The 2023 college football season officially came to an end a couple of weeks ago as Michigan ran away with a national title win over No. 2 Washington. This game truly wasn't close despite it being a seven-point game at halftime.
The Wolverines are this year's national champion and teams like Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio State are going to be out for revenge next year with a potential new-look roster.
Michigan will be without JJ McCarthy, Blake Corum, and Jim Harbaugh next season which will make that national title repeat push even tougher. The Wolverines will have an uphill battle ahead of them, especially with the Big Ten getting that much tougher with Washington, USC, Oregon, and UCLA joining the conference.
Georgia didn't make the playoff for the first time in a few years, Alabama lost to Michigan in the national semifinal after beating the Bulldogs in the playoff, Clemson is still trying to claw its way back into the spotlight, and Texas might be back?
Next year's AP Top 25 will be heavily debated and it'll be interesting to see if the Wolverines can repeat if Harbaugh decides to tell the NFL "no thank you" again after another serious flirtation. Keep an eye on teams like Oregon, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, and Ole Miss as they could all be major threats to the Wolverines' repeat chances.
With the 2023 season in the books, what could the AP Top 25 look like to begin next season?