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EA Sports reveals Top 15 player ratings of the ACC in College Football 25

FaceProfileby:Thomas Goldkamp07/10/24

EA Sports College Football 25 is just more than a week away from its launch and the game has now dropped its Top 100 player ratings. That means we can get a sense of who the best players are in each conference. Today, we take a look at the ACC.

The ACC has several stars on the list, headlined by Clemson do-it-all linebacker Barrett Carter. Carter checks in with a rating of 94 overall, highlighted by an impressive 97 awareness and a 94 acceleration.

A pair of running backs are next up on the list, with California‘s Jaydn Ott and North Carolina‘s Omarion Hampton checking in as the only two players with a 93 overall rating.

Ott is the quicker of the two, tagged with a 97 rating for acceleration and a 92 rating for speed. Hampton trails narrowly behind with a 95 for acceleration and a 91 for speed. Both players have a 95 for awareness, which should make them excellent at finding holes and hitting them.

When it comes to the Top 15 players in the ACC in the game, there’s a pretty even split across the ACC programs.

Miami has a high of three players inside the Top 15, while Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina each have two. The remaining programs with players ranking inside the Top 15 are, as previously noted, California, Florida State, SMU, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

EA Sports College Football 25 is slated for broad release on July 19, though you can get earlier access to the game by a few days if you purchase a deluxe edition.

Below you can view each of the Top 15 players in the ACC in the game.

1. ROLB Barrett Carter, Clemson – 94

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The top-rated player in the ACC going into the 2024 campaign, Carter checks in with some pretty absurd athleticism numbers. As noted above, he has a 94 for acceleration and a 97 for awareness. But he’s also got an 89 for overall speed and an 88 for jumping. His strength checks in at a 79.

In total, Carter has been incredibly productive during his three years at Clemson. He has racked up 151 total tackles, 21.0 tackles for a loss, 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and 17 passes defended. He’s displayed his versatility to be able to rush the passer or drop into coverage as needed.

2. HB Jaydn Ott, California – 93

Ott is going to be one of the best raw athletes in College Football 25 based on his numbers, some of which we listed above. In addition to his 97 for acceleration, 95 for awareness and 92 for speed, Ott also has an 88 for jumping and a 75 for strength. That makes him quite the well-rounded back in the game.

Outside the game, Ott will be looking to continue his year-over-year improvement. He went from 867 yards and eight touchdowns in 2022 to 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2023. He’s also a threat out of the backfield, with more than 500 yards receiving and five touchdowns the last two seasons.

3. HB Omarion Hampton, North Carolina – 93

Like Ott, we’ve already given you some of the numbers for Hampton: 95 acceleration and awareness and 91 speed. How about some of the others? He’s got a 90 for jumping and an 81 for strength, making him a little more powerful and capable of breaking tackles than some of his peers in the game.

In terms of real-life productivity, Hampton is coming off a massive leap from 2022. He accumulated 1,504 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in 2023, while also increasing his passing game productivity to 222 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be looking for even more this fall.

4. SS Jonas Sanker, Virginia – 92

Virginia senior safety Jonas Sanker claimed first-team All-ACC honors after leading the Cavaliers with 107 tackles last year. (Photo courtesy Virginia Athletics)
(Photo courtesy Virginia Athletics)

One of the premier defensive players in the game, Sanker checks in with his best attribute being awareness, a pretty good quality for a strong safety. He is at 92 awareness, while he also checks in at 91 acceleration and 90 speed, meaning he can get to the ball. Sanker is rounded out by an 88 jumping grade and a 77 grade for strength.

Sanker has played quite a bit each of the last two seasons for the Cavaliers, but he had a breakout campaign in 2023. The talented safety racked up 107 tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and 11 passes defended, showing he can do it all.

5. CB Quincy Riley, Louisville – 92

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Riley has some of the best raw athleticism numbers in the ACC among players in the game this year, checking in with a 96 for acceleration, a 95 for jumping and a 92 for speed. He isn’t the strongest player, at just a 59, but he does have good awareness at 89.

The veteran and former MTSU player has had two strong seasons at Louisville, prompting his high rating in the game. Riley has recorded 76 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sacks, six interceptions and 19 passes defended in the last two years.

College Football 25 ACC Player Ratings – 6-15

6. HB Damien Martinez, Miami – 91
7. CB Dorian Strong, Virginia Tech – 91
8. RE Kaimon Rucker, North Carolina – 91
9. LG Logan Parr, SMU – 91
10. TE Oronde Gadsen, Syracuse – 91
11. LE Ashton Gillotte, Louisville – 90
12. LE Patrick Payton, Florida State – 90
13. DT Peter Woods, Clemson – 90
14. LE Rueben Bain Jr., Miami – 90
15. WR Xavier Restrepo, Miami – 90