Where Texas lands in On3’s post-spring top 25 college football rankings

O3’s Jesse Simonton revealed his post-spring top 25 college football rankings on Monday.

Expectations are high surrounding Texas football in Steve Sarkisian’s third year with the program. The returning production, incoming players and consistency with the coaching staff has many tabbing Texas as the favorite to win the Big 12.

The Longhorns still need to prove themselves on the field, but some national media networks believe Texas could push for a College Football Playoff appearance. Simonton put Texas within the top 10 of his rankings, following the typical powerhouses of Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan.

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Can Steve Sarkisian finally win 10 games? Can Texas stop squandering second-half leads? Will the Longhorns write their Big 12 swan song and win the league in their final season in the conference?

They should.

Texas is loaded, returning of the better offensive lines, tight ends and receiver rooms in the country, plus Sarkisian likes the development he’s seen from quarterback Quinn Ewers this offseason. They bring back six starters on defense, too, led by All-American linebacker Jaylan Ford. – Jesse Simonton

Big 12 foes Kansas State, TCU and Oklahoma also appeared in the rankings. Here’s a look at Simonton’s top 25.

  1. Georgia

  2. Michigan

  3. Ohio State

  4. LSU

  5. Alabama

  6. USC

  7. Penn State

  8. Florida State

  9. Texas

  10. Washington

  11. Clemson

  12. Tennessee

  13. Notre Dame

  14. Oregon

  15. Utah

  16. Kansas State

  17. Oregon State

  18. Wisconsin

  19. North Carolina

  20. Iowa

  21. TCU

  22. Ole Miss

  23. Tulane

  24. Oklahoma

  25. Louisville

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