Texas Tech was left out of the top 25 in the Associated Press Coaches Poll released Thursday. LSU took the top spot in the poll, with Alabama, USC, Oklahoma, and Oregon rounding out the top five.
The Big 12 had six representatives in the poll, only bested by the Southeastern Conference's seven. The SEC had five of the top 10 in the preseason poll - LSU, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Arkansas.
West Virginia was the next Big 12 team(in their first year in the league) on the poll, coming in at 11. Then Texas came in at 15, TCU at 17, Oklahoma State at 19, and Kansas State, was the Big 12's final team in the top 25, coming in at 21.
Texas Tech did receive one vote to be ranked in the top 25, however, the identity of the coach who voted the Red Raiders in has not been revealed. Coaches, as by rule, cannot vote for their own teams in the poll.
AP Coaches Top 25:
7. Florida State
9. South Carolina
11. West Virginia
13. Michigan State
19. Oklahoma State
20. Virginia Tech
21. Kansas State
22. Boise State
24. Notre Dame
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