Football 14th in Amway USA Today Coaches Poll


Nick Orr (left) and Travin Howard
Aug. 4, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU football team is ranked No. 14 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll through USA Today.

TCU is ranked in the preseason for the ninth time in the last 11 years. The Horned Frogs have finished in the top 10 in back-to-back seasons and five times in the last eight years. In 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has posted six top-10 finishes and 10 in the top 25.

TCU has reached the 11-win mark eight times in the last 11 seasons. The Horned Frogs are 23-3 the last two years, including a 15-3 mark in the Big 12.

The Horned Frogs return 13 starters (seven defensive, six offensive) from last season. That total doesn't include six starters (four defensive, two offensive) who were sidelined for the year due to injury.

TCU, picked to finish second in the Big 12, opened its preseason camp Wednesday with its first practice set for Thursday at 4 p.m.

2016 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

1. Alabama (55) - 1,585
2. Clemson (7) - 1,524
3. Oklahoma - 1,398
4. Florida State (1) - 1,351
5. Ohio State - 1,321
6. LSU - 1,241
7. Stanford - 1,149
8. Michigan - 1,062
9. Notre Dame - 1,034
10. Tennessee (1) - 960
11. Michigan State - 901
12. Ole Miss - 792
13. Houston - 668
14. TCU - 649
15. Iowa - 579
16. Georgia - 525
17. USC - 468
18. Washington - 454
19. Oklahoma State - 426
20. North Carolina - 422
21. Baylor - 383
22. Oregon - 361
23. Louisville - 331
24. UCLA - 296
25. Florida - 245

 

 

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