Texas football premiered at No. 15 in the pre-season USA Today Coaches' Poll that was released Thursday morning.
Alabama, the reigning national champion, was ranked at No.1 followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Texas is the second ranked team in the Big 12, following Oklahoma State at No. 14. Oklahoma (16) and TCU (20) were the two other Big 12 teams ranked in the top 25. Kansas State (26) and Baylor (29) also received votes.
Texas ended the 2012 season ranked at No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll.
2. Ohio State
14. Oklahoma State