2012 College Football Offseason: UT No. 15, TCU No. 17 In First Coaches Poll

There are six Big 12 teams in the preseason Top 25, putting the conference behind only the SEC in terms of number of ranked teams.

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College Football Rankings: TCU, Texas Make Appearances in Composite Top 25

TCU and Texas are both ranked in every major poll to start the 2012 college football season. The Horned Frogs range from No. 11 to No. 20, while the Longhorns check in between No. 9 and No. 17.

Jason Kirk, of SB Nation, compiled some of the more prominent rankings into a composite Top 25. Kirk's table has Texas at No. 13 with TCU at No. 17. The ratings used seven different polls:

Included in the composite Top 25 below are the coaches' and AP polls, BCS guru Samuel Chi's projected BCS standings (which contain the funniest fact out of everything included here -- there's a BCS computer that doesn't rank the Florida State Seminoles at all), the final preseason edition of SB Nation's BlogPoll (which logs polls from our dozens of college football communities), Football Outsiders' projected F/+ rankings, the SI.com Top 25*, and our own SB Nation Studios Top 25 Countdown (which was concocted via a secret formula less esoteric than the BCS').

The Longhorns and Horned Frogs will meet as Big-12 members for the first time on Nov. 22 in Austin.

For more coverage of the Horned Frogs, stay tuned to Frogs O'War and SB Nation Dallas. For the latest on all things Longhorns, be sure to check out Barking Carnival and join the discussion. Check out SB Nation's college football hub for all the latest news and analysis on the 2012 season.

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Big 12 Preview: Talking Top Prospects

Will a talented Texas defense be able to overcome high-flying passing offenses from TCU, West Virginia and Oklahoma? Our NFL scouting expert weighs in.

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TCU's Big Step Forward

The Horned Frogs have the skill players to adjust quickly to the Big 12, but their depth in the offensive line and the secondary will be tested in their first year in the conference.

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The Top NFL Prospects In The Big 12

The Big 12 remains a passing conference, as almost all of its top prospects (like West Virginia WR Tavon Martin) are either offensive playmakers, pass rushers or defensive backs.

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2012 College Football Games In Dallas

The DFW metroplex will be at the center of the college football universe, with Michigan-Alabama at Jerryworld, Texas-OU at the Cotton Bowl and TCU hosting a full slate of Big 12 games at Amon Carter Stadium.

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Can Landry Jones Take The Next Step?

The next in our series of college football previews looks at what OU, ranked No. 4 in the country, can expect from their starting QB, still a mystery in his senior year.

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2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Tony Jefferson

Our look at the top NFL prospects in the Big 12 continues with a breakdown of Oklahoma's junior safety, who has the chance to become the latest defensive star out of Norman.

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College Football Rankings: Texas 15, TCU 17 In Coaches Poll

Despite two consecutive down years for Mack Brown's program, UT is still highly regarded coming into the 2012 season.

With the start of the college football season right around the corner, the first edition of the coaches poll is out, and the Longhorns are ranked No. 15 in the country.

They're two points ahead of No. 17 TCU, entering their first year in the Big 12.

The conference, as a whole, did fairly well, placing the second most teams (6) behind only the SEC (7) in the top 25.

Oklahoma, the pre-season favorite, checks in at No. 4 and TCU's fellow newcomer West Virginia, fresh off a 70-point showing in the 2012 Orange Bowl, is at No. 11. Oklahoma State, fresh off their first Big 12 title in school history, is at No. 19 while Kansas State rounds it out at No. 21.

And with Robert Griffin III now in the NFL, Baylor is one of several schools appearing in the also receiving votes category to start the 2012 season.

For more coverage of Texas football and the 2012 season, check out the SB Nation Dallas StoryStream as well as Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival.

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Longhorns Look to Return to College Football Elite

Things haven't gone as planned for Mack Brown and his Longhorns the last two seasons, but the talent and time may be right for UT to start fulfilling expectations again.

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2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Alex Okafor

The Texas senior has a chance to be one of the top defensive ends taken in next year's draft, as the Longhorns have an embarrassment of riches on that side of the ball.

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Jackson Jeffcoat Could Be A Top Ten Pick In 2013

The sky is the limit for the UT defensive end, who has the potential to be an All-Pro caliber pass rusher at the next level.

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2012 NCAA Football Preview: Can SMU Follow TCU's Path?

With football season approaching fast, we're taking a look at the biggest question each local program will need to answer this year. At SMU, it's whether June Jones can be a program-builder on the level of Gary Patterson.

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2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Kenny Vaccaro

The first in our series on the top NFL prospects from around the Big 12 takes a look at Texas safety Kenny Vacarro, who has the chance to be an early selection in next year's draft.

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