Georgia Tech's Anthony Allen rushed for 1,316 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
2010 numbers: He finished second in the ACC and ranked 18th nationally in rushing with 101.2 yards per game. He had 1,316 yards, seven touchdowns and 5.5 yards per carry.
Previous ranking: No. 23
Making the case for Allen: He was the workhorse for the nation's No. 1 rushing offense. He had five 100-yard rushing games in 2010 and rushed for more than 160 yards in each of the final two games of the regular season. He successfully made the transition from A-back to B-back, and was a tough runner who was difficult for defenders to bring down.