TCU Ranked No.2 in Preseason AP Poll

The Horned Frogs are ranked as the nation's second best team in the AP's preseason poll for the first time in TCU history.

Lots of history was made today in release of the first official 2015 AP poll, and the Horned Frogs received a lot of love from Associated Press writers. The Frogs will start their 2015 campaign as the No. 2 team in the AP Poll, the highest preseason rank in school history. TCU is also No. 2 in the USA Today coaches poll.

Rival Baylor is ranked No. 4 in the poll, the highest rank ever for the Bears. Oklahoma checks in at No. 19, with no other Big 12 team making it to the Top 25.

Oklahoma State received 46 votes in the poll, missing the Top 25 by 69 votes. Kansas State received five votes, while Texas received three votes and West Virginia received one.

No regular season out-of-conference opponents for the Horned Frogs received any votes. Minnesota missed out on receiving votes, while FCS member Stephen F. Austin and the SMU Mustangs - fresh off a 1-11 campaign - were highly unlikely to receive any votes.

Elsewhere in the poll, Ohio State made major news by becoming the first ever unanimous preseason No. 1 in the history of the poll.

Although the honor is historic for Ohio State, the Buckeyes will have an uphill battle to escape history as well - out of the seven previous preseason No. 1 teams that received 90% or more of the first-place votes ended up not winning the national championship.

Similarly, only 2004 USC and 1999 FSU stand alone as the only preseason No. 1 teams that finished at the top of the final AP poll.

Meanwhile, the last time a No. 2 preseason ranked team won the national championship was in 2012, when Alabama defended their national title.

The Frogs will start their campaign to be the latest to do that feat when they start the season in 11 days against Minnesota.

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