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Tom Herman: Texas is not a top-25 football team

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“You are what your record says you are.”

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the AP Poll placed the Texas Longhorns at No. 23 in the country, which prompted a question for head coach Tom Herman during his post-practice media availability.

“Is Texas a top-25 team?”

“No,” he said. “We’re a 5-7 team. You are what your record says you are. We haven’t played a game yet. We’ll pay attention to those as we head down the stretch, but right now it’s just a bunch of people guessing, right?”

Indeed. So feel free to disagree. The ‘Horns did lose to the Jayhawks last year, no?

On the flip side, check out that No. 16 ranking in Bill Connelly’s S&P+ — it’s a big projection for Texas, but there is some hope in the advanced stats.

As Herman might say, though, that’s just numbers guessing.