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By John Helsley Published: July 6, 2008
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•1. Texas Tech. Michael Crabtree is the premier pass catcher in the country and there's budding talent all around for Tech's four- and five-wide sets. Mike Leach has a full array of weapons for his best offense yet.

•2. Missouri. Jeremy Maclin provided thrills as a freshman and figures to get more involved in 2008. Chase Coffman no longer has to share attention with Martin Rucker at tight end.

•3. Oklahoma. Senior Juaquin Iglesias broke out with his best season a year ago. Tight end Jermaine Gresham could be a monster. There's a mix of veterans (Manuel Johnson, Quentin Chaney) and youngsters (Ryan Broyles, Brandon Caleb, Adron Tennell) forming a deep group of wideouts.

•4. Oklahoma State. Sophomore Dez Bryant should be a star in the Cowboys' spread attack. Brandon Pettigrew ranks right alongside the league's (and nation's) top tight ends. The Cowboys need some youngsters to arrive. Artrell Woods, returning from injury, could provide a boost.

•5. Kansas. They Jayhawks lost their top WR and TE, Oklahoma products Marcus Henry and Derek Fine, but will reload with wideout Dexton Fields, Dezmon Briscoe and others.

•6. Texas. Five of the top eight receivers from a year ago are gone, including Limas Sweed and Jermichael Finley.

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Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be Heisman contender Chase Daniel's favorite target again this season, and having Chase Coffman at tight end will be deadly. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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