Yes, according to Collegefootballnews.com. I like reading CFN throughout the year, because they're always so practical and have almost a seething hatred for tradition and all things BCS (i.e. unlike a lot of preseason voters, they are the least to vote programs high purely on name value). So I was a little surprise to find Texas was at #5 of their Top 5 Preseason teams.
Here are their primary reasons why they're a Top 5 team, and why they aren't higher:
Why Texas Should Be No. 1: The defense might have lost a slew of veterans, but the linebacking corps is going to be even faster and the secondary will move at warp speed. Throw in one of the nation's best defensive lines, and good luck moving the ball on a regular basis on this group. The receiving corps is in place and the O line should be the best it has been in years. With a great group of running backs to pave the way, the offense will be steadier.
Why Texas Isn't No. 1: Is there a quarterback who can play at a national title level? It took Vince Young and Colt McCoy to get the Longhorns to the national title game, and even though everything else might be in place, the offense might not have the steady leader under center needed to get to Miami.
There's more. Pretty interesting read, I think.
Oh, the Top 4 are ...
Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU and USC, in that order.