Subjective rankings are always interesting, but one on ESPN's College Football Live is raising a few eyebrows for sure.â†µ
A panel of experts put together a list of the top ten individual seasons in college football over the past 50 years. Locally, the cool thing was that Pitt's Tony Dorsett and Hugh Green both made the list. Considering there are only ten in the poll, getting two from any school is sure to stand out a bit. But USC (Marcus Allen and Reggie Bush) and Texas (Ricky Williams and Vince Young) both joined the Panthers in having two representatives.
ESPN definitely leaned towards recent history when compiling the list. Even though it's supposed to encompass 1962 - 2011, Dorsett was the only player pre-1980 that made the cut. Further belaboring the point is that four of the ten are from 2005 or later.â†µ
The most disturbing thing, though, were the positions selected. Green was the only defensive player in the entire list. In addition, the nine offensive players that were ranked were all either quarterbacks or running backs. ESPN's list falls well short of a full representation of college football in the past 50 years to say the least.â†µ
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