September 23, 2014

Nebraska ranked 22nd in first Coaches Poll

The Nebraska football team was ranked 22nd in the initial Coaches Poll released Thursday morning. The Huskers received 228 points in a poll of 62 FBS head coaches.

Nebraska returns 14 starters, including All-America candidates Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory, and 45 letterwinners from a team that went 9-4 and capped the year with a Gator Bowl victory over Georgia.

Nebraska is one of four Big Ten teams in the top 25, joining Ohio State (sixth), Michigan State (eighth) and Wisconsin (14th). In addition, five other 2014 opponents – Iowa, Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, Northwestern and Fresno State – were among the teams also receiving votes.

1 Florida State Seminoles
2 Alabama Crimson Tide
3 Oklahoma Sooners
4 Oregon Ducks
5 Auburn Tigers
6 Ohio State Buckeyes
7 UCLA Bruins
8 Michigan State Spartans
9 South Carolina Gamecocks
10 Baylor Bears
11 Stanford Cardinal
12 Georgia Bulldogs
13 LSU Tigers
14 Wisconsin Badgers
15 USC Trojans
16 Clemson Tigers
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
18 Arizona State Sun Devils
19 Mississippi Rebels
20 Texas A&M Aggies
21 Kansas State Wildcats
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers
23 North Carolina Tar Heels
24 Texas Longhorns
25 Washington Huskies

Others Receiving Votes
Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.