Post-Spring Way-Too-Early Top 25

3. Oklahoma Sooners

Quarterback Trevor Knight took control of the OU offense this spring as he tries to build on his breakout performance against Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. With former quarterback Blake Bell moving to tight end and Kendal Thompson transferring to Utah, Knight was the only experienced quarterback on OU's roster this spring. Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield, a walk-on who joined OU this winter, is ineligible to play this coming season because of NCAA transfer rules. Knight completed only 5 of 14 passes for 53 yards with one interception in the spring game but otherwise performed well during the spring. The Sooners still have unresolved issues at tailback, where Keith Ford and Alex Ross battled for the job in the spring. Incoming freshmen Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine might have a chance to win the job during preseason camp.

4. Auburn Tigers

It's hard to imagine Tigers coach Gus Malzahn's hurry-up, no-huddle offense being any more explosive than it was last season, but it might even be better in Year 2. Quarterback Nick Marshall looked much more comfortable throwing the ball during the spring, completing 13 of 22 passes for 236 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions in the spring game. Junior college transfer D'haquille "Duke" Williams was impressive this spring and might emerge as another big-play weapon on offense. The wide receiver caught five passes for 88 yards with one touchdown in the spring game. Sophomore Shon Coleman emerged as the projected starter at left tackle, where he might replace Greg Robinson, a potential first-round pick in Thursday's NFL draft. Corey Grant and Cameron Artis-Payne emerged as the top contenders to replace departed tailback Tre Mason.

5. Oregon Ducks

With quarterback Marcus Mariota and five starting offensive linemen coming back, the Ducks expected to spend the spring fine-tuning their offense and finding someone to replace De'Anthony Thomas' versatility. But then star receiver Bralon Addison tore knee ligaments in spring practice in April, an injury that could shelve him for the entire 2014 season. Addison had 61 catches for 890 yards with seven touchdowns last season, when Oregon's top four receivers accounted for 72 percent of the team's receiving yards. The Ducks also lost top receiver Josh Huff and No. 3 receiver Daryle Hawkins, who were seniors last season. Redshirt freshman Devon Allen, a sprinter and hurdler on the school's track team, caught two touchdown passes in Saturday's spring game, and redshirt freshman Darren Carrington had one touchdown reception.

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