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By Jim Johnson
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Ranking the best 100 players in the Sun Belt 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. These were a player by player call with no two situations being identical.

In any case, here are the 100 best Sun Belt 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.

Wesley Fields, RB, Georgia Southern

99.

Thomas Hennigan, WR, Appalachian State

98.

Bryan London, LB, Texas State

97.

Chase Rogers, TE, Louisiana

96.

Marterious Allen, DE, Georgia State

95.

Aaron Brewer, OT, Texas State

94.

Caleb Fuller, DL, Appalachian State

93.

Frank Sutton Jr., OG, ULM

92.

Michael Shaw, LB, Georgia State

91.

A.J. Howard, Appalachian State

90.

RJ Turner, WR, ULM

89.

Grant Horst, OT, Louisiana

88.

Devan Stringer, LB, Appalachian State

87.

Conner Manning, QB, Georgia State

86.

Caleb Evans, QB, ULM

85.

Joe Dillon, DE, Louisiana

84.

Caleb Caston, DL, Arkansas State

83.

Tyler Rogers, QB, New Mexico State

82.

Tracy Walker, S, Louisiana

81.

Tristan Crowder, OG, Troy

80.

Shane Johnson, LB, Coastal Carolina

79.

Darian Mills, CB, South Alabama

78.

Jamal Stadom, DT, Troy

77.

Sloan Spiller, TE, ULM

76.

Cole Prudhomme, C, Louisiana

75.

Marcus Jones, CB, Troy

74.

Gabe Schrade, TE, Texas State

73.

Marcus Williamson, DE, Coastal Carolina

72.

Warren Wand, RB, Arkansas State

71.

Kris Weatherspoon, S, Troy

70.

Chandon Sullivan, CB, Georgia State

69.

Deondre Douglas, WR, Troy

68.

Trey Payne, LB, Georgia State

67.

Noah Johnson, OG, Idaho

66.

Logan Hunt, DL, Georgia Southern

65.

Jamarius Way, WR, South Alabama

64.

Ronheen Bingham, DE, Arkansas State

63.

J.L. Gaston, OT, Troy

62.

Johnston White, RB, Arkansas State

61.

Jerome Smith, CB, Georgia State

60.

Chris Murray, WR, Arkansas State

59.

Deontae Crumitie, C, Troy

58.

Easy Anyama, DE, Texas State

57.

Baron Poole II, DT, Troy

56.

Kyle Wilson, LB, Arkansas State

55.

Osharmar Abercrombie, RB, Coastal Carolina

54.

Shamarious Gilmore, OG, Georgia State

53.

Ike Lewis, WR, Appalachian State

52.

Aaron Duckworth, RB, Idaho

51.

Dalton Herrington, LB, New Mexico State

50.

Ryheem Malone, WR, Louisiana

49.

Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State

48.

Marcus Green, WR, ULM

47.

Jamin Smith, C, New Mexico State

46.

Frankie Griffin, LB, Texas State

45.

Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana

44.

Cedarius Rookard, S, Troy

43.

Lanard Bonner, OT, Arkansas State

42.

Malcolm Williams, WR, Coastal Carolina

41.

Cedric Wilcots, DE, New Mexico State

40.

Vic Johnson, OT, Appalachian State

39.

Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State

38.

Justin McInnis, WR, Arkansas State

37.

Steven Rowzee, OT, Troy

36.

Blaise Taylor, CB, Arkansas State

35.

Hunter Reese, LB, Troy

34.

Kirk Kelley, OG, Troy

33.

Alfonso Onunwor, WR, Idaho

32.

Brandon Silvers, QB, Troy

31.

Colby Gossett, OG, Appalachian State

30.

Trey Ragas, RB, Louisiana

29.

Blace Brown, CB, Troy

28.

Kevon Perry, DT, Louisiana

27.

Noah Fisher, OT, South Alabama

26.

Jordan Chunn, RB, Troy

25.

Ron LaForce, S, New Mexico State

24.

Justice Hansen, QB, Arkansas State

23.

Trevon Sanders, DT, Troy

22.

Kaden Elliss, LB, Idaho

21.

Jaypee Philbert, OT, Arkansas State

20.

Shamad Lomax, CB, New Mexico State

19.

Justin Clifton, S, Arkansas State

18.

Tae Hayes, CB, Appalachian State

17.

Tron Folsom, LB, Troy

16.

Larry Rose III, New Mexico State

15.

Kevin Dotson, OG, Louisiana

14.

Taylor Lamb, QB, Appalachian State

13.

Monquavion Brinson, Georgia Southern

12.

Eric Boggs, LB, Appalachian State

11.

Clifton Duck, CB, Appalachian State

10.

Blake Mack, TE, Arkansas State

9.

Tony Lashley, LB, Idaho

8.

Jalin Moore, RB, Appalachian State

7.

Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State

6.

Aikeem Coleman, DE, Idaho

5.

Beau Nunn, OT, Appalachian State

4.

Jeremy Reaves, S, South Alabama

3.

Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State

2.

Tee Sims, DL, Appalachian State

1.

Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, DE, Arkansas State

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