New York, NY –– After a 10-win season, The University of Tulsa football team completed the year ranked 24th in the Associated Press poll. It’s the first time Tulsa has ended the season ranked among the AP top-25 since the 1991 campaign when the Hurricane completed the year with a 10-2 mark.
The last time Tulsa was ranked in the AP poll was in the 2008 season when the Hurricane jumped into the poll on October 19th as the 22nd-ranked team in the nation. Tulsa was last in the poll that same year in the Nov. 9th poll as the 25th-ranked poll.
Tulsa finished the 2010 campaign with its third 10-win season and third Bowl appearance in the last four seasons. The Hurricane closed out the year with a seven-game winning streak.
Among those final seven wins, Tulsa captured a dramatic 28-27 win over Notre Dame, a Conference road win over rival Houston and a Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl victory over 24th-ranked Hawai’i.
Tulsa returns nine starters on offense and eight starters on defense in 2011. The Hurricane returns 86.9-percent of its rushing total and 69.7 percent of its receiving total from this past season.