TCU is ranked 14th in the Amway USA Today Coaches Poll, the Horned Frogs’ ninth preseason ranking in 11 years.
The Horned Frogs were No. 7 in the final poll last season after going 11-2. They return 13 starters (six offense, seven defense) along with an additional six starters (two offense, four defense) who had season-ending injuries last year.
TCU began fall practices Thursday. The season opener is Sept. 3 at home against South Dakota State.
The Frogs were picked second in the Big 12 media poll.
Alabama is No. 1.