Way Too Early 2019 Rankings of Texas, OU, and A&M in Multitude of Publications

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  1. stanhin

    stanhin 2,500+ Posts

    From DMN--


    Sports Illustrated
    6. Oklahoma
    8. Texas
    11. Texas A&M

    ESPN
    6. Oklahoma
    8. Texas
    9. Texas A&M

    CBSSports
    5. Oklahoma
    11. Texas
    13. Texas A&M

    Sporting News
    4. Oklahoma
    6. Texas
    11. Texas A&M

    Bleacher Report
    4. Texas
    6. Oklahoma
    11. Texas A&M

    Yahoo! Sports
    5. Oklahoma
    8. Texas
    15. Texas A&M

    The Athletic
    6. Oklahoma
    8. Texas
    10. Texas A&M

    FOX Sports (Top 10)
    3. Texas
    5. Oklahoma

    247Sports
    5. Oklahoma
    8. Texas
    14. Texas A&M
    23. TCU
    24. Oklahoma State

    Athlon
    4. Oklahoma
    6. Texas
    10. Texas A&M

    SBNation
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Texas
    11. Texas A&M

    Orlando Sentinel
    4. Oklahoma
    6. Texas A&M
    13. Texas

    San Jose Mercury News
    5. Oklahoma
    11. Texas
    15. Texas A&M

    College Football News
    6. Texas
    7. Oklahoma
    14. Texas A&M
     
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  2. rick mueller

    rick mueller 1,000+ Posts

    That's a truck load of entities for aggy to boycott. It will keep them busy staying on top of them all. .
     
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  3. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Fox has it about right, although Blow U is too high.
     
  4. BallsofSteerToo

    BallsofSteerToo 25+ Posts

    I'm going to be the first to call for a boycott of the Orlando Sentinel...
     
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  5. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Subscriptions to Orlando Sentinel bout to go through the roof from a certain geographic.
     
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  6. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    to a man, i wouldn't rank us higher than ou until we prove it.

    ou d coord hire was a good one.
     
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  7. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I call ou bias!!

    I'm boycotting any of them that projected land thieves ahead of the Horns! :smokin:
     
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  8. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    I trust Joel Klatt over the above media hacks :coolnana:

     
  9. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    Joel sticking by his Texas pick ...

     
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  10. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

     
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  11. #2is#1

    #2is#1 1,000+ Posts

    I hope A&M is preseason #3 and all their fans believe it.
     
  12. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 250+ Posts

    Finebaum came out with his top 25

    West division
    Alabama
    Auburn
    LSU
    Miss state
    aggy
    Ou
    Texas
    Ole miss
    Arkansas
    UAB
    Southern Miss
    Troy

    East division
    Georgia
    Florida
    Kentucky
    Tennessee
    Mizzou
    So Carolina
    Vandy
    The Citadel
    Ga Southern
    Appalachian State
    Samford
    Clemson
    Ohio state
     
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  13. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 500+ Posts

    Truth is Aggsy will be taking a step back in their defense and in their win/loss column. Their Running game will also take a step back but Kellen Mond will be better than last year.

    Their dline and linebackers took a huge hit last year and they will end up having to rely on freshmen and sophs to fill the gaps, they are going to go through serious growing pains. wouldn't surprise me if they are 6-6 next year.

    I see their ceiling is an 8-4 record, and their floor is 6-6, so I will call them a 7-5 team.
     
  14. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 500+ Posts

    Texas will be a top 5 team, but I can see Texas ending up with a floor of 3 losses and the possibility of going undefeated. Everything depends on three things

    1. How fast can we rebuild our oline and have them ready by the time LSU comes calling.

    2. can we replace our corners and how will they perform. I know we have talent but are they ready to step up and be the starters. In the Big 12 corners not only have to be athletic, but also really smart.

    3. Will someone step up to replace LJH

    I'm a lot less concerned about our dline and linebackers than others, and that is because I love Ta'Quon Graham and Roach at DE and Wilborn in the middle. I also love what we have at linebacker. I think you will see Ossai take Malcolm Roach's role last year and split time between linebacker and DE. I think our Juco's will also step up and fill a solid role on the defense.

    My favorite guy on the defense is DeMarvion Overshown, that guy is going to be a key contributor on defense, his ability to fill a hole on running plays and cover athletic TE and RBs will be huge for our defense and make Todd Orlando look like a genius.
     
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  15. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    Good stuff AB

    Re: LJH, what we lose in physicality, I think we will gain in speed with Jake Smith and Jordan Whittington.
     
  16. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Only thing I'd say AB is what will Sterns show with a year under his belt. I see a improvement that moves him from good to reeeeally good. With the experience he will be able to use that speed much more effectively.
     
  17. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    Who’s going to better in the country than BJ, BJ Foster, and Sterns roving the secondary?

    Remember when Ags made fun our of DB recruits (too many)? Can’t wait to see Cook, Green, Overshown, and Jamison in action next year.

    Wilbon, Roach and McCollough should be solid as seniors next year. Ossai and Coburn will be stars. Graham played well in the Sugar Bowl. If the linebackers gel, then I expect a better defense next year.

    On offense, I am concerned about RB depth and TE. The line should be fine, particularly if we pick up 1-2 grad transfers.
     
  18. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I'm still leery about us being top 7-8 next year in terms of an absolute "best teams" standard. The schedule lays out pretty well, and a 2-loss regular season going into a conference championship is more than reasonable, so I would expect this team to be top 10. If they come out and beat LSU, a top 5 might definitely be in the cards. But there are still a couple of areas that I'm not 100 percent bought in before I say "this team is one of the four best teams in the country."

    Having said that, I thought the post-2004 hype was a little premature, so what do I know...
     

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