Joel Klatt has long been an advocate for shaking up the status quo in college football. That’s why the FOX Sports analyst is loving the start to the 2023 campaign.

Klatt has Georgia atop his rankings followed by Michigan, Texas, USC, Washington, Ohio State, Florida State, Penn State, Utah, and Notre Dame. Klatt says the infusion of different teams emerging as contenders is healthy for the sport after the stranglehold by certain programs.

“Really for the better part of a decade, this speaks to the dominance of teams like Alabama and Clemson and even Georgia and even Ohio State at times, you could really put a line under at times the No. 1 team in college football, the No. 2 team, the No. 3 team and just be like these 2 or 3 are so above everybody else,” Klatt said. “Everybody else is like way behind. We just know that the champion is going to come from 1 of those 3.”

Klatt grew tired of the predictability and monotony each season.

“There was only so many Alabama-Clemson national championship that we could have before it’s like: ‘Oh my gosh. We’re playing a whole season and we know exactly who’s going to be in the national championship game,” Klatt said.

However this season, Klatt is reinvigorated by the endless possibilities with so many viable programs.

“Now we get to 2023, we have no idea. That line has fallen from below 1, 2, 3 or even 4 to like 11…If you go down to 11, I don’t know who the best team is and that’s amazing for the sport,” Klatt said. “…I think that this is going to be an unbelievable finish to this thing.”

Klatt is eager to see how the rest of the season unfolds with this newfound parity.

“I think any of these teams could beat any of the other teams on any given Saturday. That is what I’m here for,” Klatt said. “I’ve been arguing for a long time that we’ve needed to achieve or strive for a greater amount of parity in the sport. I think that we’ve got it this year. I’m going to celebrate it. I think that it’s fantastic.”