We haven't yet completed the 2011 college football season, but let's look ahead toward 2012.

Who will be the top players next year?

LSU has defensive Sam Montgomery, and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu that will be ranked highly by experts.

Baylor's Robert Griffin III, USC's Matt Barkley, and Michigan's Denard Robinson all are eligible return at the quarterback position.

Some great running back are all expected to come back in 2012, including Montee Ball, of Wisconsin, and Marcus Lattimore, of South Carolina.

At receiver, USC's Robert Woods will be back, along with Sammy Watkins, of Clemson.

LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu


Carl Stine, of bleacherreport.com, lists his top 50 college football players of 2012.