NFL Power Rankings Week 8: The Top 32 Running Backs

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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: The Top 32 Running Backs
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This was quite the controversy last week. 

Of course, that must be expected I guess, given that I didn't exactly rank the backs like everyone wanted them ranked. 

But before I go into the second edition of the running back power rankings, let me clarify a few things. 

First off, this is not a matter of the best running backs in the NFL. That would be far easier of a task. 

This is a ranking of the 32 best backs in the NFL at this particular time. Thus, Chris Johnson is not number one this week, even though he's widely considered the best in the NFL, because he struggled again this week. 

As well, this is not a fantasy ranking. I'm not ranking the best 32 backs last week based of their "points" or anything. Performance plays a key part, however. 

And that leads me to my last point: there are numerous factors that go into the picking of these players. 

Probably the biggest issue everyone had last week was Ahmad Bradshaw at 5. But, as of right now, I think he's playing better football than Maurice Jones-Drew, number 10 from last week.

Hope that clears things up. 

Let's jump into the rankings, which have been shaken up a lot since last week. 

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