#CFBRank 40-31

ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 players in college football. As the rankings are announced, you can find them on the pages of ESPN.com.

What is #CFBrank?

#CFBrank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

How did we rank the players?

We asked 32 of ESPN's college football writers and editors to rate players on a scale of 0-10 based on their expected contributions for this upcoming season.

T-39 P.J. Williams, Florida State Seminoles

Score: 7.50

Williams emerged in 2013 as a shutdown corner for a secondary that ranked as the best unit in the nation. He was usually tasked with locking down the opponent's top receiver. Williams improved with each game, culminating with defensive MVP honors in the BCS National Championship.

T-39 Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss Rebels

Score: 7.50

His teammates believe he's better than Amari Cooper, and they're not far off. Treadwell finished third in the SEC with 72 receptions as a freshman, and he is expected to have an even bigger role as he moves outside to replace Donte Moncrief.

T-37 La'el Collins, LSU Tigers

Score: 7.53

He started his career as a guard on the Tigers' offensive line but has settled in at left tackle and enters the 2014 season as one of the top left tackles in college football. Collins is a polished pass protector, but he's also a powerful run-blocker.

T-37 Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech Hokies

Score: 7.53

The Fuller family legacy was already well established at Virginia Tech, but the best may have been saved for last. As a true freshman, Kendall Fuller teamed with his brother Kyle in a Hokies secondary that was among the best in the country. The younger Fuller wrapped up the season with 17 passes defended (tops in the ACC) and six INTs (second in the conference).

T-35 Denzel Perryman, Miami Hurricanes

Score: 7.56

The heart and soul of the Miami defense, Perryman had 108 tackles a season ago en route to All-ACC honors. He is sliding over to middle linebacker to make an even bigger impact. Miami will need him to be better than ever if it wants to win the Coastal Division.

T-35 Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss Rebels

Score: 7.56

Rated the nation's No. 1 overall recruit in the 2013 class, Nkemdiche started 10 games, moving around from end to tackle to even running back last fall. He will stay at tackle this year and should improve on the two sacks and eight tackles for loss he registered in 2013.

34 Joey Bosa, Ohio State Buckeyes

Score: 7.63

The defensive star of the Buckeyes' impressive rookie class last year, Bosa registered 13½ tackles behind the line of scrimmage as a true freshman and showed signs of dominance as the season progressed. He figures to make a big leap this fall.

33 Cameron Erving, Florida State Seminoles

Score: 7.66

One of the nation's elite left tackles, Erving protected the blind side for FSU's Heisman-winning QB and helped Florida State average 7.7 yards per play last year, best in the nation. He shunned the NFL and decided to return as the anchor on an offensive line that will start five seniors in 2014.

T-31 Rashad Greene, Florida State Seminoles

Score: 7.75

He was already the leading receiver last season, but the offense will rely on Greene even more this season with an inexperienced group at receiver. He has quietly been one of the best receivers nationally the past two years.

T-31 Tre' Jackson, Florida State Seminoles

Score: 7.75

The biggest member of FSU's senior-laden offensive line (6-foot-4, 330 pounds), Jackson is a beast up the middle and has helped the Seminoles rush for an average of 5.6 yards per carry during his two seasons as a starter.