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The 2015 NFL Draft's 25 most productive college football teams, ranked

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Florida State was even more dominant than you thought, and you might be surprised by No. 2. At the bottom, all 98 teams with picks ranked.

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What are we looking at here? The Draftpoints top 25.

Draftpoints assign a points value for each spot in the NFL Draft, with the first pick being worth 250 points, the second 249, the third 248, and on down. Most drafts are about 250 picks and change, so it's a tidy number. We'll count picks beyond 250 as one point each, since that's simple.

There's a lot you could do with Draftpoints. One thing is collecting the total Draftpoints for each college in a given draft class, then ranking them all. That's the chart above.

(There are many other things you could do. We plan on doing them. Stay tuned!)

Florida State ranks No. 1, which is no surprise. The Noles had the top overall pick in Jameis Winston to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plus first-round lineman Cam Erving and three others in the top 50. So while FSU led the country with 11 picks, plenty of them also ranked up high.

Louisville was No. 2 in terms of raw picks, with 10. But that means giving 256th pick Gerald Christian the same value as Winston. If you go by Draftpoints, the Miami Hurricanes' seven picks top U of L's 10, and it's pretty easy to explain why. Five of Louisville's were in the bottom 100, while five of Miami's were in the top 100.

All those tweets you saw about FSU-Louisville being the most talented game of 2014? It might've actually been FSU-Miami. Either way, it was an FSU game. (And yes, yes, Louisville had the better team and all that.)

Another good example is Washington, which had only four picks but saw them all go in the top 44. That's way more impressive than Oregon State having five picks, but none until No. 89, right?

Here's the full ranking for everybody with a pick:

Rank College Draftpoints Picks Top pick
1 Florida State 1714 11 Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
2 Miami 1186 7 Ereck Flowers, Giants
3 Louisville 1109 10 DeVante Parker, Dolphins
4 Florida 1036 8 Dante Fowler Jr., Jaguars
5 Stanford 1011 6 Andrus Peat, Saints
6 Alabama 986 7 Amari Cooper, Raiders
7 Missouri 905 6 Shane Ray, Broncos
7 Washington 905 4 Danny Shelton, Browns
9 Oregon 871 5 Marcus Mariota, Titans
10 USC 818 6 Leonard Williams, Jets
11 Oklahoma 747 6 Jordan Phillips, Dolphins
12 Clemson 726 5 Vic Beasley, Falcons
13 Georgia 677 5 Todd Gurley, Rams
14 Utah 656 4 Eric Rowe, Eagles
15 Arizona State 655 4 Damarious Randall, Packers
16 Ohio State 638 5 Devin Smith, Jets
17 Auburn 624 5 Sammie Coates, Steelers
18 Mississippi State 596 5 Preston Smith, Washington
19 Michigan State 556 4 Trae Waynes, Vikings
20 Texas 549 5 Malcom Brown, Patriots
21 Iowa 539 3 Brandon Scherff, Washington
22 Minnesota 534 4 Maxx Williams, Ravens
23 Michigan 520 3 Devin Funchess, Panthers
24 LSU 515 4 Jalen Collins, Falcons
25 UCLA 487 3 Eric Kendricks, Vikings
26 Nebraska 477 3 Ameer Abdullah, Lions
27 West Virginia 467 4 Kevin White, Bears
28 Oregon State 439 5 Sean Mannion, Rams
29 Arkansas 437 5 Trey Flowers, Patriots
30 Wisconsin 430 2 Melvin Gordon, Chargers
31 Penn State 417 3 Donovan Smith, Buccaneers
32 Duke 369 2 Laken Tomlinson, Lions
33 Colorado State 368 2 Ty Sambrailo, Broncos
34 Central Florida 367 2 Breshad Perriman, Ravens
35 Kentucky 358 2 Bud Dupree, Steelers
36 Texas A&M 329 2 Cedric Ogbuehi, Bengals
37 South Carolina 321 4 A.J. Cann, Jaguars
38 UConn 289 2 Byron Jones, Cowboys
39 Georgia Tech 286 3 Shaq Mason, Patriots
40 Washington State 283 2 Xavier Cooper, Browns
41 Texas State 250 2 Craig Mager, Chargers
42 Rutgers 249 2 Tyler Kroft, Bengals
43 Virginia 244 2 Eli Harold, 49ers
44 Kansas State 237 2 Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
45 Wake Forest 235 1 Kevin Johnson, Texans
46 TCU 220 2 Paul Dawson, Bengals
47 Samford 205 1 Jaquiski Tartt, 49ers
48 Ole Miss 195 1 Senquez Golson, Steelers
49 Hobart 190 1 Ali Marpet, Buccaneers
50 Miami (Ohio) 189 1 Qunten Rollins, Packers
51 Fresno State 187 3 Tyeler Davison, Saints
52 Florida Atlantic 186 1 D'Joun Smith, Colts
53 Kansas 180 3 Ben Heeney, Raiders
54 Indiana 178 1 Tevin Coleman, Falcons
55 Baylor 175 2 Bryce Petty, Jets
56 Northern Iowa 165 1 David Johnson, Cardinals
57 Maryland 153 2 Stefon Diggs, Vikings
58 East Carolina 144 1 Justin Hardy, Falcons
59 Pittsburgh 141 1 T.J. Clemmings, Vikings
60 Northwestern 137 2 Ibraheim Campbell, Browns
61 Delaware State 135 1 Rodney Gunter, Cardinals
62 Memphis 130 2 Bobby McCain, Dolphins
63 UAB 130 2 J.J. Nelson, Cardinals
64 San Diego State 121 1 Terry Poole, Seahawks
65 Boston College 118 3 Ian Silberman, 49ers
66 Texas Southern 115 1 Tray Walker, Ravens
67 Southern Illinois 108 1 MyCole Pruitt, Vikings
67 Tennessee State 108 2 Robert Myers, Ravens
69 UT-Chattanooga 103 1 Davis Tull, Saints
70 Boise State 102 1 Jay Ajayi, Dolphins
71 North Dakota State 98 1 Kyle Emanuel, Chargers
72 Purdue 88 1 Ryan Russell, Cowboys
72 Tulane 88 2 Lorenzo Doss, Broncos
74 Navy 85 1 Joe Cardona, Patriots
75 Towson 81 1 Tye Smith, Seahawks
76 Delaware 80 1 Nick Boyle, Ravens
77 Illinois State 78 1 James O'Shaughnessy, Chiefs
77 Virginia Tech 78 2 Kyshoen Jarrett, Washington
79 South Florida 69 2 Reshard Cliett, Texans
80 Central Michigan 52 1 Leterrius Walton, Steelers
81 UL Lafayette 41 1 Christian Ringo, Packers
82 Buffalo 37 1 Kristjan Sokoli, Seahawks
83 Rice 35 1 Christian Covington, Texans
84 Southern Miss 34 1 Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Chiefs
85 Monmouth 31 1 Neal Sterling, Jaguars
86 Northwestern State 28 1 Deon Simon, Jets
87 Eastern Washington 26 1 Jake Rodgers, Falcons
88 Notre Dame 22 1 Ben Koyack, Jaguars
89 Hawaii 20 1 Joey Iosofa, Buccaneers
90 Newberry 19 1 Edmond Robinson, Vikings
91 Northern Illinois 18 1 Da'Ron Brown, Chiefs
92 Central Arkansas 17 1 Dezmin Lewis, Bills
93 Wyoming 15 1 Mark Nzeocha, Cowboys
94 William & Mary 6 1 Tre McBride, Titans
95 Marshall 4 1 Darryl Roberts, Patriots
96 San Jose State 2 1 Akeem King, Falcons
97 Mars Hill 1 1 Denzelle Good, Colts
97 Oklahoma State 1 1 Josh Furman, Broncos