TCU Ranked 20th in USA Today Poll
Aug. 1, 2013
McLEAN, Va. -- The TCU football team is 20th in the preseason USA Today coaches poll.
The Horned Frogs are ranked in the preseason for the seventh time in the last eight years and ninth time since 2000.
TCU returns 15 starters from last year's squad, including nine on a defensive unit that topped the Big 12 in six categories and ranked 16th nationally, despite having faced five of the nation's top-13 offenses.
TCU's 84-19 record (.816) since 2005 is the second-best mark in the nation.
The Horned Frogs are one of four Big 12 members ranked in the top 20.
TCU opens the 2013 campaign on Aug. 31 versus No. 13 LSU in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium.
2013 Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Alabama (58) - 1,545