College Hoops Rankings: 100-80

With a new college basketball season just days away, ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 players in college basketball.

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How did we rank the players?

Using the ESPN Forecast model, our engine for creating more accurate sports predictions and opinion, we asked a panel of 35 ESPN experts from across our various platforms to come up with a list of the top 100 players in college hoops.

Here is what they found.

No. 100: Brad Waldow, Senior, Forward, Saint Mary's | Score: 6.12

The 6-foot-9 center is a bit undersized, but he continues to overachieve. He's the Gaels' leading returning scorer (15.1 points per game) and rebounder (7.5 a night) and finished in the top 10 in the West Coast Conference in both categories last season.

No. 99: Isaiah Whitehead, Freshman, Guard, Seton Hall | Score: 6.18

He's the first McDonald's All-American to sign with the Hall since Eddie Griffin and Andre Barrett in 2000. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard was ranked No. 14 by RecruitingNation in the Class of 2014.

No. 98: Jarell Martin, Sophomore, Forward, LSU | Score: 6.18

After suffering a foot injury in the first game of his career, Martin brushed off a slow start and finished strong. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 11.4 points in SEC play and passes the ball well for a big man.

No. 97: Denzel Valentine, Junior, Guard, Michigan State | Score: 6.18

After two years of being a role player, Valentine is ready to step forward for the Spartans. He can play any position from 1 through 3 as his averages last season suggest: 8.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

No. 96: Jarvis Summers, Senior, Guard, Ole Miss | Score: 6.18

Andy Kennedy called Summers the team's MVP even when Marshall Henderson was on the roster. Summers' role will only expand for his senior season after he averaged 17.3 points and 3.8 assists as a junior.

No. 95: Dustin Hogue, Senior, Forward, Iowa State | Score: 6.18

The junior college transfer started every game and finished second in the Big 12 with 8.4 rebounds per game. He was best in the postseason, scoring a career-high 34 points in Iowa State's loss to eventual champion UConn.

No. 94: D'Angelo Russell, Freshman, Guard, Ohio State | Score: 6.21

Considered the best shooting guard in the 2014 class by RecruitingNation, Russell can help supply what the Buckeyes were lacking last season -- a pure scorer. He can create shots on his own better than anyone on their roster.

No. 93: Kellen Dunham, Junior, Guard, Butler | Score: 6.21

The second team all-Big East guard led Butler in scoring last season with 16.4 points per game. He's probably best known for having the ability to shoot from just about any range in a halfcourt set.

No. 92: J.J. Avila, Senior, Forward, Colorado State | Score: 6.21

The 2011 Patriot League Freshman of the Year thrived in his first season at CSU. The 6-foot-7 forward ranked in the top 10 of the Mountain West Conference in scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal percentage, steals and free throw percentage.

No. 91: Jacob Parker, Senior, Forward, Stephen F. Austin | Score: 6.21

Familiarize yourself with the 6-foot-6 senior forward who was named Southland Conference Player of the Year last season. He shot 53.8 percent from the field, 46.9 percent from 3-point range and generally gave defenders fits with his versatility.

No. 90: Byron Wesley, Senior, Guard, Gonzaga | Score: 6.26

He led USC in scoring (17.8) and rebounding (6.4) last season, but opted to transfer to Gonzaga and is immediately eligible as a graduate student. He gives the Bulldogs a slashing wing they hasn't had since Erroll Knight a decade ago.

No. 89: Angel Rodriguez, Junior, Guard, Miami | Score: 6.26

He transferred back home after spending his first two seasons at Kansas State where he was all-Big 12 second team as a sophomore. Rodriguez brings the veteran floor leadership at point guard that the Canes missed last season.

No. 88: Trey Lyles, Freshman, Forward, Kentucky | Score: 6.30

Named Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2014, Lyles took his stretch-4 skills to Kentucky. The 6-foot-10 freshman is coming off an undisclosed "medical procedure" on his left leg that kept him sidelined during the Wildcats' Bahamas trip in August.

No. 87: Derrick Walton Jr., Sophomore, Guard, Michigan | Score: 6.30

He was thrown into the starting lineup as a freshman. The 6-foot sophomore has a chance this season to be more of a scoring point guard after focusing on distributing duties last season.

No. 86: Roosevelt Jones, Junior, Forward, Butler | Score: 6.30

The Bulldogs sorely missed Jones, who was sidelined last season with a wrist injury. The do-it-all swingman led Butler in assists (3.5), was second in rebounds (5.6) and third in scoring (10.1) during the 2012-13 season.

No. 85: Derrick Marks, Senior, Guard, Boise State | Score: 6.30

He enters the season ranked ninth on the school's all-time scoring chart. But Marks is far from one dimensional. He led the Broncos in assists (2.6 per game) and steals (1.5) last season.

No. 84: Ryan Arcidiacono, Junior, Guard, Villanova | Score: 6.30

The 6-foot-3 junior added intelligence to his aggressiveness as a sophomore and cut his turnovers in half. He ranked fourth in the Big East with a 2.5 assist/turnover ratio. He also benefited from playing with the Italy B national team this summer.

No. 83: Rodney Purvis, Sophomore, Guard, UConn | Score: 6.32

An explosive scorer, the 6-foot-4 Purvis brings size to the Huskies' backcourt that it hasn't had in recent years. He transferred from NC State and sat out last season, but will likely start at shooting guard alongside Ryan Boatright.

No. 82: Trevor Lacey, Junior, Guard, NC State | Score: 6.32

He sat out last season after transferring from Alabama and may be a bit hard to recognize. Lacey dropped 25 pounds and emerged a sleeker guard who will help the Pack immediately, especially from 3-point range.

No. 81: Nigel Williams-Goss, Sophomore, Guard, Washington | Score: 6.35

He was named to the Pac-12 all-freshman team after leading the league's rookies in scoring (13.3 points per game) and assists (4.4) last season. The 6-foot-3 point guard also was an underrated rebounder for his size, averaging 4.4 boards per game.

No. 80: Chris Jones, Senior, Guard, Louisville | Score: 6.35

Jones has shed a few pounds in the offseason and his quickness will help him shed defenders. With Russ Smith graduated, Jones' scoring will likely increase from his 10.2 per game last season.