College Football Top 25 Entering 2022

24. Texas Longhorns

Opening Week: vs. UL Monroe

Despite finishing last season 5-7, the Longhorns showed some signs of improvement and gave their fanbase a bit of hope moving forward. Texas struggled mightily on the defensive side of the ball a season ago, but the unit should be improved in Year 2 of defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski’s scheme. Steve Sarkisian’s offense should be electric.

Star running back Bijan Robinson returns for his junior year. In 2021, Robinson rushed for 1,127 yards and 11 TDs. The wide receiver corps is strong up top — led by Xavier Worthy and Wyoming transfer Isaiah Naylor. Another reason for optimism? Quinn Ewers — the No. 1 prospect in the 2021 class — is set to start at quarterback after transferring in from Ohio State.

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