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Ranking FBS Starting QBs: 1 to 125

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The hype machine is in full force out of Texas, but will David Ash (Football.com No. 26) become a legitimate star or remain mediocre? Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images.
The hype machine is in full force out of Texas, but will David Ash (Football.com No. 26) become a legitimate star or remain mediocre? Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images.
Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
26 David Ash Texas Big 12 JR 2,699 67.3 19/8

Ash helped resurrect Texas last year. Can he get them back to a BCS? -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
27 Devin Gardner Michigan Big Ten JR 1,219 59.5 11/5

Could be higher, but the sample size on him was way too small. A full year in Hoke's offense could make him something special. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
28 Zach Mettenberger LSU SEC SR 2,609 58.8 12/7

Typical Les Miles QB. Nothing flashy. Lots of wins. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
29 Clint Chelf Oklahoma State Big 12 JR 1,588 60.4 15/6

When Chelf took control of the OSU offense last season, it didn't miss a beat. The team averaged more than 51 points per game in his six starts. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
30 Logan Thomas Virginia Tech ACC SR 2,976 51.3 18/16

There are three ACC QBs that totaled more than 3,200 yards and seven wins last season. Thomas could blow these numbers out of the water this year. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
31 Bryce Petty Baylor Big 12 JR 97 70.0 1/0

ESPN's Brandon Catmon said Petty has a chance to be this year's Johnny Manziel. With tutors like RGIII and Nick Florence, he's got a great shot. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
32 Casey Pachall TCU Big 12 SR 948 66 10/1

He's a Top-20 talent who gives the Horned Frogs a chance to win every game in which he plays, but you have to wonder if he'll stay on the field. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
33 Tyler Russell Mississippi State SEC SR 2,897 58.6 24/10

Russell looked nice statistically, but needs a bowl win and has to finish better than .500 in the SEC to move up this list. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
34 Chase Rettig Boston College ACC SR 3,055 54.2 17/13

Rettig has a new coach and plenty of weapons in his final year at BC. If he can keep from forcing bad throws, BC and Rettig could have a good year in the ACC. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
35 Jeff Driskel Florida SEC JR 1,646 63.7 12/5

Driskel needs to prove he can win games instead of relying on his defense and not giving the ball away. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
36 Joe Southwick Boise State MWC SR 2,730 66.8 19/7

He's not quite Kellen Moore, but who is? He might end the season a few spots higher if he continues to progress in Chris Petersen's system. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
37 Keith Wenning Ball State MAC SR 3,095 65.4 24/10

Wenning recently had his knee scoped and needs to stay healthy if Ball State wants to challenge defending champ Northern Illinois in the MAC. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
38 Kolton Browning Louisiana Monroe Sun Belt SR 3,049 63.8 29/10

Made a name for himself by throwing for more than 400 yards last season in an upset of Arkansas. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
39 Eric Soza Texas-San Antonio C-USA SR 2,085 58.9 20/3

No, that's not a misprint. The future college coach nearly managed a 10:1 TD-to-INT ratio last season. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
40 Corey Robinson Troy Sun Belt SR 3,121 66.1 12/9

Set a national high school record with 91 TD passes in a single season and is in store for another big year statistically for the Trojans. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
41 Terrance Broadway Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt JR 2,842 65.4 17/9

Next year's small-school darling shoots for a third consecutive bowl win. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
42 David Piland Houston American JR 2,929 57.1 16/12

Piland was the favorite all along, though he didn't officially beat freshman John O'Korn until this weekend. O'Korn also will play in the opener. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
43 Tyler Tettleton Ohio MAC SR 2,844 62.1 18/4

The 6-foot, two-star high school prospect already owns all the school passing records. But can he knock off Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois? -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
44 Logan Kilgore Middle Tennessee State C-USA SR 2,571 63.3 16/6

Kilgore needs 2,666 passing yards and 14 TDs to own the school's career passing records. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
45 Taylor McHargue Rice C-USA JR 2,209 59.7 12/5

The dual-threat QB also ran for 11 TDs last season, but needs to stay healthy. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
46 Cameron Coffman Indiana Big Ten JR 2,734 60.7 15/11

A bit of a cheat here, as Roberson and Nate Sudfeld also should be included in the chart. All three could play, or Indiana could name a starter this week. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
47 Tommy Rees Toledo MAC SR 2,699 61.5 14/8

Rees is a wild card. He could finish the year as a Top-25 QB, but there isn't enough evidence to rank him higher now. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
48 Keith Price Washington Pac-12 JR 2,728 60.9 19/13

Price could be in store for a big year assuming his O-Line doesn't get him killed first. -JJ

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
49 Garrett Gilbert SMU American SR 2,932 53.0 15/15

Alabama fans remember him fondly as Colt McCoy's backup, but Gilbert could turn into an NFL prospect under June Jones. -CS

Rank QB School Conference Class Passing Yds. Comp. % TD/INT
50 Terrance Owens Toledo MAC SR 2,699 61.5 14/8

Owens split time at QB the last three seasons, but threw 45 TDs to 16 INTs. Now he's the full-time guy. -CS