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#CFBTop25: Top 25 college football players of 2017

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CFB 24/7 is marking the days to the start of the 2017 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 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.

Four players shared the seven first-place votes. In all, 59 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.

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No. 1: Sam Darnold, QB, USC


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 155
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 8th
» Fan ranking: 4th

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No. 2: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 153
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 7th
» Fan ranking: 1st

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No. 3: Derwin James, S, FSU


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 151
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 7th
» Fan ranking: 5th

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No. 4: Arden Key, OLB, LSU


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 126
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: 18th
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 5: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 121
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: 13th
» Fan ranking: 6th

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No. 6: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 114
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: 17th
» Fan ranking: 20th

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No. 7: Harold Landry, DE, Boston College


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 112
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: 18th
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 8: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 109
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 9: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 97
» Highest analyst ranking: 1st
» Lowest analyst ranking: 25th
» Fan ranking: 3rd

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No. 10: Connor Williams, OT, Texas


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 90
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 11: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 81
» Highest analyst ranking: 6th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 12: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 80
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 10th

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No. 13: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 72
» Highest analyst ranking: 5th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 2nd

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No. 14: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 68
» Highest analyst ranking: 5th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 14th

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No. 15: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 62
» Highest analyst ranking: 2nd
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 12th

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No. 16: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 61
» Highest analyst ranking: 10th
» Lowest analyst ranking: 24th
» Fan ranking: 18th

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No. 17: Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 45
» Highest analyst ranking: 7th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 18: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 44
» Highest analyst ranking: 13th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 19: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 41
» Highest analyst ranking: 8th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 20: Vita Vea, DT, Washington


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 40
» Highest analyst ranking: 7th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 21: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M


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

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No. 22: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 35
» Highest analyst ranking: 12th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 23: Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 31
» Highest analyst ranking: 9th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: NR

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No. 24: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 29
» Highest analyst ranking: 11th
» Lowest analyst ranking: NR
» Fan ranking: 8th

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No. 25: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas


» CFB 24/7 panel points: 28
» Highest analyst ranking: 13th
» 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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