Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Cougars are coming off a very impressive 13-1 season and a Peach Bowl victory over Florida State to end the 2015 season. But the Cougars who were a loss at Uconn away from being the only undefeated team in the country will enter the 2016 season with high expectations.
Tom Herman and the Cougars are ranked 13th in the first USA Today Amway Coaches Poll rankings.
National Champions Alabama received 55 of the 64 1st place votes for the poll.
Texas Christian University (14) and Baylor (21) also made the top 25 out of Texas schools. University of Texas and Texas A&M both received votes but were not inside of the top 25.