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#CFBTop25: Top 25 college football players of 2016

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CFB 24/7 is marking the days to the start of the 2016 season by counting down the top 25 players in college football.

We asked seven of our writers and analysts to provide us with their personal top-25 player lists, ranking them 1-25 based on their evaluations entering the 2016 season. From those, we aggregated an overall top-25 list by using a points system. A player received 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for second place and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote.

Three players shared the seven first-place votes. In all, 58 players received at least one top-25 vote. Tell us where we erred by leaving a comment below, or join the debate on Twitter by using #CFBTop25.

No. 1: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 168
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 4th
» Fan ranking: 1st

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No. 2: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 167
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 5th
» Fan ranking: 2nd

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No. 3: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 155
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: 5th
» Fan ranking: 8th

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No. 4: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 144
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 24th
» Fan ranking: 4th

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No. 5: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 113
» Highest analyst ranking: 5th
» Lowest analyst ranking: 17th
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 6: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 112
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: 16th
» Fan ranking: 3rd

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No. 7: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 109
» Highest analyst ranking: 7th
» Lowest analyst ranking: 16th
» Fan ranking: 10th

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No. 8: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 107
» Highest analyst ranking: 4th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 5th

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No. 9: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 91
» Highest analyst ranking: 4th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 10: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 83
» Highest analyst ranking: 7th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 11: Jabrill Peppers, LB/DB, Michigan


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 77
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 7th

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No. 12: Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 67
» Highest analyst ranking: 8th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 6th

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No. 13: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 63
» Highest analyst ranking: 10th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 14: Tim Williams, LB, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 62
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 15: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 56
» Highest analyst ranking: 9th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 14th

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No. 16: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 51
» Highest analyst ranking: 11th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 9th

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No. 17: Jamal Adams, S, LSU


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 50
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 18: Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 41
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 19: Derwin James, S, Florida State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 39
» Highest analyst ranking: 5th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 13th

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No. 20: Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 37
» Highest analyst ranking: 11th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 21: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 36
» Highest analyst ranking: 8th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 15th

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No. 22: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 34
» Highest analyst ranking: 14th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 12th

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No. 23: Desmond King, CB, Iowa


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 31
» Highest analyst ranking: 15th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 24: Greg Ward Jr., QB, Houston


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 28
» Highest analyst ranking: 11th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 16th

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No. 25: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 27
» Highest analyst ranking: 14th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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CFB 24/7 voting panel: Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein.

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