Ranking the Opposing PK's

College football season is just around the corner. Lets take a closer look at some of the top opponents the Hurricanes will face this season. Today, we look at the top opposing kickers.

1. Dustin Hopkins -- Florida State. Simply put, there isn't a kicker in college football with a better leg. He is FSU's best kicker since Sebastian Janikowski and gives the Noles a chance just about every time they get inside an opposing 40 yard line. He's hit 63 field goals through his first three seasons. He was 7-for-10 from 40+ last season and makes most opponents start from their 20 following an FSU score. He's a serious weapon and clearly the best in the ACC.

2. Casey Barth -- North Carolina. Barth was one of the best kickers in all of college football in 2010 but then missed nearly all of 2011 with a leg injury. He was given an extra year and now will be among the best again. He's connected on 51 career field goals and has missed just one extra point in 117 tries. He has a huge leg and is very accurate with it.

3. Anthony Cantele -- Kansas State. One of the few kickers in college football that hit from 54+ last season, Cantele had a long of 54. He missed just one extra point and connected on 17 field goals. He's a solid kicker for a high scoring offense and should get plenty of chances.

4. David Ruffer -- Notre Dame. Playing for a very good offense, Ruffer connected on all 47 of his extra point attempts. He had a long field goal of 52, despite missing six others. He made 10 and will be among the top kickers on Miami's schedule in 2012.

5. Nate Freese -- Boston College. A rising junior, Freese has been very productive in his first two seasons in Chestnut Hill. He's connected on 32-of-41 field goals, including going 5-of-7 in 2011 on tries of 40+ yards. He's missed two extra points in 52 tries but has one of the best legs in the entire conference.

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