In compiling this list of running backs the Trojans will face in 2012, I was struck by the quality of ball-carriers USC will face this year.
Monte Kiffin and his defensive staff will have to game plan for no less than seven opposing tailbacks who each gained 935 or more yards in 2011.
Of course, USC's opponents will have to figure out a way to stop the Trojans' two 1000-plus-yard rushers (Curtis McNeal and Silas Redd), but that is a different story.
This slideshow will rank the talented "toters of the rock" that USC will see this year.
Primarily, the yardstick measurements used to build this list were yards gained, touchdowns and yards per carry average.
Although there will be complaints as to who was left out, realize that all lists are subjective and a tip of the cap is offered to any running backs who have been slighted.