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Say this for the almost-always overrated and sometimes laughably overhyped Texas Longhorns: Not this year. The Longhorns will not be overrated this fall, because they’re not rated at all. For the first time since 2016, UT was left out of the preseason Associated Press Top 25. And you probably thought Steve Sarkisian hadn’t accomplished anything in his first season in Austin. Turns out a 5–7 debut that included a bevy of blown leads and the school’s longest losing streak in 65 years has more traction than the seeds of progress he appears to have planted this off-season.Conversely, AP voters are bullish on Texas A&M and Baylor, ranked sixth and tenth, respectively. They’re buying Houston, too, which will open the season ranked number 24 in its final season…
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