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TCU football lands on Sporting News’ preseason Top 25 list — but barely

The players prepare to take the field for TCU’s spring scrimmage on April 1 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs are No. 25 on The Sporting News’ Preseason Top 25.
The players prepare to take the field for TCU’s spring scrimmage on April 1 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs are No. 25 on The Sporting News’ Preseason Top 25. rmallison@star-telegram.com

TCU has made it on a Top 25 list, but barely.

The Horned Frogs are No. 25 on The Sporting News’ preseason list, called “an interesting challenge” for coach Gary Patterson in 2016.

The magazine makes note that the Horned Frogs will have a healthier defense and says, “Expect the Horned Frogs to stay in the Big 12 hunt.”

But four other Big 12 teams are rated ahead of TCU. Oklahoma is No. 2, Baylor is No. 4, Oklahoma State is 16th, and Texas is 24th.

The No. 1 team? Take a wild guess.

Quarterbacks Kenny Hill and Foster Sawyer throw warmups before the 2016 Spring Football game at Amon Carter Stadium. (Video by Matthew Martinez)

The Horned Frogs coach says the team still needs to develop depth in some areas, but improvement is showing.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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