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By Jim Johnson
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Ranking the best 100 players in the Southeastern Conference based only on their play throughout the 2017-18 season

For the past two years, I've ranked the top 100 players from each of Southern Pigskin's three FBS conferences -- the ACC, SEC, and Sun Belt -- prior to the season. However, now, for the first time, I've decided to do them after the season, as well.

Unlike the preseason version, which I described as the order you would see if all the players were sorted by a 'Madden' rating, neither overall talent nor past production carries any weight. The only thing that impacted the ranking was how well each player performed during this past season. As such, whereas the preseason rankings used to be partly based on past performance, going forward they will be nearly entirely a projection.

One new wrinkle that had to be addressed with this, that wasn't a problem with the preseason ones, was injuries or just missed time in general. Frank Ragnow, for example, in my opinion the best center in the country when healthy, played basicaly half of his team's games. For most, that would well warrant not being included in the list, and yet his impact was so felt when he played, it would be unjust to leave him off. Thusly, his ranking is nearly an exaltation as opposed to a slight. That's to say, injuries were a player by player call with no two situations being identical.

In any case, here are the 100 best ACC players from the 2017-18 campaign, based solely on their performance over that stretch: (the list will be updated 20 at a time over the course of this week)

100.

Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

99.

Johnathan Johnson, WR, Missouri

98.

Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Texas A&M

97.

Denzil Ware, DE, Kentucky

96.

Lester Cotton, OG, Alabama

95.

Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

94.

Jashon Robertson, C, Tennessee

93.

Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

92.

Randy Ramsey, LB, Arkansas

91.

C.J. Conrad, TE, Kentucky

90.

Jake Bentley, QB, South Carolina

89.

Javien Hamilton, CB, Ole Miss

88.

Martez Ivey, OT, Florida

87.

D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

86.

Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama

85.

Greg Gilmore, DT, LSU

84.

Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State

83.

Lamont Gaillard, C, Georgia

82.

Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama

81.

Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida

80.

Trey Smith, OT, Tennessee

79.

Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas

78.

Marquis Haynes, DE, Ole Miss

77.

Garrett Brumfield, OG, LSU

76.

Isaiah Buggs, DL, Alabama

75.

Ralph Webb, RB, Vanderbilt

74.

Marcell Frazier, DE, Missouri

73.

Zack Bailey, OT, South Carolina

72.

Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky

71.

Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

70.

Deion Calhoun, OG, Mississippi State

69.

Terry Godwin, WR, Georgia

68.

John Kelly, RB, Tennessee

67.

Chris Lammons, S, South Carolina

66.

Charles Wright, LB, Vanderbilt

65.

Austin Golson, OT, Auburn

64.

Terez Hall, LB, Missouri

63.

Breeland Speaks, DT, Ole Miss

62.

Trent Sherfield, WR, Vanderbilt

61.

Tre’ Williams, LB, Auburn

60.

Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama

59.

Ryan Davis, WR, Auburn

58.

Kingsley Keke, DT, Texas A&M

57.

Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

56.

Donell Stanley, OG, South Carolina

55.

Jordan Wilkins, RB, Ole Miss

54.

Otaro Alaka, LB, Texas A&M

53.

D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

52.

Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky

51.

Ross Pierschbacher, OG, Alabama

50.

J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri

49.

Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State

48.

Toby Weathersby, OT, LSU

47.

Dante Sawyer, DE, South Carolina

46.

Javon Wims, WR, Georgia

45.

Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

44.

Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

43.

Stephen Roberts, S, Auburn

42.

Arden Key, LB, LSU

41.

Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

40.

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

39.

Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

38.

Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

37.

Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

36.

Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

35.

J.R. Reed, S, Georgia

34.

Hjalte Froholdt, OG, Arkansas

33.

Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky

32.

Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

31.

Devin White, LB, LSU

30.

Levi Wallace, CB, Alabama

29.

Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

28.

De’Jon Harris, LB, Arkansas

27.

Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia

26.

Will Clapp, C, LSU

25.

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

24.

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

23.

Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

22.

Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

21.

Skai Moore, LB, South Carolina

20.

Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

19.

Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M

18.

Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

17.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

16.

Bradley Bozeman, C, Alabama

15.

Andraez Williams, CB, LSU

14.

Isaiah Wynn, OT, Georgia

13.

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

12.

Duke Dawson, CB, Florida

11.

Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

10.

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

9.

A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

8.

Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

7.

Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

6.

Jeff Holland, LB, Auburn

5.

Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

4.

Braden Smith, OG, Auburn

3.

Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

2.

Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

1.

Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

Jim Johnson - Editor of Southern Pigskin, Producer of "Three & Out", and host of "Explosive Recruiting" on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network. E-mail: jim@espncoastal.com Twitter: @JimJohnsonSP