Football Ranked 13th in Preseason AP Poll


Aug. 21, 2016

NEW YORK -- The TCU football team is ranked 13th in the Preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

TCU is in the preseason AP poll for the ninth time in the last 11 years. The Horned Frogs have their third-highest preseason ranking in 16 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, trailing only 2015 (No. 2) and 2010 (No. 6). The Horned Frogs went a combined 24-2 in those two years.

TCU was 14th in the Preseason Amway USA Today Coaches Poll.

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 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 years. Over the last two seasons, the Horned Frogs have the best overall (23-3) and conference record (15-3) in the Big 12.

TCU returns 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, opens the 2016 campaign Sept. 3 with a 7 p.m. home game versus South Dakota State.

2016 Preseason Associated Press Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

1. Alabama (33) - 1,469
2. Clemson (16) - 1,443
3. Oklahoma (4) - 1,352
4. Florida State (5) - 1,325
5. LSU (1) - 1,269
6. Ohio State (1) - 1,224
7. Michigan (1) - 1,147
8. Stanford - 1,029
9. Tennessee - 1,021
10. Notre Dame - 1,006
11. Ole Miss - 718
12. Michigan State - 710
13. TCU - 707
14. Washington - 651
15. Houston - 644
16. UCLA - 496
17. Iowa - 484
18. Georgia - 448
19. Louisville - 447
20. USC - 344
21. Oklahoma State - 316
22. North Carolina - 283
23. Baylor - 280
24. Oregon - 218
25. Florida - 180

 

 

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