While we're still nearly four months from kickoff, spring practice has wrapped up for the Oregon Ducks and the rest of college football and we've got a little clearer picture of what the teams will look like this fall.
Thus, Rich Cirminiello of Campus Insiders has constructed a Post-Spring top 25 to project forward for September. It includes the Ducks, but not as high as most fans would like.
Here's what Cirminiello had to say about his No. 19 team:
The Ducks have issues in the trenches. Everywhere else, though, there's the usual speed and skill that resides in Eugene. Newcomers Brady Hoke and Dakota Prukop have been imported to fix an awful defense and ignite the offense, respectively.
Utah weights in at No. 25 in the poll, and Washington is No. 22. Here is who ranked ahead of the Ducks:
16. North Carolina
14. Michigan State
12. Ole Miss
8. Notre Dame
7. Ohio State
4. Florida State
There's a lot that will happen between now and kickoff, not the least of which is transfers, suspensions and injuries. For Oregon, a little clarity in the quarterback situation will go a long way toward easing nerves for this season.