With UCLA's scrimmage Saturday afternoon inside the Rose Bowl, the curtain came down on college football's spring season. Though no one officially won or lost anything in the past couple of months, some circumstances have caused perceptions to change about some BCS title contenders.
Here's a glimpse at who might have gained or lost ground this spring, and the way the odds have been reflected. (Odds courtesy of Bovado).
Many were pretty down on the Sooners after their national-title hopes in 2011 ended in a three-loss season. But then quarterback Landry Jones, already the school's all-time leading passer, decided to return. And then Mike Stoops was again hired by his brother to coach the team's defense. And then pundits looked around the Big 12 and asked "Who else is going to win it?" And so the fairly experienced and, to some degree, energized Sooners find themselves somewhere just outside the top tier of LSU, USC and Alabama.
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