Talented and dynamic running backs were plentiful in the Big Ten in the last decade, and in this new decade it no doubt should continue.
The crop of running backs this season looks strong in the Big Ten as many runners that had solid years last season are returning to help carry the rock for their respective teams.
In some cases they are coming into the year with hype and credentials; while others are going to have to fight and claw for every yard, and for people's respect.
With strong teams going into the season atop preseason polls, they all are united by one factor; which is they have solid to exceptional defenses, and very talented running games.
Will this lead to one of these powerhouse Big Ten teams going on to National Title glory?
I put down at least one of the backs for each team and ranked them according to the No. 1 back on the team.
Obviously, some of the teams are stacked at the position, and others are lacking so I tried to find a medium for this list.
But, for the most part the list is in fact ranked by the projected starter going into play.
Who will be the next Eddie George, Marion Barber, or Shonn Greene?
We will have to wait and see to find out.