Griffin, a contender for the Heisman Trophy, leads the nation in passing efficiency and accounted for 45 touchdowns during the regular season.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is the runaway pick as the AP’s Big 12 coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to a 10-2 finish and an appearance in the Cotton Bowl.
No. 1 Oklahoma held on to the top spot in the first regular-season rankings, while the Tigers used their 40-27 victory against Oregon to jump rival Alabama, which slipped to No. 3.
Abram Elam is joining the Cowboys, giving new Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan a safety that played for him for two seasons.