The Nebraska football was picked ninth in the preseason USA Today/Coaches poll that was just released on Friday morning. The Huskers were picked to win the Big 12 North. Just ahead of them in the Coaches’ poll was Big 12 South favorite, Oklahoma.
Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1, getting 55 of the 59 first place votes. Ohio State got the other four first place votes…they were second. Florida is third, Texas fourth, Boise State fifth, followed by Virginia Tech at six, TCU at seventh with OU, NU, and Iowa rounding out the top 10.