Big Ten football 2024 transfer portal class net rankings from 247Sports (2024)

Big Ten football 2024 transfer portal class net rankings from 247Sports (1)

Ben Kenney

June 10, 2024 7:30 am CT

247Sports released its 2024 Big Ten transfer portal class net rankings on Saturday.

The ranking, unlike the 247Sports composite, factors in both incoming and departing transfers. The rating of each team’s departing players is subtracted from the incoming class to find a net rating.

Related: Ranking the highest rated recruits in the history of Wisconsin football

The new rankings are a piece of an overall puzzle used to calculate the quality of each team’s offseason. More context is often needed with the transfer classes. For instance, Wisconsin lost only backups and Paul Chryst-era players, while Washington was in need of a top-down overhaul after many top contributors followed head coach Kalen DeBoer to Alabama.

I’d almost divide the transfer classes into groups: programs with a new coach (Washington, Michigan, Indiana, Michigan State, UCLA), programs still transitioning under a second-year coach (Wisconsin, Nebraska, Purdue, Northwestern) and everybody else (Ohio State, Iowa, Oregon, Illinois, Penn State, Minnesota, Rutgers, USC, Maryland).

Regardless of the context, no Big Ten team could top Ohio State’s star-studded offseason haul that included former Kansas State quarterback Will Howard, Alabama safety Caleb Downs and Ole Miss running back Quinshon Judkins.

Wisconsin’s haul was impressive. The Badgers landed an experienced quarterback, Tyler Van Dyke, two starting-caliber outside linebackers, two starting-caliber inside linebackers, more help at wide receiver, a promising running back talent, critical help at defensive line and more.

Here’s where Wisconsin’s 16-man transfer class ranked among 247Sports’ Big Ten 2024 transfer class net rankings:

18

Northwestern Wildcats

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Nov. 4, 2023; Chicago, Illinois; Northwestern Wildcats head coach David Braun looks on during the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Wrigley Field. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 5

Transfers Out: 12

Average Rating: 84.2

Net Class Rating: -1.44

17

Maryland Terrapins

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Oct 28, 2023; Evanston, Illinois; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mike Locksley (center) on the sideline during the second half at Ryan Field. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 9

Transfers Out: 17

Average Rating: 86.83

Net Class Rating: -0.84

16

Michigan Wolverines

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Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore watches a play during the second half of the spring game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Junfu Han-USA TODAY NETWORK

Transfers In: 9

Transfers Out: 17

Average Rating: 87.0

Net Class Rating: -0.31

Get more (Michigan) news, analysis and opinions onWolverines Wire

15

Indiana Hoosiers

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Indiana Hoosiers head coach Curt Cignetti looks on during the Indiana football spring game at Memorial Stadium on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Bobby Goddin/Herald-Times-USA TODAY NETWORK

Transfers In: 31

Transfers Out: 39

Average Rating: 86.64

Net Class Rating: -0.02

14

UCLA Bruins

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Feb. 13, 2024; Los Angeles, California; UCLA Bruins athletic director Martin Jarmond, right, with new head football coach DeShaun Foster during a press conference at Pauley Pavilion. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 18

Transfers Out: 17

Average Rating: 86.44

Net Class Rating: 0.13

Get more (UCLA) news, analysis and opinions onUCLA Wire

13

USC Trojans

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Oct. 28, 2023; Berkeley, California; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley reacts after a penalty during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium. Darren Yamash*ta-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 17

Transfers Out: 29

Average Rating: 88.13

Net Class Rating: 0.39

Get more (USC) news, analysis and opinions onTrojans Wire

12

Washington Huskies

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Dec. 1, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada; Washington Huskies mascot Harry the Husky and cheerleaders pose after the Pac-12 Championship game against the Oregon Ducks at Allegiant Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 29

Transfers Out: 30

Average Rating: 87.29

Net Class Rating: 0.51

Get more (Washington) news, analysis and opinions onHuskies Wire

11

Michigan State Spartans

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Michigan State’s head coach Jonathan Smith looks on during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. Nick King/Lansing State Journal-USA TODAY NETWORK

Transfers In: 24

Transfers Out: 38

Average Rating: 87.5

Net Class Rating: 0.68

Get more (Michigan State) news, analysis and opinions onSpartans Wire

10

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Sept. 3, 2023; Piscataway, New Jersey; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at SHI Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 6

Transfers Out: 15

Average Rating: 85.6

Net Class Rating: 1.50

Get more (Rutgers) news, analysis and opinions onRutgers Wire

9

Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin football coach Luke Fickell watches practice on Tuesday April 9, 2024 at the McClain Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Mark Stewart / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

Transfers In: 16

Transfers Out: 23

Average Rating: 88.29

Net Class Rating: 2.44

8

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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Minnesota head football coach P.J. Fleck waves to the University of Iowa ChildrenÕs Hospital after the first quarter against Iowa during the NCAA Big 10 conference football game on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Transfers In: 13

Transfers Out: 18

Average Rating: 87.31

Net Class Rating: 2.55

7

Penn State Nittany Lions

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Dec. 30, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin on the sidelines against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 6

Transfers Out: 13

Average Rating: 89.8

Net Class Rating: 2.72

Get more (Penn State) news, analysis and opinions onNittany Lions Wire

6

Illinois Fighting Illini

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Oct. 29, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Bret Bielema greets linebacker Tarique Barnes (8) on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 12

Transfers Out: 23

Average Rating: 86.73

Net Class Rating: 2.78

5

Oregon Ducks

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Nov. 18, 2023; Tempe, Arizona; Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning (center) leads quarterback Bo Nix (10) and Ty Thompson (13) onto the field for the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Mountain America Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 14

Transfers Out: 20

Average Rating: 90.46

Net Class Rating: 3.40

Get more (Oregon) news, analysis and opinions onDucks Wire

4

Iowa Hawkeyes

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Oct. 14, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 5

Transfers Out: 13

Average Rating: 88.75

Net Class Rating: 3.57

Get more (Iowa) news, analysis and opinions onHawkeyes Wire

3

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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Sept. 30, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule walks out of a huddle during their game against the Michigan Wolverines during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 7

Transfers Out: 9

Average Rating: 88.67

Net Class Rating: 3.89

Get more (Nebraska) news, analysis and opinions onCornhuskers Wire

2

Purdue Boilermakers

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Nov. 18, 2023; Evanston, Illinois; Purdue Boilermakers head coach Ryan Walters watches his team play against the Northwestern Wildcats in the fourth quarter at Ryan Field. Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers In: 18

Transfers Out: 29

Average Rating: 87.19

Net Class Rating: 5.07

1

Ohio State Buckeyes

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Dec. 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day walks off the field after losing 14-3 to Missouri Tigers in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch-USA TODAY NETWORK

Transfers In: 7

Transfers Out: 25

Average Rating: 92.86

Net Class Rating: 5.62

Get more (Ohio State) news, analysis and opinions onBuckeyes Wire

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