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Ranking FBS Starting QBs: 1 to 125

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UAB quarterback Austin Brown (Football.com No. 54) is one of the few true sleepers in this saturated information age. Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images.
UAB quarterback Austin Brown (Football.com No. 54) is one of the few true sleepers in this saturated information age. Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images.
Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
51 Cody Green Tulsa C-USA JR 2,592 54.4 17/11

Green played through a separation of his throwing shoulder after offseason hip surgery, earning the respect of his teammates. Now healthy, he'll need to play better. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
52 Jake Medlock Florida International C-USA JR 2,127 57.8 13/2

Medlock dropped 15 pounds during the offseason, but he'll run less on designed plays as the team ditches the spread offense for a West Coast system. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
53 Sean Mannion/Cody Vaz Oregon State Pac-12 JR/SR 2,446/1,480 64.7/58.9 15/13; 11/3

Mike Riley won't give any hints. Maybe they both play. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
54 Austin Brown UAB C-USA SO 2,648 57.7 15/12

Brown kept his head above water as a freshman quarterback on an awful Blazers team. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
55 Andrew Maxwell Michigan State Big Ten SR 2,606 52.5 13/9

Maxwell has one final chance to not spoil an elite Spartans defense. Or does he? -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
56 Gary Nova Rutgers American JR 2,695 57.0 22/16

Nova and new coordinator Ron Price need to make sure the offense doesn't rank in the triple digits again this season.

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
57 Brandon Kay Cincinnati American SR 1,298 63.0 10/2

The Bearcats could contend in the American. They'll need Kay to be the 300-yard, four-TD guy he was in the Belk Bowl against Duke last season. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
58 James Franklin Missouri SEC SR 1,562 59.4 10/7

Franklin is two years removed from being the fourth-most efficient quarterback in a stacked Big 12. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
59 Tanner Price Wake Forest ACC SR 2,300 55.6 12/7

Headlines like 'Price, Grobe Aren't Hung Up On Statistics' and 'Price Still Grobe's Guy' almost sound apologetic. But if Price can somehow lead Wake Forest back to a bowl, he'll have done his job. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
60 Max Wittek/Cody Kessler USC Pac-12 SO/SO 388/9 52.2/100 3/5; 0/0

Wittek failed to impress filling in for an injured Matt Barkley last season and should've won the starting job by now, but Kessler is listed as a co-starter. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
61 Taylor Graham Hawaii MWC JR N/A N/A N/A

An NFL pedigree (dad is former NFL QB Kent Graham) and working with Norm Chow should help Graham become one of the better arms in the MWC, but will there be enough talent around him to make it work? -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
62 Tyler Benz Eastern Michigan MAC SR 1,506 53.8 14/8

Benz is a better passer than former QB Alex Gillett, but he's not as mobile. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
63 Keenan Reynolds Navy Independent SO 898 56.5 9/2

Reynolds' stats won't blow your mind, but his game-winning drive against Army last season was a thing of beauty. The Midshipmen could be in good hands. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
64 Nick Sherry UNLV MWC SO 2,544 53.1 16/17

Sherry can have a good year if he gets help. He needs to make giant strides in the accuracy department, though. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
65 Vad Lee Georgia Tech ACC SO 596 48.2 4/3

Can Lee convert his magnetic athleticism into production in the triple-option offense? -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
66 Matt Schilz Bowling Green MAC SR 2,585 55.2 14/12

Schilz edged sophomore Matt Johnson in a QB competition, but needs to play well to keep his job. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
67 Derek Thompson North Texas C-USA SR 2,629 57.5 14/14

Thompson put up explosive numbers in a few games last season, but also proved prone to making mistakes. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
68 Tyler Van Tubbergen Western Michigan MAC SR 1,825 60.9 15/11

Law school awaits the already-graduated senior, but first he'll get a chance to start after three seasons on the bench. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
69 Sam Richardson Iowa State Big 12 SO 541 58.2 8/1

Richardson completed 23-of-27 passes for four touchdowns as a reserve against Kansas last season. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
70 Jacob Karam Memphis American SR 1,895 64.2 14/3

Karam broke a school record last season, completing 64.2 percent of his passes while protecting the football. Now he needs to push it downfield more often. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
71 Joel Stave/Curt Phillips Wisconsin Big Ten SO/SR 541/540 58.2/56.8 8/1; 5/2

No Russell Wilson this year. The Badgers would take Scott Tolzien at this point as neither QB has made the job their own. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
72 Maxwell Smith/Jalen Whitlow Kentucky SEC SO/SO 975/801 68.7/54.0 3/2

The Wildcats will play both sophomores in the season opener. Don't expect either to become a star, though they have different strengths. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
73 B.J. Denker Arizona Pac-12 SR 259 67.6 3/1

Denker will get a full season in RichRod's system and should post decent numbers. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
74 ? Florida Atlantic C-USA ? ? ? ?

A four-person race gained a bit of clarity last week when the player many predicted would start at quarterback, Melvin German III, started practicing at receiver last week. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
75 Nathan Scheelhaase Illinois Big Ten JR 1,361 60.6 4/8

One can argue that Scheelhaase deserves to be lower. Throwing two INTs for every TD is not an indicator of success. -JJ