So many great college football players exhausted their eligibility in 2013, and far too many standout underclassmen have declared their intentions to enter the NFL draft.
But even with such a massive talent exodus, there are more than enough stars remaining in college to ensure we'll get yet another amazing season in 2014.
It's the cyclical nature of the college game: players leave, and new ones take their place. And with freshmen becoming more and more relied upon as key contributors—resulting in first-year players snagging the last two Heisman trophies—it is almost as if each year produces a better set of superstars than the year before.
And 2014 shouldn't be any exception.
While a lot can happen between now and the first games in late August, here's our way-too-early list of the top 25 college football players for the 2014 season.