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Top 12 2015 Pac-12 running backs: Devontae Booker best running back in the Pac-12

Ranking the top Pac-12 running backs going into the 2015 season.

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1. Devonate Booker Sr. Utah

Booker was the Pac-12's best running back in 2014 and surprised me by coming back for his senior year. He should eclipse the 1,500-yard mark for the second-straight season and rush for more than 10 touchdowns in 2015.

2. Paul Perkins Jr. UCLA

Perkins put an exclamation mark on the end of his season in the Alamo Bowl and is poised to turn into an outright star in 2015. Perkins will likely carry the ball even more in 2015 with Brett Hundley off to the NFL.

3. Royce Freeman So. Oregon

Freeman looks like the next Jonathan Stewart at a 230-pound monster that can run over defenses in Oregon's high-speed offense. He ran for more than 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns but I expect him to run for even more than that in 2015.

4. D.J. Foster Sr. Arizona State

Foster might be the best dual-threat back in the nation. He is the rare talent that can run for 1,000 yards and also have around 700/800 yards receiving. *Edit as of April, Foster has moved full-time to receiver.

5. Nick Wilson So. Arizona

Wilson slid right in for Ka'Deem Carey as he rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 16 yards as a freshman. I fully expect him to keep building on that fantastic freshman year and turn into an All-American like Carey was.

6. Daniel Lasco Sr. Cal

Lasco quietly ran for more than 1,100 yards and scored 12 touchdowns in 2014. He may get overshadowed by Cal's Bear Raid passing attack, but he is one of the conference's most-consistent backs.

7. Storm Woods Sr. Oregon State

Woods is a very talented player who just hasn't fulfilled his huge potential, but who has had a good career thus far splitting carries with other backs. I expect Woods to have his biggest season yet without another solid back to split carries with, Sean Mannion off to the NFL and new coach Gary Andersen having a track record of getting the most out of backs.

8. Thomas Tyner Jr. Oregon

Tyner was banged up for a lot of 2014 but still managed to rush for more than 500 yards and score five touchdowns and was huge in the Rose Bowl. Tyner could easily get over the 1,000-yard mark in 2015 if he can stay healthy.

9. Dwayne Washington Jr. Washington

Washington is a high-speed home run hitter who busts big touchdown runs if he gets a crack in the defense. He can easily eclipse 1,000 yards if he gets more carries in 2015.

10. Remound Wright Sr. Stanford

Wright isn't quite Stepfan Taylor or Tyler Gaffney but he is a solid battering ram type back for the Cardinal that can score in the red zone. He could test the 1,000-yard region if the Cardinal offensive line can improve.

11. Justin Davis Jr. USC

Davis has always been an excellent secondary option for the Trojans, but now it is time for him to become a feature back with Javorious Allen now in the NFL. Davis has all of the potential in the world and I think he should start fulfilling it now without Allen in front of him.

12. Tre Madden Sr. USC

Madden redshirted in 2014 due to injury and he could be a huge asset for the Trojans if he comes back in 2015 at full strength. He put up big numbers in 2013 and could be one of the Pac-12's top comeback players this season.