What a weekend it was for SEC running backs. In Week 6, five running backs ran for more than 100 yards against conference opponents, with several others turning in solid performances, too.

Unsurprisingly, the conference’s top three teams — Alabama, Georgia and Auburn — have runners who comprise the three top spots on the list, but there are some outsiders nipping at their heels.

Heading into another huge weekend of SEC play, the stars should continue to separate themselves.

As Week 7 quickly approaches, here are the top 10 running backs in the conference so far:

10. Malik Davis, Florida (Last week: 10)

In a time when nothing is going right for the Florida offense, Davis continues to shine. Even though LSU knew the true freshman was going to be a huge part of the Gators’ offense Saturday, he still put up more than 100 total yards.

As he continues to earn a bigger role in the Florida offense, Gator fans will forget all about the suspended Jordan Scarlett.

Last week: 14 carries, 90 yards; 1 catch, 13 yards
Season: 57 carries, 409 yards, 2 touchdowns; 4 catches, 30 yards

9. Sony Michel, Georgia (LW: Not ranked)

Interestingly, the Bulldogs haven’t used Michel much in the passing game this year. Whether that’s because freshman QB Jake Fromm is running the offense or just a different game plan for the senior is unclear, but it is an unusual note after he had 149 receiving yards last year.

Fortunately for Georgia, he’s been great on the ground, being a great sidekick for fellow senior Nick Chubb, who is much higher on this list.

Last week: 12 carries, 150 yards, 1 touchdown
Season: 59 carries, 406 yards, 4 touchdowns; 2 catches, 1 yard

8. Damarea Crockett, Mizzou (LW: 9)

Crockett keeps racking up the yards, but if he doesn’t start doing it in a more meaningful way and with more touchdowns, he’s in danger of falling off this list.

He also fumbled Saturday at Kentucky and might be in coach Barry Odom’s dog house. We’ll have to see how much work he gets against Georgia this weekend.

Last week: 12 carries, 74 yards
Season: 71 carries, 449 yards, 2 touchdowns; 2 catches, 25 yards, 1 touchdown

7. Derrius Guice, LSU (LW: 8)

Guice made his return to the field against Florida on Saturday and clearly wasn’t fully healthy. His numbers — 50 yards on 17 carries — reflected that.

He faces another tough test when Auburn comes to town this weekend, but a 75-percent healthy Guice is still better than most other running backs.

Last week: 17 carries, 50 yards; 2 catches, 21 yards
Season: 82 carries, 364 yards, 5 touchdowns; 4 catches, 28 yards

6. Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M (LW: 6)

Playing the Alabama defense is a tough task for any back, and Williams didn’t run so well in Saturday night’s loss.

However, he did have 60 yards on four catches, so he still found ways to impact the game for the quickly improving Aggies.

Last week: 15 carries, 38 yards; 4 catches, 60 yards
Season: 81 carries, 422 yards, 5 touchdowns; 10 catches, 94 yards

5. John Kelly, Tennessee (LW: 1)

This is likely just a temporary dip in the rankings for Kelly, whose Volunteers were on a bye in Week 6.

With a game against South Carolina this weekend, he should shoot back up this list, perhaps even all the way back to his No. 1 spot.

Last week: idle
Season: 97 carries, 494 yards, 6 touchdowns; 22 catches, 229 yards

4. Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky (LW: 3)

Snell continues to pick up the tough yards for the Wildcats. His overall 4.2 yards-per-carry average won’t impress anyone, but his 523 yards and six touchdowns certainly will. Snell once again willed the Wildcats to victory on Saturday night and ripped off a career-long 71-yard run for a touchdown in the process.


Last week: 20 carries, 117 yards, 2 touchdowns; 3 catches, -2 yards
Season: 126 carries, 523 yards, 6 touchdowns; 8 catches, 36 yards

3. Damien Harris, Alabama (LW: 7)

QB Jalen Hurts continues to lead the Crimson Tide in rushing yards (his 517 is good for third in the SEC, in fact), but Harris has become the top runner in the Alabama backfield.

Even though he doesn’t get as many carries as some of the other backs on this list, he makes the most of the work he does get, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.

In fact, Harris leads the conference in yards per carry, but in true Alabama fashion, Hurts is second on the list among those with 40+ carries, with 7.5 yards per touch. The Crimson Tide running attack is formidable, and there might not be a team in the country that can stop them.

Last week: 14 carries, 124 yards, 1 touchdown
Season: 59 carries, 500 yards, 7 touchdowns; 5 catches, 38 yards

2. Kerryon Johnson, Auburn (LW: 4)

Johnson reportedly isn’t at 100 percent while he deals with a sore hamstring, but if you watch the Tigers play, you wouldn’t be able to tell anything was wrong.

In three SEC games this year, Johnson has scored 11 of his 12 touchdowns, finding the end zone at least three times each week.

It’ll be hard for him to match that production this weekend at LSU, but it wouldn’t be wise to bet against him.

Last week: 28 carries, 204 yards, 3 touchdowns; 2 catches, 23 yards
Season: 85 carries, 504 yards, 12 touchdowns; 5 catches, 41 yards.

1. Nick Chubb, Georgia (LW: 2)

Through six weeks, Chubb has 95 more rushing yards than the next-closest SEC running back (Snell). Another huge performance Saturday showed why he’s one of the best in the country with the ball in his hands.

With a game against a porous Mizzou defense coming this Saturday, Chubb should have another big effort as he tries to retain the No. 1 spot next week.

Last week: 16 carries, 138 yards, 2 touchdowns
Season: 91 carries, 618 yards, 8 touchdowns; 1 catch, 11 yards