SEC Power Rankings: Eastern Division running backs by team

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Nov 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during overtime at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia defeated Georgia Tech 41-34 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 – Georgia Bulldogs

Probable Big Horses: Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Brendan Douglas

We could have listed practically every back on the Georgia roster as a Big Horse to be honest.

Gurley is top Heisman candidate, and arguably the best back in the nation. He makes Georgia a contender just stepping on the field. Marshall could probably make his own Heisman run if he had a full healthy season (and weren’t sharing time with Gurley). But those are the two everyone knows about.

Douglas could probably start on just about any other team in the SEC. He was a huge help when Gurley and Marshall were both out last season. Richt will probably split more carries among the backs than he did last year, so Douglas could be a beneficiary of that strategy.

But when I say could be, that’s all dependent on two more potential future Heisman hopefuls, freshmen Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. If these two do what they’re capable of doing and are added to the stable with Gurley and Marshall, Georgia may not pass the ball all season.

Hands down, the best group of backs in the conference and probably the country.