In order to consistently win games in the SEC, you must be able to effectively run the ball. Teams can try to run the spread like Florida has, but you must have a supremely talented roster to do so.
Even in the Gators' system, there has still been a strong focus on the running game.
Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy last year and returns for his junior season at Alabama. There is no doubt that he should have another successful season for the Crimson Tide.
There will be many tailbacks trying to unseat Ingram as the top ball carrier in the SEC this fall, even one from his own team.
Here are the top 10 running backs in the SEC for 2010.