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The Top 10 College Football Players In The Country, Per Sports Illustrated

Who is the best college football player in the country?

The 2017 college football season is creeping up, and major publications are starting to put out their preview guides for the season. Sports Illustrated went one step further - dropping a list of the top 100 players in the sport this year.

Which player does SI think is the best in the country? That'd be Florida State safety Derwin James. He beat out Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield for the top spot.

Here are the top 10, via a graphic from Paul Finebaum. You can read a list of the entire top 100 over at Sports Illustrated.

The No. 3 player on the list - Louisville's Lamar Jackson - won the Heisman Trophy last year. He'll have some stiff competition this year if he wants to repeat.

Saquon Barkley, Penn State's stud running back, is listed as the best player in the Big Ten. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama corner, is tops in the SEC.