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College Football Power Rankings: The Top 25 Running Backs Heading Into Week 3

Michael PintoSenior Writer IOctober 8, 2016

College Football Power Rankings: The Top 25 Running Backs Heading Into Week 3

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    This college football season, we'll be doing weekly power rankings of the top skill-position players in the game. 

    Week two action was a wild ride with some of the top teams in the country facing off. 

    We saw a star emerge in the South Carolina-Georgia Game, we saw Trent Richardson do what he does against Penn State, we saw Virginia Tech drop a game they never should have, and we saw Ohio State make a statement against Miami. 

    Some running backs made some noise and some didn't. 

    Here are the power rankings for the top 25 running backs heading into week three. 

25. Jeffery Demps, Florida

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24. Washaun Ealey, Georgia

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23. Kenjon Barner, Oregon

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22. Edwin Baker, Michigan State

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21. Vai Taua, Nevada

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20. Adam Robinson, Iowa

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19. Shane Vereen, Cal

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18. Chris Polk, Washington

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17. Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky

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16. Ed Wesley, TCU

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15. Mikel Leshoure, Illinois

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14. Andre Ellington, Clemson

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13. Montel Harris, Boston College

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    2010 Stats: Rushing Yards: 195 / AVG: 4.1 / TD: 1 / Receiving Yards: 31 / AVG: 10.3 / TD: 0

    After a solid showing in Boston College's week one victory over Weber State, Harris looked a little sluggish in the Eagles win over Kent State. 

    Harris rushed for 80 yards on 29 attempts, but failed to find the end zone. 

    For someone who finished last season as a top-10 back, more was expected of Harris in this one. He'll have the chance to rebound against Virginia Tech on Sept. 25. 

12. Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State

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11. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech

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10. Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh

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9. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

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8. DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma

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7. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State

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6. LaMichael James, Oregon

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5. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State

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4. John Clay, Wisconsin

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3. Trent Richardson, Alabama

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2. Noel Devine, West Virginia

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1. Mark Ingram, Alabama

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