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No Big 12 teams above No. 7 on early top 25

The gang at NationalChamps.net aren't going to let the bowl games or early NFL draft defections stop them from putting their spin on the 2010 season.

Their 2010 preview already is out. Texas at No. 7 is the highest ranked team in the early poll.

Ranked ahead of the Longhorns, starting from the top, are Alabama, Boise State, Oregon, Florida, Ohio State and TCU.

Other Big 12 teams ranked in the top 25 are Nebraska at No. 12, Oklahoma at No. 16 and Missouri at No. 25.

Texas A&M and Texas Tech also received consideration.

Draft defections and struggling bowl performances can drastically alter these lists.

But I think this is a fun December read -- a little like getting a copy of a preseason magazine delivered to you a few months early.