#CFBRank 10-1

7/17/2015 - College Football

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-9, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon Ducks
Score: 8.78
Most assumed the All-American defensive back was all but gone, but Ekpre-Olomu stunned the country by deciding to return to Eugene and a defense that struggled last season. He's back with a new defensive coordinator who has the Ducks playing faster. Whether they can turn the corner will depend largely on Ekpre-Olomu's play.

T-9 Vic Beasley, Clemson Tigers
The soft-spoken Beasley unleashed his fury across the ACC last season, racking up 13 sacks and 23 tackles for loss to rank as one of the best defensive linemen in the nation. Higher expectations await after Beasley opted to return to school for his senior season.

8 Amari Cooper, Alabama Crimson Tide
Score: 8.81
It took half a season to get right, but Cooper eventually showed why, when healthy, he's the best receiver in the SEC. Despite his team's struggles, Cooper caught 15 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown against Auburn and Oklahoma.

7 Bryce Petty, Baylor Bears
Score: 8.84
Petty is the reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and led Baylor to its first Big 12 championship. But after throwing 33 touchdowns and just three interceptions in his first season as the starter, Petty is looking for more, such as a Heisman Trophy and a berth in the College Football Playoff.

T-5, Braxton Miller, Ohio State Buckeyes
Score: 8.88
The two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year and a top Heisman contender, Miller looks set to rewrite the OSU record books this fall. He has directed six winning TD drives in the fourth quarter or overtime. A championship would cement his legacy.

T-5 Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin Badgers
Score: 8.88
The active FBS leader in per-carry rushing average at 8.1, Gordon led the nation in the category each of the past two seasons. He has lost just one fumble in his career and has topped 140 yards on the ground in nine games.

4 Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State Spartans
Score: 8.94
An explosive pass-rusher and the anchor up front for another fearsome-looking group of MSU defenders, Calhoun wasted no time in breaking out last season. He scored three touchdowns in the first two games and rarely let up from there.

3 Todd Gurley, Georgia Bulldogs
Score: 9.38
He has dealt with nagging injuries through two seasons but still has 2,374 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns in his career. There might not be a better running back or a tougher player to take down in college football.

2 Marcus Mariota, Oregon Ducks
Score: 9.66
In his two seasons as Oregon's starting quarterback, Mariota has thrown 63 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. He's a two-time All-Pac-12 first-team quarterback, but he has never won the Pac-12 or national championship. He came back this season to do just that.

1 Jameis Winston, Florida State Seminoles
Score: 9.91
What hasn't already been said about Winston? In his first season on the field, he lit up opposing defenses, rewriting the FSU record book and leading the Seminoles to a national title while capturing the Heisman Trophy and emerging as college football's most dynamic weapon. Anything close to an encore performance (40 touchdowns, 10.6 yards per attempt in 2013) would make FSU extremely tough to beat again in 2014.