Power Ranking the 10 Best QBs of the BCS Era

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Power Ranking the 10 Best QBs of the BCS Era
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Former USC QB Matt Leinart

The BCS era, which began in 1998, has produced some of the most electrifying quarterbacks in the history of college football.

A common theme has been dual-threat stars, yet plenty of pocket passers have made their marks on the game as well.

Out of the many ways to judge a quarterback, this list settled on statistics, wins and award recognition as the determining criteria. What a quarterback accomplished after college football has no merit here.

As always, some fanbases will vehemently disagree with one of their players being lower than they'd like or left off altogether. Others will nod in approval at a former star being spotted favorably.

Not everybody will agree with the order or inclusion/exclusion of a particular player, but that's part of the fun, so let the debate begin!

Here are the 10 best quarterbacks of the BCS era.

All statistics via sports-reference.com

Note: The final few spots were extremely tough. The following players were very deserving but ultimately left off: Jason White, Ken Dorsey, Carson Palmer and Andrew Luck, in no particular order. A case could be made for each one of these players along with countless others, and I look forward to the ensuing debate!

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