NCAA Football: Ranking the top 10 QBs in College Football

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College football is much more unpredictable than its professional counterpart, but superstar quarterbacks often determine whether a team sinks or swims in the enormous pool of collegiate programs. The following ten quarterbacks stand alone as college football’s best signal-callers.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that these rankings aren’t based on pro potential. The rankings are solely based on how quarterbacks perform and compete at the college level.

In the process of trimming down this article to ten quarterbacks, I had to remove several players with high upside in 2020. While the following quarterback didn’t crack the top ten, they’re worthy of honorable mentions.

SMU’s Shane Buechele left it all on the field last year. Buechele played for the Texas Longhorns in 2016 but eventually lost his starting job to Sam Ehlinger. Buechele transferred to SMU and threw for 3,929 yards, 34 touchdowns, and ten interceptions last season.

Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond and Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels remain in limbo. Neither were very accurate last season, but Mond remains an intriguing player. As a true freshman at ASU, Daniels threw for 2,943 yards, 17 touchdowns, and two interceptions.

North Dakota State’s Trey Lance deserves mentioning. Lance is the third-ranked quarterback prospect in most way-to-early 2021 NFL mock drafts. Last season, he completed 66.9% of his pass attempts for 2,786 yards, 28 touchdowns, and zero interceptions as the Bison went undefeated and won the FCS Championship.

Lance doesn’t appear in these rankings because he’ll never face off against the other quarterbacks on this list, and he faces a lesser level of competition in the FCS. However, he’s a great football player and a future elite NFL prospect.

Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler receives the final honorable mention spot. He didn’t start last season, but Rattler does take the reins of an offense that produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners and first overall picks in the NFL Draft. Keep an eye on him as the season progresses.

Without further delay, let’s take a look at how the top 10 quarterback’s rank entering the 2020 season.