Ranking the Big Ten's best players

It's that time of year again.

You know it, you love it, you only sometimes agree with it — our rankings of the Top 25 players in the Big Ten.

The last time we did this was in the preseason, when we based our rankings on past performance and projected impact on the 2011 season. Well, now we don't have to factor in potential, because we know what each player did in the '11 season. So this post-season Top 25 will strictly be based on results and who affected things on the field the most.

As a refresher course, here's how our preseason Top 25 list looked:

No. 25: Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

No. 24: Michael Mauti, LB, Penn State

No. 23: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

No. 22: Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa

No. 21: Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois

No. 20: John Simon, DL, Ohio State

No. 19: Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue

No. 18: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin

No. 17: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

No. 16: Derek Moye, WR, Penn State

No. 15: Jeremy Ebert, WR, Northwestern

No. 14: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

No. 13: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

No. 12: David Molk, C, Michigan

No. 11: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

No. 10: Mike Martin, DT, Michigan

No. 9: Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State

No. 8: Riley Reiff, LT, Iowa

No. 7: James White, RB, Wisconsin

No. 6: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

No. 5: Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska

No. 4: Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State

No. 3: Dan Persa, QB, Northwestern

No. 2: Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan

No. 1: Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska

I think it's pretty safe to say we'll see some significant changes to the postseason order, especially since our No. 1 player in the preseason missed most of the year with an injury.

Our new rankings will kick off later today as we count down one player per day until we reach the top. So here's your chance to have your say before we start. Who's your No. 1 player from the 2011 Big Ten season? What does your Top 25 look like? Sound off below before we give our opinions.