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Highest-graded players at every position through Week 7 of the 2021 college football season

Week 7 wasn’t supposed to be a big college football weekend, but as is always the case, there were big games and big upsets. Then-No. 2 Iowa fell to Purdue in the biggest upset of the day, Oklahoma has a real quarterback controversy on its hands, Alabama bounced back after its loss last week and Georgia proved its defense is the immovable object. 

Following all of that action, here are the top-graded players in the Power Five and the Group of Five through Week 7.

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Power Five: Caleb Williams, Oklahoma Sooners | 94.3

Williams barely makes the snap cutoff after splitting time with Spencer Rattler over the past two weeks. But what he’s accomplished in those two weeks is outstanding. He’s averaging 10.6 yards per attempt and has four big-time throws to only one turnover-worthy play. He’s been elite on the ground as well with a 90.3 rushing grade. Williams is also averaging a whopping 15.4 yards per carry.

Group of Five: Malik Willis, Liberty Flames | 92.0

Willis stays on top, even after Liberty's loss to UL-Monroe. However, SMU’s Tanner Mordecai is hot on his tail. Willis’ play over the first six weeks of the season helps him hold onto this spot, but his 30.7 passing grade this weekend ranked 102nd out of the 104 quarterbacks who had 10 dropbacks in Week 7. He made four turnover-worthy plays and was sacked four times.

Running Back

Power Five: Blake Corum, Michigan Wolverines | 90.9

Corum has flirted with the top spot before and takes over again this week. His 0.33 forced missed tackle rate is a top-20 mark, and he's ripped off 14 explosive runs this year. He’s also making the most of his receptions, generating a 114.1 passer rating when targeted.

Group of Five: Ulysses Bentley IV, SMU Mustangs | 90.1

Bentley is averaging 5.4 yards after contact this season — fifth-best in the country. He’s run for a first down or a touchdown on 39% of his runs, ranking 20th-best in the country. Despite toting the rock just 54 times on the season, he's averaging 7.6 yards per carry average to help pace the Mustangs' offense.

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Wide Receiver

Power Five: Drake London, USC Trojans | 89.7

London stays on top despite USC being off this weekend. He has only one game without double-digit targets this season, and he's hauled in double-digit catches in four of his six outings. London's 18 contested catches this year are the most in the FBS. He averages 13 yards per catch and ranks second in the country with 64 catches. 

Group of Five: Demario Douglas, Liberty Flames | 92.8

Douglas did not play in Liberty’s weekend loss to UL-Monroe but kept his top spot. He was on a tear in the two games prior, posting 128 yards and then 156 yards against UAB and Middle Tennessee, respectively. Douglas is the efficiency king with 5.39 yards per route run this year.

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