The Texas Longhorns finished fourth in College Football America’s Big 12
The Big 12 ranking is based on the College Football America yearbook Overall Top 131 ranking, detailing every team in FBS entering the season.
Oklahoma was selected first, followed by Oklahoma State and defending champion Baylor.
Oklahoma, ranked 6th overall out of 131, is hiring a new head coach in Brent Venables. The Sooners have included UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel as a potential starter and have plenty of talent in the pipeline.
Oklahoma State is #10 overall and right behind the Sooners. The co-boys also bring back the conference’s most experienced quarterback in Spencer Sanders, who led OSU to their first trip to the Big 12 Championship Game last December.
Baylor, No. 22 overall, is third in the Big 12 before the start of the season. The Bears won the Big 12 Championship Game, beating Oklahoma State 21-16. The Bears return with quarterback Blake Shapen.
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Texas sits just outside the top 30 at No. 32 heading into the season.
Texas has come off a 5-7 season without a bowl game in coach Steve Sarkisian’s first season. He returns Heisman hopeful Bijan Robinson at running back and the Longhorns set up a quarterback contest between Hudson Card and Quinn Ewers, the latter of whom was transferred from Ohio State.
The remaining Big 12 teams were Texas Tech, Kansas State, Iowa State, West Virginia, TCU, and Kansas, in that order.
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