Texas will begin the 2018 college football season ranked No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll, released on Thursday afternoon.
The Longhorns are coming off a season in which they finished 7-6 overall and claimed their first bowl victory since 2012. The season kicks off Sept. 1 when Texas plays Maryland at FedExField near Washington, D.C.
Alabama was ranked No. 1 in the poll, with Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma rounding out the top five. Other Big 12 schools included were TCU (No. 16), West Virginia (No. 20) and Oklahoma State (No. 25).
Texas’ opponent in Week 3, Southern California, was ranked No. 15.
The Associated Press preseason poll will be released later this month. The American-Statesman recently counted down its top 25 voted on by its staff, and you can find the whole series here.
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