Well, we've finally reached the end of our countdown of the Top 50 Players of the Non-BCS conferences, with the top pick coming as no surprise to those who've been playing the process of elimination game during this two month long odyssey. With our countdown over the only thing left to do is sit back, relax, and turn on the television, as the 2009 college football season kicks off tonight. I'll be in the press box at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City to cover the Utah Utes and their quest to get back to a BCS bowl game, but from wherever you are to whichever game your watching, remember to check back in every day at Inthebleachers.net this season for all the latest in college football news and analysis!
#1: QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
The Verdict: Let's not kid ourselves -- when they put up a billboard of you outside a major metropolitan area, you know you're a pretty accomplished individual. Take Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour for example, who comes into his senior season as not only the all-time face of the Central Michigan football program, but probably the all-time face of Central Michigan University. LeFevour's list of accomplishments is not gaudy, but rather historic. Consider that in a MAC conference known for producing top-end quarterback talent, the Central Michigan signal caller is on the brink of surpassing almost every major passing and total yardage record, needing only 382 yards total yards in order to surpass Byron Leftwhich atop the conference record books for total yards gained. But it's not just conference records which LeFevour has either shattered or is poised to shatter, as the 6-foot-3, 230-pound duel threat field general has already become just the third player in NCAA history to throw for over 3000 yards and rush for over 1000 yards in a signal season. A preseason nominee for just about every offensive award given out at the end of the regular season, LeFevour is a natural choice for the best non-BCS conference player in the country. Not only has he literally helped build a program most people have never heard of, but he has forever linked himself with the development of the spread offense that has come to characterize modern college football. With an outstanding supporting cast around him for 2009, LeFevour leads the odds on favorite to win the MAC conference, and further entrench his legacy as one of the best college quarterbacks of all time -- regardless of conference or level of competition.