ESPN's countdown of the top 100 players in college football continued Wednesday with players ranked Nos. 41-60.

Michigan State center Jack Allen checked in at No. 44.

From ESPN: "He's the best center in the Big Ten. He started in 35 career games, was one of six Rimington Trophy finalists last season and is a near-lock to once again be named to the first-team All-Big Ten. He always seems to step up when the Spartans need him most -- he had 11 knockdowns against a solid Penn State interior -- and he's incredibly consistent. He hasn't allowed a sack since 2013."

Allen, a 6-2, 300-pound senior from Hinsdale, Illinois, anchors an MSU line that is considered among the nation's best. Last season the Spartans were second in the Big Ten in scoring offense (43.0 points), second in total offense (500.8 yards) and fifth in rushing offense (235.2 yards).