Pac-12 Football Position Rankings: Running Backs

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Nov. 23, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA: Arizona State Sun Devils running back (1) Marion Grice runs for a touchdown in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This is part two of nine of Husky Haul’s Pac-12 position rankings. You can read quarterback rankings here.

1. Arizona Wildcats

Not only do the Wildcats have the best running back in the Pac-12, they have who some are calling a preseason All-American. Ka’Deem Carey led the nation in rushing last season, carrying the ball more than 300 times for over 1,900 yards. The conference boasts some of the country’s best runners, but Carey tops the list without a doubt.

2. Arizona State Sun Devils

Similar to their quarterback situation, the Sun Devils have a variety of options at running back. D.J. Foster entered last season as a true freshman and took the bulk of the carries away from returning All Pac-12 performer Cameron Marshall. Marion Grice was another impressive newcomer last season for ASU. He’s a duel threat in the backfield with the ability to run the ball and catch passes. Many draft pundits see Grice as a top-5 running back in next year’s draft class.

3. Washington Huskies

Once again, the Huskies are loaded at the skill positions, and running back is no exception. They were so deep last season that the two top players on the depth chart tore his ACL and the Huskies still had the fifth-leading rusher in the Pac-12. Bishop Sankey returns as the clear starter, while both Jesse Callier and Deontae Cooper return from injury. Dwayne Washington figures to make an impact as a power back, as well.

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