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Four Big 12 Teams Ranked in Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Alabama vs Clemson

It always starts to feel like the college football season is right around the corner when the USA Today Coaches Poll gets released. And it was released this week with four Big 12 teams ranked in the Top 25.

The Clemson Tigers came in first place, convincingly over Ohio State, followed by Alabama, Georgia, LSU and then the Oklahoma Sooners at No. 6. OU was followed by Penn State, Florida, Oregon and Notre Dame.

Other Big 12 teams ranked in the Top 25 included Texas at No. 14, Oklahoma State at No. 16, and Iowa State rounding out the Top 25 at No. 25.

Here’s the full poll.


USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Clemson (38)
  2. Ohio State (17)
  3. Alabama (4)
  4. Georgia
  5. LSU (6)
  6. Oklahoma 
  7. Penn State
  8. Florida 
  9. Oregon 
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Auburn
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Texas
  15. Michigan
  16. Oklahoma State
  17. USC
  18. Minnesota
  19. North Carolina
  20. Utah
  21. UCF
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Iowa
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Iowa State

Of course with no non-conference games, it’s not clear how these polls should or will significantly moving forward. But either way, in a year of uncertainly, it feels nice to have some certainly like a Coaches Poll being released.

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