The NFL is filled with players from all levels of collegiate competition, but over the years some schools have produced more NFL talent than others.
While it is not uncommon to find a big-time player from a small school, in most instances the top players in the NFL come from the most successful programs.
Even though Notre Dame did not quite make the list, the Fighting Irish have produced more NFL players than any school in the history of college football, and it is not even close.
In recent years other teams have began to emerge, with a good portion of those teams coming from the SEC.
This list is not necessarily the colleges with the most players in the NFL, but a combination of the quantity and quality of the players.
Here are the top 15 NFL factories in college football today.
*Names are according to the ESPN list of players by college for the 2012 season