Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/20/12
1. Marcus Lattimore Jr. - South Carolina Despite coming off a torn ACL that cut his season short last year, Lattimore still looks like he will be one of the top backs in the country and hopes to lead his talented Gamecocks team to their first ever SEC title.2. Montee Ball Sr.  - Wisconsin While it is very unlikely that Ball will reproduce his 1,923 and FBS single-season, record-tying 39 touchdowns from a year ago, he still has a shot at the Heisman and at bringing a second straight Big 10 title to Madison.3. Joseph Randle Jr. - Oklahoma St.  Randle was nowhere near this high on anybody's radar at this time last year, especially with the likes of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon overshadowing him, but now he is the best offensive player on a ranked Cowboys team looking for another Big 12 title.4. De'Anthony Thomas So. - Oregon Thomas finished with over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns last year as the Ducks' No. 3 running back, and the speedster will get much more touches ...
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