Ranking top 100 players in college football for 2016 season: Nos. 10–1
SI.com’s ranking of the top 100 players has reached its end. After combing through all the returning stars in college football, we believe these 10 players are the very best and will cause the biggest nightmares for opposing coaches this season.
As you’ll notice, it’s a running back-heavy group, with three backs in the top four players. Running backs made up the second-largest group of the full top 100; 14 different backs earned selection, topped only by the 15 linebackers who made the list. Wide receivers were next with 12 honorees, following by quarterbacks with 11 and defensive ends and cornerbacks with 10 each.
Amongst teams, Alabama drew the most selections, a whopping nine players, followed by Clemson with seven, and Florida State, LSU and USC with five apiece.