The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1990's

 

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The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1990's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Emmitt Smith 1.57755
2   Barry Sanders 1.82328
3   Thurman Thomas 4.04478
4   Marshall Faulk 5.27825
5   Ricky Watters 6.58038
6   Terrell Davis 7.10050
7   Curtis Martin 8.32240
8   Terry Allen 9.97994
9   Jerome Bettis 10.37800
10   Eddie George 12.18838
11   Rodney Hampton 13.76636
12   Chris Warren 14.54289
13   Herschel Walker 17.11894
14   Neal Anderson 19.24575
15   Marcus Allen 19.28807
16   Earnest Byner 19.45563
17   Edgar Bennett 21.69193
18   Johnny Johnson 23.13910
19   Adrian Murrell 24.33064
20   Corey Dillon 24.34200
21   Mike Alstott 25.09113
22   Garrison Hearst 25.48250
23   Natrone Means 25.59992
24   Marion Butts 25.90183
25   Terry Kirby 26.20950
26   Karim Abdul-Jabbar 26.74500
27   Leroy Hoard 27.00080
28   James Stewart 30.06538
29   John L. Williams 31.17633
30   Warrick Dunn 31.21000
31   Larry Centers 32.12531
32   Bam Morris 32.23933
33   Napoleon Kaufman 33.25930
34   Ronnie Harmon 33.76279
35   Leonard Russell 33.86258
36   Jamal Anderson 34.13063
37   Reggie Cobb 35.32158
38   Antowain Smith 36.46200
39   Derrick Fenner 36.81379
40   Kevin Mack 37.52250
41   Harvey Williams 39.17721
42   Gary Brown 39.33229
43   Brad Baxter 39.77708
44   Eric Metcalf 40.01388
45   Harold Green 40.23394
46   Lorenzo White 40.33940
47   Craig Heyward 40.34000
48   Rod Bernstine 42.11800
49   Christian Okoye 42.37050
50   Charlie Garner 42.37158
51   Raymont Harris 43.04383
52   Keith Byars 43.58467
53   Dorsey Levens 43.64210
54   Mario Bates 43.73825
55   Brad Muster 44.79875
56   Cleveland Gary 44.98813
57   Kimble Anders 45.27579
58   Anthony Johnson 45.81217
59   Robert Smith 45.85400
60   Amp Lee 46.16293
61   Fred Lane 48.58200
62   Fred Taylor 49.19000
63   Barry Word 49.74775
64   Merril Hoge 50.83350
65   Edgerrin James 51.01000
66   Errict Rhett 51.06560
67   Tyrone Wheatley 51.95713
68   Eric Dickerson 52.60517
69   Greg Hill 53.06540
70   James Brooks 53.12900
71   Erric Pegram 53.34536
72   Bobby Humphrey 53.68450
73   Kenneth Davis 53.69160
74   Tiki Barber 53.83400
75   Barry Foster 54.43163
76   Stephen Davis 56.74200
77   Tom Rathman 56.81775
78   Steve Broussard 57.00238
79   Robert Delpino 58.53475
80   Robert Edwards 59.49400
81   Darick Holmes 59.83513
82   Vince Workman 59.85675
83   Brian Mitchell 60.37390
84   Dave Meggett 60.77150
85   Heath Sherman 62.39800
86   Lamar Smith 62.69070
87   Roosevelt Potts 62.82725
88   Tommy Vardell 63.23610
89   Bernie Parmalee 63.49969
90   William Floyd 63.71100
91   Dalton Hilliard 63.83300
92   Kevin Turner 64.75308
93   Terrell Fletcher 65.96310
94   Duce Staley 66.35800
95   Rashaan Salaam 66.36000
96   Tim Biakabutuka 66.76400
97   Olandis Gary 66.76600
98   Reggie Brooks 66.79567
99   Gaston Green 67.63733
100   Mark Higgs 67.64980
101   Priest Holmes 67.97800
102   Roger Craig 68.06663
103   Charles Way 68.37700
104   Ricky Ervins 69.41730
105   Gary W. Anderson 69.80883
106   Derek D. Brown 69.98563
107   Rodney Thomas 70.24550
108   Donnell Bennett 70.37680
109   Marc Logan 70.38788
110   Lawrence Phillips 70.72825
111   Blair Thomas 71.15550
112   Albert Bentley 71.21000
113   Curtis Enis 71.61400
114   Todd McNair 71.98871
115   Ki-Jana Carter 72.44525
116   Derek Loville 72.59994
117   Aaron Craver 72.85400
118   Eric Bieniemy 74.40783
119   Daryl Johnston 75.10650
120   Derrick Moore 75.86883
121   Leroy Thompson 76.24490
122   Warren Williams 78.10767
123   John Stephens 78.55800
124   Gerald Riggs 79.89400
125   Harry Sydney 80.22867
126   Glyn Milburn 80.70910
127   Johnny Bailey 81.00175
128   Sherman Williams 81.27238
129   James Joseph 81.81525
130   Lewis Tillman 81.87925
131   Ronald Moore 81.89080
132   Bob Christian 82.09067
133   Ray Zellars 82.09717
134   Gill Fenerty 82.26750
135   Darrell Thompson 82.38333
136   Sammie Smith 82.44425
137   Ricky Williams 82.52200
138   Freeman McNeil 82.63583
139   Richard Huntley 83.12600
140   Steve Smith 83.28460
141   Bo Jackson 85.09750
142   William Henderson 85.37530
143   Lamont Warren 86.00367
144   Allen Pinkett 86.81250
145   Sam Gash 87.04175
146   Stanley Pritchett 87.07983
147   Richie Anderson 87.55690
148   Irving Spikes 88.17400
149   Howard Griffith 88.66858
150   Jonathan Linton 90.39800
151   Robert Holcombe 90.39800
152   LeShon Johnson 90.43813
153   J.J. Johnson 91.00600
154   Rodney Culver 92.36750
155   Vaughn Hebron 94.33400
156   Steve Sewell 94.43800
157   Dexter Carter 94.77017
158   Vaughn Dunbar 94.94300
159   Robert Green 95.06120
160   Ottis Anderson 96.00150
161   Charles Evans 96.34125
162   John Avery 98.27800
163   Leon Johnson 99.48800
164   June Henley 99.49000
165   Scottie Graham 99.72167
166   Mike Rozier 99.79100
167   Ken Oxendine 100.70200
168   Byron Hanspard 101.30600
169   Leeland McElroy 101.63425
170   Carwell Gardner 102.00708
171   Anthony Thompson 102.51800
172   Greg Lewis 102.69475
173   Tony Carter 103.79858
174   Marc Edwards 103.93000
175   Larry Bowie 104.33800
176   Anthony Toney 105.29750
177   Reggie Rivers 105.79667
178   Keith Henderson 105.85100
179   Lorenzo Neal 105.85883
180   Tim Worley 106.81050
181   Buford McGee 106.86100
182   Zack Crockett 107.68388
183   Ickey Woods 107.82250
184   Sedrick Irvin 107.97400
185   Fred McAfee 108.25471
186   Troy Davis 108.77800
187   Jon Vaughn 108.81167
188   Rueben Mayes 109.31025
189   Jarrod Bunch 109.58600
190   Jon Ritchie 110.39600
191   Brandon Bennett 110.39800
192   Keith Woodside 111.25450
193   Tony Richardson 111.49390
194   Mark Green 112.22883
195   Randy Jordan 112.60763
196   Greg Robinson 112.66850
197   Jerry Ellison 113.51390
198   Nick Bell 114.18350
199   Johnny Hector 114.23400
200   Kenny Bynum 114.43400
201   David Palmer 114.76630
202   Mack Strong 115.17030
203   Skip Hicks 115.24600
204   Ron Rivers 115.70075
205   Scott Greene 117.67000
206   David Lang 118.22150
207   Tracy Johnson 118.42342
208   Michael Basnight 118.88200
209   Jerris McPhail 120.09400
210   Kevin Faulk 121.30600
211   Cory Schlesinger 121.77338
212   James R. Jones 122.51400
213   Fred Beasley 122.51600
214   Michael Pittman 122.51600
215   Anthony McDowell 122.59175
216   Mel Bratton 122.97250
217   Tremayne Stephens 123.12200
218   Tommie Agee 123.17960
219   Jay Graham 124.94200
220   Robert Chancey 124.94200
221   Craig Taylor 124.99050
222   Chuck Levy 125.84700
223   Eric Ball 126.35100
224   Clif Groce 126.85900
225   Joe Morris 127.16400
226   Jeff Cothran 127.29467
227   Darren Lewis 127.91950
228   Michael Haddix 128.02250
229   Cedric Smith 128.25000
230   George Jones 128.57600
231   Napoleon McCallum 128.57825
232   Rick Fenney 128.72750
233   Tim Lester 129.58825
234   Moe Williams 130.19000
235   Bill Jones 130.44450
236   Jamie Mueller 130.54750
237   Joe Aska 130.54750
238   Ahman Green 131.00000
239   Brian Milne 131.00000
240   Ty Hallock 131.00000
241   Darnell Autry 131.00200
242   Le'Shai Maston 131.01483
243   Darrin Nelson 131.73867
244   James Saxon 131.92388
245   Jon Witman 132.18900
246   Maurice Carthon 132.95067
247   Keith L. Jones 132.96950
248   Robert E. Wilson 133.32100
249   Winslow Oliver 133.39875
250   Daimon Shelton 133.42200
251   Alfred Anderson 133.49975
252   Rob Konrad 134.63800
253   Derrick Clark 135.04200
254   Fred McCrary 135.74700
255   Buford Jordan 136.35500
256   Keith Elias 136.62033
257   Randy Baldwin 136.68767
258   Pat Chaffey 137.33775
259   Derrick Ned 137.86600
260   Troy Stradford 138.24675
261   De'Mond Parker 138.27400
262   Derrick Lassic 138.27400
263   Tony Smith 138.27400
264   Spencer Tillman 139.08225
265   Jerald Moore 139.23150
266   Herman Fontenot 139.38500
267   Derrick Cullors 139.48400
268   Sedrick Shaw 139.48600
269   Earnest Hunter 140.21625
270   Don Smith 140.64750
271   Detron Smith 142.31000
272   Corey Croom 142.48875
273   Aaron Hayden 142.94325
274   Ron Wolfley 144.33000
275   Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 144.93800
276   Anthony Lynn 145.40733
277   Reggie D Brown 146.75600
278   Marrio Grier 147.81650
279   Lincoln Coleman 148.17200
280   Sammy Winder 148.22250
281   James Allen 149.18200
282   Stanford Jennings 149.45775
283   Terrence Flagler 152.01000
284   Kelvin Bryant 153.27250
285   Jerald Sowell 154.02800
286   Basil Mitchell 154.03000
287   Ricky Whittle 154.53500
288   Mazio Royster 154.58350
289   Adam Walker 154.88650
290   Derrick Harris 155.06325
291   Ostell Miles 155.77025
292   George Adams 155.79750
293   Bob Perryman 156.05000
294   James Rouse 156.30050
295   Mike Cloud 156.45400
296   Derrick Gainer 157.20950
297   Dennis Gentry 157.36300
298   Steve Avery 158.11850
299   Joel Makovicka 160.09000
300   Bruce Perkins 160.66875
301   Gary Downs 160.74450
302   Ronald Humphrey 161.47675
303   Thomas Sanders 162.11000
304   Vernon Turner 162.31000
305   Nick Luchey 162.51400
306   Ken Clark 162.81700
307   Chris Floyd 164.33000
308   John Harvey 164.63500
309   Kenyon Rasheed 165.24100
310   Greg Comella 166.14800
311   Victor Jones 166.24900
312   James Hodgins 167.36200
313   Ivy Joe Hunter 167.86700
314   Rashaan Shehee 168.57400
315   Robert Thomas 168.57400
316   Robert Drummond 170.49300
317   Tim Tindale 170.51625
318   Mike Archie 170.99800
319   Lee Rouson 171.27375
320   Kenyon Cotton 172.20800
321   Terry Jackson 172.21000
322   Eric Lynch 172.53625
323   William Bell 173.04125
324   Chris Howard 173.42200
325   Tim Hall 173.42200
326   Freddie Bradley 173.47250
327   Tyrone Montgomery 175.08850
328   Allen Rice 175.99750
329   Corey Walker 177.05800
330   Stacey Mack 177.05800
331   James Wilder 177.26000
332   Ryan Christopherson 177.26000
333   Travis Jervey 177.26000
334   Roger Vick 178.52250
335   Harold Morrow 178.87400
336   Dino Philyaw 179.48200
337   Don Overton 179.68400
338   David Thompson 180.69400
339   Paul Shields 180.69400
340   Rudy Harris 183.26950
341   Jamal Willis 183.57250
342   James Dixon 183.57250
343   Marvin Allen 183.62300
344   Brock Olivo 184.33000
345   Bobby Joe Edmonds 184.83500
346   Cecil Martin 185.54200
347   Mike Dulaney 186.09750
348   Mosi Tatupu 186.09750
349   Michael Blair 186.75400
350   Rabih Abdullah 186.75400
351   Tyrone Hughes 186.75400
352   Ernie Thompson 187.36000
353   Jermaine Williams 187.96600
354   Kerry Porter 188.62250
355   Nate Turner 188.72350
356   Michael Bates 189.17800
357   Jim Kleinsasser 190.39000
358   Vance Mueller 191.14750
359   Alonzo Highsmith 191.50100
360   Robert Tate 191.60200
361   Chad Levitt 192.81400
362   Chris Hetherington 192.81400
363   Marcus Wilson 192.81400
364   Dexter McNabb 194.17750
365   Dennis McKinley 196.45000
366   Eric Lane 197.66200
367   Ed Toner 198.26800
368   Elijah Williams 198.87400
369   Obafemi Ayanbadejo 198.87400
370   Randy Cuthbert 199.63150
371   Derrick Witherspoon 199.98500
372   Wes Bender 200.08600

 


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