The weekly running back rankings are quickly turning into The LaMichael James Show.
Considering he's only played in seven games, that he leads all running backs in rushing yards and touchdowns is even more impressive.
In Oregon's 72-0 win over New Mexico in the season opener, a game James was suspended for, his backup Kenjon Barner had 207 total yards and five touchdowns—a feat you have to assume James could have matched.
He exploded for another outstanding performance against USC in Week 9, but he wasn't the only back to go off for a big day.
Here are the power rankings for the top 25 running backs heading into Week 10.
Rushing Yards: 807 / AVG: 7.9 / TD: 8 / Receiving Yards: 24 / AVG: 8.0 / TD: 0
Helu Jr. had arguably the best game any running back has had all year in Nebraska's win of Missouri. He simply was the offense, with 28 carries for a staggering 307 yards and three touchdowns. He'd be higher on the list if those numbers didn't nearly match his production in the seven games before this one.
Rushing Yards: 634 / AVG: 4.9 / TD: 12 / Receiving Yards: 137 / AVG: 12.5 / TD: 0
Herron had the first 100-yard rushing game of his career in Ohio State's dominating win over Minnesota. He had only 17 carries in the contest, but ripped the Golden Gophers for 114 yards and a touchdown, bringing his streak to eight straight games with at least one score.
Rushing Yards: 938 / AVG: 4.7 / TD: 7 / Receiving Yards: 155 / AVG: 8.6 / TD: 0
Rainey rebounded well from his poor performance against Louisiana-Lafayette with a solid all-around game against North Texas. Rainey rushed 23 times for 100 yards and added five catches for 57 yards, but failed to find the end zone for the second consecutive game.
Rushing Yards: 780 / AVG: 4.9 / TD: 6 / Receiving Yards: 102 / AVG: 9.3 / TD: 1
LeShoure has been struggling to put up numbers the last three weeks, but part of that can be chalked up to a lack of touches. There's really no explanation for his 15-carry, 23-yard performance against Purdue, though. He saved his day with three total touchdowns and 46 yards receiving.
Rushing Yards: 574 / AVG: 5.3 / TD: 7 / Receiving Yards: 225 / AVG: 9.4 / TD: 0
Locke hasn't played since sustaining a shoulder injury against Auburn on October 9. Considering the type of year he was having, it's really a shame, too. He's missed Kentucky's last three games and while he's been cleared to play, Locke has yet to return to practice.
Rushing Yards: 954 / AVG: 5.5 / TD: 9 / Receiving Yards: 90 / AVG: 6.4 / TD: 0
After being held under 100 yards rushing for the first time this season in UConn's loss to Louisville, Todman came back strong against West Virginia in a huge overtime win for the Huskies. He had a whopping 33 carries for 113 yards and a score, adding another 28 yards receiving.
Rushing Yards: 1,067 / AVG: 7.0 / TD: 12 / Receiving Yards: 118 / AVG: 9.8 / TD: 1
Powell had his worst game of the season in Louisville's loss to Pitt on Saturday, but to be fair he was limited to 11 carries and the Cardinals abandoned the run early in this one. He was only able to muster 64 yards rushing after averaging nearly triple that in his previous four games.
Rushing Yards: 723 / AVG: 6.0 / TD: 4 / Receiving Yards: 9 / AVG: 9.0 / TD: 0
Dyer has proven throughout the year that if you give him double-digit carries, he'll produce. In his five games with 10 or more carries, Dyer is averaging 108.8 rushing. Of course a 21-carry, 180-yard performance against Mississippi helps pad those numbers a bit.
Rushing Yards: 800 / AVG: 6.5 / TD: 7 / Receiving Yards: 15 / AVG: 7.5 / TD: 0
Baker was pretty much a non-factor in Michigan State's loss to Iowa on Saturday. Considering how much the offense struggled as a whole, that shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Baker was held to nine carries for 21 yards, the second time in three games he's failed to surpass 25 yards rushing.
Rushing Yards: 836 / AVG: 4.5 / TD: 3 / Receiving Yards: 107 / AVG: 6.3 / TD: 1
Harris continued his hot streak on Saturday with another solid game, this time against Clemson. In his last three games, Harris has 495 total yards and three touchdowns. After hitting a rough patch earlier in the year, it's safe to say he's back.
Rushing Yards: 684 / AVG: 5.9 / TD: 10 / Receiving Yards: 109 / AVG: 9.1 / TD: 1
After a monster game against Georgia Tech a couple weeks ago, Ellington disappeared in Clemson's loss to Boston College. He was limited to 42 yards off 14 carries and failed to score for just the second time this season. He hasn't been impressive in three of his last four games.
Rushing Yards: 806 / AVG: 4.7 / TD: 10 / Receiving Yards: 254 / AVG: 15.9 / TD: 1
Robinson had to fight for his yards against Michigan State's run defense, averaging under four yards a carry for the third time this season. He carried the ball 20 times for 69 yards and a score, tacking on a 32-yard receiving touchdown as well.
Rushing Yards: 938 / AVG: 6.8 / TD: 10 / Receiving Yards: 14 / AVG: 2.8 / TD: 0
Wesley wasn't needed for much in TCU's 48-6 win over UNLV, touching the ball only 14 total times. He made the most of his opportunities though, with 72 total yards and a touchdown. He should see a lot more action against Utah this weekend.
Rushing Yards: 774 / AVG: 5.5 / TD: 10 / Receiving Yards: 172 / AVG: 10.8 / TD: 3
Vereen has seen a dip in production lately, and it hit a low point against Oregon State in Cal's 35-7 loss. Vereen had only 12 carries for 53 yards and failed to score a touchdown for the second time this season. He's now been held under 100 yards rushing in three straight games.
Rushing Yards: 693 / AVG: 4.8 / TD: 4 / Receiving Yards: 132 / AVG: 5.5 / TD: 1
Devine was relatively ineffective in West Virginia's overtime loss to UConn on Saturday, as he was limited to 16 carries for 67 yards and failed to find the end zone. He's only scored in three games this year, and it's becoming a noticeable issue.
Rushing Yards: 752 / AVG: 4.3 / TD: 12 / Receiving Yards: 291 / AVG: 7.3 / TD: 3
Murray wasn't spectacular in Oklahoma's win over Colorado, with only 11 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown, but he did add 10 catches for 73 yards to boost his stat line. With a tough stretch to close out the season, Murray will need to be at his best going forward.
Rushing Yards: 722 / AVG: 4.8 / TD: 11 / Receiving Yards: 240 / AVG: 17.1 / TD: 2
After sitting out last week with an ankle injury, Lattimore returned with a bang in Week 9. He had 29 carries for 184 yards and a touchdown, adding two catches for 26 yards. It was Lattimore's second straight game with over 200 total yards.
Rushing Yards: 928 / AVG: 6.6 / TD: 11 / Receiving Yards: 102 / AVG: 9.3 / TD: 3
Taua sat out Nevada's win over Utah State after sustaining an ankle injury against Hawaii a couple weeks earlier. He was expected to play after a bye week to rest, but was held out as a precautionary measure.
Rushing Yards: 996 / AVG: 5.1 / TD: 10 / Receiving Yards: 120 / AVG: 5.7 / TD: 0
After a bit of a rough patch earlier in the season, Thomas seems to have found his stride again, rushing for over 100 yards in his second consecutive game. Oklahoma State's defense made him work for it, though, as it took Thomas 29 carries to reach the century mark.
Rushing Yards: 740 / AVG: 4.5 / TD: 13 / Receiving Yards: 139 / AVG: 7.7 / TD: 2
Rodgers had his second straight three-touchdown game on Saturday, and while he wasn't able to match his production against Washington a week earlier, he was nearly unstoppable in Oregon State's win over Cal. Rodgers carried the ball 22 times for 119 yards and three touchdowns in the 35-7 victory.
Rushing Yards: 606 / AVG: 7.0 / TD: 5 / Receiving Yards: 244 / AVG: 13.6 / TD: 3
Alabama was off in Week 9, but Richardson's performance against Tennessee the week before showed us yet again that he's going to really take this country by storm once he's the featured back. Against the Vols, he need only 11 carries and one catch for 124 total yards and two scores.
Rushing Yards: 544 / AVG: 6.4 / TD: 8 / Receiving Yards: 68 / AVG: 5.2 / TD: 0
Ingram has taken quite a bit of heat this season from observers who are beginning to wonder if he's overrated. Based on Ingram's production, there's a good argument behind that line of thought. We'll reserve judgment for one more week until he faces LSU's stout defense.
Rushing Yards: 887 / AVG: 5.5 / TD: 13 / Receiving Yards: 9 / AVG: 9.0 / TD: 0
Wisconsin was off in Week 9, so Clay takes a backseat to Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James for now. But we haven't forgotten how good he's been this season with his 13 rushing touchdowns tied for third in the nation.
Rushing Yards: 1,174 / AVG: 6.2 / TD: 12 / Receiving Yards: 44 / AVG: 3.1 / TD: 0
Hunter was solid yet again in Week 9, rushing for over 100 yards for the fifth straight game. He carried the ball 28 times for 143 yards against Kansas State, but failed to score for the second time this season. He's the third-leading rusher in the country and is tied for sixth in rushing touchdowns.
Rushing Yards: 1,210 / AVG: 7.1 / TD: 14 / Receiving Yards: 119 / AVG: 23.8 / TD: 1
James looks like a lock for the Doak Walker Award, and had one of his best games of the season with 239 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon's 53-32 win over USC. It was the third time this year he's had over 225 yards rushing and at least two scores. He leads all running backs in yards and touchdowns.