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Top 10 College Football Players 2022 Rankings

Ranking the best College Football Players this month in the 2022- 2023 NCAA Football season as Drake Maye goes from Honorable Mention to Top 3 player in the nation


By Fan Rankings | October 24, 2022 - 12:12 PM

The 2022 NCAA Football schedule has delivered a ton of excitement around the country as well as some great players to watch week in and week out.

While the list continues to change with new college football players stepping up each week to shine, many of the top tier talents remain the same.

As you start to look at the top College Football players, they each land on the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list.


When it comes to the top two players on the list those two spots go to two of the top quarterbacks in the country and two players who are all in as players who could take home the Heisman Trophy.

One of those quarterbacks is CJ Stroud of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the other quarterback Bryce Young of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

As the College Football Bowls and College Football Playoffs near for these players the list of the Top 10 College Football players includes highly explosive running back Bijan Robinson, shutdown cornerback Emmanuel Forbes, dynamic playmaking wide receiver Jalin Hyatt, and talented linebacker Will Anderson. Here is a look at the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list.

Honorable Mention

Mohamed Ibrahim

School: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Position: Running Back
Previous Ranking: Unranked

Just missing the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list is the Minnesota Golden Gophers senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, who enters the final game of the College Football regular season ranked 3rd overall in rushing yards with 1,524 will look to add to his career total.

The Golden Gophers star running back has nearly been unstoppable during the 2022 NCAA Football season en route to his third 1,000 plus yard rushing season.

The Baltimore, Maryland native has rushed for at least 100 yards in every game this season including topping the 150-yard mark in one game and the 200-yard mark in two additional games.

Clark Phillips III

School: Utah Utes

Position: Cornerback
Previous Ranking: #10

One college football player who is building a stellar college football resume while scripting his NFL Draft resume is the Utah Utes sophomore cornerback Clark Phillips III.

After posting two interceptions last season the Utes cornerback has posted a career high six interceptions entering the final game of the regular season while also recording five passes defended.

In addition to the six interceptions, Phillips III has returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns while also recording one sack.

Top 10 Best College Football Players

10. Will Rogers

School: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Position: Quarterback
Previous Ranking: #6

In at number 10 on the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list is the Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Will Rogers.

Rogers, who is playing for a spot as one of the top quarterbacks entering the 2023 NFL Draft, continues to impress for Bulldogs in an extremely difficult SEC Conference.

Rogers, whose junior season has come to an end, currently ranks 3rd in the country with 3,713 passing yards and 3rd in the country with 34 touchdown passes.

On the year, Rogers topped the 400-yard mark in three different games and threw for at least three touchdowns in seven different contests.

9. Emmanuel Forbes

School: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Position: Cornerback
Previous Ranking: Unranked

While his teammate lands at number 10, Emmanuel Forbes lands at number nine among the Top College Football players this season.

Forbes is currently one of three players who have recorded six interceptions this season while playing as a key member of the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense.

The junior cornerback is solidifying himself as one of the best defensive backs in all of college football.

Forbes finished the season ranked tied for the most interceptions while recording three interceptions returned for a touchdown. In addition, Forbes racked up 10 passes defended to go along with 39 tackles.

8. Tuli Tuipulotu

School: USC Trojans

Position: Defensive Linebacker
Previous Ranking: #8

The resurgence continues for the USC Trojans as Lincoln Riley looks to turn around a once glorified program.

As the Trojans look to compete for the Pac-12 Championship during the 2022-23 NCAA Football season, Tuli Tuipulotu has been one key member of the team and a dynamic playmaker on the defensive side of the football all season.

The junior defensive lineman enters his final regular season with 38 total tackles, two forced fumbles and three passes defended.

The Trojans star defensive lineman currently leads all of college football with 11. 5 sacks after posting 5.5 sacks as a sophomore.

7. Jalin Hyatt

School: Tennessee Volunteers

Position: Wide Receiver
Previous Ranking: #7

Wide receivers are always a hot commodity and players that standout each year around college football. That is the case for the Tennessee Volunteers star wide receiver Jalin Hyatt who has put together an amazing season as one of the top wideouts in all of college football.

As the Volunteers surprised many teams this season including the Alabama Crimson Tide, Hyatt has been the weapon that has been difficult to slow down. Hyatt has posted 64 catches on the year for 1,181 receiving yards to go along with a season high 15 touchdown catches. 

6. Caleb Williams

School: USC Trojans

Position: Quarterback
Previous Ranking: #3

After an up and down career with the Oklahoma Sooners, Caleb Williams elected to transfer with Lincoln Riley to USC to take over as the USC Trojans quarterback.

The move has not disappointed as Williams has played at a Heisman Trophy Candidate while leading the Trojans to the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Entering the final few weeks of the College Football season, Williams currently ranks 7th in passing yards with 3,480, 5th in passing touchdowns with 33 and have thrown the 9th fewest number of interceptions with three on the year.

5. Will Anderson

School: Alabama Crimson Tide

Position: Outside Linebacker
Previous Ranking: #4

Now statistics are always important when you evaluate talent but sometimes the numbers may not be there despite a player being a top tier talent.

That is the case with Will Anderson of the Alabama Crimson Tide as he rounds out the Top 5 on the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list.

Anderson, who posted an astonishing 17.5 sacks last season hasn’t seen the same production this season but has eight sacks on the year to go along with one interception.

As Anderson is expected to be the top overall NFL player drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Crimson Tide star commands double teams and opposing teams to focus on him.

4. Bijan Robinson

School: Texas Longhorns

Position: Running Back 
Previous Ranking: #5

Possibly the most explosive player in college football, Bijan Robinson has showcased his playmaking abilities for the entire season as one of the best running backs in football.

The Texas Longhorns running back ranks 8th in the country with 1,401 rushing yards on just 229 carries while posting 16 rushing touchdowns.

As teams look to stop Robinson week in and week out, the Longhorns running back still finds ways to make opposing players miss.

Despite failing to top the 100-yard mark in three games, Robinson still has over 1,400 yards while rushing for at least 175 yards in four different games this season.

3. Drake Maye

School: North Carolina Tar Heels

Position: Quarterback
Previous Ranking: Honorable Mention #1

Despite being the only freshman to land on the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list, the North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback has played like one of the best players in the country each week.

Drake Maye, who is from North Carolina, has helped the Tar Heels to an AP Top 25 Ranking this season has racked up 3,614 passing yards to go along with 34 passing touchdowns and just four interceptions in his freshman season.

Maye has posted seven different games with at least 300 yards while also throwing for seven different games with at least three touchdown passes.

His play on the field has landed the Tar Heels in the ACC Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers.

2. Bryce Young

School: Alabama Crimson Tide

Position: Quarterback
Previous Ranking: #2

Coming off a Heisman Trophy Award many expected the talented Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback to compete for a second straight one.

While that may not be the case, he still has played like one of the best players in the country while dealing with an injury.

The Crimson Tide quarterback has racked up 2,664 passing yards to go along with 24 passing touchdowns to just four interceptions.

When healthy Bryce Young has played as well as any quarterback in the country in an SEC Conference that may be the toughest conference in all of college football.

1. C.J. Stroud

School: Ohio State Buckeyes

Position: Quarterback
Previous Ranking: #1

Taking home the top spot on the Top 10 NCAA Players 2022 rankings November list is the Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud.

The junior quarterback for the Buckeyes from Inland Empire California continues to build on his college resume while looking to lead his team to the National Championship.

His play on the field this season has pushed him to the top of the potential 2023 NFL Draft class while showcasing his ability to win week in and week out.

Stroud enters the final regular season game of the season leading the nation with 35 passing touchdowns while also throwing for 2,991 yards.

How would you rank these College Football Players in the 2022-2023 BCS season? Rank below to be added in the NCAA Power Rankings

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