2013 Mountain West player rankings: No. 1: Fresno State QB Derek Carr

Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE

The 50 player countdown to the start of the 2013 college football season continues with the No. 1 spot.

The countdown of the 50 best Mountain West players -- as well as the countdown to the start of the season -- finally reaches its conclusion. Football starts on Thursday, and it is a glorious thing, and with one day left gives us one more spot on our top 50 countdown.

Everyone already knew who the top spot would be, but the No. 1 player voted on by staff here is Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr. Carr is the reigning 2012 Mountain West player of the year, the preseason player of the year and last season played with a torn abdomen.

His stats were quite amazing by completing 67 percent of his passes for 4,104, Carr threw 37 touchdowns and seven interceptions. As it can be seen, Carr was amazing last year and while there is the loss of running back Robbie Rouse, the Bulldogs still have a very receiving corp and should help Carr put up some more gaudy numbers.

More: Top 50 MWC football countdown Previewing 2013 MWC football season T-shirt anyone?

Here is the latest update on who picked player where plus the composite. Click the players name in the composite row to read why they ended up with that ranking. Also, bold is where today's player was selected.

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1. Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DE Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB
2. David Fales, San Jose State, QB Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB David Fales, San Jose State, QB David Fales, San Jose State, QB Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DE Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB David Fales, San Jose State, QB
3. Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DT David Fales, San Jose State, QB Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, WR Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DE David Fales, San Jose State, QB Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB
4. Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR Derron Smith, Fresno State, S Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center
5. Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB
6. Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center David Fales, San Jose State, QB Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB
7. Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, WR Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center Noel Grigsby, WR, San Jose State Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DE Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB
8. Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB Derron Smith, Fresno State, S Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB Noel Grigsby, WR, San Jose State Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DE
9. Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, WR Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB Derron Smith, Fresno State, S Austin Wentworth, Fresno State, OT Derron Smith, Fresno State, S Davante Adams, Fresno State, WR
10. Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB
11. Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DE Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, WR Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, WR Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB
12. Derron Smith, Fresno State, S Kasey Carrier, New Mexico, RB Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR Nat Berhe, San Diego State, S Robert Herron, Wyoming, WR Travis Raciti, San Jose State, DT Austin Wentworth, Fresno State, OT
13. Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB Travis Raciti, San Jose State, DT Matt Miller, Boise State, WR Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB Adam Muema, San Diego State, RB Weston Richburg, Colorado State, C
14. Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB Matt Miller, Boise State, WR
15. Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB Keith Smith, San Jose State, LB Charles Leno, Boise State, OT Tyeler Davison, Fresno State, DT Weston Richburg, Colorado State, C Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT Nat Berhe, San Diego State, S
16. Matt Miller, Boise State, WR Austin Wentworth, Fresno State, OT Derron Smith, Fresno State, S Travis Raciti, San Jose State, DT Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB Tyeler Davison, Fresno State, DT Eric Schultz, Utah State, OT
17. Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB
18. Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB Robert Herron, Wyoming, WR Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB Austin Wentworth, Fresno State, OT Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB
19. Robert Herron, Wyoming, WR Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT Jake Fely, San Diego State, LB Art Laurel, Hawaii, LB Garrett Grayson, Colorado State, QB Derek Largent, San Diego State, LB Charles Leno, Boise State, OT
20. Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB Colin Lockett, San Diego State, WR Cody Fajardo, Nevada, QB Shaq Bell, Colorado State, CB Brett Smith, Wyoming, QB Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB
21. Art Laurel, Hawaii, LB Art Laurel, Hawaii, LB Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State, DT Matt Miller, Boise State, WR Nick Tenhaeff, San Diego State, LB Dalles Bollema, New Mexico, LB Derron Smith, Fresno State, S
22. Travis Raciti, San Jose State, DT Robert Herron, Wyoming, WR Art Laurel, Hawaii, LB Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB Joe Southwick, Boise State, QB Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB Matt Paradis, Boise State, OT
23. Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB Matt Miller, Boise State, WR Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, WR Art Laurel, Hawaii, LB Travis Raciti, San Jose State, DT
24.Keith Smith, San Jose State, LB Nat Berhe, San Diego State, S Vince Buhagiar, San Jose State, LB Keith Smith, San Jose State, LB Jake Doughty, Utah State, LB Nicholas Kaspar, San Jose State, OT Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, LB
25. Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, WR Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR Crockett Gilmore, Colorado State, TE Austin Wentworth, Fresno State, OT Matt Miller, Boise State, WR Tavita Woodard, Hawaii, DE Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB
26.Charles Leno, Boise State, OT Joe Southwick, Boise State, QB Gabe Linehan, Boise Sate, TE Jeremy Ioane, Boise State, S Nick Sherry, UNLV, QB Nat Berhe, DB, San Diego State Tim Cornett, UNLV, RB
27. Matt Paradis, Boise State, OT Devante Davis, UNLV, WR Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, WR Cory James, Colorado State, LB Eric Schultz, Utah State, OT Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, WR
28. Austin Wentworth, Fresno State, OT Jeremy Ioane, Boise State, S Matt Paradis, Boise State, OT Devante Davis, UNLV, WR Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB Keith Smith, San Jose State, LB
29. Joe Southwick, Boise State, QB Tyeler Davison, Fresno State, DT Eric Schultz, Utah State, OT L.J. Jones, Fresno State, CB Derek Largent, San Diego State, LB Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, WR Chase Clayton, KR/WR, New Mexico
30. Tyeler Davison, Fresno State, DT Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, WR Jeremy Ioane, Boise State, S Weston Richburg, Colorado State, C Colin Lockett, San Diego State, WR Devante Davis, UNLV, WR Art Laurel, Hawaii, LB
31. Nat Berhe, San Diego State, S Chris Nwoke, Colorado State, RB Nolan Kohorst, UNLV, PK Jake Doughty, Utah State, LB Dominic Rufran, Wyoming, WR Matt Miller, Boise State, WR Blair Burns, Wyoming, CB
32. Jeremy Ioane, Boise State, S Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, LB Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT Gabe Linehan, Boise Sate, TE Christian Tago, San Jose Sate, LB Jake Doughty, Utah State, LB Brock Hekking, Nevada, DT
33. Vince Buhagiar, San Jose State, LB Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB Chris Nwoke, Colorado State, RB Donavon Lewis, Fresno State, LB Tyeler Davison, Fresno State, DT Alex Hansen, DE, Air Force Zach Vigil, Utah State, LB
34. Jake Doughty, Utah State, LB Zach Vigil, Utah State, LB Jon Lee, Air Force, RB Nicholas Kaspar, San Jose State, OT
Marcel Jensen, Fresno State, TE Matt Paradis, Boise State, OT Nicholas Kaspar, San Jose State, OT
35. Eric Schultz, Utah State, OT Cole Gautsche, New Mexico, QB Joe Southwick, Boise State, QB Robert Herron, Wyoming, WR Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB Chase Clayton, KR/WR, New Mexico Vince Buhagiar, LB, San Jose State
36. Gabe Linehan, Boise Sate, TE Charles Leno, Boise State, OT John Hardy-Tuliau, Hawai'i, S Matt Paradis, Boise State, OT Matt Paradis, Boise State, OT Chandler Jones, San Jose State, WR Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, WR
37. Devante Davis, UNLV, WR Blair Burns, Wyoming, CB Cole Gautsche, New Mexico, QB Joel Bitonio, Nevada, T Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB Joe Southwick, Boise State, QB L.J. Jones, Fresno State, CB
38. L.J. Jones, Fresno State, CB Vince Buhagiar, San Jose State, LB Blair Burns, Wyoming, CB Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State, LB Keith Smith, San Jose State, LB Aaron Davis, Colorado State, LB Jake Doughty, Utah State, LB
39. Chris Nwoke, Colorado State, RB L.J. Jones, Fresno State, CB Ty MacArthur, Air Force, WR/KR Vince Buhagiar, San Jose State, LB Travis Raciti, San Jose State, DT Chad Reese, Wyoming, S Nick Tenhaeff, San Diego State, LB
40. Blair Burns, Wyoming, CB Nevin Lawson, Utah State, CB Don Jackson, Nevada, RB Josh Harper, Fresno State, WR Nicholas Kaspar, San Jose State, OT Lenny Jones, Nevada, DE Robert Herron, Wyoming, WR
41. Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, LB Josh Harper, Fresno State, WR Marcel Jensen, Fresno State, TE Chris Nwoke, Colorado State, RB Jay Ajayi, Boise State, RB Donovan Lews, Fresno State, LB Derek Largent, San Diego State, LB
42. Derek Largent, San Diego State, LB Cory James, Colorado State, LB Austin Lopez, K, San Jose State Andy Jennings, Fresno State, DE Josh Quezada, Fresno State, RB Darian Thompson, Boise State, S Joe Southwick, Boise State, QB
43. Nicholas Kaspar, San Jose State, OT Dillon Farrell, New Mexico, Center Nat Berhe, San Diego State, S Dillon Farrell, New Mexico, Center Andy Jennings, Fresno State, DE Tyler Larsen, Utah State, Center Dallas Bollema, New Mexico, LB
44. Nick Tenhaeff, San Diego State, LB Billy Ray Stutzmann, Hawaii, WR Nevin Lawson, Utah State, CB Nevin Lawson, Utah State, CB DeAndre Elliott, Colorado State, CB Ben Clarke, Hawaii, C John Hardy-Tuliau, Hawai'i, S
45. Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State, DT Jon Lee, Air Force, RB Blake Renaud, LB, Boise State Marcel Jensen, Fresno State, TE Devante Davis, UNLV, WR Ian Seau, Nevada, LB Alex Hansen, DE, Air Force
46. Chase Clayton, KR/WR, New Mexico Trent Matthews, Colorado State, S Sam Meredith, DT, San Diego State Billy Ray Stutzmann, Hawaii, WR Taylor Graham, Hawaii, QB Nolan Kohorst, UNLV, PK LaMarr Bratton, G, New Mexico
47. Zach Vigil, Utah State, LB Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State, DT Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, CB Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State, DT Sidney Hodge, UNLV, CB Kivon Cartwright, Colorado State, TE Tyler Ervin, KR, San Jose State
49. Cory James, Colorado State, LB Ty MacArthur, Air Force, WR/KR L.J. Jones, Fresno State, CB Richy Turner, Nevada, WR Crockett Gilmore, Colorado State, TE Travis Reynolds, Utah State, WR Joel Bitonio, T, Nevada
49.Marcel Jensen, Fresno State, TE Nick Sherry, UNLV, QB Chase Clayton, KR/WR, New Mexico Eric Pinkins, San Diego State, SS Marcus Sullivan, UNLV, WR Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State, DT Crockett Gilmore, TE, Colorado State
50. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State, QB Colin Lockett, San Diego State, WR Lenny Jones, Nevada, DE Chandler Jones, San Jose State, WR Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, Boise State, DT Crockett Gilmore, Colorado State, TE Jeremy Ioane, Boise State, S
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