TCU Ranked 20th in USA Today Poll

TCU sophomore wide receiver LaDarius Brown

TCU sophomore wide receiver LaDarius Brown

Aug. 1, 2013

McLEAN, Va. -- The TCU football team is 20th in the preseason USA Today coaches poll.

The Horned Frogs are ranked in the preseason for the seventh time in the last eight years and ninth time since 2000.

TCU returns 15 starters from last year's squad, including nine on a defensive unit that topped the Big 12 in six categories and ranked 16th nationally, despite having faced five of the nation's top-13 offenses.

TCU's 84-19 record (.816) since 2005 is the second-best mark in the nation.

The Horned Frogs are one of four Big 12 members ranked in the top 20.

TCU opens the 2013 campaign on Aug. 31 versus No. 13 LSU in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium.

2013 Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

1. Alabama (58) - 1,545
2. Ohio State (3) - 1,427
3. Oregon - 1,397
4. Stanford - 1,262
5. Georgia - 1,250
6. Texas A&M - 1,215
7. South Carolina - 1,136
8. Clemson - 1,047
9. Louisville - 1,010
10. Florida - 930
11. Notre Dame - 872
12. Florida State - 844
13. LSU - 797
14. Oklahoma State - 726
15. Texas - 622
16. Oklahoma - 620
17. Michigan - 589
18. Nebraska - 426
19. Boise State - 420
20. TCU - 400
21. UCLA - 202
22. Northwestern - 186
23. Wisconsin - 172
24. USC - 165
25. Oregon State - 135

 

 


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