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Coaching rants after big losses are usually more funny than intimidating, but Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads' anger may have been justified after his team's loss to Texas. Rhoads went on a lengthy and passionate rant after Texas RB Johnathan Gray was ruled down by contact after an apparent fumble recovery at the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Texas would subsequently score a go-ahead touchdown and seal the win on an interception. Officials didn't feel the video replay was conclusive enough to overturn the original call, but did they get it wrong?

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The past two days haven't been good for struggling college football coaches, as Lane Kiffin (USC) and Paul Pasqualoni (UConn) were shown the door. Now, a Texas legend wants the Longhorns to follow suit. Earl Campbell said that he thinks it's time for Texas to fire Mack Brown, despite the Longhorns'  31-21 win over Kansas State on Saturday. Brown is under contract until 2020, but Campbell believes Brown (age 62) is already ''too old'' to continue to be an effective coach.

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Would Nick Saban go to Texas?

We interrupt Alabama's celebration of its big win at Texas A&M to bring this potentially shocking news: According to a report, coach Nick Saban's agent spoke with a Texas regent and former regent about Saban moving to Austin if Mack Brown retired. Now this all seems a bit speculative; Brown insists he's not going anywhere despite his team's struggles, and Saban is in the middle of that whole trying-to-win-three-straight-BCS-titles thing (he also says he's "too damn old" to start over at a new school). But the Crimson Tide coach did leave LSU for the NFL and then ditched the Miami Dolphins rather unceremoniously. So ...

  • A Texas regent reportedly talked to Nick Saban's agent about Saban coaching in Austin. Will the Alabama coach finish his career in Tuscaloosa?

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Oklahoma and Texas are perennial Big 12 powers. Kansas State and Oklahoma State? They've won the past two conference titles. And let's not forget about Baylor and TCU. How will they stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes below to set your ranking!

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2013 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 5-4

TCU

TCU

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Texas

Texas

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big 12: 5-4

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

West Virginia

West Virginia

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

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All week, ESPN has counted down its top 25 teams for the 2013 season. Now we have Nos. 1 through 5, with the two-time defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide reigning supreme -- but challenged by a number of top programs. Do you agree with our experts' rankings? Click the team logos below to submit your own!

2013 College Football Top 25

Alabama

Alabama

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 1
2012 record: 13-1

Ohio State

Ohio State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 2
2012 record: 12-0

Oregon

Oregon

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 3
2012 record: 12-1

Stanford

Stanford

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 4
2012 record: 12-2

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 6
2012 record: 11-2

Georgia

Georgia

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 5
2012 record: 12-2

South Carolina

South Carolina

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 7
2012 record: 11-2

Louisville

Louisville

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 9
2012 record: 11-2

Clemson

Clemson

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 8
2012 record: 11-2

Florida

Florida

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 10
2012 record: 11-2

Florida State

Florida State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 12
2012 record: 12-2

LSU

LSU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 13
2012 record: 10-3

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 11
2012 record: 12-1

Michigan

Michigan

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 17
2012 record: 8-5

Texas

Texas

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 15
2012 record: 9-4

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 14
2012 record: 8-5

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 16
2012 record: 10-3

TCU

TCU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 20
2012 record: 7-6

UCLA

UCLA

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 21
2012 record: 9-5

Nebraska

Nebraska

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 18
2012 record: 10-4

Boise State

Boise State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 19
2012 record: 11-2

N'western

N'western

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 22
2012 record: 10-3

Oregon State

Oregon State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 25
2012 record: 9-4

USC

USC

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 24
2012 record: 7-6

Baylor

Baylor

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 8-5

Kansas State

Kansas State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 11-2

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 23
2012 record: 8-6

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