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Athlon Sports Names TCU No. 22 in 2012 Preseason Top 25 Poll

Athlon Sports, publisher of the No. 1-selling college football magazine, continues the release of its preseason Top 25 poll at The countdown commences every year in early May and leads to the on-sale date of Athlon's category-leading college football preseason annuals.

To celebrate the TCU Horned Frogs being named No. 22, will devote an entire day to the program, including a look at the Top 10 Players for 2012, the Greatest Players since 1967 and a Team Preview. (Direct links are included below.)

Gary Patterson’s TCU Horned Frogs continue the countdown at No. 22 with six players selected as All-Big 12 performers. Athlon Sports predicts TCU will finish fifth in the Big 12 Conference. In the five year period from 2007-11, Athlon Sports was one of the most accurate preseason magazines in prediction accuracy.*

“Gary Patterson has established a tradition of winning at TCU that will have the program prepared for Big 12 competition,” says Athlon Sports Managing Editor Mitch Light. “The Horned Frogs are known for their defense, and rightfully so, but the offense should be very good with Casey Pachall in his second season at quarterback and a very deep collection of tailbacks.”

Six Horned Frogs earned preseason All-Big 12 honors, including defensive lineman Stansly Maponga on the first team. Wide receiver Josh Boyce and offensive lineman Blaize Foltz were named to the second team, while running back Ed Wesley, linebacker Kenny Cain and punt returner Brandon Carter garnered third-team honors.

Links to TCU 2012 Team Preview Content

TCU Team Preview

TCU's Top 10 Players of 2012

TCU’s 10 Greatest Players Since 1967