As the game of football has evolved, more teams have shied away from the traditional ground game and have concentrated on developing pass-oriented offenses.
However, old-school fans (this writer included) still enjoy a relentless, smash-mouth running attack.
In this slideshow, we will take a look at 20 teams whose rushing offenses should be among the best in the coming season.
If you think that rankings like this can be silly and subjective, you're not alone. Often times they devolve into nothing more than a popularity contest; there's just too many unknown variables.
Therefore, assigning a specific ranking to each team this far from any meaningful action would border on the ridiculous.
Instead, this slideshow is the result of factoring in the KNOWN variables of the various FBS schools and will spotlight the teams that should be among the best in 2010 when it comes gaining those hard-earned rushing yards.
However, as the list progresses, you will find the more prolific ground attacks toward the end.
On the other hand, some might surprise you.
If your team didn't make the list, it doesn't mean that they won't be good at running the ball; it just means that there were enough question marks surrounding their rushing game to warrant exclusion from this particular list.
So buckle up your chinstrap and enjoy this list of 20 teams that should be among the elite rushing attacks in 2010.