I once again delve into the endeavor of my Post-1980 lists with College Football. For those new or unfamiliar with my blog, my lists all start around 1980 when I started to watch sports as a youngster. I did not see the players who played before this time, so I do not feel I have the necessary information to properly rate them in the context with the players I have actually witnessed. On top of that, for sports like Football and Basketball, post-1980 is almost an era cut-off. The proliferation of the pass and the great quarterbacks era was ushered in shortly after 1980. Bird and Magic saved basketball starting in 1980 after some down years in the NBA. College sports have been a bit more fluid and Baseball, well, the steroid era ruins that.
In previous blogs I have provided my 30 Year College and Professional Basketball Teams, 30 Year Baseball Teams and 30 Year NFL skill Teams. For College Football, as opposed to filling positions, I am going to give my Top 5 players regardless of position over the last 30 years. I will publish it conference-by -conference over the next few weeks as we lead up to the culmination of an exciting College Football Regular Season.