College football power rankings for the looming 2020 regular season should usually feature the Texas football program well inside the top 25.
As long as the novel coronavirus pandemic doesn’t wind up altering anything coming up for the 2020 college football season, then we’re not too far from finding out where Texas football will drop in the major preseason polls. The Coaches Poll is roughly just one month away from dropping, which is something that usually gives college football fans an unnecessary and mostly meaningless point of discussion.
But the AP Poll usually comes out closer to the start of the college football season and tends to hold a more accurate and relevant opinion of where teams like the Longhorns are set to finish this fall. The Longhorns are usually thought to be at least a preseason top 20 team, with some figuring that they will place in the top 15.
Moreover, 247Sports released their thoughts on how the college football landscape will play out this fall in their latest edition of power rankings. And where did this piece from 247Sports rank the Longhorns for the coming season?
This piece from 247Sports actually had the Longhorns power ranked at No. 13 in the FBS. That places them one spot ahead of the in-state rival Texas A&M Aggies. They were also five spots ahead of the Big 12 foe Oklahoma State Cowboys and eight ahead of the Baylor Bears.
The top team out of the Big 12 in these power rankings were the rival Oklahoma Sooners (No. 9). And the only other Big 12 team that made the top 30 was the TCU Horned Frogs (tied at No. 30 with the Arizona State Sun Devils).
Here’s more on what 247Sports had to say on their placement of the Longhorns in this edition of power rankings for the 2020 season.
Texas’ offense will lead its charge in the Big 12. Elite returning starters include QB Sam Ehlinger (pictured), a Top 10 contender for the Heisman, and offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi, a prospective 2021 NFL Draft first-round pick.
Head coach Tom Herman and rising star senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger will be the spearheading forces for the Longhorns fortunes this fall. Herman and Ehlinger led the Longhorns to a record of 8-5 (5-4 Big 12) last fall after beating the Utah Utes in the Alamo Bowl by a convincing 28-point margin.
Ehlinger is one of the best returning players in the Big 12 this fall, and Herman was given the opportunity to turnover his coaching staff to put himself in a more advantageous spot in 2020. They’ll be opening up the 2020 season against the South Florida Bulls at home on Sep. 5.