ESPN names the No. 1 player in college football for this season


ESPN's CFB-rank has finally named a No. 1 player in college football, and it's not running back Leonard Fournette, who is the current favorite to win the Heisman. Of course, the player they went with is very deserving: Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson -- the third place finisher in the 2015 Heisman voting -- became the first player ever to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. He nearly led Clemson to a national title last season, and he is definitely more than worthy of the No. 1 spot.

The aforementioned Fournette is No. 2 on the list. He is followed by two more running backs: Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and Florida State's Dalvin Cook. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett rounds out the Top 5.

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ESPN compiled the list of the Top 100 players in college football by using an expert panel to vote on the players. Watson received the highest score of all players, which is how he got his No. 1 ranking.

The Top 15 of the list is below. You can view the full list here.

1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
2. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
3. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
4. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
5. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
6. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
7. Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
8. Desmond King, CB, Iowa
9. Jabrill Peppers, LB, Michigan
10. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
11. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
12. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
13. Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
14. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
15. Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama