A new Way-Too-Early Top 25


College football's coaching carousel is finally slowing down.

Wednesday's deadline for underclassmen entering May's NFL draft has passed.

It's time for the second edition of the 2014 Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25, in which we make adjustments for hires and firings, as well as underclassmen leaving school for the pros.

Defending BCS national champion Florida State remains No. 1, but the Seminoles are now joined in the top four by Oregon, Auburn and Alabama.

Say hello to Texas and Louisville, which have new head coaches, and Michigan, which has a new offensive coordinator. Say goodbye to Central Florida, Ole Miss and Arizona State.

Georgia is among the teams moving up, after the Bulldogs snagged defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt from FSU. Also moving up: Oklahoma, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame.

LSU and USC, which lost 11 underclassmen combined to the NFL draft, were among the teams that dropped in the second edition. Also moving down: Stanford, Ohio State and Alabama.

Here's the second edition of the Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25:

1. Florida State Seminoles

FSU had a mixed bag in terms of losing underclassmen to the NFL draft. Left tackle Cameron Erving, wide receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O'Leary and guards Tre' Jackson and Josue Matias are coming back, while tailbacks Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr., receiver Kelvin Benjamin and nose guard Timmy Jernigan are leaving. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is coming back for at least one more season, along with six other starters on offense. Six starters are coming back on defense, but the Seminoles will have to replace Pruitt, who unexpectedly left for the same position at Georgia.

For more on how the Noles will look in 2014, check out Florida State's recruiting profile Insider and ESPN RecruitingNation's class rankings.

2. Oregon Ducks

The Ducks went 11-2 in Mark Helfrich's first season as head coach, and they'll have the pieces in place to make a serious run at a national championship in 2014. Quarterback Marcus Mariota (a draft-eligible sophomore), All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and center Hroniss Grasu each passed up leaving early for the pros to return for another season at Oregon. The Ducks might bring back 10 starters on offense (receiver Josh Huff and co-starting tailback De'Anthony Thomas are leaving), along with five starters on defense. Longtime assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Don Pellum, who has been on on Oregon's staff since 1993, was promoted to replace retiring defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.

For more on how the Ducks will look in 2014, check out Oregon's recruiting profile Insider and ESPN RecruitingNation's class rankings.

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