Rank 'Em: College Football Running Backs

Created: August 16, 2010, 11:32 AM

Where does Pitt's Dion Lewis rank among college running backs?

Who are college football's best running backs?

Quarterbacks dominated the college football landscape last season, but Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen are all playing on Sundays now -- or at least holding clipboards. So are running backs ready to reclaim primacy on the college gridiron for at least one season? Reigning Heisman champ Mark Ingram leads a deep crop of talented rushers.

How do you size up some of the premier running backs from the college gridiron? Consider the candidates below and submit your rankings.

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  • Wisconsin

    2009 statistics
    1,517 rushing yards
    5.3 yards per carry
    18 rushing touchdowns
  • West Virginia

    2009 statistics
    1,465 rushing yards
    6.1 yards per carry
    13 rushing touchdowns
  • Virginia Tech

    2009 statistics
    DNP - injury

    2008 statistics
    1,265 rushing yards
    4.4 yards per carry
    11 rushing touchdowns
  • Alabama

    2009 statistics
    1,658 rushing yards
    6.1 yards per carry
    17 rushing touchdowns
  • Boston College

    2009 statistics
    1,457 rushing yards
    4.7 yards per carry
    14 rushing touchdowns
  • Oklahoma State

    2009 statistics
    382 rushing yards
    4.3 yards per carry
    1 rushing touchdowns

    2008 statistics
    1,555 rushing yards
    6.5 yards per carry
    16 touchdowns
  • Oregon

    2009 statistics
    1,546 rushing yards
    6.7 yards per carry
    14 rushing touchdowns
  • Pittsburgh

    2009 statistics
    1,799 rushing yards
    5.5 yards per carry
    17 rushing touchdowns
  • Oklahoma

    2009 statistics
    705 rushing yards
    4.1 yards per carry
    8 rushing touchdowns
  • Alabama

    2009 statistics
    751 rushing yards
    5.2 yards per carry
    8 rushing touchdowns
  • Oregon State

    2009 statistics
    1,440 rushing yards
    5.3 yards per carry
    21 rushing touchdowns
  • Penn State

    2009 statistics
    1,169 rushing yards
    5.7 yards per carry
    6 rushing touchdowns
  • Kansas State

    2009 statistics
    1,265 rushing yards
    5.1 yards per carry
    11 rushing touchdowns
  • Virginia Tech

    2009 statistics
    1,655 rushing yards
    5.6 yards per carry
    21 rushing touchdowns

 



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