BY DANIEL EVANS
@dantheman4250 (Hashtag for Top 100 rankings is #CFBTop100Players)
This is my third year ranking college football’s premiere players during the offseason. Over the last two seasons, I’ve really nailed some players that people didn’t see coming (Cam Newton). I’ve also missed on a quite a few players.
For instance, I had three players that never even suited up for their teams in my top 50 list last season: Florida CB Janoris Jenkins, Oregon CB Cliff Harris, and Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor. That’s why I’m planning on releasing a second, updated list, as the season approaches this year.
As I always note, I know I am going to get comments like: You are so biased for _____________ conference. OR How is __________ not in the top 100? OR This guy obviously has no idea what he’s talking about because he has _______________ on this list. OR I stopped reading when I saw _____________ ranked _______.
Those comments are the nature of the Internet.
One thing I hope readers realize about this list is that you could practically argue for a group of 100 more players (aside from a few guys that have to make this list) over the players I have on here and nobody could argue with you. There is a ton of talent in college football these days, so taking 100 out of the entire nation is nearly an impossible task.
Here’s a breakdown of the list:
BY CONFERENCE: SEC-28, Big 12-22, Pac 12-14, ACC-13, Big 10-12, Big East-4, Conference USA-2, Independents-2, Mountain West-1, WAC-1, MAC-1
BY POSITION: Quarterbacks-12, Running Backs-13, Wide Receivers-18, Tight Ends-1, Tackles-7, Guards-5, Centers-0, Defensive Tackles-6, Defensive Ends-13, Linebackers-11, Cornerbacks 10, Safeties-5
It wouldn’t surprise me if I counted something wrong in that list, so let me know if you see a math error or a conference error. All this conference realignment talk makes tallying conferences tougher because you have to think twice when you try to remember who has and hasn’t changed conferences.
NOTE: I did make a mistake by listing OT Clyde Aufner on this list. Aufner was listed as a junior in players I looked but he was actually a senior for Kansas State. I apologize but I have corrected the error.