NCAA Football 13's top 10 Big Ten players

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart scribes a weekly Big Ten player rankings post during the college football season, and it’s a popular fall staple. Well, with the highly anticipated release of NCAA Football 13, we have a different kind of Big Ten player ranking for you. This one comes straight from the game’s top overall players. See its top 10 rated Big Ten players in this post.

1. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin – 98 rating
T-2. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue – 95
T-2. Silas Redd, RB, Penn State – 95
4. Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin – 94
T-5. Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin – 93
T-5. Ricky Wagner, LT, Wisconsin – 93
T-5. Jacob Pedersen, TE, Wisconsin – 93
T-5. Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska – 93
T-5. Taylor Lewan, LT, Michigan – 93
T-5. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan – 93

Next Big Ten products on the list: Dan Conroy, K, Michigan State & James Morris, LB, Iowa – 92

Surprisingly underrated: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State – 84; Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State – 87

Unhappy with the ratings? Remember, this is only a video game, as popular as it may be. They truly don’t mean a thing, but they’re still fun to consider.

Brent Yarina is a web editor and blogger for BTN.com. Find all of his work here and follow him on twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.

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aroznowski on 7/10/2012 @ 5:35pm EDT Said:

Denard Robinson, William Gholston, Le’Veon Bell, and Braxton Miller should all be rated much higher.

Ryan on 7/10/2012 @ 5:46pm EDT Said:

John Simon anybody?

HskrNation95 on 7/10/2012 @ 6:04pm EDT Said:

Seriously, Silas Redd is ranked higher than Super Rex?

Moodini31 on 7/10/2012 @ 7:02pm EDT Said:

I’m a huge college football fan, and I gotta admit, at first I was like, “Who is Silas Redd?” A 95 for him is a joke. I think Denard should be about a 95 or 96.

Jesse A on 7/10/2012 @ 7:58pm EDT Said:

Don’t discount Silas Reed, If Penn St. wins 6 games this year, it will be on his back (and the Linebacker core). PSU Offense is likely to be pretty enimic this year even with Reed. Reed, Montee Ball, Rex Burkhead, and Le’Veon Bell are some of the best in the nation (along with Marcus Lattimore of SC) as productive “Workhorse” backs. That being said, I also think Denard Robinson, Braxton Miller and Taylor Martinez rank as the best “running” quarterbacks in the nation (along with Geno Smith of WV and Collin Klein of Kansas St.)

aroznowski on 7/11/2012 @ 12:42am EDT Said:

There should be a pretty good four-man battle for the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year award between Montee Ball, Le’Veon Bell, Rex Burkhead, and Silas Redd. Any of those four guys could win it.

Doug on 7/11/2012 @ 6:43am EDT Said:

Jesse, the problem is those running QB’s can’t pass, which won’t cut it at the next level…