•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. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley are proven, if unspectacular. Youngsters must come through. •7. Baylor. So the Bears aren't bad everywhere. All that passing the past few years developed some talent out wide. Four of the top five receivers return and David Gettis has the talent to be a gamebreaker. •8. Colorado. The Buffs have a young, yet hyped group of wide receivers from recent recruiting classes. They need it to show up. •9. Nebraska. Four seniors moved on, leaving Nate Swift as the top returner — with three touchdowns. •10. Kansas State. The loss of WR Jordy Nelson hurts, although Deon Murphy was named Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year last season. •11. Iowa State. Gone is Todd Blythe, the program's all-time leading receiver. A pair of Okies — Edmond North's Marquis Hamilton and Northeast's Houston Jones — could play key roles. •12. Texas A&M. Dennis Franchione's option offense didn't forward the passing game in College Station. Mike Sherman did land a top talent in WR Jeff Fuller in last year's recruiting class.
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