Oregon Ducks No. 3 in post-spring top-25

Published May. 5, 2015 6:56 p.m. EDT

Without the services of Heisman winning QB Marcus Mariota, the Ducks could have easily been overlooked in 2015. However, according to ESPN's post-spring top-25 rankings, that is not the case.

In this early look at the 2015 season, the Ducks are ranked No. 3 in the country, trailing only Ohio State, the defending national champions, and TCU. 

There are many questions for Oregon to answer before the season kicks off in September against Eastern Washington, including who will be Mariota's replacement at QB. That being said, the Ducks are wildly talented and will likely be the favorites to capture another Pac-12 title. 

The road to another College Football Playoff will be difficult though as the Ducks will have to face Michigan State (ranked No. 8), Stanford (No. 23) and USC (No. 5) along the way. 

(h/t ESPN)

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