayden Daniels presenting another elusive threat. Through the air, receiver Malik Nabers is a speed threat, competing for the nation’s lead among receiving yards, and the 6-foot-5 Brian Thomas is an excellent complementary piece in the red zone, as the nation’s receiving touchdown leader, with Nabers not far behind. Being efficient while being able to score through the air or on the ground, LSU has college football’s best offense this season.

Statistics via ESPN, Pro Football Focus and Team Rankings.

Who has the best offense in college football?

The LSU Tigers have the best offense in college football right now, averaging 46.4 points per game while also leading the nation with 547.8 total yards per game.

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Who has the best passing offense in college football?

The Oregon Ducks have the best passing offense in college football, averaging 351.4 passing yards per game with 41 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

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TeamPass YPGYPACompletion %QB RatingTD – INT
Oregon351.49.778.6189.841-3
LSU334.311.772.220840-4
Washington345.59.165.6163.332-8
USC329.89.468.6170.130-5
Oklahoma321.89.569.317230-6
College football offensive statistics as of Sunday, November 26

Who has the best rushing offense in college football?

The LSU Tigers have the best rushing offense in college football, rushing for 6.3 yards per carry while averaging 213.5 rushing yards per game entering Week 14.

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Best rushing offenses in college football

TeamRush YPGYPCRush TDs
LSU213.56.332
Liberty295.45.934
Oregon188.85.831
UCF233.25.728
Kansas211.35.531
College football offensive statistics as of Sunday, November 26

College Football offense stats 2023

Who leads college football in passing yards?

Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix leads college football in passing yards with 3,906 through 12 games. Michael Penix finished second in the nation, 105 yards behind Austin Reed in 2022 with 4,641 passing yards.

CFB passing yards leaders 2023

  1. Bo Nix, Oregon – 3,906 passing yards
  2. Michael Penix Jr., Washington – 3,899 passing yards
  3. Jayden Daniels, LSU- 3,812 passing yards
  4. Cameron Ward, Washington State 3,736 passing yards
  5. Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma – 3,660 passing yards

Who leads college football in passing touchdowns?

Jayden Daniels leads college football in passing touchdowns with 40 through 12 games. USC’s Caleb Williams was college football’s passing touchdowns leader in 2022 with 42.

CFB passing touchdown leaders 2023

  1. Jayden Daniels, LSU – 40 passing touchdowns
  2. Bo Nix, Oregon – 37 passing touchdowns
  3. Joey Aguilar, Appalachian State – 33 passing touchdowns
  4. Jordan McCloud, James Madison – 32 passing touchdowns
  5. Michael Penix Jr., Washington – 32 passing touchdowns

Who leads college football in rushing yards?

Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Ollie Gordon leads college football with 1,580 rushing yards through 12 games. Gordon had just 308 rushing yards in his career coming into his sophomore season, but he nearly topped that against West Virginia, where he ran for 282 yards and four touchdowns.

CFB rushing yards leaders 2023

  1. Ollie Gordon, Oklahoma State – 1,580 rushing yards
  2. Cody Schrader, Missouri – 1,489 rushing yards
  3. Tahj Brooks, Texas Tech – 1,443 rushing yards
  4. Omarion Hampton, North Carolina – 1,442 rushing yards
  5. Peny Boone, Toledo – 1,359 rushing yards

Who leads college football in rushing touchdowns?

Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum leads college football in rushing touchdowns with 22 through 12 games. Corum also had 18 rushing touchdowns last season, finishing fifth in the nation.

CFB rushing touchdown leaders 2023

  1. Blake Corum, Michigan – 22 rushing touchdowns
  2. Ollie Gordon, Oklahoma State – 20 rushing touchdowns
  3. Audric Estime, Notre Dame – 18 rushing touchdowns
  4. Kairee Robinson, San Jose State – 18 rushing touchdowns
  5. Jacory Croskey-Merritt, New Mexico – 17 rushing touchdowns

Who leads college football in receiving yards?

LSU Tigers receiver Malik Nabers leads college football with 1,546 receiving yards through 12 games. Nabers is in his third season with LSU and is coming off a 1,017-yard season a year ago.

CFB receiving yards leaders 2023

  1. Malik Nabers, LSU – 1,546 receiving yards
  2. Malik Washington, Virginia – 1,426 receiving yards
  3. Troy Franklin, Oregon – 1,349 receiving yards
  4. Rome Odunze, Washington – 1,326 receiving yards
  5. Caullin Lacy, South Alabama – 1,316 receiving yards

Who leads college football in receiving touchdowns?

LSU Tigers receiver Brian Thomas Jr. leads college football in receiving touchdowns with 15 through 12 games. Houston’s Nathaniel Dell led the nation with 17 receiving touchdowns in 2022.

CFB receiving touchdown leaders 2023

  1. Brian Thomas Jr., LSU – 15 receiving touchdowns
  2. Troy Franklin, Oregon – 14 receiving touchdowns
  3. Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State – 14 receiving touchdowns
  4. Jalen Royals, Utah State – 14 receiving touchdowns
  5. Malik Nabers, LSU – 14 receiving touchdowns

Who leads college football in touchdowns (total)?

LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels leads college football in total touchdowns with 50 through 12 games. USC QB Caleb Williams was college football’s total touchdowns leader in 2022 with 52.

CFB touchdown (total) leaders 2023

  1. Jayden Daniels, LSU – 50 touchdowns (40 passing, 10 rushing)
  2. Bo Nix, Oregon- 43 touchdowns (37 passing, six rushing)
  3. Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma – 42 touchdowns (30 passing, 12 rushing)
  4. Caleb Williams, USC – 41 touchdowns (30 passing, 11 rushing)
  5. Kaidon Salter, Liberty 40 touchdowns (29 passing, 11 rushing)
  6. Jordan McCloud, James Madison – 40 touchdowns (32 passing, eight rushing)
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