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Where Iowa ranks in the College Football 25 top 100 player rankings
Where Iowa ranks in the College Football 25 top 100 player rankings

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The hype surrounding the upcoming release of EA Sports’ College Football 25 video game reached a new level on Wednesday when the game released its top 100 player ratings.

While the video game didn’t release the full rosters and ratings of every college football team, it still offered some insight to fans hoping to see their respective teams represented in the game. And Iowa football fans won’t be disappointed.

The Hawkeyes had four players in the top 100, most notably middle linebacker Jay Higgins at No. 16. Each of Iowa’s four representatives had an individual player rating of 90 or higher – and they play defense (perhaps not surprising, considering the team’s success at that position compared to offense).

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Here’s what you need to know about the Iowa football players ranked in the top 100 player ratings on College Football 25:

Iowa’s top-ranked player in the College Football 25

Higgins is the highest-rated Iowa football player on College Football 25, with a 94 overall rating, making him the 16th-ranked individual in the game. He is also the highest-ranked middle linebacker and the fifth-best player in the Big Ten (including the third-best defensive player).

The fifth-year senior linebacker is coming off a season in which he was named to the All-America first team by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), recording 171 total tackles (79 solo), five tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and five passes defensed.

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Iowa players in the top 100 of the “College Football 25”

Here is the complete list of Iowa football players who are ranked among the top 100 players in the College Football 25 video game:

  • MLB Jay Higgins: No. 16 overall | No. 1 MLB | (No. 94 overall)
  • FS Sebastian Castro: No. 38 overall | No. 5 FS | (No. 92 overall)
  • ROLB Nick Jackson: No. 86 overall | No. 3 ROLB | (No. 90 overall)
  • SS Xavier Nwankpa: No. 97 overall | No. 5 SS | (No. 90 overall)

By Liam