I decided to make a rankings for the top players in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. I also made a top 50 list combining all of the years that has detailed explanations for the top 50 list. 2001: Top 100 2002: Top 80 2003: Top 60 2004: Top 40 2005: Top 20 The rankings for each year will also include an overview of the overall strengths and weaknesses of the age group. The top 50 list is an overall list combining factors such as ceiling, floor, pro readiness, position, skillset. Like with any list combining prospects from different years, the younger players are at a disadvantage due to age. The top 50 list is not a reflection of the caliber of the players in each year as opposed to a combination of those different factors. Older players have a built in advantage with a list like this. I have grouped all players into one of seven position categories. They are GK, RB, CB, LB, DM/CM, AM/Wing, Striker. The first four position categories are self explanatory. The rest is based on a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 formation. DM/CM is for #6’s and #8’s, AM/Wing is for #10’s and wingers. Striker encompasses center forwards and secondary strikers. Not all players will be capable of playing all positions in each category and some of these judgements are arguable. These are my own subjective assessments. I only included players that are not squarely in the set-up of another YNT. Some of that is also subjective. If you don’t see a player listed who might fit into that category, they probably do. I only included players I’ve seen play. The amount of viewings ranges a lot. About 10% of the 300 players I probably don’t have a great grasp on, and could change my assessment a lot with another few viewings, but I’m only a fan and do not get paid to watch these players, so there are holes in my knowledge. This is not a list that anyone should use as an official measurement for the best players in these age groups. I’m going to release everything all at once. It’s nearly done. I think it’ll be finished in the next few days, but I don’t know yet which day. I created a separate thread because it’s a lot of content and I didn’t want to clog another thread. I’m open to feedback and questions once I release everything.