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Molly Sequin | NCAA.com | November 28, 2018

The college football Top 25, reranked by average offensive line weight

A team's offensive line can make or break an offense's effectiveness. The bigger the bodies, the better chance they have of closing off their quarterback from the defense. So it's no surprise that the best teams have some of the biggest offensive lines in the nation.

However, when ranking the current CFP Top 25 by average offensive line weight instead of overall team performance, the order falls a bit differently.

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Four SEC schools make up the top five, led by Georgia's average of 320.58 pounds per offensive lineman. Washington State (13 in the CFP Top 25) and Missouri (24 in the CFP Top 25) are the only programs that have a poll ranking that matches up with its offensive lineman weight ranking.

Here is the Top 25, reranked by average weight in pounds of each offensive line. All individual weights were taken from each program’s official roster:

Rank school total weight average weight CFP top 25 rank
1 Georgia 5,450 320.58 4
2 Mississippi State 5,125 320.31 18
3 Oklahoma 6,383  319.15 5
4 LSU 5,989 315.21 10
5 Kentucky 5,357 315.11 15
6 UCF 5,285  310.88 8
7 Penn State 6,139 309.95 12
8 Utah 6,189 309.45 17
9 Clemson 4,945 309.06 2
10 West Virginia 5,862 308.53 16
11 Florida 5,237 308.06 9
12 Michigan 6,155 307.75 7
13 Washington State 4,910 306.88 13
14 Alabama 5,522 306.70 1
15 Fresno State 5,489 304.94 25
16 Texas A&M 5,481 304.50 19
17 Texas 5,775 304.00 14
18 Ohio State 5,744 302.89 6
19 Syracuse 5,101 300.06 20
20 Iowa State 5,984 299.20 23
21 Notre Dame 5,381 298.94 3
22 Northwestern 5,303 294.61 21
23 Boise State 5,555 292.37 22
24 Missouri 4,930 290.00 24
25 Washington 5,265 277.11 11