The Huskers are ranked 22nd in the USA Today preseason college football top 25 released Thursday. Florida State is number one, receiving 56 first-place votes from coaches.
Alabama is picked second followed by Oklahoma, Oregon, Auburn, Ohio State, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor. Nebraska is one of four Big Ten teams in the top 25, joining Ohio State (sixth), Michigan State (eighth) and Wisconsin (14th).
Nebraska, 9-4 a year ago, opens the season at Memorial Stadium August 30th against Florida Atlantic.