With SEC Media Days approaching next week, we’ve reached the elite-tier and halfway point of this summer’s SDS Top 100 Countdown. Our daily series revealing who to watch for this fall kicked off on May 20 with Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis, one of six players selected at this point from the defending conference champions.
Several Heisman and conference player of the year candidates are still on the board, but we suspect a few who have already been recognized will finish the season as all-league nominees as well. Thus far, Georgia leads all schools with seven selections, followed by six from Auburn and South Carolina and five from Alabama and Florida.
When our No. 1 player is revealed hours before the college football season opener on Aug. 28, we’ll tally up the number of selections from each team and grade that program’s overall talent based on a point system. Players are considered more valuable the closer we get to the top spot.
Here’s a review of Nos. 100-50 by position:
No. 75: Hutson Mason, Georgia
No. 71: Jacob Coker, Alabama
No. 57: Dylan Thompson, South Carolina
No. 83: Terrence Magee, LSU
No. 76: Kelvin Taylor, Florida
No. 52: Jonathan Williams, Arkansas
No. 100: Ricardo Louis, Auburn
No. 97: DeAndrew White, Alabama
No. 94: Andre Debose, Florida
No. 86: Javess Blue, Kentucky
No. 67: Christion Jones, Alabama
No. 64: Michael Bennett, Georgia
No. 63: Shaq Roland, South Carolina
No. 58: Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M
No. 96: O.J. Howard, Alabama
No. 60: Malcolm Johnson, Mississippi St.
No. 99: Justin Malone, Mississippi St.
No. 87: Dillon Day, Mississippi St.
No. 80: Austin Shepherd, Alabama
No. 78: David Andrews, Georgia
No. 72: Vadal Alexander, LSU
No. 68: Evan Boehm, Mizzou
No. 55: Jarvis Harrison, Texas A&M
No. 51: Corey Robinson, South Carolina
No. 84: Marshall Morgan, Georgia
No. 95: J.T. Surratt, South Carolina
No. 89: Adam Butler, Vanderbilt
No. 69: Montravius Adams, Auburn
No. 65: Lucas Vincent, Mizzou
No. 59: Issac Gross, Ole Miss
No. 53: Gabe Wright, Auburn
No. 92: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
No. 90: Za’Darius Smith, Kentucky
No. 88: C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss
No. 77: Shane Ray, Mizzou
No. 70: Ray Drew, Georgia
No. 98: Kaiwan Lewis, South Carolina
No. 93: Jarrad Davis, Florida
No. 74: Skai Moore, South Carolina
No. 73: Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
No. 66: Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
No. 56: Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn
No. 54: Amarlo Herrera, Georgia
No. 91: Jalen Tabor, Florida
No. 82: Jamerson Love, Mississippi St.
No. 81: Rashard Robinson, LSU
No. 61: Jonathon Mincy, Auburn
No. 50: Cam Sutton, Tennessee
No. 85: Brian Randolph, Tennessee
No. 79: Jabari Gorman, Florida
No. 62: Derrick Moncrief, Auburn