ESPN releases list of top CFB players by number

The fine folks over at ESPN have decided to lead up to the new college football season by ranking the best players in the nation. ESPN compiled a list from No. 1 to No. 99 with the best player wearing each number represented on the list.

You can view the full list here.

As the writers over at College Spun point out, the list is dominated by members of the Ohio State Buckeyes. There are 12 players from the national champion roster on the Top 99 list, with Michigan State having the second most players at only five.

The 12 Buckeyes on the list can be seen below.

  • 12 – Cardale Jones
  • 15 – Ezekiel Elliott
  • 16 – J.T. Barrett
  • 17 – Jalin Marshall
  • 37 – Joshua Perry
  • 43 – Darron Lee
  • 65 – Pat Elflein
  • 68 – Taylor Decker
  • 81 – Nick Vannett
  • 92 – Adolphus Washington
  • 97 – Joey Bosa

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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