It may be a while before we see two superstar quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III battle for the spotlight during a college football season like they did in 2011. However, after getting a look at some of the young up-and-coming gunslingers that stepped out onto the national stage this season, there's definitely reason for fans to get excited about the future.
Young underclassmen quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel, Braxton Miller and Marcus Mariota all became household names this year. Plus, there were also plenty of older veteran signal-callers such as Collin Klein and Geno Smith who left their mark on the sport as well.
So which quarterbacks were the true cream of the crop this season?
Here's a look at how college football's top 50 quarterbacks stack up based on their performance in 2012.