Postseason #CFBrank: 51-60

We're wrapping up the 2014 season by ranking the top 100 players in college football, just like we did before the season. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here 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 performance during the 2014 season.

T-51. QB Cody Kessler, USC Trojans
Score: 7.22
Kessler ranked fourth in the nation in passing efficiency. He completed nearly 70 percent of his passes for 3,826 yards with 39 touchdowns and just five interceptions. The two-year starter figures to enter the 2015 season as a top Heisman Trophy candidate.

T-51. QB Nick Marshall, Auburn Tigers
Score: 7.22
He didn't run for 1,000 yards like in 2013, but Auburn's quarterback emerged as a more dangerous passer as a senior. He completed 61 percent of his throws, finished with 20 touchdown throws against seven interceptions, and still rushed for 798 yards and 11 more scores as the Tigers displayed more offensive balance in 2014.

53. OT La'el Collins, LSU Tigers
Score: 7.19
Collins made the most of his decision to return to LSU for his senior season, developing into one of the nation's top offensive tackles in 2014. He won the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the league's top blocker and has a chance to become a first-round NFL draft pick in April.

T-54. CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech Hokies
Score: 7.16
After posting six interceptions as a freshman in 2013, Fuller's tally dipped to just two this season, but that's hardly indicative of declining production. Virginia Tech's D was predicated on putting corners on an island, and few DBs in the nation were more reliable than Fuller. For the year, he finished with 17 passes defended, which was tops in the ACC, and the Hokies' defense allowed opposing QBs to complete just 47.7 percent of their throws, the best rate in the nation.

T-54. RB Royce Freeman, Oregon Ducks
Score: 7.16
As a freshman, Freeman came into Eugene and grabbed the starting running back spot by the time the Ducks got going in the Pac-12. He finished the season with 1,365 rushing yards (fifth-best in the Pac-12) and led the lead the league in rushing touchdowns with 18.

T-54. LB Eric Kendricks, UCLA Bruins
Score: 7.16
The Butkus Award winner, as the nation's best linebacker, and first-team All-Pac-12 linebacker ranked second in the conference with 11.5 tackles per game, had 11.5 tackles for a loss and three interceptions. The three-year starter who finished his career with 467 tackles also was Alamo Bowl MVP.

T-57. S Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State Spartans
Score: 7.09
Extending the tradition of strong secondary play at Michigan State, Drummond was named the Big Ten's defensive back of the year as a co-captain for the Spartans and ran his streak of consecutive starts to 34 games in the Cotton Bowl. He filled up the stat sheet for MSU with a team-high 72 tackles, including five for losses with four interceptions and a 11 pass breakups, which also led the team.

T-57. RB James Conner, Pittsburgh Panthers
Score: 7.09
The ACC Player of the Year ranked seventh in the nation with 1,765 yards and third with 26 rushing touchdowns. Among ACC players, Conner led the league in rushing yards, rushing TDs, rushing yards per game and scoring. In the process, he broke Tony Dorsett's single-season school records for rushing touchdowns and points.

T-57. DE Dante Fowler Jr., Florida Gators
Score: 7.09
The season was a disappointment for Florida, but defensive end Fowler still emerged as one of the nation's top pass-rushing prospects. He led the Gators with 8.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hurries as a junior and opted to enter the NFL draft after the season.

T-57. WR DeVante Parker, Louisville Cardinals
Score: 7.09
Parker was named second-team All-ACC by the coaches and third-team All-ACC by the media, which is all the more telling considering he missed the first seven games of the season with a foot injury. The senior still finished with 43 catches for 855 yards and five touchdowns. He had five 100-yard games in six outings, including one 200-yard game.