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ESPN Names The Big Ten's No. 1 Player

Ohio State's Nick Bosa sacking Wisconsin's QB Alex Hornibrook during Big Ten game.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers is sacked by Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 2018 college football season is nearly here. In just a few weeks, Saturday's will once again hold our beloved sport.

In preparation for the upcoming season, ESPN ranked the best players in college football. The No. 1 player shouldn't surprise anyone, as he's been one of the most dominant players in the game since he was a freshman.

Houston's star defensive lineman Ed Oliver is the No. 1 player in college football, per ESPN. But who is the No. 1 player in the Big Ten?

This should surprise no one as well. Ohio State's Nick Bosa sits at No. 6 in the overall standings and No. 1 in the Big Ten.

Here's what ESPN has to say about the younger brother of NFL star Joey Bosa.

The younger Bosa's first two seasons have been a step ahead of the trajectory his All-American brother, Joey, took before getting drafted in the first round after three years at Ohio State. That bodes well as Bosa heads into a junior year where he'll be the top pass-rusher on a reloaded defensive line. Bosa's balance, technique, speed and tendency to never give up on a play make him nearly impossible to stop.

Bosa is followed closely behind by Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary, and Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley who sit at No. 7, 8, and 9 respectively.

Bosa is a physical force on the Ohio State defensive line, and is already considered to be a top-5 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.