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Marc Tyler's status for this year is up in the air.
USC is the highest ranked team with no clear cut number one back, although senior Marc Tyler led them in rushing last year with 913 yards and nine TDs. Tyler's status for 2011 is up in the air after a pair of off-field incidents.
Explosive Dillon Baxter didn't live up to the hype as a true freshman, finishing with just 252 yards and one TD, however, he was slowed by an early season suspension and could easily rebound this year.
Redshirt freshman DJ Morgan had a monster spring and will compete to be the feature back. Throw in Curtis McNeal, who is back after being ineligible last year, and recruit Amir Carlisle, and you get one of the deepest backfields in the country.
Note that this ranking assumes Tyler is eligible. If Tyler doesn't play, the Trojans would come in at No. 23 due to lack of proven production.