The final placement of Texas football for the 2018-19 season left a sour taste for the fan base, but the way too early rankings for 2019 look better.
Since the College Football Playoff National Championship Game finished up with the walloping of the Alabama Crimson Tide by the Clemson Tigers in shocking fashion, we’ve officially reached the point of the way too early top 25 rankings season. It’s almost a really fun time for a few weeks to project where each team will be next season, including Texas football. Then reality hits of how long it will be before the next college football season arrives.
College football is the seemingly shortest season of every intensely-followed sport at any level. That means a long and rough off-season for the most loyal of fans. What this will also mean for the Texas football program is an off-season filled to the brim with overcooked hype that won’t die off until the start of the 2019 regular season.
Moreover, Texas football has a lot on the line still for the upcoming off-season that will determine the final outlook for the 2019 regular season. Some of those factors include looming 2019 NFL Draft decisions, the transfer market, and the final months on the recruiting trail for the 2019 cycle before National Signing Day arrives.
For the time being, projecting the outlook for the 2019 campaign can be a fun way to delay the depression that sets in when the realization hits for how long college football’s off-season is about to be. At least the excitement of what’s to come in 2019 and beyond can help the wait be worth it for the upcoming regular season.
One of the things that tends to help fans get through the off-season is the social media formality known as “list season”. That will begin with the onslaught of ultimately meaningless but very fun way too early rankings for the 2019 season. We’ll take a deeper dive into where the Texas Longhorns finished and what most national pundits are projecting for them for 2019.