Phil Steele's Top 25 Defensive Back Units Revealed: Ohio State Takes the Top Spot

Phil Steele's Top 25 Defensive Back Units Revealed: Ohio State Takes the Top Spot

The college football season is fast approaching, and Phil Steele has just unveiled his rankings for the top 25 defensive back units in the upcoming season. The Big Ten and SEC dominate the list, with Ohio State claiming the top spot.

Ohio State's defense was already top-notch last season, and with the addition of standout safety Caleb Downs, they're poised to be even more formidable in 2024. Downs, a transfer from Alabama, brings a wealth of talent and experience to an already talented Buckeyes squad.

Oklahoma also boasts a strong defensive backfield, led by safety Billy Bowman, who led the Big 12 in interceptions last season. The Sooners are set to make a statement in the secondary with a combination of veteran players and new additions.

Georgia, known for its powerhouse defense, is expected to have a stellar defensive back unit once again. With players like Malaki Starks and Daylen Everette leading the charge, the Bulldogs are poised for success in the passing game.

Clemson, Iowa, Notre Dame, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State, and Alabama round out the top defensive back units according to Phil Steele's rankings. Each team brings a unique blend of talent, experience, and potential to the field, making them formidable opponents for the upcoming season.

As we eagerly await the start of the college football season, one thing is clear: the battle in the secondary is sure to be intense, with these top-ranked defensive back units ready to showcase their skills on the gridiron.

Stay tuned for more updates and analysis as we countdown to kickoff and get ready for an action-packed season of college football!

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