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ESPN Names The Most Important Player On Every Top 25 Team

ESPN's College GameDay crew.

These are the most important players on each team.

Becoming one of the best teams in the country generally takes a lot of talent. The top teams consistently recruit elite players.

But which players are the most important to their team's success?

Baker Mayfield at Oklahoma? Saquon Barkley at Penn State?

ESPN took a look at the top 25 teams in the country and revealed their most important piece.

  1. Alabama - QB Jalen Hurts
  2. Clemson - QB Kelly Bryant
  3. Penn State - RB Saquon Barkley
  4. Georgia - LB Roquan Smith
  5. Washington - WR Dante Pettis
  6. TCU - QB Kenny Hill
  7. Wisconsin - S D'Cota Dixon
  8. Washington State - DL Hercules Manta'afa
  9. Ohio State - QB J.T. Barrett
  10. Auburn - QB Jarrett Stidham
  11. Miami - RB Travis Homer
  12. Oklahoma - QB Baker Mayfield
  13. USC - QB Sam Darnold
  14. Oklahoma State - QB Mason Rudolph
  15. Virginia Tech - LB Tremaine Edmunds
  16. Notre Dame - QB Brandon Wimbush
  17. Michigan - QB John O'Korn
  18. USF - QB Quinton Flowers
  19. San Diego State - RB Rashaad Penny
  20. NC State - DE Bradley Chubb
  21. Michigan State - LB Joe Bachie
  22. UCF - QB McKenzie Milton
  23. Stanford - RB Bryce Love
  24. Texas Tech - WR Keke Coutee
  25. Navy - QB Zach Abey

The list proves that quarterback is still the most important part of any football team, but defensive players and running backs are still vital to their team's success.