Texas football hype is off the charts ahead of the fast-approaching 2022 season. The Longhorns even received a first-place vote in the Coaches' Poll last week. However, The Associated Press isn't buying the hype.
Texas did not receive enough votes to make the AP Top 25 Poll, which was released this Monday morning. The Longhorns are technically ranked 27th in the poll, behind Tennessee in the "others receiving votes" category.
Voters clearly have some confidence in Texas football this upcoming season, but not enough for the program to crack the top 25. Maybe next year, Texas.
"Texas is unranked in the AP Preseason Top 25. It received a first-place vote in the Coaches Poll last week. College football is the best," said Chris Hummer.
"Preseason AP poll. Interestingly Texas, No. 18 in the coaches poll, unranked by the writers," wrote Stewart Mandel.
"Texas is unranked in this year's AP preseason poll. And the Horns face four top-12 teams, including No. 1 Alabama in Week 2," said Nick Moyle.
To make matters worse for the Longhorns, they have four top-12 teams on the schedule. Texas football battles No. 1 Alabama in Week 2 and also has games against No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 10 Baylor and No. 12 Oklahoma State.
This is the first time since 2016 Texas did not crack the AP Top 25 preseason poll. The Longhorns finished that season 5-7.
How many games do you think Texas football will win this upcoming season?