The first poll of the 2013-14 season has been released with the USAToday Coaches Poll. The Huskers make their entry at #18, one spot back of #17 Michigan and a distant 16 spots behind #2 Ohio State.
With the pre season poll, Nebraska looks to face 3 ranked teams during the regular season, first up with #21 UCLA on September 14th, followed by #22 Northwestern on November 2nd, and #17 Michigan on November 9th.
Nebraska is expected to finish well this season with a relatively light Big 10 schedule which lacks games against the conference front runner Ohio State, and no opportunity to avenge last year embarrassing loss to Wisconsin. Mark your calendars for December 7th for the Big Ten Conference Championship game is set to be played.
The 2013 season begins four weeks from Saturday with a 7pm night game against Wyoming.
The full Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll
2. Ohio State
6. Texas A&M
7. South Carolina
11. Notre Dame
12. Florida State
14. Oklahoma State
19. Boise State
25. Oregon State