#CFBrank 100-91

7/17/2015 - College Football
ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 college football players of the 2014 season. Illustration by Mikey Burton

ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 players in college football. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

What is #CFBrank?

#CFBrank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

How did we rank the players?

We asked 32 of ESPN's college football writers and editors to rate players on a scale of 0-10 based on their expected contributions for this upcoming season.

T-99. WR/PR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina Tar Heels
Score: 6.41
He was one of the most electrifying punt returners in the country. Switzer tied an NCAA record and set the ACC record with five punt returns for touchdowns. He became just the second player in NCAA history to do it in three straight games.

T-99. LB Taiwan Jones, Michigan State Spartans
Score: 6.41
Jones becomes the nerve center of Michigan State's defense, moving from the weak side to replace standout Max Bullough in the middle. A 252-pound thumper, Jones has the physical ability to be a star, but system knowledge and leadership will determine his senior season.

T-99. S Anthony Harris, Virginia Cavaliers
Score: 6.41
The strong safety led the nation with eight interceptions, the most by a UVa player since Ronde Barber in 1994. He played a school-record five straight games with an interception, inspiring his teammates and highlighting an otherwise forgettable season for the program.

T-99. DE Henry Anderson, Stanford Cardinal
Score: 6.41
Stanford has two rookie defensive ends in NFL training camps this year (Ben Gardner and Josh Mauro), but the feeling at Stanford is that Anderson is more talented than both. He'll be one of the most feared pass-rushers in the Pac-12.

T-97. RB Byron Marshall, Oregon Ducks
Score: 6.44
With a stronger, bulkier offensive line and Marcus Mariota's ability to run, Marshall is going to have his fair share of opportunities to pick up big yards for the Ducks. Last season, he became the Ducks' 20th 1,000-yard rusher. Expect bigger numbers this season.

T-97. DL Carl Davis, Iowa Hawkeyes
Score: 6.44
A massive man with massive potential, Davis could deliver a breakout season for Iowa's talented defensive line. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior is a former basketball player who blends athleticism and strength to disrupt the line of scrimmage. He showed flashes last season with four tackles for loss.

96. RB Johnathan Gray, Texas Longhorns
Score: 6.47
Gray was finding his stride last season when a torn Achilles in November finally slowed him down. Gray has been cleared for fall camp, but will he be the same runner? If so, Charlie Strong will have a dynamic weapon in his first season as coach.

95. QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford Cardinal
Score: 6.50
Hogan's numbers improved across the board as a sophomore as he led the Cardinal to their second consecutive Pac-12 title. With the departure of running back Tyler Gaffney and the return of a talented receiving corps, Hogan's passing numbers should improve markedly this season.

T-93. RB Leonard Fournette, LSU Tigers
Score: 6.53
He might be just a true freshman, but Fournette has already generated plenty of buzz with his blend of size, speed and explosiveness. Even some in the NFL, after seeing his high school tape, have said he's talented enough to play in the pros right now.

T-93. WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh Panthers
Score: 6.53
The hometown kid got right to work at Pitt, earning freshman All-America status after catching 85 passes for 1,174 yards and seven scores. (He returned a punt for a TD, too.) He's now the Panthers' top target and is already considered among the best in the ACC.

T-91. OT Spencer Drango, Baylor Bears
Score: 6.56
Don't know why Drango is on this list? Ask Bryce Petty. Or, better yet, ask Art Briles. The Bears' explosive offense took a clear step backward after Drango missed the final four games with a back injury. A healthy Drango is as important to Baylor's offense as Petty or Antwan Goodley

T-91. LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Score: 6.56
The former five-star prospect enters his sophomore campaign as the Irish's leading returning tackler. Having moved from the outside to the inside this past spring, Smith figures to rarely come off the field, welcoming a heavier workload as the QB of the defense.